Last year was the worst on record for UK retail and the new year has not exactly got off to a flying start.
Is that… is that light I see at the end of the tunnel? Since the EU referendum in 2016, it feels as though we have been in perpetual darkness.
Wow, what a month, what a year… what a decade. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be glad to see the back of all three. It’s been exhausting.
So how is everyone feeling? Bleary-eyed after staying up until the early hours glued to the TV? Shocked? Relieved? Confused?
There is less than a week to go until the general election and still no one has a Scooby-Doo what is going to happen.
Two weeks today, the general election will be done if not dusted.
Welcome to the 12th issue of Property Week ’s Perspectives supplement, the latest collection of thought leadership essays by experts from across the real estate spectrum.
What was British Land thinking?
The list of disruptors struggling to live up to their hype or burning through cash at an alarming rate with no obvious path to profitability is growing increasingly long.
The industrial and logistics market has slowed, but there is still plenty of growth in pockets.
With Bonfire Night out of the way, all eyes will now be focusing on the run-up to Christmas, but the festive season is not shaping up to be so merry for many in the property sector.
I want to be sanguine about the ongoing political omnishambles, but I’m struggling.
Occasionally, there is good reason to throw good money after bad.
There are tales of long, drawn-out developments and then there is the tortuous saga of Elephant and Castle.
Remember as a kid hiding behind a cushion when you were watching the scary bits on Dr Who? That’s what it is like watching the latest daily episode in the long-running Brexit saga – minus the cushion or expectation of a happy ending.
There was a distinct sound of fiddling as Rome burned this week, courtesy of some pretty bold – but, in the big scheme of things, trivial – housing announcements at the Conservative Party Conference.
Parallels have inevitably been drawn between Boris Johnson’s “anti-democratic” attempt to prorogue parliament and Oliver Cromwell’s establishment of the Protectorate government.
The planet is heating up. July was the hottest month on record. And it’s not just the environmentalists who are concerned.
The news this week that WeWork has ‘postponed’ its multi-billion-dollar New York listing will have come as no surprise to Property Week readers.
Welcome to the 13th issue of Perspectives, Property Week’s collection of thought leadership essays from experts across the real estate sector.
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