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Cambridge tops BNP Paribas Real Estate’s location analysis model as most desirable green city to live and work in

Cambridge tops BNP Paribas Real Estate’s location analysis model as most desirable green city to live and work in

BNP Paribas Real Estate has identified a UK wide ‘top 10 list’ of highly desirable green places to live and work outside of the capital. The university city of Cambridge tops the list followed by Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Exeter, Bristol, Dundee, Reading, Leeds, Edinburgh and finally Newcastle completing the top 10.  

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Food and grocery sector becomes new core of retail property investment, says Savills

Food and grocery sector becomes new core of retail property investment, says Savills

According to Savills, the food sector is becoming the new core in retail property investment. Last year, for the first time, investments in supermarkets, hypermarkets and food discount stores accounted for a record 21 per cent of total European retail activity, up from a five-year average of 7 per cent. Despite the decline of retail sales growth in 2020 (from 3.9 per cent in 2019 to 1.7 per cent in 2020), food and grocery sales increased by 7.5 per cent, and are expected to continue to rise by 2.2 per cent per annum over the next five years.  

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European real estate: Differences between sectors to persist in 2021, says Rothschild

European real estate: Differences between sectors to persist in 2021, says Rothschild

According to the Edmond de Rothschild Economic Research team, the expected recovery in economic activity in Europe will provide more support to commercial real estate markets. Some of the main trends in place since the start of the crisis will persist in 2021, with differences in momentum between the four main real estate sectors (rental residential real estate, retail, offices, and industrial and logistics).