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Mipim

14-18 March 2017, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
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Cannes

Sun shines at Mipim as senior leaders get down to business

What a difference a bit of nice weather makes. The mood at Mipim this year was far more upbeat than last year when ‘Washout Wednesday’ - and the then chancellor George Osborne’s announcement of a 1% increase in stamp duty on commercial property - put a real dampener on things.

Stock Aitken Waterman

Mipim can’t stop the feeling

In the first Mipim since the Brexit vote, it’s fair to say the entertainment wasn’t quite as extravagant as during Mipims past. But that doesn’t mean the partying had stopped completely - for fans of ’80s pop and ’90s sporting legends, at least.

Liz Hamson, editor of Propety Week

Mood surprisingly relaxed at Mipim

At Mipim, you can usually gauge when the market’s about to hit the skids by the extravagance of the events and number of scantily clad women tottering around.

LISBON STREET PLAN Leed

Mipim 2017: Leeds seeks expressions of interest for major development site

Leeds City Council has called on developers and investors to register their interest in developing a 1.12 hectare site in the city centre formerly home to the International Pool.

London skyline

London retains its crown as investors’ top European city

London has held on to its position as the most attractive city in Europe for real estate investment despite concerns over Brexit, a major investor survey has found.

Liverpool Waterfront

Mipim 2017: Peel director & Liverpool mayor 'optimistic' on Bramley Dock move

Plans for a new Everton stadium at Liverpool Waters are not “imaginary” with Peel director Lindsey Ashworth and Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson saying a deal is close to being agreed.

Brexit

Mipim 2017: property sector positive ahead of Article 50 triggering

A poll of nearly 1,000 leading members of the property sector has revealed an upswing in market sentiment ahead of the triggering of Article 50.

Birmingham Curzon pic2

Mipim 2017: government unveils £7bn of Midlands Engine opportunities

The UK government has launched a portfolio of 19 investment opportunities at Mipim covering major infrastructure, regeneration and business development projects across the Midlands.

Select and GMPVF PRS

Mipim 2017: Select and GMPVF to develop Manchester's largest PRS scheme

Select Property Group and the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund (GMPVF) have signed heads of terms on a joint-venture partnership deal to deliver a £247m PRS scheme at Circle Square.

Geeta Nanda

‘Mix up the panel’: industry must do more to ensure speaker diversity at property events

How can London’s property industry ensure that panels at events reflect a greater range of participants than just white men of a certain age?

Crumlin Road

Mipim 2017: Signature Living buys iconic Belfast courthouse for luxury hotel conversion

The Signature Living Group has acquired a former courthouse in Crumlin Road in Belfast for an undisclosed sum and has announced a £25m plan to convert the iconic building into a luxury hotel.

Oxford Circus

Mipim 2017: Crossrail could give West End £2bn sales boost

The New West End Company says sales in the district could rise by more than £2bn by 2020 and that it could see 30% more visitors, largely due to the impact of Crossrail.

Mipim

Croydon shows true Cannes-do attitude

Breakfast mimosas, big deals and yacht parties are all synonymous with the annual real estate madness of Mipim… and so, it seems increasingly, are spats between councils and local media.

Mipim Tennis

Games night proves a smash for LandAid Mipim Tennis

It wasn’t quite in the league of Cliff Richard being wheeled out at Wimbledon for a pre-game sing-song. But the LandAid Mipim Tennis Classic pretournament games evening this week was certainly entertaining.

Cannes Tennis Club

Landaid Mipim Tennis Classic 2017: smashing records

There are just four weeks to go until the 2017 LandAid Mipim Tennis Classic and the good news is that it is well on track to serve up a record total for the property charity.

Workplace drinking

Employers can be liable for misbehaviour of errant staff

While many employers are aware of the potential risks of the annual Christmas party and will prepare accordingly, they would do well to remember that while the party season may be over, there will inevitably be other external work-related alcohol-fuelled events during the course of the year. Indeed, for the property sector, Mipim is just around the corner.

Construction

Starters orders: Government appoints agent for rollout of starter homes programme

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has finally “started the ball rolling” on the government’s long-awaited £2.3bn starter homes programme.

Liz Hamson, editor of Propety Week

Modernise or die? More like modernise or pay

It’s all very well Mark Farmer warning in his review of the UK construction labour model that the construction industry needs to “modernise or die” - but should he really be putting the onus on property developers to, in his own words, “bail it out”?

Gareth Lewis PwC

Video: PwC's Gareth Lewis on emerging trends in real estate Video

Following publication of ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate (global) 2017’ report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, real estate director Gareth Lewis speaks exclusively to Property Week at Mipim 2017 about the key findings and trends.

Mipim LandAid Tennis cover

Video: 2017 LandAid Mipim Tennis Classic Video

The LandAid Mipim Tennis Classic 2017 in association with BNP Paribas Real Estate proved a hit as players, spectators and sponsors came together to raise over £20,000 for LandAid, smashing the amount raised in the 2016 competition. Watch highlights of the event below before a full report in next week’s edition of Property Week.

Highways agency

Mipim 2017: closing an infrastructure-shaped hole

I may know about a lot of things, but glitzy I am not - and glitzy is the currency in Cannes.

MIPIM PWTV

A look back over Mipim 2017

The Davos of the real estate sector has once again been a marathon of meetings, seminars, and above all collaboration.

Brexit

Mipim 2017: from princes to panthers to properties

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier met here. It’s where the Pink Panther gang stole $137m of jewels. And today, the Carlton in Cannes is hosting a Brexit discussion lunch. 

Local government property

Mipim 2017: helping smaller councils become wiser councils

Another Mipim over. And while most delegates’ thoughts this morning will be occupied with trying to find enough suitcase space for the forest of business cards they’ve gathered, I have no doubt those who have joined us this year from local authorities will be flying home today with new ideas for their areas inspired by our annual parade of property’s finest.

Brexit

Mipim 2017: how can the UK’s property sector steer through choppy waters?

For the first time in the history of Mipim, the British government has its own pavilion at the Davos of the real estate industry. Little wonder.

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