2018-12-07T00:00:00+00:00By Liz Hamson
There are some turds you cannot polish, however skilled you are in that department. The Brexit deal is one of them. Others, however, can be buffed to a high shine and in some instances, on closer inspection, are revealed not to be turds at all – but merely in deep ...
2018-11-23T00:00:00+00:00By Guy Montague-Jones
Addressing the CBI Conference on Monday was one of Theresa May’s easier tasks of late. The prime minister got a warm reception from business leaders, who prefer her Brexit deal to the alternative. As the CBI’s director-general Carolyn Fairbairn said: “It isn’t perfect but it takes the cliff edge ...
2018-11-22T06:03:00+00:00By Richard Williams
As 2018 draws to a close and the industry prepares to take a well-deserved break over the Christmas holidays, many will be taking the time to reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead to 2019.
2018-11-16T00:00:00+00:00By Mia Hunt
At a time when the UK’s industrial and logistics market is typified by high demand and lack of supply, it’s little wonder that rents are sky high.
2018-11-09T00:00:00+00:00By Guy Montague-Jones
More retail doom and gloom made the headlines this week. The latest depressing addition to the relentless flow of bad news was that struggling fashion retailer New Look plans to close up to 100 stores. The company’s executive chairman Alistair McGeorge couldn’t have been more downbeat in his assessment of ...
2018-10-25T23:00:00+01:00By Liz Hamson
The most startling image in the news this week has to be that of Jamal Khashoggi’s son Salah shaking the hand of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday three weeks after his father’s brutal murder. What must he have been thinking as he met the man allegedly ...
2018-10-04T23:00:00+01:00By Richard Williams
At first glance, the data from Real Capital Analytics on European real estate investment looks ominous. Investment levels in the first half of 2018 were 9% down on the same period in 2017. And worryingly, the industrial and logistics sector, which had been the belle of the investment ball in ...
2018-09-27T23:00:00+01:00By Liz Hamson
As a Cambridge graduate, I was depressed and, frankly, embarrassed at how lowly the university ranked on social diversity in The Sunday Times’ latest Good University Guide – with only Oxford scoring lower.
2018-09-27T23:00:00+01:00By Mia Hunt
What will the shed of the future look like? Will it be partially – or even totally – underground? Will it take the form of a ‘shedscraper’ several storeys high? Or will it be long and thin, allowing landlords to slice and dice the space depending on occupier requirements?