It’s true that the commercial property sector hasn’t had an easy path since the global financial crisis of 2008. Prices fell by a staggering amount and remain lower than pre credit crunch highs.
The recent approval of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill together with promises from the Government to fund new housing development no doubt has its advantages.
Fred Hargreaves, executive director of city agency at BNP Paribas RealEstate, the leading property adviser, explains why Stratford is one of London’s most up and coming office locations.
In January many of us decide that we need to join a gym. I decided that I would instead dedicate some time to exercising my mind ,instead of my hamstrings, and so signed up for the first event being organised by the new Brazil outpost of The School of Life.
When footballers get poor, you know things are bad. Premier League players say anything less than £55,000 a week is “disrespectful”! They should spare a thought for their colleagues in Cyprus.
When you land at Paphos airport, the first thing you see is a golden advert for Russian Commercial Bank. The second thing you see is a silver advert for Russian Standard Vodka.
Christmas 2012 was the year multi-channel really hit home. Nearly 1 in 5 used click and collect, while just over 10% of all shopping was carried out on-line. For 2013, successful retailers must offer a strong multi-channel offer. But change takes time. And as HMV, Blockbuster and Jessops have shown, sometimes change may come too late to save a business without radical restructuring.
As we now operate in a global retail marketplace, US retailers continue to look to London and the UK regional cities in a bid to expand their worldwide presence.
Cyprus is the Eurozone canary. What it suffers today, other Europeans may tomorrow.
As communities across the country struggle with the demise of the traditional town centre there have been many suggestions as to how the problems should be addressed.
The ongoing saga of a business rates assessment for accountancy firm Mazars finally reached its conclusion last month.
“Portas is a legacy of Blair’s celebrity culture, but she’s not Sir Bob and the high street isn’t Africa. She’s a distraction not a solution,” — @tpfv23, aka Jones Lang LaSalle head of retail Tim Vallance.
Overseas capital has for a long time played a significant role in the key property markets of Europe, but rarely has it been as noticeable and important as it is today.