Ongoing economic, technological and socio-demographic shifts have strained bricks-and-mortar retailers for some time now
At the end of an extraordinary year of heightened demand in Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) investments across numerous asset classes, opportunities for long-term, sustainable investing in the real estate management industry are now becoming a bigger focus.
There has been a strong revival in occupier and investor activity in the major UK regional office markets recently, reversing the trend seen since the Global Financial Crisis and confounding the current slowdown seen in regional retail markets.
House of Fraser recently announced that it is seeking emergency funding from specialist lenders to save its struggling UK retail business, as its Chinese owner is in talks to sell a large stake of its ownership share.
There has been a lot of hype in the property media recently about the PropTech revolution and what it means for the mainstream property industry, which has typically been viewed as being slow to adapt to new innovations.