Leading the New Narrative

Twelve months ago, the narrative - the way we would talk about real estate – was to change forever. The phrase “adapt or die” never seemed so timely and appropriate. But ‘die’ was exactly what some doomsayers were predicting, as the pandemic-enforced changes in our personal and professional habits, led rise to questions being asked...

Here comes the sun? Preparations underway for roadmap ‘Step 2’

While the UK bathed in some much-awaited sunshine this week and passed the first checkpoint on the roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions, the government revealed further details concerning the reopening of the UK’s retail sector on 12th April, marking Step 2. From next month, non-essential shops in England will be permitted to open for extended...

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...

How does the 2021 Budget Announcement affect you?

The Budget Announcement is invariably met with mixed sentiment, but this year the Chancellor’s declaration of planned public expenditure felt different; more tense - and for the many businesses caught up in what Rishi Sunak referred to as the “acute” damage to the UK economy caused by Covid-19, potentially critical for survival. On the whole,...

Year of the Ox (St. Dilemma)

Love it or hate it - all Londoners have a close relationship with the capital’s iconic Oxford Street. It is renowned and, in many cases, revered among shoppers, day-trippers, local office workers, tourists and global brands, and not to mention a huge contributor to the UK economy – or at least it was. It...

The PESO sweet spot: how to make the most of CRE marketing

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Paid, Earned, Shared and Owned media? Would you like to know more about what an integrated approach to marketing would mean for your project? Are you paying for marketing and want to understand how to measure success? Have a listen as Innesco MD Dan Innes gives...

The UK industrial boom: short-lived or just beginning?

No one can deny the challenges for a pandemic-driven retail environment in 2020 were unparalleled. A stronger than forecast increase in ecommerce saw seven years growth in nine months, and such change in retail has exposed existing weaknesses, accelerated emerging trends and forced structural change. A clear bi-product of this has been the emergence of...