Today, Manchester is the biggest financial and professional services hub outside London, and the UK’s second-largest creative, digital and tech hub. The city boasts a thriving community of businesses – from start-ups and homegrown companies that IPO above $1bn, such as AO.com and Boohoo.com, to global players like the BBC, Amazon, Google, IBM and Cisco. 2019 is likely to see the sixth consecutive year of over 1 million sq ft of office space take-up, and in the past decade Manchester has attracted more foreign direct investment than any other regional city.
Located in the heart of the city centre, Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester office helps our clients to respond to these growing opportunities – both within the city and throughout the North West Region.
A leading UK cityManchester is increasingly seen as an affordable alternative to London, and the quality and scale of the graduate population means the city can access talent matched by few others. With over 100,000 students across four universities, the Manchester region has one of the largest student populations in Europe – and the highest graduate retention rate of any UK regional city. The city centre’s residential offer has also been transformed over the last decade, and has been voted the 7th most exciting in the world by Time Out thanks to its outstanding cultural offer of music, arts and sporting events.
What we offer
With over 100 advisors providing expertise across all aspects of the market, Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester office can provide strategic advice to help property owners, investors, developers and occupiers respond to the region’s opportunities. Working with both public and private sector clients across the North West, we help unlock the delivery of homes, offices, industrial units, education, retail and leisure. We also facilitate access to investment that can drive projects forward, helping transform our towns and cities into great places.
Our specialist teams offer particular areas of expertise in the following sectors:
- Student accommodation (advisory, investment and valuation)
- Residential (agency, valuation, social housing sales)
Want to know more?
If you would like to find out how we could work with your organisation, please contact our Manchester office – we’d be delighted to hear from you.