Derbyshire considers new joint ventures with Suffolk
Derbyshire CC is considering plans to launch two joint ventures with Suffolk CC.
County announces two major property investments
Cambridgeshire CC has announced the details of two major property investments in deals worth more than £60m.
Morgan Sindall capitalises on council contract wins
Morgan Sindall’s property services arm has helped bolster the group’s profit margins this year.
£1m boost from commercial investment
A plan to invest in commercial property has brought in more than £1m extra in rent over the past year to Basingstoke & Deane BC.
Public sector drives growth at Galliford Try
Developments with local authorities have delivered a boost to construction firm Galliford Try.
Transforming town centres the public/private way
Allan Lockhart says councils are already strategically acquiring retail and commercial assets in the town centres – working with sector specialists to drive positive change and meet communities’ specific needs.
Why we need to start talking about town centre regeneration
Strong local leadership is needed to ensure that the transformation required to create vibrant town centres is one which benefits the wider community, says Tim Reade of CIPFA.
Spelthorne criticised over 'weaknesses' behind flagship property deal
An auditor has criticised ‘significant weaknesses’ in the decision-making behind Spelthorne BC’s multi-million pound BP Campus purchase.
Investors upbeat over UK’s cities and regions
Michael Burton tests the mood of international investors’ attitudes to the UK’s cities and regions at this year’s giant MIPIM event.
Should councils buy property miles away?
Tiffany Cloynes questions what legislation to impose a geographical limit on where councils can buy property would achieve – as a local authority already needs to ‘act reasonably in exercising its powers’
MIPIM: The frontrunner’s team checklist
Those that can help tell the story, sell the story, capture hearts and minds, and importantly, deliver on promises will be key to MIPIM success beyond the four-day showstopper, says Marek Dobrowolski.