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Hotels8/24/2017

The London hotel market – challenges, activity and the opportunities

The outcome of the EU referendum continues to influence the London hotel market, both on a business performance and investor appetite basis. Still very much a hot topic within the sector is the devaluation of the pound and how this economic impact has encouraged greater levels of tourism within the capital. This increased tourism is predominately made up of overseas guests who continue to take advantage of the favourable exchange rate and is a trend we foresee continuing throughout H2 of 2017.

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Dental Practices8/22/2017

A second opinion could maximise your investment

We recently completed on the sale of a landmark 10 surgery practice in the South East. The project started with an initial enquiry from one of the owner-partners who admitted that he had received an offer from a corporate and was just looking for a ‘sense check’ that the offer was fair value.

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Restaurants8/9/2017

Pop up restaurants: the advantages of a short term lease

Interested in bringing a new food offering to the table? Business Agent, Will Langton tells us why investing in a short term lease will help you to succeed in the rapidly changing eating out market.

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Retail8/3/2017

What does the McColl's and Morrisons partnership mean for the retail market?

McColl’s has announced a partnership deal with Morrisons in which Morrisons will become the wholesale supplier of their Safeway branded products. The agreement will replace all McColl’s existing supply arrangements in time once the roll out starts from January 2018. Steve Rodell, Managing Director - Retail at Christie & Co comments:

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Hotels6/21/2017

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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Dental Practices6/13/2017

Private Equity and the changing landscape of the dental sales market

Over the past few months there has been significant media coverage regarding BUPA’s recent acquisition of Oasis Dental Care and the fact that a few select other corporates are reportedly not acquiring practices, but we’ve seen that the market remains robust with no negative impact.

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Pubs6/6/2017

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

Prior to the implementation of the Pubs Code on 21 July last year, we heard grumblings from pub companies, operators, industry bodies and independent experts alike on a number of unintended consequences that could materialise in its wake. One year on, we have set ourselves the task of assessing what changes have taken place within the industry during this period, and whether the original concerns were well founded, or pure and simple scaremongering.

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Hotels5/9/2017

No end in sight for hotel consolidation

The surge in hotel M&A deals was one of the hot topics of the 20th International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin this March, with the Marriott-Starwood mega merger still on everyone’s minds. Reflecting on the discussion at the conference we have highlighted what we believe are the root causes behind this wave of consolidation, whether this trend is here to stay and what this means for the industry.

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Hotels4/28/2017

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

As we’re seeing across many sectors in which Christie & Co operates, the South region is facing high demand and a shortage in supply of quality hotels.

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Childcare & Education4/5/2017

The changing picture of childcare in Wales

Ahead of the Welsh Government's trial of 30 hours of government funded childcare which begins in September 2017, Corrina Jones, Business Agent compares the childcare sectors in England in Wales and the changing regulatory landscape.

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