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  • Hotel room
    Insight

    Will lenders check out of hotels?

    2021-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Companies in the travel and tourism industry have been among the worst casualties of the pandemic. According to PwC, the 2020 figure for revenue per available room (RevPAR) was the worst since benchmarking began, while UK hotel occupancy rates in 2021 are forecast to be 55%.

  • Trafford Centre
    Insight

    SEGRO, CPPIB and boxing clever

    2021-01-28T00:00:00Z

    Word has it SEGRO is seeking a plot in or around the Square Mile on which to dig a ruddy great big hole.

  • Office
    Insight

    ‘Manchester is prime for investment’

    2021-01-22T11:08:00Z

    According to predictions made in CBRE’s 2021 UK Real Estate Market Outlook, the office market is set to pick back up, with a focus on redesign, premium collaboration spaces and Grade A space proving more popular than ever and we can report that UK office yields will remain stable despite ...

  • Corby closed shops Covid
    Insight

    Rates reform vital to save retail

    2021-01-14T00:00:00Z

    The new Covid-19 variant makes things worse for retail when we hoped they might be better. The best hope for non-essential retail is a combination of furlough, meaningful grant levels and 100% business rates relief through to the end of the pandemic.

  • Times square empty
    News

    Pandemic still biting the Big Apple

    2021-01-14T00:00:00Z

    New York City’s property-world panic has eased somewhat but the situation remains troubled and tense.

  • Finance chart Covid-19
    Insight

    Pandemic? What pandemic?

    2020-12-17T00:00:00Z

    “Tis the season to be jolly careful,” the once ebullient Boris Johnson cautioned the nation, confirming the second lockdown would end in tiers.

  • Business rates,
    Insight

    Business rates system is rotten apple

    2020-11-18T13:32:00Z

    Editor: When rateable values were last updated in 2017, the apple was the UK’s favourite fruit. It now barely features in the top 10 – a sign that a lot has changed in three years .

  • Hotel key in door
    Insight

    Hotel sector favours the brave

    2020-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Hotels have had a tough year. This was brought home in September with the news that the 478-room Hilton Times Square in New York would not be reopening, alongside several other Manhattan hotels. Closer to home, the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch announced that its doors would stay shut.

  • Life science lab
    Insight

    Tail no longer wagging the dog

    2020-10-29T00:00:00Z

    Five years ago, we were stonewalled on our ‘sell retail’ theme, but after intu’s collapse and Hammerson’s £525m rights issue, it’s now a trade the shoeshine boy knows about.

  • John Lewis Oxford street 2020
    Insight

    Time to restore trust in valuers

    2020-10-22T00:00:00Z

    In July, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) directed four big accountants to set apart their audit arms by 2024.

  • Mortgage
    Insight

    We can’t ignore negative equity risk

    2020-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The prime minister’s announcement of 95% LTV mortgages for first-time buyers at the virtual Conservative conference last Tuesday will undoubtedly support first-time buyers in accessing the property market, while simultaneously inflating property prices .

  • Finance generic
    Insight

    Alternative lenders seize the day

    2020-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Since the Covid-19 crisis hit, the case for alternative finance has become increasingly compelling.

  • Finance generic
    Online

    Time-poor, tech-savvy investors turn to P2P property lending

    2020-10-09T09:02:00Z

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) property lending emerged in the aftermath of the global financial crisis with a pledge to democratise investing and enable retail investors to get access to, and invest in, a wide range of alternative financial product such as loans to SME property developers.

  • Investment
    Online

    Deep impact: a guide to real estate impact investing

    2020-10-08T16:39:00Z

    Impact investing means generating a purposeful, measurable, social or environmental benefit alongside a financial return.

  • Woman by window domestic abuse
    Insight

    Investment can be force for good

    2020-09-10T00:00:00Z

    September always brings a sense of going back to work and starting a new year with the lessons of the old.

  • Rates valuations
    Insight

    More action is required on business rates relief

    2020-03-18T14:28:00Z

    Editor: Some businesses can breathe a little easier following last week’s Budget. As Property Week  reported, the chancellor announced that any eligible retail, leisure or hospitality business with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will pay no business rates this year .

  • Rishi Sunak
    Insight

    Budget measures must help everyone

    2020-03-18T13:50:00Z

    Editor: Extra business rates relief measures announced by the chancellor this week, added to those in the Budget, should go far in helping the retail and leisure sector through the worst of the current coronavirus crisis .

  • Charter Court
    Insight

    M&A time for specialist lenders

    2020-03-13T00:00:00Z

    The recent CharterCourt and OneSavingsBank merger, and Foresight Group’s acquisition of Signature Private Finance, may be a sign of things to come in the specialist finance market.

  • Budget
    Online

    What can the property industry expect from this week’s Budget?

    2020-03-09T14:10:00Z

    In its 2019 election manifesto, the Conservative Party committed to a fundamental review of the business rates system. 

  • West end
    News

    West End set to remain a long-term choice for investors

    2020-03-06T00:00:00Z

    The 2016 EU referendum had a huge impact on investment coming into the UK.