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  • Bond Street

    There's still life on the high street


    Recent months have seen a slew of UK retailers including Thorntons, Mothercare, Comet, Dixons and announcing plans to abandon high street stores, often in favour of out-of-town retail parks.

  • Blogs

    Fire Alarm


    At the moment buildings are still being constructed that may need alteration, adjustment or retrofits to comply with changes from the Lakanal House report

  • Blogs

    Wine Blog: Highs and lows of a tasting fuelled month


    It’s been a relatively busy month of tastings and wine related events already so I thought that I would focus on a selection of highs and lows.

  • Blogs

    Squashing squatting on hold for a later date


    The government's decision to introduce a criminal offence of squatting is progression although I am troubled by the decision to limit the offence to residential property alone.

  • New Change is buzzing but some shoppers just have loose change

    LandSecs On Fire


    Having stood their ground last year buying and opening shopping centres, Land Securities delighted investors today by cutting voids and debt, lining up a heap of developments. Francis Salway has always been the man with the plan, but can his optimism for retail really be shared by those outside the ...

  • Andrew Thomson

    Housing crisis can only get worse


    We have had a housing crisis for at least three years and in the short term it can only get worse.

  • Blogs

    Wine Blog: Grange 1985 with Harvey Goldsmith CBE


    The Australian wine producer Penfolds held an event at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden to celebrate the career of the legendary producer Harvey Goldsmith CBE.

  • Jason Boyce

    BCSC Blog: Hitting the gym and positive vibes


    I arrived up from London on Monday afternoon, registered for the main conference and prepared my material in readiness for the busy day I had on Tuesday.

  • Justin Taylor

    BCSC Blog: Wagamama for lunch and retailer expansion plans


    I am currently standing in the C&W stand kitchen writing this it’s the only spare and quiet space on the stand!

  • Justin Taylor

    BCSC Blog: Day One - rumours of Vanilla Ice...


    After a quiet first couple of hours, giving a sense of opening night at the theatre, the BCSC conference has got off to a fantastic start with a busy first day.

  • Justin Taylor

    BCSC Blog: Time to Evolve


    Like 1800 other people, I am heading up to Manchester again for the BCSC Conference & Exhibition. It’s always a great event, pitched somewhere between academic and educational excellence, marketing and sales excess and party extreme.

  • BCSC logo

    BCSC Blog: getting ready for the main event


    We’re all gearing up this end for the BCSC Conference next week. It will be strange going to the conference in September rather than November as in previous years but hopefully there could be a prospect of signing retailers up before the end of the year!

  • Blogs

    Internet shopping could help, not harm, the high street


    With Mary Portas on the case to save our nation’s high streets, there is already a lot of defeatist talk in the property and retail industries about what her report can meaningfully achieve. But the naysayers who claim the high street is beyond redemption should check out their local corner ...

  • Mary Portas

    Paxman on Portas


    Did you catch Jeremy Paxman’s Newsnight on Tuesday evening this week? They did a piece on the future of the UK high street and caught up with Mary Portas on her travels around the UK, albeit that she appeared to find the intervention of the BBC’s roving reporter rather irritating!

  • Notting Hill

    Notting Hill Carnival provides cultural answers to the riots


    Londoners have been impressed with the success of the Notting Hill Carnival; the event was cited as an opportunity for London to demonstrate it is still capable of celebrating the city, and its multicultural personality, despite the recent riots.

  • Paris - Moyan Brenn

    Are we Brits finally learning to love all that’s French?


    Over the last 12 months, London has seen record levels of demand from international retailers of which a significant amount has been from French brands, drawn to London by the attraction of expanding in a new market alongside their domestic expansion.

  • Blogs

    Turbulent times ahead and the impact on graduates


    The current economic turbulence is the most frightening thing for the property industry at present and there are entirely external factors having surprising consequences on all property professionals.

  • Marco Pierre White

    Being British with Marco Pierre White


    I had arranged to meet Marco Pierre White at Wheeler of St. James’s on St. James’s Street to discuss pubs, beer and wine.

  • Blogs

    Our sometimes archaic rights to light laws


    I am pleased to see that the Law Commission announced it will include rights of light in its next programme of potential recommendations for reform.

  • Blogs

    RICS could be the Residential way forward!


    I welcomed, with open arms, the new AssocRICS for Residential Managers and even more so the common sense solution that Members of the Institute of Residential Property Management (MIRPM) can transfer their qualification across.