Thursday, 26 April 2012
Rural pubs are closing - the atmosphere, the customer base, the demographics and the economics all counting against them. But some are thriving by finding new ways to do business. Goodbye old hops-round-the-bar boozers, hello something quite different?
Sources with good strong contacts in the licensed trade, or rural business, most welcome. By 14 May 2012, at the latest please.
commercial property feature, comment/contacts by Tuesday 1st May at the
As the UK economy flat-lines, we look at trends in the city's
billion-pound commercial property market.
* A look at the big deals and developments which will change Manchester
city centre this year.
* Shop till you drop. How shopping centres and high streets around
Greater Manchester are adapting.
* Regeneration Game. We look at the big projects to survive the spending
cuts, including Airport City and redevelopment in Stockport.
* Big sheds. Following the sale of Segro's Trafford Park and Heywood
Distribution Park, analysis of deals and developments in the industrial
and warehouse sector.
* Big Spenders. Commercial property investment has rarely been more
popular - who is spending and where.
* Case studies on the people and places making today's commercial
Friday, 20 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Following Insider’s Business of Social Housing conference in March, which highlighted the need for providers to seek new forms of finance, we will explore where else innovation is coming into what is currently a flat sector.
Where do the opportunities lie for sovereign wealth funds, for example, and other investors who want a place for their cash? We’ll assess how the sector can innovate, and how much its hands are tied towards traditional lending avenues.Comment/contacts from banks, other lenders, borrowers and well-placed intermediaries by 10 May, please.
Also thoughts on NAMA, which is currently facing some interesting legal challenges.
Comments/contacts by 4 May, 2012, latest.
Monday, 16 April 2012
Greater Manchester's commercial property market: a poor end to 2011 and a weak start of 2012 - but there are signs of improvement. As we head towards half-year figures we assess the Greater Manchester office, industrial, retail and leisure scenes.
A more detailed synopsis follows.
Comment/contacts by 31 April 2012, please.