Interesting news from the Birmingham Mail, picked up by, reveals that Birmingham tops the list for the most new company incorporations in 2016 (outside of London). it would be interesting to know how many of these are tech start ups, and what the impact will be (if any) on demand for new office and mixed use space. Given how many companies are registered at lawyers or accountants' addresses, it may really be an indicator of the strength of the professional services markets in these locations. 

Looking further down the article, we appear to have offices in or near most of the top ten locations.