“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.
My latest life-changing acquisition is a piece of luggage on wheels.
In the last few weeks, we have had strategic updates from all of the big food retailers and the shift in their attitude towards new stores has been marked.
It’s the conversation that won’t go away. No matter what the starting point, it always ends up in the same place.
Question: “How do REIT CEOs count?”Answer: “One, two, three … trend.”
It has been quite a year so far. We all came back into work in January with huge enthusiasm for the challenges in front of us and generally the level of confidence was high.
It is time the property industry made a proper case for its contribution to the UK economy.
Housing associations are big business. They have a vital responsibility to the nation for housing people well.
Our grandchildren will ask us one day: “What were you doing at the time of the Big Crash?”
Reading our 2003 accounts with the benefit of hindsight is fascinating.
Sir Stuart Lipton
London is a world city restricted by rules that prevent the mayor of London from being fully in control.
Yields on UK commercial property now offer outstanding investment value to long-term investors, standing near all-time relative high yield spreads of 4.5 percentage points above long gilts and 7 points over index linked.