Vivienne King is chief executive of Revo
It has been a momentous fortnight for those of us caught up in the mission to keep Britain’s high streets alive and kicking.
In April, the long-awaited business rates revaluation comes into force. Commercial occupiers will be paying rates based on the true value of their premises on 1 April 2021, instead of values from 1 April 2015.
In March, I had the pleasure of supporting an event by Revo and Hammerson exploring the barriers to diversity in real estate, our struggle to be representative of the society we serve and the difficulties in being understood as a net contributor to society. I was left pondering the question: ...
Real estate is arguably the world’s most visible industry, impacting the way we live, work and travel, and the way we interact with each other. As a result, our sector is uniquely positioned to create long-term environmental and social value, assimilated alongside creating shareholder value (its traditional purpose).
Editor: It is true that Covid-19 has brought many retail and hospitality occupiers to crisis point – and some with little support from property owners.