Archive | March, 2012

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MIPIM’s mood of cautious optimism

Guest Blogger: Bruce Dear, Head of London Real Estate, Eversheds LLP. “The Sick Man of Europe”, Turkey’s tag line in the Nineteenth Century. I remember mugging that up for A Level. Well, rather like Benjamin Button, Turkey has got healthier and younger, as the rest of Europe has got older. Istanbul shopping centres and logistics […]

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A tale of two MIPIMs

Guest Blogger: Nicky Richmond, managing partner, Brecher I suspect there’s another, altogether different MIPIM to the one that I do. One where I go to some of conference events and actually learn something about the industry in a slightly more formal way. Today, for example, I’d like to go to Estates Gazette’s Editor’s Business Breakfast, […]

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The excitement of ideas

Guest Blogger: Bruce Dear, Head of London Real Estate, Eversheds LLP. Well done to Michael Buchanan and Lara Cole, who have completed the cycle2cannes event. Particular congratulations to Michael, who cycled every centimetre of the 1500 kilometre stage event. As I get giddy going upstairs, I am hugely impressed. Unsurprisingly, Michael looks very skinny and […]

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Birmingham’s key projects for 2012

Regional editor Stacey Meadwell: I caught up with Birmingham city council’s strategic director of development Mark Barrow yesterday, fresh from arriving in Cannes. He talked about his first impressions of MIPIM this year and the key projects the city is promoting at this years event. I also asked him about competition from other UK cities […]

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Crime, decline and property

Mipim 2012: Building a Better Britain breakfast talks Crime, Decline and Property At the VPS and Estates Gazette breakfast held at Mipim this morning a panel of experts discussed Crime, Decline and Property. EG’s regional editor  Stacey Meadwell talked to Mike Kiely, director of planning at Croydon council; John Jones, head of Property Management at […]

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MIPIM’s positive mindset

Guest blogger: Stuart Fraser, Policy Chairman, City of London Corporation It’s clear that this year’s MIPIM has been marked by a far more positive mindset than the recent past. And thankfully this sunnier disposition amongst delegates, firms and cities has finally translated into a change in the weather for the better. So as I prepare […]

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The market needs to be much braver

Guest blogger: Bruce Dear, Head of London Real Estate, Eversheds LLP. “Looks more like Clacton than the Cote d’Azur.” I’m on the TGV rolling into Cannes and the sky is (well) English coloured and (feel it!) the air is thermal vest cold. But by the time of my first morning coffee with an institutional client […]

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MIPIM day 2: where’s my jumper?

Guest blogger: Nicky Richmond, managing partner, Brecher Again, Manchester. I actually come from Manchester and I wasn’t expecting so much of my home town to come to me, in Cannes. First off, the Manchester-sponsored “Funding the Future” lunch debate with keynote speaker Jim O’Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs, billed as “the man who gave BRICS […]

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London – an award winning city

  Guest Blogger: Stuart Fraser, Policy Chairman, City of London Corporation Tomorrow morning I will be picking up an award that recognises London is the city to be in – not just in 2012 but for the foreseeable future.  This is an exciting time for the capital as the eyes of the world turn to […]

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We mean business this year

    Guest Blogger: Nicky Richmond, managing partner, Brecher At least it’s stopped raining. No one likes the rain at MIPIM. It means you have to go into the Exhibition Hall, universally known as the Bunker, and that just wouldn’t do.  Ah, the Bunker. You can tell who’s up and who’s down by what is plastered […]

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