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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Join speakers from VUE Entertainment, The Light Cinemas and Curzon Cinemas as they discuss emerging trends and enhancements for cinema audiences and crucially how they impact property strategies for operators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Take a look at who's exhibiting and who you could be networking with!
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.
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.
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.
Revo’s chief executive on crazy French waiters, passion for retail and the impact of technology.
Footfall in UK shopping centres increased by just over a third (33.6%) yesterday in comparison with last year’s Valentine’s Day.
Keep your heavy good vehicle secure to help reduce criminal activity. Help reduce criminal and suspicious activity by following these simple steps...
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.
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.
Revamp. Revitalise. Regenerate.
Our brand new connections event. Energising towns, cities and urban areas - unlocking development and maximising income streams.
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.
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.
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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