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Marine Duchesne
Senior Consultant
Hotels | 21/06/2017 12:26:32

Is extended-stay the new panacea for the hotel industry?

Positioned somewhere between hotels, independent short-term let accommodation and corporate housing, serviced apartments and aparthotels are getting traction and many traditional hotel key players now want their share of the pie.

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Hotels 21 June 2017

Is extended-stay the new panacea for the hotel industry?

While this asset class has been popular with corporate users for some time in other parts of the world, with Fraser serviced apartments launched in Singapore in 1998, they started to sprout later in Europe as hotel groups are launching extended-stay brands and specialised oper...

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By:
Marine Duchesne
Senior Consultant
Dental Practices 13 June 2017

Private Equity and the changing landscape of the dental sales market

In fact, I’ve seen a substantial number of private equity groups looking to invest in the dental sector, many of which already have management teams in place ready for the right opportunity. Private equity investment in the dental sector is not a new concept, however their ...

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By:
Oliver Snowden
Associate Director
Pubs 06 June 2017

Almost a year on from the introduction of the Pubs Code, what happened to the “unintended consequenc

The Pubs Code? Recall that one of the main objectives of the Pubs Code was, broadly speaking, to ensure that tied tenants of the largest pub-owning businesses are no worse off than free-of-tie tenants, yet without placing undue regulatory burdens on businesses. At implemen...

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By:
Ramzi Qattan
Associate Director
Childcare & Education 05 June 2017

GE 2017 manifestos: childcare and education policies reviewed

There are four key points to the Labour Party’s manifesto, the first being the suggestion of a complete overhaul of the childcare sector by giving subsidies directly to childcare settings rather than the parents. However, this proposal is not a new one and has been recommended...

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By:
Jennifer Gill
Valuer
Childcare & Education 02 June 2017

It's busy up north in the childcare market

The demand for high quality settings is at an all time high which has resulted in some exceptional prices being achieved. This is being fuelled by existing operators looking to consolidate and acquire competitors and looking to expand into new areas. We have also seen increase...

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By:
Sofia Beck
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Hotels 09 May 2017

No end in sight for hotel consolidation

So what is driving the recent consolidations? In our view, there are four primary causes: the shift in hotel booking behaviours, the race for geographic expansion, the rise of industry disruptors and readily-available capital. Consumers are increasingly using online booking...

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By:
Marine Duchesne
Senior Consultant
Childcare & Education 04 May 2017

Why valuing an educational business is a specialist valuer's appointment

The profits method of valuation always has regard to the REO (reasonably efficient operator) and the FMT (fair maintainable trade) of the business. At the outset a FMOP (fair maintainable operating profit) is calculated and a capitalisation rate applied to conclude. This all r...

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By:
Jennifer Gill
Valuer
Hotels 28 April 2017

The South region - high demand and low supply is good news for hotel owners

Who’s buying? We are still seeing demand from existing operators and both UK based and international investors (European and Asian even in the regions). However, it is also very positive to see interest returning from first time buyers as well as those seeking a change of...

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By:
Andrew Moore
Director
Childcare & Education 05 April 2017

The changing picture of childcare in Wales

The current position... Formal childcare in Wales has always differed from the provision and funding models experienced by nursery operators over the border in England. To some degree this has prevented the expansion of corporate day care provision in Wales as experienced p...

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By:
Corrina Jones
Business Agent - Licensed
Pubs 05 April 2017

Does the removal of PDRs for pubs mean an end to ACVs?

The latest move by the Government to “save our pubs” was approved last week, with a proposed amendment to the Neighbourhood Bill and the removal of Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) for pubs. The intention is to stop pubs being developed for other uses or demolished without ...

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By:
Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London