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Missed opportunity for Government’s Interim Business Rates Report?

This week the government published its much anticipated 33-page interim report on a ‘fundamental review of business rates’ in England. There have long been calls for a serious review and reform of business rates and the interim report had a “wide spectrum” of responses from 487 respondents, covering topics such as whether an online...

UK landlords urge government to ease their pandemic pain

In a continued attempt to be seen as supportive and flexible during the ongoing pandemic, the UK government took the property industry by surprise last week when it announced an extension to the moratorium on commercial property evictions and hinted at the imposition of ongoing clemency thereafter. On the face of it, this would seem like a...

Three films: Seven Dials Market, London

In PR and marketing keeping your finger firmly on the pulse is one thing, but living, breathing and understanding the sector is another. In order to articulate success, you need to experience the hottest retail and real estate concepts it first-hand. This week we took a trip to @Shaftesburyplc ‘s  #SevenDialsMarket near Covent Garden, the latest addition...

What if the best property investment was PBSA?

Nothing to do with anxiety disorders, PBSA – more commonly known as Purpose Built Student Accommodation  – is basically the new student halls of today. And despite Brexit and fears of other political uncertainties, global investors are continuing to invest in PBSA in the UK. Why? Mostly because it offers stable income with strong...

What lies behind JD Sports’ success?

Despite the gloom on Britain’s high streets, the athleisure brand just unveiled a double-digit leap in profits that makes it standout and question what the brand is doing right that the others are not. More to the point maybe, why is JD Sports obviously thriving while Sports Direct continues to struggle?   Listening to...

Barcelona greats a refreshed ICSC European Conference

This week, we attended the refreshed ICSC European conference in Barcelona as official press partners – the first time it has combined the acclaimed European Conference with innovative exhibitions and a speaking programme.   The flagship event offered a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas with key decision makers from the retail property...

What was the social atmosphere at MIPIM?

Well, #MIPIM2019 has come to an end, proving once again to be a crucial platform for global real estate players to showcase their projects and share their insights and outlooks on the future of the industry. Amidst the rush of event roundups that are already in circulation, we’d like to offer some unique #Inn_sights...