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  • Liz Hamson Leader pic
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    Actions speak louder than words

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    JLL should be commended for its decision this week to withdraw from managing nearly £2bn of hotel assets owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

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    Rabbit hutches and stable doors

    2019-04-25T23:00:00Z

    Jeez. Talk about closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Labour is a bit late to the party with its pledge to end office-to-resi permitted development, isn’t it?

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    Once more unto the Brexit breach

    2019-04-17T23:00:00Z

    We are a nation on the verge of a Brexit breakdown. 

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    The resilience of the residential sector

    2019-04-11T23:00:00Z

    As retail lurches from crisis to crisis, the residential sector this week demonstrated its extraordinary capacity to resolutely soldier on come what may or, more accurately, despite May.

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    We need to mind the gap

    2019-04-05T00:00:00Z

    It is a concept people think they understand, that a good percentage (but arguably not a big enough one) believe in fervently and that depressingly, we are making very little, if any, progress on.

  • Mia Hunt index
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    Ireland supplement: lots of activity in Dublin and Belfast

    2019-04-04T00:00:00Z

    Dublin’s office market continues to go from strength to strength. Last year, take-up hit 346,000 sq m, the highest ever recorded. This was driven by a mammoth hike in the average letting size of 50% in the last five years . And this, in turn, has been driven by an ...

  • Guy Montague-Jones
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    Retailers misjudge landlords’ resolve

    2019-03-29T00:00:00Z

    And so it continues. As we reveal this week, William Hill has written to landlords demanding 50% rent cuts.

  • 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 ...

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    Brexit silence is deafening

    2019-03-15T00:00:00Z

    Two decades ago, I spent a couple of years writing dire warnings about planes falling out of the sky, the army keeping the peace on the streets and the lights going out across the world.

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    North West: time to rejuvenate tired locations

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Manchester has long dominated the North West market, and with more major schemes in the pipeline, it shows no sign of slowing down. But where now to develop?