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John Forrester

Cushman & Wakefield: two years on

26 May 2017

It was two years ago this month that DTZ revealed its $2bn deal to buy rival Cushman & Wakefield from Exor, the investment company of Italy’s billionaire Agnelli family, to produce a new group to challenge CBRE and JLL.

200 Capital Dock, Dublin

‘More to follow’ JP Morgan’s Brexit-related Dublin move

26 May 2017

JP Morgan’s acquisition last week of 200 Capital Dock was the first concrete example of a major company expanding in Ireland because of Brexit.

Wakefield Eurohub

Secondary and tertiary sheds: time for a makeover?

26 May 2017

Barry Woods is a happy man. The director at property group Parabola took, in some people’s view, a gamble.

Amazon warehouse

Amazon: tough act to follow for industrial sector

25 May 2017

An exceptional year of expansion by Amazon in 2016 helped the sector achieve a record-breaking level of take-up.

Slough Trading Estate

Slough Trading Estate: estate of evolution

25 May 2017

At 97 years old and covering some 5.6m sq ft, Slough Trading Estate is one of the oldest and largest industrial business parks in the UK, and one of the biggest in single ownership in Europe.

22 Bishopsgate, London

Consolidation centres: why offsite is on trend

25 May 2017

The rise of ecommerce has led to a big increase in deliveries, with negative implications for traffic levels and the environment. Could consolidation centres be the answer?

Indoor farming

Indoor farming: on to pastures new

24 May 2017

In the drive for sustainability, new operators are looking to indoor farming to bring food closer to consumers.

Sheds and beds

Sheds and beds: solving the capital’s space dilemma

24 May 2017

It’s a London thing. Such little supply and such voracious, global demand - a housing crisis, a drastic need for more employment land and one of the world’s biggest ecommerce consumer bases shopping 24 hours a day.

Crowdfunding coins into a mixer

Crowdfunding: a safe bet or a risk to avoid?

26 May 2017

Over the last few years, the traditional residential property investment fraternity has watched in awe as a series of new crowdfunding companies have launched and successfully attracted round after round of funding.

Proptech

The pioneer pushing proptech into the mainstream

26 May 2017

Mere mention of the word ‘proptech’ is enough to send some board members of traditional property agency, landlord and investment companies rushing for the nearest exit.

Mayfield, Manchester

Will Mayfield’s street-food offer go down well in Manchester?

19 May 2017

When Manchester City Council, London & Continental Railways and Transport for Greater Manchester announced that they were seeking a development partner for the 30-acre Mayfield site in 2016, many outside the property industry were unaware that this sprawling former railway depot site next to Piccadilly station even existed.

Future Carrington, Manchester

Future Carrington could be a ‘transformative’ development

19 May 2017

One of the largest development opportunities in Greater Manchester is under way after Trafford Council gave the nod to the first phase of the Future Carrington project, in a move that many anticipate will unlock significant and ‘transformative’ new development in the area.

Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester development plan proves a political hot potato

19 May 2017

The inaugural Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) is a hot topic of conversation in the local market and beyond - and it shows no sign of cooling down.

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