Glasgow has everything a modern business needs to succeed: strong links throughout the UK and Europe, excellent infrastructure, multi-sectoral expertise, a robust pipeline of talent, and accommodation to suit any requirement. Located in central Glasgow, Cushman & Wakefield’s Glasgow office helps you respond to the new opportunities being created within the city and throughout Scotland.
A leading international hubAs Scotland’s largest and most affordable city, Glasgow has experienced notable growth in the tech and service sectors and is now one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK. Noted for being business-friendly and well connected, it is Scotland’s number one city for foreign direct investment and a top ten Global City of the Future (fDi Intelligence 2018/19).
Home to some of the biggest names in global business and finance – such as JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Wealth, BNP Paribas and Aon – Glasgow is also ranked in the global Top 50 best-performing financial centres (The Global Financial Centres Index, September 2018). Established in 2001, its International Financial Services District has encouraged more than £1bn in investment for Glasgow and created more than 15,000 jobs.
Economically, Glasgow has moved from a production base to a service economy. In the last five years, the number of enterprises in the city has increased by 25.9%, more than in both Scotland and the UK as a whole. Recognised as one of the UK’s best shopping locations, Glasgow has over half a million square metres of retail space and the busiest high street in the UK outside London, with everything from independent designers to flagship stores. The region has the second-highest student population in the UK, with 20,000 new graduates per year: graduate retention rates are also among the highest in the UK, offering businesses long-term access to the best and brightest talent.
What we offerTo help you take advantage of these opportunities, Cushman & Wakefield’s Glasgow office has over 70 real estate specialists offering strategic advice and property services to occupiers and investors. Working with both public and private sector clients, we unlock opportunities for the delivery of offices, industrial units, education, retail and leisure – boosting the growth and development of one of the UK’s most promising regions.
We also provide specialised advisory services covering the student residential sector (advisory, investment and valuation), healthcare sector, project and development services, cost consultancy and building engineering services.