Property Analysis Features
Today is Sir Howard Bernstein’s final day as the chief executive of Manchester City Council after 20 years at the helm.
Proptech start-ups are disrupting the established agency business model. Should the new generation of property firms be resisted - or embraced?
Property leaders at Mipim were surprisingly bullish about UK property prospects in the brave new Brexit world.
The property sector descended on Cannes Tennis Club earlier this month for the third annual Mipim Tennis Classic in support of LandAid.
It is one of the most ambitious regeneration schemes in London - and also one of the most controversial. In the past few months, plans by developer Renewal to redevelop a 2.5m sq ft chunk of land surrounding Millwall Club in south-east London have hogged the headlines.
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.
Locals are aware of the hidden gem that is the area around Waterloo station, but for the majority of people who pass through it en route to and from the South Bank, it consists of a series of seemingly impenetrable underpasses and roundabouts surrounding the station and little else.
Property Week teamed up with Datscha to reveal which companies own the biggest chunks of land in the capital - and the results may raise a few eyebrows.
The UK flexible workspace sector is booming. According to data from The Instant Group, the number of flexible workspace centres in the UK grew by 11% in 2015-16.
New retail space in Lincoln is hard to come by: the city’s historic buildings and strict planning restrictions make development expensive and risky. Against the odds, however, Lincolnshire Co-operative is set to bring forward new retail space in the city for the first time in years.
Last year was a successful one for the Leicestershire property market. According to data from Midlands-based commercial property agency Innes England, all sectors experienced healthy take-up. But it was industrial that performed “outstandingly”.
In theory, Nottingham is perfectly placed to attract investment and jobs from the overheated south, but the reality is that both have been slow to materialise.
The boss of Marketing Derby is frank about the challenge his city faces. Years of lacklustre asset management and the departure of big-name retailers have left parts of the city looking like a picture of “Britain’s broken high street”.