As published in Property Week on 27 January

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Leasing activity in the trade counter sector soared in 2021. Two of the biggest operators – Toolstation and Screwfix – opened nearly 150 new branches between them.

It is hard to overstate the rapid rate at which industrial/trade counter rents have grown. Some experts argue that such growth is unsustainable. “Rising rents are becoming more of a concern for occupiers,” says Daniel Cook, Partner and head of automotive and roadside at Rapleys.

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