All Property Week articles in 20 October 2000

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  • Insight

    Test for the west

    20 October 2000

    What are the priorities of the South West of England Regional Development Agency over the coming years? Around 60 Bristol property experts came to find out at a Property Week forum, recently held in the city.

  • Professional

    Services with a smile

    20 October 2000

    The Construction Act had a query hanging over it did it apply to maintenance and service contract disagreements? The answer is yes, and now landlords may face fast-track adjudication to resolve disputes

  • Professional

    Rigid rural regulation

    20 October 2000

    The PPG7 criteria stipulate that rural developments must be 'exceptional'. Now that a scheme in Essex has finally been given the go-ahead, developers have new hope but they must focus on using a realistic strategy from the word go

  • News

    Minerva shines in poor week

    20 October 2000

    Minerva was the star performer in last week's disappointing stock market. While the Real Estate Index for the fifth time in six weeks outperformed the market, dropping just 2% to 2106 against the All-Share's 3% fall to 2972, Minerva soared 9% to 304.5p after a ...

  • Markets

    Niche market

    20 October 2000

    News and deals from around the region.

  • News

    Legal & Professional

    20 October 2000

  • Markets

    Transport is key to progress

    20 October 2000

    Delays to the East Leeds Radial have stifled the city's industrial market.

  • News

    Mark, get set, go!

    20 October 2000

    Mark Dixon this week bounced back from the agony of last year s pulled float to set Regus loose on the stock market.

  • News

    MWB in no rush to follow Regus float

    20 October 2000

    Balfour-Lynn to focus on producing strong set of results next June before taking plunge

  • Markets

    Going fashionably upmarket

    20 October 2000

    Most retailers are having difficulties, but upmarket fashion is a winner.

  • Professional

    Good work ethics

    20 October 2000

    Acting in an ethical way makes business sense if you want to keep your customers happy, but in an environment in which employees have autonomy, the danger of digression is great. How well does your firm perform in ethical matters? Howard Morgan challenges you to take his test

  • News

    'Tele-bunker' for Edinburgh

    20 October 2000

    Niche development company Cuckfield is planning Edinburgh's first tele-housing facility beneath its speculative office scheme next to Waverley station. The private developer, backed by the Dutch private equity fund Sofam, is in talks with big players in the data centre market such as Redbus Interhouse, IXEurope, TeleCity ...

  • News

    Economic fears soften up yields

    20 October 2000

    Yields have softened over the third quarter, despite rents reaching their highest level since 1998, according to CB Hillier Parker 's third-quarter Rent and Yield Monitor. All-property average yields have increased by 10 basis points over the quarter to stand at 6.7%. High street shops were the worst affected, with ...

  • News

    Surveyors drop vote demand

    20 October 2000

    Building surveyors bowed to the wishes of the RICS this week and withdrew their demand for a vote before the takeover of the Institute of Building Control. RICS president Jonathan Harris agreed to building surveyors' call for the criteria of taking over organisations to be discussed at the next ...

  • Markets

    Leeds deals well with shortage

    20 October 2000

    Most of Yorkshire sees hesitant investor interest, but Leeds tells a different story.

  • News

    Lipton in Hemel deal

    20 October 2000

    Sir Stuart Lipton 's Stanhope is close to securing a 9ha (23 acre) brownfield site in Hertfordshire for its second business park scheme; its first is Chiswick Park in west London. Stanhope is in exclusive negotiations with engineer Lucas Aeronautical to buy its factory in Hemel ...

  • Markets

    Escaping the mid-life crisis

    20 October 2000

    The Merrion Centre is being dragged into the 21st century by its owner, Town Centre Securities. Stuart Watson reports on TCS's investment sell-off to fund buybacks, and how the shake-up aims to reinstate the company as a worthy player in the regional contest

  • News

    Share crash fear for internet hotels

    20 October 2000

    Top property investors warn against pouring cash into the latest internet fashion

  • News

    Index maintains its rosy outlook for commercial property lending

    20 October 2000

    Lending conditions for commercial property investment remain healthy and look set to continue, according to the latest Kingfisher/Property Week Index. The index, which measures the sustainable loan-to-value ratio for property by reference to yields and interest rates, rose from 76% in March to 79% in June and has now reached ...