Game of loans

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A brief introduction to the loan portfolio market today

The international loan portfolio market has seen significant growth and continued innovation in recent years, as lenders bundle up and offload risk from their balance sheets. Large scale portfolio transactions are often key to stabilising the positions of ‘problem’ lenders; as we write, details are emerging on recently rescued Spanish lender Banco Popular’s €30bn non-performing loan portfolio.

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Posted on 22/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Manchester Residential Quality Guidance (MRQG)

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“From the outset, the team developed a fresh and innovative approach which sought to avoid a ‘one size fits all approach’. We wanted to create a Residential Quality Guidance which is engaging to all, grounded in the distinctive sense of the place that is Manchester, and which addresses quality at all stages of a development’s lifecycle. This was made successful through collaborative working, a forward thinking client and a high calibre steering group. The guidance is flexible and adapts to align with ongoing strategic objectives around the delivery of high quality homes, streets and neighbourhoods needed to support Manchester’s future sustainable growth.”
- John Copper, Partner, Deloitte Real Estate

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Posted on 02/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Consultation on new Mayoral CIL rates in London

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The London Mayor has published a new CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for consultation. The consultation period ends on the 7 August.

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Posted on 21/07/2017 | 0 Comments

Disrupting the disruption – the effect of digital disruption on real estate, infrastructure and the construction industry

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Digital disruption is something that working in property and construction we hear a lot about. According to some, robots are coming to take our jobs and soon we won’t need to learn to drive either. Without sounding sceptical, this is currently quite a far cry from the industry we work in. Property, infrastructure and construction in general is still a rather traditional industry when it comes to how we work, albeit some technology advancements.

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Posted on 22/06/2017 | 0 Comments

What to expect at LREF

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The London Real Estate Forum this year will undoubtedly be dominated by what the outcome of the General Election means for London property in the short and medium term.

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Posted on 13/06/2017 | 0 Comments

Supreme Court judgement on housing and the National Planning Policy Framework

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The Supreme Court last week passed judgement on the proper interpretation of paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and relevant policies for the supply of housing.

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Posted on 13/06/2017 | 0 Comments

Publication of Revised Heritage Works

A refreshed and streamlined toolkit for practitioners working with heritage assets

Introduction
On the 16 May 2017, the Deloitte Real Estate Planning team hosted the launch of the newly revised Heritage Works. Heritage Works is a document which we have researched and written on behalf of Historic England, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the British Property Federation (BPF).

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Posted on 08/06/2017 | 0 Comments

The Farmer Review – a skills shortage crisis?

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What is the Farmer Review?
At the end of 2015 the Government asked the Construction Leadership Council to identify actions to reduce the industry’s vulnerability to skills shortages. The review was carried out by Mark Farmer of Cast Consultancy, which resulted in the publication of the Farmer Review in October 2016. The report focuses in particular on housing although it suggests that the skills shortage can be found throughout the entire construction industry. Farmer believes the industry does not make enough money, which leads to underinvestment in training, development and innovation.

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Posted on 13/04/2017 | 0 Comments

The Housing White Paper - The Virtuous Circle

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The Housing White Paper, published in February 2017, combined with the Autumn Statement’s commitment of £8bn to the supply of housing, should accelerate the delivery of new homes in the UK and broaden the composition of supply.

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Posted on 30/03/2017 | 0 Comments

UK Cities – it’s a three horse race but what about the best of the rest?

Simon Bedford Birmingham

Having just taken over as the leader of Deloitte’s UK Local Public sector business MIPIM 2017 presented a golden opportunity to undertake a serious city health check. Deloitte employ around 6000 people across our 17 UK offices outside London and we have ambitions to grow this figure at least another 2000 by 2020. Clearly each of the Cities exhibiting at MIPIM this week have been keen to establish their credentials in the uber competitive inward investment market – so had did they fair?

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Posted on 21/03/2017 | 0 Comments