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Welcome to The Insider

Welcome to the commercial property magazine for business people, your regular dose of news and insight from the core of the commercial world.

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Why Shoreditch is a Great Place for Office to Resi Conversion

Why Shoreditch is a Great Place for Office to Resi Conversion

Why shrewd investors should start consider Shoreditch as a prime location for office to resi conversion as demand increases.

Is relocating to a regional office the smart bet right now?

Is relocating to a regional office the smart bet right now?

While London is still the top choice for businesses, reports suggest the city is seeing less foreign investment, which puts stress on commercial property.

Establishing a Creative Business in Hackney – Everything You Need to Know

Establishing a Creative Business in Hackney – Everything You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about launching a creative business in Hackney and the help that’s on offer to get you started. 

2017’s most fashionable UK areas for start-ups

2017’s most fashionable UK areas for start-ups

If you’re working out where to establish your new startup outside the capital, here’s a guide to help you.

 

Who are the highest-growth companies based in small town centres?

Who are the highest-growth companies based in small town centres?

It’s possible to achieve serious business success beyond the capital. Check out these inspiring high-growth businesses based in small town centres.

Why there's hope for the 2017 commercial property market

Why there's hope for the 2017 commercial property market

2016 was a turbulent year for all of us, but early signs point to a hopeful 2017 for the commercial property market. Here's why.

What is “placemaking” and how does it affect you?

What is “placemaking” and how does it affect you?

Placemaking is becoming an integral part of commercial property planning – particularly if the property will be for residential use. Find out more.

The Best Shopping Zones in London Locations

The Best Shopping Zones in London Locations

If you’re planning to set up a retail business in London, we’ve come up with a small guide to some of the most well-known shopping spots to help you.

How Fitzrovia Became a Key Area for Commercial Property Investment

How Fitzrovia Became a Key Area for Commercial Property Investment

Once overshadowed, Fitzrovia has become a magnet for the creative industries. Its popularity means huge potential for the commercial sectors. Here’s why.

Crossrail: Key Developments to Watch

Crossrail: Key Developments to Watch

Crossrail will be here sooner than you think - and it's changing London's commercial property. Here are the most important developments to keep an eye on.

7 Creative Office Ideas

7 Creative Office Ideas

The office is one of the top factors affecting staff satisfaction, but how can you transform your office for better results? Here are some ideas.

Why Relocating to a Small Town Centre Can Be A Smart Business Move

Why Relocating to a Small Town Centre Can Be A Smart Business Move

While a city location offers advantages, there are actually a number of surprising benefits to relocating to a smaller town centre, especially financial benefits.

9 ways a small business can use office space more effectively

9 ways a small business can use office space more effectively

If you need to squeeze all the usefulness out of your resources, a change in your office space can impact productivity, creativity & the talent you attract.

Commercial Property News Round-Up

Commercial Property News Round-Up

To give you a better understanding of where the market stands right now, here’s a round-up of the latest, most important commercial property news.

Relocating to the West End: Everything You Need to Know

Relocating to the West End: Everything You Need to Know

All sorts of businesses have chosen to relocate to the West End, from multinationals to start-ups. We break down the pros and cons of moving to the area.

Updated: Types of Business Clusters in London

Updated: Types of Business Clusters in London

Oxford Street is London's shopping centre. The world's best jewellers work in Hatton Garden. Savile Row is synonymous with sartorial success. How and why do specific industries gravitate together into clusters in London's most famous business and retail districts?

The Quest To Save London's Blue Plaques

The Quest To Save London's Blue Plaques

Did you know that London's famous blue plaques scheme, celebrating its 150th anniversary, was almost scrapped a few years ago? Here’s the full story.

Brexit's Impact On Commercial Property: Why The Market Should Recover

Brexit's Impact On Commercial Property: Why The Market Should Recover

Six weeks on from Brexit, there’s much to be concerned about for the commercial property market. But there’s also plenty to be hopeful about.

London's Coolest Offices

London's Coolest Offices

Take some inspiration from London’s coolest offices! Featuring rowing boats, gold toilets and football zones.

