Insight

  • Shopping mall
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    Rates reform needed to help high streets thrive

    2019-03-27T12:33:00Z

    Many UK retailers are caught in a ‘perfect storm’, with Brexit uncertainty, rising wages, increased occupancy costs and the growth of online shopping working against them .

  • Office ext generic
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    PDR decision sparks light concerns

    2019-03-27T12:23:00Z

    The content of the chancellor’s Spring Statement washed over many in the property profession as the Brexit storm continued .

  • Editor's dinner at Mipim 2019
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    Industry looks beyond Brexit: Mipim editor's dinner

    2019-03-25T13:20:00Z

    The leading industry figures who gathered for the Mipim editor’s dinner last week felt that property had the resilience to weather the current political uncertainty surrounding Brexit, while the future of retail, the housing crisis and the social impact of development were the more long-term issues up for debate ...

  • Boxpark, Wembley Park
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    How to survive the retail apocalypse

    2019-03-23T10:04:00Z

    Many of the best brains connected with the retail sector – brands, landlords, agents and advisers – will gather for the Property Week seminar on Thursday 2 May at Boxpark Wembley. Currently, the sector is going through a major evolution. Indeed, the national media is, seemingly, filled with stories ...

  • Bookies
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    Landlords on a losing streak

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Thousands of betting shops are to close as restrictions on fixed-odds betting machines come into force. Simon Creasey asks what the odds of finding new tenants are

  • Winchester Cathedral
    Markets

    Winchester learns from its past

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Two failed projects are being revived. Andrew Stone looks at whether they will succeed this time

  • Shops
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    The hanging Sword of Damocles

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Like peeling back the skin of an onion, each layer of the property investment market reveals something different about the state of play and, unless you have prepared properly, you may well end up in tears.

  • Service charges
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    Finding a service charge solution

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    I’m ignoring Brexit. Despite having been an MP for 15 years, a minister for five and a former party vice-chairman, I haven’t a clue what will have happened by the time you read this. I am reassured by the knowledge that nobody from the prime minister down knows either.

  • Steven Marcus
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    Welcome to the WeWork of biotech: interview with Steven Marcus

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Steven Marcus is poised to launch a business that offers flexible lab space for biotech firms. He explains the new concept to Mitchell Labiak

  • Liz Hamson Leader
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    A good time to bet on retail

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Has the bloodied and bowed retail sector finally bottomed out – or does it still have further to fall? With the retailer casualties continuing to pile up, the likes of Nick Leslau think the latter , and you have to wonder when you hear that the bookies expect to offload ...