Occupying office space in London is widely acknowledged as one of the most important strategic business moves you can make as London is placed high on the list of worldwide financial giants. As such, many companies are now taking advantage of the higher professional status gained by leasing commercial property and office space in London. To many in the business community, occupying a commercial property in London commands a certain prestige and demonstrates that they are a serious player.
It is not surprising that over 80% of all transactions on the London stock exchange involve FTSE 100 companies. Recent lists of the top 100 companies throughout the world reveal that office space in London is highly desirable, even when there is a corporate headquarters in another country.
London has an enviably high ranking for banking and finance, holding more than double the market share for currency trading than any other rival capital. The Credit Suisse Global Investment Yearbook demonstrated the UK provided a more favourable rate of investment return than Germany and commands the world’s largest stock market among all comparable competitors outside of the USA.
The London Business Lifestyle
The capital offers more than sixty-five 5 star hotels and has enjoyed the rise of its famous opulent ‘grand hotels’ and the smaller luxury boutique style accommodation. London caters superbly for the lifestyle needs of busy executives and their families through longer term luxury apartments and a plethora of world class concierge style services. International visitors from Russia and the Middle East are also acknowledged to appreciate and support London’s healthy retail and services economy.
London’s commercial property market has seen a substantial increase in overseas companies looking for new premises. Alongside this trend, property transactions worth billions every year take place within the West End, City and Docklands areas of London.
Linked to the World
Considered as the geographical gateway to the whole of Europe, London is served by business class flights to major European capitals from London City airport. London Heathrow provides flights to more than 90 countries worldwide and is 15 minutes by train from Paddington station. London Gatwick flies to some 300 destinations throughout more than 90 countries and is a 30 minute train ride from Victoria station. London Stanstead lies 45 minutes by train from Liverpool St station and offers flights to over 30 countries. Additionally, the capital also has cost effective access to the direct freight liner routes to all major trading economies.
London’s infrastructure is the product of a working culture which revolves around serving both local and international business needs 24 hours a day. The capital’s reputation for commerce is unsurpassed in Europe, demonstrated year after year in positive figures such as bucking the trend of problems from the global economic downturn seen elsewhere. This is reflected in a high overseas demand for quality rental properties, with a reported shortage through the city. Due to our strategic partnerships we are able to offer overseas companies both an excellent selection of commercial properties.
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