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  • A holistic approach to real estate

    Tim Fry FRICS argues that decisions taken without a definitive understanding of the whole real estate lifecycle may lead to financial challenges in the future. Professionals must therefore understand how each stage is linked and recognise that all decisions taken have long-term implications for the value, performance and risk profile of an asset.

  • EU referendum: The economic challenges ahead

    The “single market” experience for the UK since joining the European Economic Community in 1973 has, by and large, been a positive one. Enhanced product market competition has led to a decrease in the mark-up ratio in manufacturing from 38% to 28%, price dispersion has fallen significantly, and a rise in business innovation has lifted aggregate productivity and real wages.

  • EU Referendum: what it could mean for construction

    The potential stalling of UK-bound investment from external groups has been felt; uncertainty has put a stopper on some investment decisions, and this has negatively affected the construction sector. However, investor confidence is not the only element of the debate that could affect construction.