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The future of commercial property in the post-Covid world

The future of commercial property in the post-Covid world

By Zvi Noé (pictured), founding partner of Capreon, Noé Group – There’s no denying that many trends rapidly accelerated over the course of the pandemic. This is nothing new. With Covid-19 restrictions forcing people to stay at home, there was an absolute necessity to use technology for everyday tasks. The result was a fundamental shift in the way people work and shop, thus having wide repercussions for the commercial property industry.

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UK retail investment rebounds

UK retail investment rebounds

Investment in UK retail property is beginning to rebound with transaction  volumes totalling GBP2.76 billion in the first half of the year, up 80 per cent on the same period in 2020, according to new analysis from Knight Frank.

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Over 90 per cent of hospitality operators in the West End now open for business, says Shaftesbury

Over 90 per cent of hospitality operators in the West End now open for business, says Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury, the Real Estate Investment Trust which invests exclusively in the liveliest parts of London's West End, has confirmed that more than 90 per cent of its food & beverage operators have reopened their doors to customers since restrictions eased and indoor dining returned on Monday, 17 May.

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Public perception of retirement living shifts following 'lockdown loneliness'

Public perception of retirement living shifts following 'lockdown loneliness'

The UK's independent living retirement market is seeing a surge in demand as over 65s embrace community living in search of new friendships and to revive their social lives. Following the lockdown, insights from the UK’s leading residential property service provider FirstPort, found a 15 per cent increase in average monthly property sales in 2021 compared with 2020, reflecting pent up demand and a change in retirement property needs.