Some may view housing minister Dominic Raab’s comments on Earls Court this week as a potentially fatal attack on Capital & Counties’ plans for the west London site.
Speculative development has long been the barometer by which developer confidence is measured.
It is said revenue is vanity while profit is sanity. There must be a lot of mirrors and people losing their minds in JLL’s UK HQ then.
It wasn’t so long ago that we were repeatedly being told of the demise of the high street – and the reports of its death were not an exaggeration, as anyone who lives in a town whose lifeblood was sucked out seemingly overnight by a new out-of-town shopping centre knows ...
I think it’s safe to say that we have all been shocked by the revelations about the Presidents Club.
Last weekend, I went to see the Oscar nominated film The Post, which tells the story of how the New York Times and Washington Post published the Pentagon Papers.
In the fanfare of M&A announcements, executives talk enthusiastically about lucrative new markets, multi-million-pound cost synergies and rapid profit growth. However, the much-vaunted benefits of corporate deals don’t always materialise.
Mondays don’t get much bluer than this one was for Carillion, do they? And let’s not delude ourselves otherwise: the fall-out will not be confined to the construction and service sectors.
A little over six months ago we got a new housing minister, Alok Sharma.
So what’s it going to be? A year of limbo as we await further clarity on Brexit, with everyone sitting on their hands, fingers crossed that come 2019 the deadline doesn’t pass without a trade deal, sending investors and occupiers running for the (foreign) hills?
No, sadly I cannot predict the future. When I asked in last week’s leader ‘Who’s next on the shopping list after Intu?’, I did not suspect for a second that we would have an answer just days later in Unibail-Rodamco’s proposed £18.5bn takeover of Westfield to create an even bigger ...
Whoa. A few people might have thought something was afoot in June when it emerged that John Whittaker’s Peel Holdings had built up a 4.6% stake in Hammerson, but nobody gave it too much thought.
Don’t you just hanker for the days when you panic bought your Christmas presents at full price with just hours to spare and then offered them up nervously on the big day in the full knowledge they would be returned on Boxing Day and re-bought at half price or just ...
It is a while since I can recall so many responses to a Budget landing in my inbox.
The Winter issue of Perspectives: nine big topics, nine big names, nine big think peices.