2015 On the principal side, the demand is for analysts, asset managers and investment individuals at the junior to mid level and for consultancies the requirement is in the core disciplines including valuation and property management. Companies of all types are seeking to expand their junior staff bracket to enable a greater amount of processing of work, while key senior individuals originate mandates to be executed.

Regionally, we witnessed the practices strengthening core teams including valuations, property management, commercial agency and investment. Activity also gained momentum with developers and investors alike rejuvenating previously shelved projects. This in turn led to a demand for capable asset and development manager across the North West and Yorkshire.

Going into the first quarter of 2015, we expect the trends of 2014 to continue. However, unlike in recent years, we anticipate that the level of recruitment activity will rise to beyond just the junior – mid point. This trend, will be triggered as more foreign investment occurs in the UK and Europe requiring senior individuals to be based in the UK rather than being coordinated from, for example, Asia or America.

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