Archive | September, 2011

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Guest blog: Bidwells’ Patrick McMahon on the return of the developer

To tie in with our Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk features in tomorrow’s magazine we have a guest blogger. Patrick McMahon has been senior partner at Bidwells since the start of 2010, prior to this he was responsible for the firm’s investment team in London for 16years. Today he talks about the return of the developer – […]

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Newcastle and Gateshead’s 1NG gets the chop: reaction

Today’s news that 1NG, the city development company for the Newcastle and Gateshead conurbation, has been axed by the two councils that fund it, has caused quite a stir. The official word from Newcastle and Gateshead councils is that this is the launch of “new arrangements” to attract inward investments to the region, with 1NG’s […]

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Guest post: September quarter day higher numbers of pre Christmas casualties expected

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Today’s top regional EGi stories (£)

Click on the headline to read the full story No return for lenders to Beetham Lenders to Regional Landmark Hotels – formerly the Beetham Organisation – are unlikely to see any of their investment in the business returned. Concern over Nama resi sales plan The Irish government has expressed concern over Nama’s upcoming scheme to […]

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Irish investors uncertainty deepens with abolition of upward only rent reviews latest twist

Interesting piece in the Irish Times this morning, and yet another twist in the abolition of upward only rent review’s saga. It seems that tenants will be given the right to to seek a rent review with their landlords and that the ever unpopular sunset clause will make an appearance in legislation, which is something […]

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Today’s top EGi stories (£)

Twitter to locate in DublinTwitter, the microblogging website, plans to expand into the Republic of Ireland with a new office in Dublin.FreshStart buys slice of Notts mallFreshStart Living has bought a vacant office block at Capital Shopping Centres’ Victoria Centre in Nottingham to develop into student flats.Hermes buys Manchester’s Citygate CourtAegeon has sold the Citygate […]

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Pictures: EG’s Birmingham reception

A big thank you to all of you who turned up to our Birmingham reception at the Hotel du Vin on Friday. There’s one picture to whet your appetite below but there are lots more pictures over on our Midland blog and we’ll be adding more throughout the day, as well as a video of what […]

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Ego causes MDs to inflate their office searches, says research

Bit of light hearted research to start the week. Let’s talk about size. It seems that some property managers and MDs are pretending to be much, much bigger than they actually are and it’s Northerners who are the biggest culprits. In fact, when it comes to looking for new offices many are requesting more than double […]

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The best of the web this week: regional reaction to NPPF, a manufacturing boost and BCSC

It’s the political conference season and things got off to a hot start with the Liberal Democrats in Birmingham.  Regional press focused on the up coming Labour party conference in Liverpool later this month pointing to the fact it would bring a £15m economic boost to the city, although there was no mention in the […]

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Guest post: Consultation needed on Scottish empty rates relief removal

Peter Muir is director and head of Scottish rating at Colliers International “John Swinney, the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, has announced, as part of his three year spending review, empty property rates relief will be removed from 1 April 2013.   Although details are still vague, it is highly […]

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