Bahraini investors are eyeing UK real estate to make the most of a "window of opportunity" created by the weaker pound. 

Majed Al Khan, chief executive of the real estate division at Bahrain-based investment bank GFH said this week that "historically closed" investors in the country were now targetting the UK as they look to expand their portfolios. 

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EG visited Birmingham yesterday to get regional reaction to Theresa May’s surprise decision on Tuesday to call a snap general election on June 8th.

Steve Benson, investment director, at Savills said that he believed she had “no choice” to call one. “People are worried that there have been a lot of elections over the last 18 months but really [the timing of it] is quite quick, it’s probably not the time for the property market to react in a negative way. I think it is being seen as a positive and that we will go into the Brexit negotiations with a stronger remit. Although uncertainty is never a good thing in the property market.”

The prime minister, who had previously said she did not foresee a general election until 2020, said she had only “recently and reluctantly” come to the decision to call an election. She will run for leadership on behalf of the Conservative Party.

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In episode three of EG’s TechTalk Radio, Emily Wright and Samantha McClary talk to EG’s first tech columnist Antony Slumbers about how property is all about service, branding and BIMing everything, delve into the world of VR and real world implications it may have, and delight listeners with EG’s first haiku and a singing AI.

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Only 52 of the 164 shops let to BHS have been managed to be re-let in the year since the retailer went under.

While some of its shops in prime shopping areas have been snapped up by the likes of Primark, H&M, some stores in smaller towns still lie empty.

EG catches up with Jonathan De Mello, head of retail consultancy, Harper Dennis Hobbs on the progress of re-letting the estate.

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Laurence Kemball Cook launched his kinetic energy producing, data collecting tile from his bedroom in 2009. Just seven years later the tiles have been laid in front of the White House and are about to become a major feature at Westfield’s White City shopping centre in west London and part of Transport for London’s ambitions to create one of London’s greenest streets just off its most congested – Oxford Street. Listen in to find out more.

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Property veteran Jeremy Newsum, who was an executive trustee of the Grosvenor Estate for 25 years says the propety industry needs to get better at earning the trust of politicians.

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In the latest in the Podded Guide series, Jonathan Seitler QC tackles the basics of the law relating to misrepresentation and misdescription in property cases, with clear, concise straightforward guidance on when a claim can be made

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