Guidance Note 95 - Security Threat Mitigation Response Levels

With the security threat level at ‘Critical’ please refer to Revo Guidance Note 95: Security Threat Mitigation Response Levels and review your plans in accordance. This has been made available for everyone to access.

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Guidance Note 112 - Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEES)

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Sector) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 will make it unlawful from April 2018 to let residential or commercial properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’. Our Guidance Note will take you through this space.

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5 questions on MEES that you were afraid to ask

Revo recently hosted a lively and interactive panel discussion at RPC looking at how MEES could impact the retail sector.

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Revo 2017 launch party

Lose yourself in our launch party. It's free as part of your attendee ticket! Step into a fantastical environment of electro-landscapes and digital botanicals. Designed to surprise and delight. Sample subversive menus. Sip upon sublime wines and collaborative cocktails. Combining food, drink, art and performance. Kick-start Revo 2017, with attitude.

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Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week is here from 14 - 20 May. Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But together, we can raise awareness, offer help and understanding and urgently find a cure.

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Green Sky Thinking Week

Green Sky Thinking is a week long, London-wide events programme for built environment and property professionals, organised by Open-City. Since 2011, the week programmes 50+ events that showcase sustainable design solutions for London’s current built environment challenges. Unlike conferences or tradeshows the events are informal and on-site project talks, thereby providing 'real' exemplars for the industry to learn from. Each event is expert-led, hosted by organizations foremost in the delivery of sustainable design. 

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Creating Place: A retail property & placemaking manifesto for General Election 2017

Revo publishes 14 point Election Manifesto to support UK retail & real estate. Revo, the organisation representing the retail property and placemaking industries which together contribute more than £20 billion in taxes annually to the UK economy, has issued a set of demands to the main political parties contesting the upcoming General Election, to ensure the support and future growth of the retail property sector which is integral to creating sustainable communities across the UK. The fourteen point plan (set out in full below), which includes calls to action on business rates, planning and housing development, and education and skills, has been delivered to all major political parties ahead of the General Election on 8 June.

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Revo North Summer Social

Meet old friends. Make new acquaintances. And further those all-important industry relationships. With key representatives from across the Northern retail property and placemaking community, our Summer Social at Trinity Kitchen is the place to be.

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Retail Property Appraisals with Bayfield Training

Bayfield Training and Revo have collaborated to bring you the new Retail Property Appraisals course. Learn how to build a Retail Property cash flow model. This course takes delegates step by step through the creation of a full shopping centre cash flow model. As a modelling course, it is almost entirely Excel based. The course starts by analysing the variables that influence shopping centre investment returns. Delegates will calculate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that can be shown to influence the financial model from Tenancy through to Risk.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Revo Purple Apple Marketing Awards 2017!

The only awards which recognise and reward effective shopping and town centre marketing within the UK retail property sector.

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Business alliance signs letter on business rates reform

Revo, along with a number of other trade bodies, are co-signatories to a letter sent to the three political parties to make the case for fundamental reform of the business rates system. 

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Our reaction to the Housing White Paper

We've called on the Government to make a fundamental change to the National Planning Policy Framework in order to fast-track the delivery of much needed new homes in town centres. 

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We work in a remarkable sector, with brilliant people doing brilliant things.

From retail agent, to marketer, from investor, to trader, from politician, to advisor there is so much expertise and wisdom in our marketplace. If there was ever a time to share experiences, it is now.

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Revo 2017 Early Bird attendee tickets end on Friday 5pm!

Bringing together the most influential and inspirational players from across the sector – owners/investors, developers, retailers, retail property agents, professional service consultants, a host of leading service providers, public sector representatives and retail, food, beverage and leisure occupiers and operators – offering unrivalled access to the greatest retail property networking, deal making and learning opportunities.

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Purple Apple Marketing Awards - shortlist announced!

The Revo Purple Apple Marketing Awards are the only awards which recognise and reward effective shopping and town centre marketing within the UK retail property sector. These awards acknowledge high standards and reassure retailers and other interested parties that shopping centre marketing is effective and provides excellent value for money.

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Revo's submission to the government's Building our Industrial Strategy Green Paper

The ten pillars offer a foundation around which to build a modern industrial strategy but the importance of place and placemaking in this debate must not be eschewed. Without physical real estate – both an industry of itself and an enabler of other industries – and supporting infrastructure, a modern industrial strategy cannot be realised.

