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LDC Update - 16th July 2014

16 July 2014 by Local Data Company

Our LDC Update videos are aimed at keeping you up to date with what is going on at Local data Company and include news, updates, product releases, report summaries and much more. We will be publishing updates regularly. For more information and to subscribe to our weekly email visit http://www.localdatacompany.com

 

 

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Leisure Breakfast Briefing from The Local Data Company

20 May 2014 by Local Data Company

Matthew Hopkinson summarises our 1st 'Leisure Breakfast Briefing', held at Colliers International in Central London today, 20th May 2014.

 


 

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Damian Wild from Estates Gazette speaks to The Local Data Company.

26 March 2014 by Local Data Company

Damian Wild comments on the latest findings from the latest Openings & Closures Report 2013 from Local Data Company.

 

 

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Matthew Hopkinson from the Local Data Company (Summary)

26 March 2014 by Local Data Company

Matthew Hopkinson summarises the latest findings from the latest Openings & Closures Report 2013 from Local Data Company. Published 25th March 2014.

 

 

 

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Openings & Closures Summit 2014 Interviews

26 March 2014 by Local Data Company

Damian Wild, Mathew Ditchburn, Michael Weedon, Jonathan Reynolds, Simon Danczuk and Matthew Hopkinson comment on the latest findings from the latest Openings & Closures Report 2013 from The LocalData Company. Published 25th March 2014.

 

 

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Michael Weedon from The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA).

26 March 2014 by Local Data Company

Michael Weedon comments on the latest findings from the latest Openings & Closures Report 2013 from Local Data Company.

 

 

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Simon Danczuk, Member of Parliament for Rochdale, speaks to Local Data Company

25 March 2014 by Local Data Company

Simon Danczuk comments on the latest findings from the latest Openings & Closures Report 2013 from Local Data Company.

 

 

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Mathew Ditchburn speaks to The Local Data Company

25 March 2014 by Local Data Company

Mathew Ditchburn comments on the latest findings from the latest Openings & Closures Report 2013 from Local Data Company.

 

 

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Jonathan Reynolds from The University of Oxford speaks to The Local Data Company.

25 March 2014 by Local Data Company

Jonathan Reynolds comments on the latest findings from the latest Openings & Closures Report 2013 from Local Data Company.

 

 

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Reuters - Europe's retail scene a mixed bag.

27 February 2014 by Local Data Company

Hayley Platt reports... As confidence returns to Europe, there is some optimism among retailers. In the UK, despite disappointing January retail sales, the number of vacant shops on the high street has fallen to its lowest level in four years. Sales at European retailers like Carrefour have also risen. But as Hayley Platt reports, the recovery is still fragile.

 

 

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Estates Gazette - Monthly Market Update (February 2014)

21 February 2014 by Local Data Company

Retail vacancy rates have dropped to the lowest rate in four years.

According to the Local Data Company, the number of empty shops dropped in 2013 below 14%, but Matthew Hopkinson, director at the company, warned there was a stark north south divide.

In February's monthly Market Update he told EG: "London, the south east and the midlands are getting better but the north and north east are getting marginally worse,"

"This is about shops getting reoccupied, not being removed from stock so it is not some artificial mathematical number."

England and Scotland registered a very similar performance, but Wales was an outlier, explained Hopkinson, and dragged down the average, with a vacancy rate of 16%.

He added that the retail landscape has totally changed over the last five years with large centres providing the 'day out' experience and smaller centres coming to life again having found a niche with independents and convenience shopping.

Medium sized centres, such as Stockport and Wolverhampton, said Hopkinson 'have had a difficult time with a lot of stock to deal with a lot of retailers moving to the larger centres.'

Other sectors of the property market are also providing glimmers of hope for investors, with the private rented sector poised to take off.

James Mannix, partner at Knight Frank and head of its residential capital markets team said the sector was a 'sleeping giant'.

Mannix predicted two or three private landlords to be listed in the FTSE 100 within the next decade. "There are 800,000 units in the central London private rented sector market, if someone could accumulate just 1% of those then they'd have a market capitalization larger than the largest house builder."

Listen to the podcast below. The podcast can be also be downloaded by clicking here, or heading to Estates Gazette's iTunes channel.

 

 

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Coventry - Introduction by Matthew Hopkinson

11 February 2014 by Local Data Company
 
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