May 4, 2020

Recovery from Covid: Why balance, collaboration and understanding matter most in rebuilding the economy

In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary is joined by quartet of industry leaders to talk about enabling a viable future for our towns and cities, making sure that industry, politicians and Joe Public are all speaking the same language, and ultimately, about balance, survival and coming out of the coronavirus changed for the better.

The conversation follows EG's publication of exclusive figures providing the most comprehensive view of retail real estate ownership in the UK. Using Radius Data Exchange, EG has been able to show that more than 900m sq ft of retail in the UK is ultimately owned by the UK public – be that through local authority ownership, pension funds, charitable groups or private investments.

However, recent government measurements have placed the cost of the Covid-enforced shutdown of retail almost wholly at the feet of landlords in a measure could do untold damage to the UK's high streets, towns and cities at a time when they really need investment.

So listen in for a conversation about the role that both real estate and government have to play ensuring the UK comes out of the Covid-19 crisis with the best chance of economic recovery featuring 

  • Chris Grigg, chief executive, British Land;
  • Bill Hughes, head of real assets, Legal & General Investment Management, and chair of the Property Industry Alliance;
  • Melanie Leech, chief executive, British Property Federation; and
  • Vivienne King, chief executive, Revo.

To read EG's analysis of the data, visit: www.egi.co.uk/news/hidden-dangers-of-government-raid-on-landlords-revealed/

To watch a presentation of the Radius Data Exchange analysis by EG's head of research James Child, visit: www.egi.co.uk/news/who-owns-uk-retail/

 

 

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