Another Boring Work Blog

A rolling list of work on the desk of David Thame, freelance writer on commercial property, retail, regeneration and regional economics. The hope is that PR people find it useful.

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Friday, 16 July 2010

Estates Gazette, Retail Focus, 11 September 2010


Two features - the return of debt securitisation at Tesco. What does this mean?

and the UK lingerie sector - big pants or big possibilities?

Comment/contacts by 5 August latest, please.

Estates Gazette, Scotland Focus


Two features: how will public spending cuts change what's planned in Scotland - big regeneration projects for the chop, Scottish Enterprise in turmoil? We ask the important questions...

Second feature on Scottish banks and commercial property. What with BoS and RBS, Scottish banks were up to their eyebrows in property debt - so is Scotland heading for (or already in) an Irish-style lending crisis? Will we see disposals by banks - if so what property will they sell and when? A Scottish NAMA?

Comment/contacts by 26 July, please.

South West Business Insider, August 2010

The pros, cons, methods and pitfalls of refurbishing your office/factory/warehouse. Better than buying brand new space - or a can of worms best left unopened? Comment/contact from occupiers, landlords, designers about or from the South West - which means Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and the big unitary authorities and cities in amongst (Exeter, Bristol, Bath, Plymouth etc).

Second feature on the office property market in the same area.

Deadline for comment/contacts Monday 26 July.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Estates Gazette, Leisure Focus, 21 August 2010

I'm interested in marinas - big with boom-time money-makers, and the housing developers who want to sell to them, so are they all washed up today? Marinas - inland or coastal - anywhere in the UK are potentially of interest if they are (a) thriving (b) closing (c) confused. Comment/contacts by 27 July, please.