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Friday, 21 January 2011

MIPIM, Cannes, March 2011


A preview feature on MIPIM for Estates Gazette - published that week (2nd week of March). Who is doing what, why are they going, what will they talk about. Comment/contacts by 11 February 2011, latest.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Estates Gazette, Retail supplement, March 2011


Think chocolates and shopping centres.

Chocolates - it's not just Thorntons these days. Exclusive stores mingle with mass market fascias and a new wave of choccie themed drinks venues.

Shopping centres - old, tired malls full of trashy downmarket crap vs. the sparkly new offers. Are we seeing the emergence of a premier league of shopping centres - and what happens to the old rubbish venues that are left behind?

Comment/contacts by 1st February 2011, please.

Estates Gazette, Central London - 5 March 2011


It's costly renting an office in central London - so why bother? We talk to those who do - and those who don't. Comment/contacts by 31st January 2011, please.

South West Business Insider - Green building, March 2011 issue

Going green can cost a lot, especially if you build from scratch - is it neccesary? Wouldnt it just be easier to recycle an old building - much greener than new build - and learn how to control your central heating? We look at offices and factories in the South West. Comment/contact today - 18 January 2011.

Estates Gazette, West Midlands 5 March 2011


Regeneration: more change to keep the regenocrats amused. I'm hunting down some of the consequences - AWM assets, for instance, or bids to the new Regional Growth Fund. Will the new local enterprise partnerships take some interesting decisions? Can TIF take off in Birmingham? Thoughts on any of these issues asap, certainly by 20th January.

Estates Gazette - Kent, 5 March 2011


I'm thinking shopping centres for the EG Kent feature, published 5th March 2011.
Deadline for comment/contacts is 19th January.