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Construction & Real Estate Community industry press

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UK's real estate market shrinks by $6.2bn

The UK's real estate investment market has contracted to $714bn (£564bn). In contrast, the global market continues to grow, according to MSCI's annual Real Estate Market Size rankings for 2018.

House-price divide between London and other regions continues in June

Housing prices in London fell 1.4% during June 2019, whereas prices rose in Wales and northwest England. A recent Deloitte report found that consumer confidence is falling in the southeast and London but rising in the north of England.

United Kingdom Infrastructure report

A Fitch Solutions industry report on the UK construction industry. Includes a SWOT analysis, infrastructure risk/reward index and ten-year growth forecasts to 2028.

GDPR one year on: time for real estate to take stock

Real estate businesses need to ensure they are ready to handle a personal GDPR data breach. It is crucial that real estate staff handling personal data understand their obligations.

How self-storage is packing in the investors

Oliver Close reports on the opportunities for real estate investment within the UK self-storage industry. The sector is becoming increasingly competitive from a commercial real estate investor perspective.

The new lease accounting rules

The updated lease accounting standard IFRS 16 is likely to affect most small businesses that follow US GAAP or IFRS. The new rules will impact the definition of a lease, what leases are reported and the difference between an operating and a finance (or capital) lease.

Balancing blockchain hype with reality

Blockchain could make the construction sector more efficient and transparent. Yet the cost of implementation is still too high for many construction firms. David Bicknell advises the industry to treat blockchain not as a fix-all solution but as one tool in a well-stocked toolbox.

Empty rates: going for broke

A range of ingenious empty property taxation mitigation schemes are being offered, many of which have been tested in the courts. Estates Gazette looks at the legal outcomes of the court cases.

Charting the tax landscape

An update on changes to British tax laws relevant to real estate investments, as of March 2019. Topics covered include capital gains, corporation tax, stamp duty land tax and the new Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA).

European retail real estate: successfully navigating a world in transition

Major trends currently impacting the retail industry in Europe - a report based on insights from ICSC's European Research Group. Factors covered include demographics and consumer attitudes/behaviour, real estate/property performance, investor sentiment and retailer strategy.

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