“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.
It is time the property industry made a proper case for its contribution to the UK economy.
A room full of bankers with their hands in the air. Thankfully, the question was not: “who wishes they had picked a different profession?” - as it might have been two years ago - but, “who thinks there is more debt available for UK property?”
The thing about a tipping point is that you normally don’t notice it until well after it has gone.
It’s the conversation that won’t go away. No matter what the starting point, it always ends up in the same place.
A back-of-the-fag-packet calculation … stick with us, now. Google’s new headquarters in King’s Cross will have around 725,000 sq ft of office space.
What can today’s politicians and property learn from Baroness Thatcher?
DTZ staff could be forgiven a wry smile this week.