None of us is getting any younger. Yet, at the same time as ministers are fretting about young people getting on the housing ladder, there are precious few homes for the older age group to step down to.
Last year marked a moment of change for the commercial property industry that can be characterised by just one word: flexibility.
“I plan to start a family imminently.” It’s not something many women would feel confident saying in an interview, nor is it something many interviewers would expect to hear.
When it comes to identifying strategic sites for development, it’s now all about the two Es: energy and employment.
It’s frustrating isn’t it? When you’re greeted by that ‘sorry we missed you’ slip on the doormat advising of yet another failed delivery attempt for that parcel you ordered.
This year is expected by many to signal the end of the sale-and-leaseback transaction. After all, with the introduction of IFRS 16 next year, it would no longer be the pure off-balance sheet financing tool it once was and all companies that lease real estate would see their balance sheet ...
Despite Greater London industrial deals reaching a record high of more than £1bn in 2017, investor appetite appears to have remained unabated during the early stages of 2018. Unsurprisingly, the various built opportunities being marketed continue to see strong interest.
The good detective’s ABC mantra is ‘accept nothing, believe nobody, challenge everything’, but it seems REIT shareholders are overly reliant on appraisers’ asset valuations and audited accounts even as auditing standards have re-entered the spotlight.
Despite the lack of housing being categorised as a national emergency, the pace of development on many sites is frustratingly slow.
Richard Desmond is planning to Go Big on property after selling his Express newspaper interests to the owners of the Daily Mirror last week.
Arguably one of the best tech entrepreneurs, Elon Musk, once said: “Focus on signal over noise. Don’t waste time on stuff that doesn’t actually make things better.”
These are challenging times for the nation’s towns. Step away from prime cities and some of the more affluent commuter towns and the picture is one of urban areas in decline.