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Revo 2017 Early Bird rates for attendee tickets end Friday 28 April!

Think you know us? Think again. Our industry of retail property and placemaking is going through seismic change, as it continues to evolve in an experience led and dynamic economy. Revo 2017 focuses on this evolution as the UK’s largest single gathering of people and businesses that together create, deliver, operate and occupy great places for work, rest and play. From just £395 (exclusive of VAT) this is our lowest prices ever, 40% down on last year!

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MEES Breakfast Seminar

Recent guidance on MEES has emanated from government and contending with this legislation is now very much a reality for the retail property sector. Not just impressing an environmental impact, it has potential to create issues for use and value of properties across the sector and far into the future. In partnership with RPC, Legal Law firm of the Year 2016, we are hosting a breakfast seminar to help guide you in this space.

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Future Retail Destinations - take it from me, it’s all about learning from experience

Why is the UK good at driving innovation? It's all about the mature market. You can with certainty class the UK as having a mature retail property market; but conversely this has led to innovation on a big scale – and the world is looking on.

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The Property Week Awards 2017

A case study in celebrating diversity, positive change and individual dynamism. Property Week’s annual Award ceremony took place this week and it was exciting and motivating for our community to see how diversity, change and individual dynamism were celebrated and rewarded.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Revo Opal Awards 2017!

The only awards programme to truly encompass and reflect the entire breadth and scope of commercialisation activity and its positive impact on retail and leisure environments – as generators of income, a contributor to enhancing positive customer experience, the overall vitality of retail destinations and by creating points of difference, complementing the existing retail mix.

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Opal Awards 2017 shortlist announced!

The only awards programme to truly encompass and reflect the entire breadth and scope of commercialisation activity and its positive impact on retail and leisure environments – as generators of income, a contributor to enhancing positive customer experience, the overall vitality of retail destinations and by creating points of difference, complementing the existing retail mix.

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Invoking Article 50 - our response

The Prime Minister has now set our path out of the European Union in motion. Retail is a Great British success story, a hugely significant generator of jobs, tax and investment, and admired around the world for its creativity and innovation. It is supported by a dynamic retail property and placemaking industry that is striving to adapt to new ways of doing business, creating value for communities and investors.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Revo ACE Awards 2017!

Excellent customer service must be proactive and is essential for meeting customer’ increasing expectations and needs. Winning an ACE Award not only reinforces your added-value message to customers - it sets benchmarks in the industry and ensures widespread industry recognition attracting both investors and retailers.

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Shopping Centre Management Conference starts tomorrow!

This is a must attend for anyone involved in the management and operation of retail property and wider retail places. Whether you represent a shopping centre, retail park, outlet centre, transport hub or leisure destination or BID, our high calibre educational programme, ample networking opportunities and extensive showcase of leading industry service providers and consultants is designed to support you in delivering optimum asset management and performance for maximum return.

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Adaption: a universal challenge

I love my job. Last week I spent a couple of days at MIPIM, meeting new acquaintances and old friends in the sunshine of Cannes and as we speak I’m whizzing up the east coast of England on my way to Darlington in the beautiful County of Durham.

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Retail Asset Management - UCEM

UCEM has decided to stop offering the Retail Asset Management Programme (including the Certificate of Higher Education Retail Destination Management and Foundation degree Retail Asset Management).

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Key Trends in the Cinema Market - new seminar!

Join speakers from VUE EntertainmentThe Light Cinemas and Curzon Cinemas as they discuss emerging trends and enhancements for cinema audiences and crucially how they impact property strategies for operators.

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MIPIM 2017 – Investing in the UK retail market: a global opportunity?

Thursday 16 March, 14:00 - 14:45, Government Marquee

The UK is a great place to do business. One of the most mature, competitive and technologically enabled retail markets in the world. This has major advantages. And of course, more can be done to attract inward investment, especially given the current political and economic environment. 

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Action Counters Terrorism - Make Nothing Happen

Since 2014, the threat we’ve faced from terrorism has been ‘Severe’ which means that an attack is highly likely.

But the cooperation between public and police is a powerful defence. Consequently, in recent years, attacks have been prevented and lives have been saved.

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Retail Path - National Apprenticeship Week

Our Retail Path apprenticeship programme has been running for two years, during which time ten apprentices have successfully completed their placements and all moved into employment - and a further five are due to complete in the coming months.  