Independent Shopping in Covent Garden

Independent Shopping in Covent Garden

Once the preserve of hedonistic pleasures, Covent Garden is now one of the world’s most popular shopping destinations – here's why you might benefit from setting up shop there.

Crossrail 2: What It Might Mean For Commercial Property?

Crossrail 2: What It Might Mean For Commercial Property?

Scheduled to open in the early 2030s, Crossrail 2 will have big implications for London commercial property. How might it affect you?

Graduating from serviced offices

Graduating from serviced offices

Many our clients find that serviced offices become frustrating and unjustifiably expensive as they grow. This guide explains the pros of renting directly from a landlord.

Going digital in Shoreditch

Going digital in Shoreditch

It’s one of the coolest places in London. Here’s a quick look at why this district has become one of the most significant digital regions in the UK.

International Businesses That Have Set Up in London in the Last Two Years

International Businesses That Have Set Up in London in the Last Two Years

London's still the front runner for large-scale enterprises. Here’s a run-through of some big international companies that have moved to London recently.

Canary Wharf, the most popular offices in London

Canary Wharf, the most popular offices in London

Canary Wharf is seeing the fastest-growing office rental prices in central London. We get deep behind the numbers to explain why it's so popular.

The Pearl & Coutts commercial rental process explained

The Pearl & Coutts commercial rental process explained

If you're considering renting from us, here's a step-by-step guide to our renting process. It's only 5 steps - we like to keep things nice and simple.

Support for Growing Businesses in Fitzrovia

Support for Growing Businesses in Fitzrovia

We love start-ups and doing business in Fitzrovia. Put those things together and you get this - a handy overview of the best resources and opportunities for growing businesses in Fitzrovia.

A guide to commercial property use classes

A guide to commercial property use classes

Your one-stop guide to all the commercial property use classes, in handy infographic form! Includes use classes A-D and what those categories mean.

Clerkenwell: the new city at half the price

Clerkenwell: the new city at half the price

What turned Clerkenwell into the business hub it is today? And why do so many small businesses choose to set up shop there? Find out.

8 Property People You Need To Follow On Twitter Right Now

8 Property People You Need To Follow On Twitter Right Now

We love property, which means we love reading about property on the web. If you love property, you need to get on Twitter just to follow these people.

Renting property as a start-up

Renting property as a start-up

If you need a client-facing or formal work space, renting premises is going to be a major aspect of your business plan. Here's how make the right choice.

5 Reasons to Rent Your Commercial Property

5 Reasons to Rent Your Commercial Property

Your first instinct probably wouldn't be to buy your business premises, but renting offers lots of advantages over buying. This guide shows what they are.

The Hatton Garden vault: where are we now?

The Hatton Garden vault: where are we now?

Will the premises become a shrine to one of the most famous crimes of the 21st century, or will owner David Pearl use it for something else – albeit with his characteristic eccentric twist?

Choosing the perfect student accommodation

Choosing the perfect student accommodation

As any seasoned student will testify, finding the right place to live while studying is actually harder than it seems - so here are a few things to think about if you want to rent private accommodation.

How to streamline your office move

How to streamline your office move

How to minimise the cost in wastage, time and money during an office move. Don't blow a fortune on moving offices - read our guide & streamline the process!

REPORT: How healthy is the UK small business market?

REPORT: How healthy is the UK small business market?

A report on the small business market by Pearl & Coutts. Get a detailed breakdown of the current state of affairs using the most reliable sources.

Diamond Heist Night

Diamond Heist Night

40 guests stepped into the scene of one of Britain's biggest heists to support one of David Pearl’s favourite charities: National Youth Theatre of GB.

David Pearl Hosts a Diamond Play Reading

David Pearl Hosts a Diamond Play Reading

Award-winning actors take part in an reading of the play to celebrate the launch of National Youth Theatre’s 60th season of work with young people.

Chinese investment in London commercial property

Chinese investment in London commercial property

China has made significant investment into London in recent years. This is an outline of China's presence in the London commercial property market.

Preserving the Jewels – My Thoughts on the Hatton Garden Vaults Buyback

Preserving the Jewels – My Thoughts on the Hatton Garden Vaults Buyback

A piece of my conveyancing history intertwined with the biggest burglary in British history – not a bad story to tell the grandchildren!