Viewpoint - 28/01/2013

Video: 2012 review and 2013 predictions

2012 was a challenging year for the UK economy. The UK fell back into recession, net lending to property was negative and the high street lost household names such as Comet, JJB Sports, Clinton Cards and Game.

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Despite this, we have continued to achieve innovation and results for new and existing clients. Highlights include:

  • Welcoming IVG and Chester Properties to our property management portfolio
  • Asset management at the Euston Estate in London
  • The £200m sale of BBC Television Centre
  • Advising Tesco on the continued rollout of their dot com platform
  • Agreeing the year’s biggest pre-let in Heathrow for dnata
  • Advising Kier on Watford Health Campus development

Our predictions for 2013

Looking forward, our advisers have set down some key trends and predictions for the next twelve months. Topics covered include:

  • Responding to the Energy Act
  • How alternative use will drive the office market
  • The implications of the internet on retail and industrial markets
  • Partnership in the Public Sector
  • The effect of deleveraging by the banks  

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