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  • Freeths preview

    Freeths forecast dinner: how will 2020 pan out for property?


    Freeths and Property Week assembled a panel of industry experts to survey the big issues for 2020, including life after Brexit, climate change, the future of retail and the prospects for flexible offices.

  • Boris illo

    Will it be boom or bust under Boris?


    The manufacturing sector is divided over the prime minister’s Brexit strategy, with agents noting an increase in activity, while others highlight the continuing decline in output.

  • Houses

    Outlook for residential sector is bound to improve

    2020-02-13T16:36:00+00:00By Daniel Austin

    Editor: Your article last week, ‘Institutional investors looking to invest more in the resi sector’, revealed a not unsurprising trend. With Brexit certainty and the ‘Boris bounce’ effect taking hold, the outlook for property – particularly residential – is bound to improve.

  • Esther McVey

    No. 10: who stays and who goes?


    When Stephen Barclay, the secretary of state at the Department for Exiting the European Union, resigned at 23:01 hours on 31 January as his department wound itself up, he started the reshuffle Boris made clear would follow once we had formally left the EU.

  • City of London

    It’s no surprise flex office providers are expanding


    Editor: Your recent article ‘Over 1,000 companies to open new post-Brexit offices in UK’ is further evidence that Brexit-related doom and gloom in the UK property market has been misplaced. The evidence indicates that the UK is still open for business – and the office sector especially looks set to ...

  • Liz Hamson

    Will we see a Brexit bounce?


    This time next week, we will be officially leaving the EU – or, more accurately, entering a fraught transition period with a frighteningly tight deadline.

  • London finance generic

    The latest twists in my sobriety


    So Brexit is oven ready, but what will it taste like? REITs rebounded 30% at the end of last year on the Conservatives’ election victory, twice the rise in the equity market. We issued our 2020 Outlook note memorandum ‘Re-selling the Dodo REITs’ and view the recent rebound in share ...

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    European funds’ exposure to UK property halves


    The weighting of pan-European property funds to UK property has almost halved since the Brexit vote, reveals data from MSCI’s Pan-European Property Fund Index (PEPFI).

  • Affordable homes aerial

    New initiative gives fresh hope for affordable housing delivery


    Industry is cautiously optimistic that government’s First Homes policy will succeed where Starter Homes failed.

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