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  • Pub closed sign
    News

    There’s not much to drink to

    2020-07-10T00:00:00Z

    Super Saturday wasn’t as super as some expected or, rather, hoped. The iffy weather didn’t help, but that wasn’t the real issue.

  • Tony Pidgley
    News

    Winners past and present

    2020-07-03T00:00:00Z

    It has been a week of extraordinary highs and lows.

  • Intu Watford
    News

    Hanged, drawn and quartered

    2020-06-26T00:00:00Z

    It has been a week of decidedly mixed fortunes for the retail and hospitality sectors. 

  • Emma Shone index2
    Insight

    Everything’s changing, but real estate is changing with it

    2020-06-26T00:00:00Z

    In the last issue of Perspectives in March, experts wrote about the importance of Mipim and its networking opportunities. Just over three months later, the concept of rubbing shoulders in Café Roma and drinking rosé in yacht cabins is a distant dream – and just think of all that hand-shaking. ...

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Start of recovery… or the end?

    2020-06-19T00:00:00Z

    Social distancing? What social distancing? The review of the 2m rule was already looking moot when people started hitting the beaches, attending underground raves and participating in protests.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Slow down and fast forward

    2020-06-12T00:00:00Z

    While many of us have adjusted to a slower pace of life in lockdown (walking and cycling instead of taking the car or public transport, cooking with family rather than dining out or eating fast food, doing the gardening ourselves instead of paying someone else to do it or, in ...

  • David Parsley index
    News

    What next for Shaftesbury?

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    It’s as if Samuel Tak Lee is in a rush to sell his property assets or something.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The end of the Atkins plan?

    2020-05-28T14:00:00Z

    It had been coming (and critics would say he had it coming). The only surprise is that it did not happen sooner.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Going above and beyond

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Mental Health Awareness Week will have resonated more than usual this year for many of us as we struggle to cope with Covid-19.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    At a climate crossroads

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    What might have been. In January, 2020 was shaping up to be a transformative year for the climate agenda. Inspired by cataclysmic floods and fires, the Extinction Rebellion and the stirring rhetoric of Greta Thunberg, the industry finally seemed to have woken up to the gravity of the situation and ...

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The back to work minefield

    2020-05-07T00:00:00Z

    The odds are if you have not been struck down by coronavirus, you will have caught coronaphobia.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The long road to recovery

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    You can see why conspiracy theorists are having a field day over Covid-19. None of the global health crises of the past century or so have turned into global economic ones. Why this one? Some sinister force must be at work.

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    News

    Final cost is anyone’s guess

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    The latest rent and service charge collection data makes for pretty grim reading. 

  • Topshop
    Insight

    Guide to law

    2020-04-21T16:25:00Z

    ‘Unprecedented’ doesn’t really cut it.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The battle for survival

    2020-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Normally, it is a case of survival of the fittest. Not this time. With the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasting that the economy could shrink 35% by June and the International Monetary Fund starkly warning that the global economy faces its biggest downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, ...

  • Liz Hamson
    Online

    The worst Good Friday

    2020-04-09T11:50:00Z

    I think we can all agree that Good Friday is anything but this year. Aside from the obvious – the grim escalation in the number of deaths as we approach the expected peak of the Covid-19 pandemic – there are the horrendous economic, social and personal ramifications of this unprecedented ...

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    This will define us all

    2020-04-03T00:00:00Z

    I had thought we would see more companies start to “buy the dip” by now. But even those with the cash to splash must first make difficult decisions, as every business must, about pay cuts, furloughing staff, even making people redundant.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Life in lockdown

    2020-03-27T00:00:00Z

    There have been many dire warnings over the years about the threat of a global pandemic, but who seriously thought that when World War III broke out it would not pit nation against nation in nuclear Armageddon but the entire globe against a common enemy of a rampant and deadly ...

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    We are here for you

    2020-03-20T00:00:00Z

    OK, strictly speaking, that’s not true. We’re not physically here in Croydon. Like the rest of the UK, indeed global, workforce, we are adapting to the new norm that is working, or trying to work, from home (other halves, kids and pets permitting), so we are all over the place, ...

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    News

    Budget 2020 offers no retail cure

    2020-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Retail landlords are looking nervously to Asia, where measures to contain the spread of coronavirus have hit the retail sector hard.