Issue 25: 24th June 2020

    Pandemic accelerates change

    With markets reeling from the impact of the coronavirus, there are some clear threads emerging – and plenty of changes accelerating. Delegates at the Real Estate Tomorrow heard how practical changes are taking place, while blue sky thinking is increasingly being viewed more pragmatically. One issue is that the old rules are being torn up, [...]

    Investors challenged for returns

    While there is plenty of money ready to plough into real estate, investors are struggling to spot opportunities, as the coronavirus landscape upends previous safe havens, and presents few obvious alternatives. Sessions at Real Estate Tomorrow looked at occupational trends, as well as where opportunities might lie in the medium term. Mark Clacy-Jones, fund strategist-real [...]

    Time to reassess the lease

    With the coronavirus lockdown forcing landlords and occupiers to share the pain of lost revenues, there are increasing calls for changes to the legal relationship between the two. Participants at the Real Estate Tomorrow conference debated the options open to the market, as this reassessment takes place. Frank Croston, partner at Hamilton Hotel Partners, said [...]

    Hope for meetings restart

    Governments around the globe are focused on easing coronavirus restrictions, in a bid to restart the meetings and conventions sector. The MICE business is a vital provider of revenue, not just for hotels and conference centres, but for whole towns and cities. As such, the sector is pressuring official bodies to ease restrictions, as soon [...]