London, 29 February 2024 – CBRE has topped EG’s annual leaderboard as the most active commercial real estate agent in the UK, stealing the spot from JLL in 2022. The firm advised on more than 17.5m sq ft of disposals and acquisitions in 2023, according to data submitted to EG Radius.

EG’s annual leaderboards showcase the most active agents across the UK geographically and by sectors. CBRE transacted on 13% higher, or some 3.8m sq ft more than its closest rival JLL, and ten times the volume of the 10th most active agent BH2.

Four firms advised on more than 10m sq ft of leasing deals in 2023, led by CBRE. JLL in second place transacted 13.7m sq ft of space, Cushman & Wakefield in third advised on 13.3m sq ft of space and in forth, Knight Frank advised on 10.8m sq ft. Savills took fifth position with 5.8m sq ft of leasing transactions.

As well as topping the league nationally, CBRE also took the top spot in office lettings, advising on 7.6m sq ft of deals, and industrial, advising on 9.5m sq ft of deals. 

In London, CBRE was the most active agent in half of the six submarkets tracked. It led the way in the West End, Midtown and Docklands, advising on 1.2m sq ft, 279,608 sq ft and 263,973 sq ft respectively.

Rob Madden, head of London office brokerage at CBRE, said: “The economic headwinds witnessed last year meant the UK leasing market was particularly challenged. This makes this accolade all the more rewarding and demonstrates the strength of our coverage across the UK. We consistently strive to provide a best in class service for our clients, who trust us with delivering for them, and these results are testament to how collaborative, innovative and tenacious our Leasing and Tenant Rep teams are across the board.”

“In the office market specifically, Q1 2024 has started with the same positivity we saw at the end of 2023, and we anticipate that the growing supply and demand imbalance for the highest quality buildings in the best locations will be a driver of rental growth over the next 12 months.”

With flexible search and filter options, users can break down their search into units, or different spaces within the building, and view  when a building has an expired certificate. This provides a time-effective solution as EG Radius users no longer need to navigate through various information sources, including the UK Government website, to access the property’s energy efficiency information.

Sean Norris, EG managing director, said: “The top ten most active agents in EG’s Radius Leaderboards collectively advised on almost 68m sq ft of leasing deals in a tough year for the sector, which only underscores the important role that commercial real estate plays in supporting UK plc.”

“Through EG’s unique contributory model, we’re able to collect this data to showcase and celebrate the hard work professionals in the sector undertake every day to enable places and spaces for businesses to grow and develop. High volumes of activity across office leasing activity, after years of a narrative around the death of the office, also show that the sector is definitely alive and kicking.”

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