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Budget 2017: Our comment

In his speech the Chancellor seemed to reference the importance of creating a tax system that takes into account the changing nature of the retail market. But there is scant evidence that his or his advisors' thinking has moved beyond this basic fact.

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Our President Giulia Bunting on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day let’s celebrate a growing recognition that tackling gender inequality is not just the right thing to do, it makes good business sense.

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Asia: Changing places. At pace.

As I’m discovering. And two leading examples of dynamism and fast moving cultures are Tokyo and Seoul. Our key destinations for our forthcoming study tour.

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Revo Urban Development Committee - What is the future of retail property?

Let us take you on a journey of discovery on what the Revo Urban Development Committee is planning for 2017. Introducing John Percy, Partner, Head of Retail Development Consultancy at Cushman & Wakefield...

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Over 400 retail property leaders convene at our Scotland Annual Dinner

Supported by main sponsor Hammerson, and supporting sponsor Lifestyle Outlets, the dinner attracted members from the diverse community of retail property and placemaking – including BMO Real Estate Partners, Colliers, Dixons Carphone Group plc, Glasgow Airport, Hammerson, Hines, intu, JLL, Lifestyle Outlets, Network Rail, Sainsbury's, Savills and Workman LLP.

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Revo 2017 - Exhibitors so far!

Take a look at who's exhibiting and who you could be networking with!

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How AR, apps and digital placemaking are driving innovation for heritage sites - Calvium

There’s no denying that apps are a powerful engagement tool for sites of heritage. Made well, an app can improve audience acquisition, enjoyment and loyalty. 

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Milton Keynes set to increase its population by 37% - how’s it going to do it?

On Thursday 9 February, Revo led a fantastic Study Tour to Milton Keynes that I was lucky enough to be part of.  Offering a full day of educational insight, it was fascinating to see first-hand exactly how physical and digital are both at play in today’s contemporary word.

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You hate shops and shopping but you're going to be fantastic at it. Our interview with Philip Bier, Tiger. 

Lunchtime traffic is building in Charlotte Street, London. I’m in a buzzing Japanese restaurant serving robatayaki. Look it up. I had to. I’m surrounded by trendy ad and music peeps including Mel and Sue, with whom I perceive to be their agent.

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5 minutes with Ed Cooke - Property Week

Revo’s chief executive on crazy French waiters, passion for retail and the impact of technology.

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Valentine's attracts over a third more shoppers

Footfall in UK shopping centres increased by just over a third (33.6%) yesterday in comparison with last year’s Valentine’s Day.

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Updated guidance for HGVs from NacTSCO

Keep your heavy good vehicle secure to help reduce criminal activity. Help reduce criminal and suspicious activity by following these simple steps...

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Surplus retail space can support new housing plan

The Government has today published a white paper, setting out plans ‘to fix the broken housing market and build more homes across England’. We've released our reaction.

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Revo Opal Awards - Bookings are now open!

Join us on Wednesday 5 April 2017 in celebration as we return to the iconic British Museum for the Revo Opal Awards Presentation Breakfast. Find out who’s won and network with some of the best in the industry – owners, managers, retailers, brands and agencies. 

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Re:3

Revamp. Revitalise. Regenerate.

Our brand new connections event. Energising towns, cities and urban areas - unlocking development and maximising income streams. 

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Our reaction to the Autumn Statement

Failure to reduce tax could send some businesses over the wall.

Whilst the Chancellor's commitment to reduce the cap on next year's increase for large properties – over a rateable value £100,000 – from 45% to 42% in 2017-18, and then from 50% to 32% the year after will be welcomed by some, failure to give businesses the tax reduction they deserve could send some to the wall.

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Mood of opportunity at MAPIC

Against a backdrop of solid retail property company results, the mood amongst UK delegates at MAPIC is one of opportunity rather than optimism.

There’s a feeling here that the sector is well-positioned to capture value, but there’s an air of nervousness in advance of what will undoubtedly be a turbulent year ahead. 

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Valuation Office Agency – changes to rateable values Revo reaction

Edward Cooke, Chief Executive said:

 “These latest changes come seven years after the last review in 2008, demonstrating the clear and pressing need for more frequent valuations in order to make this tax more responsive to current conditions.

 “It is well-known that the UK has the highest property taxes of any major developed country. This latest round of revaluations adds further tax burden on what already constitutes the biggest operating cost for many retailers... 

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