What a year this has been!Looking back at 2020 and what the world has endured still seems surreal. Lockdowns, health fears, suffering and mourning, travel bans, closure of shops and businesses, panic buying, job losses and balancing work, children, and educational demands, it really has been a test. Some of us have endured far more, … Continue reading Seasons Greetings
Maria Wiedner interviewed Rupert Wood about turnover rent, this blog contains a summary of their interview. Rupert Wood Rupert Wood has over 25 years experience in the real estate industry, with strategic and operational experience in multiple sectors and in delivering transformative real estate solutions. Currently an executive advisor at FitForCommerce focussing on malls and … Continue reading Turnover Rent with Rupert Wood
The demise of the high street continues with the collapse of Sir Philip Green's Arcadia, here's a run through of 20, 2020 casualties: RetailerTypeDateAt riskOutcome1Bon MarcheCut price clothing2/12/20225 stores1500 JobsRescue deal on the cards2Arcadia -TopShopDorothy P'sBurtonsMiss Selfridge30/11/2013,000 JobsLooking for buyers3EWMEWNPeacocksJaeger19/11/2076 stores347 jobsDeals in the pipeline4M&CoClothing - formally MackaysAug '20lost 47 stores & 381 jobsBought out … Continue reading Retail Casualties of Covid?
At Cambridge Finance we strive for professionalism both in our company and through our teaching but how healthy is our professional institution which is at the heart of the industry? From RICS viewpoint The RICS annual review ( August '19 to July '20) shows some impressive figures for the institution (2018-2019 figures in brackets where … Continue reading RICS – Health Check
By Maria Wiedner MRICS CFA MPhil (Cantab) As an experienced real estate financial investment consultant and trainer, I receive regular enquiries about the best way forward to career progression. The most common question I am asked is which is a better investment, the CFA charter or the MRICS. Here is my analysis of the pros … Continue reading Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder vs Member of Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
The job retention scheme, or furlough, has amounted to an astronomical cost to the government with the second furlough at approximately £6 billion per month, £200,000 per day and a total of £41.4 billion as at 18 October 2020 to the economy (figures from HMRC). Let us also not forget the staggering human cost that … Continue reading The Economic and Human cost of Furlough and Redundancies
A lack of professional training can lead to an obsolete, demoralised and demotivated workforce, a reduction in productivity and competitiveness. The benefits of training for your staff, both new and experienced cannot be overemphasized. Better employee performance, increase in employee satisfaction and morale – Professional training in a relevant subject increases not only knowledge but also … Continue reading How can employee training benefit employers? 5 reasons.
Coronavirus has had a marked affect on how people want to spend their work and leisure time and has shifted priorities for building design. Gardens, recently seen as a nuisance and best avoided by some, are now sought after for the offer of private open air space and open plan is falling in popularity as … Continue reading How has Covid shaped property design?
By Holly Mapletoft BA MAAT What shape is the residential property market in, how did it get there and what can we expect to happen next? When we speak of house prices, it is about an average, and, as with any statistic, this is open to interpretation. The average house price varies wildly across regions, … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Residential property Market
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