15-18 March 2016, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
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Melanie Leech of the British Property Federation

MIPIM UK: BPF launches six-point plan for regional cities

The British Property Federation has published a six-point plan for how local governments can help unlock the potential of regional cities.

Greg Clarke

Greg Clark: Regions must ‘rise to the challenge’ of attracting investment

Communities secretary Greg Clark said regions must be ready to attract investors and take a ‘hard-nosed approach’, in a speech at MIPIM UK.

Former War office - Whitehall

More councils to be told to rationalise public estate

The government’s programme to release surplus public land for housing development and other uses is set to be extended to cover 100 local authorities, the Government Property Unit has told MIPIM UK.

Crossrail Farringdon Station

MIPIM UK: Lister confident about Crossrail Two

Deputy mayor of London Sir Edward Lister has said he is confident of the Crossrail Two rail project going ahead, and has already secured some central government funding towards the initial stages of the project.

MIPIM UK: Beware the black swan

The property market’s biggest threat is a “black swan” event. That was the message from a panel of experts discussing the question on everybody’s lips at MIPIM UK – Where are we in the property cycle?

Vu City Interactive model of London

MIPIM UK: View an interactive model of London

The centrepiece of the London stand at MIPIM UK this year is bound to attract more visitors than usual. After all, it allows property professionals to pretend they’re superman by flying through a digitally modelled London.

Manchester Mayfield scheme CGI

Backer sought for huge Manchester Mayfield scheme

The council-backed Mayfield Partnership has launched its search for a development partner for its Mayfield Quarter mixed-use scheme in Manchester.


MIPIM man leaves after 31 years

Peter Rhodes OBE is stepping down as managing director of Reed MIDEM, the group behind property confences MIPIM and MAPIC.

(l-r): Roger Sporle, David Buck and John Cutts

Interview: The 'godfather of sheds' John Cutts

Shed legend John Cutt, together with his right hand man Roger Sporle and investor David Buck, talks about his new firm’s expansion plans.

William Jessop House Liverpool Waters

Peel submits 100,000 sq ft office plans at Liverpool Waters

Peel Land & Property has submitted plans for a 100,000 sq ft office building at Princes Dock as part of the Liverpool Waters project.

Coventry Uni purchase signals £125m expansion

Coventry University has bought four buildings from the city council with plans for a £125m redevelopment which will see the institution expand by up to 375,000 sq ft.

Flags from across Europe

Hans Vrensen joins CREFC Europe as director

CREFC Europe has appointed top real estate researcher Hans Vrensen as its consultant director for research and education.

Melanie Leech

Video: BPF's Melanie Leech on promoting the UK at Mipim 2015 Video

Melanie Leech, chief executive of the British Property Federation, took time out at Mipim 2015 to speak to Property Week about her role at the event.


Research reveals demand for flexibility among office occupiers

Flexibility, interactivity and connectivity are the three key priorities for modern office occupiers, according to a new report.

Birmingham Smithfield

Plans unveiled for £500m Birmingham Smithfield project

Birmingham City Council is embarking on a £500m plan to redevelop a 35-acre site in the city centre over 10 years.

Boris seeks Newham development partner for 2,000 homes

London mayor Boris Johnson is seeking a development partner to build 2,000 homes on the site of a former Parcelforce depot in Newham.

Mipim mood is buoyant - but is business being done?

The great and the good from the investment world have gathered to hear about opportunities to buy into the UK.

Airport City Manchester

Spec office plans revealed for Airport City Manchester Video

Plans have been revealed at Mipim for work to start at Airport City Manchester this summer on a speculative 75,000 sq ft office scheme.


Manchester top charts for grade-A office take-up

Occupiers took up more grade-A space in Manchester than in any UK city outside London during 2014, according to GVA Grimley.

Peter Cosmetatos

Real estate debt emerging as leading asset class, says CREFC chief

Falling yields on prime properties are driving interest in European real estate debt as an asset class, according to the chief executive of the CRE Finance Council in Europe.

The balance of economic power is reversing

I’m at Mipim Asia in Paris’s Asian investor presentation. The cross-channel competition for Asian capital is roughing up as the Paris panel carves up ‘les rosbifs’.

Liz Hamson, editor of Propety Week

Cycles, sex and black swans

There’s nothing like a casual reference to sex to add a certain frisson to a debate.

Paul Finch is programme director of the World Architecture Festival

London housing worries travel to Cannes

In general, the atmosphere on the London stand at Mipim last week was extremely cheery.

Learning the language of commercial property

Mipim brought together thousands of people from all over Europe and even the world. From conference halls to yacht parties, they all found one common language in real estate.

Liz Hamson, editor of Propety Week

Salaries rise... along with confidence

Walking down La Croisette in Cannes this week, you would never guess that a few short years ago, the property industry was immersed in the deepest of recessions.

Steve Sanham

Councils should take back responsibility for affordable housing

After some unfortunate headlines in the Daily Mail from previous years at Mipim, councils from across the UK are working very hard to show that their time out here in the south of France is good value for the taxpayer.

Cardiff Bay, Wales

Reflections on Mipim 2015

Wednesday morning kicked off in great style with a lively roundtable event aboard the Arup Boat.


Istanbul, Stockholm and Manchester make themselves heard

If you were judging global property hotspots by their presence at Mipim, Istanbul and Stockholm would definitely be winning.

Bruce Dear

Minimising the impact of property market cycles

Lunch with SEGRO on Radisson Blu’s seascape terrace. Around us the dancing sea and the jagged lavender coast.

Shedmasters a tonic to the chaos of la Croisette

Sunshine, sauvignon blanc, shed-shifters, speculative development and steaks (with English mustard).

Digby Flower

Video: Digby Flower of C&W on how London is leading the way at Mipim Video

Digby Flower, chief executive of Cushman & Wakefield in the UK, spoke to Property Week at Mipim 2015 to explain how London is leading the way in the European property market.

Jane Hollinshead of Addleshaw Goddard

Mipim: The world comes to Cannes

Unlike previous years, the flags dripping off the faces of the Croissette’s hotels are advertising cities we’ve actually heard of.

Cardiff Bay, Wales

Regional cities are becoming key drivers for the UK economy

“Now is the time to invest in Cardiff.” This is the message being spread by the development community at MIPIM today after the grand unveiling of the Cardiff model.

James Thomlinson Voltaire Financial

Good atmosphere at Mipim but not quite 2007

While life is good right now, this year’s MIPIM has an air of realism about it.

Mark Burgess

Placemaking – is it a hot air Mipim conversation?

Mipim is all about conversations, and lots of them.

Liz Hamson, editor of Propety Week

Global property's a risky business... but that's a good thing

Just a few more days to go until the Glastonbury of the property world, the annual jamboree that is Mipim.

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