'Investment & Finance'

Revo | Property Moose

Date: 16/01/2018 16:35
Description: Revo supports the people and businesses involved in the diverse world of retail property and placemaking to thrive and prosper.

Revo | Snaffling Pig

Date: 16/01/2018 16:26
Description: Revo supports the people and businesses involved in the diverse world of retail property and placemaking to thrive and prosper.

Revo | Harbour Brewing Company

Date: 16/01/2018 16:20
Description: Revo supports the people and businesses involved in the diverse world of retail property and placemaking to thrive and prosper.

Revo | Love Cocoa

Date: 20/08/2018 10:22
Description: Revo supports the people and businesses involved in the diverse world of retail property and placemaking to thrive and prosper.

Revo | Free Space+ could accelerate your business!

Date: 22/12/2017 12:24
Description: Revo supports the people and businesses involved in the diverse world of retail property and placemaking to thrive and prosper.

The Future of Our High Street | The Herald

Date: 18/09/2020


The Future of Our High Streets, a virtual event organised by The Herald in partnership with international law firm CMS, heard wide-ranging views from a panel of experts with input from attendees who voted 66 per cent in favour of the introduction of an online sales tax. Asked if the shift from the high street to internet shopping during the pandemic will be permanent, 79% said they expect the trend to continue.


Keynote speaker Vivienne King, chief executive of Revo, which ...

Landlords and tenants unite in call for Government subsidy as end of eviction ban nears

Date: 25/08/2020

Many landlords and tenants are broadly united in calls for the Government to step in and pay 50pc of rents in what bosses have termed Property Bounceback Grants. Yet the Government’s bar for financial support beyond existing loans and grants is high.


“It is not a call from owners alone,” says Vivienne King, chief executive of the retail property group Revo. “But a desperate plea from the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors who recognise that it is not ...

Business & landlords call for introduction of Property Bounceback Grant

Date: 11/08/2020

The British Property Federation (BPF), British Retail Consortium (BRC), Revo, ukactive and UKHospitality have issued a joint call for the Government to introduce a Property Bounceback Grant to facilitate negotiations between landlords and tenants. This aims to solve the rent crisis looming over the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors and the wider property industry.



Analysis commissioned by the five trade bodies found that if Government support covered 50% of unpaid rents ...

Industry Covid-19 Call: Key messages (28 April)

Date: 30/04/2020

Key messages from the industry call 28/04/20

The industry continues to face challenges maintaining lockdown of retail assets, as well as becoming increasingly concerned in regards to re-opening. To help support members from a practical perspective, Revo has held a fifth industry call on Tuesday April 28. The themes covered included an update on crime, information on home testing, managing communication, and misinformation. As many as 68 attendees joined the call.


The call was chaired ...

Supporting the retail property and placemaking industry through COVID-19

Date: 28/04/2020

Revo is working in collaboration with British Property Federation and British Retail Consortium to support businesses in the retail property and placemaking industry facing unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19.


Read the full article in The Financial Times.

Read our joint letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak here.

British high street pleads for state help with rent

Date: 21/04/2020

In a letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, a coalition of the UK's biggest retail chains and property owners warned that "many viable companies" will file for administration if the government does not intervene further, causing job losses and a "devastating impact" on high streets.


The letter was signed by Revo, British Retail Consortium and British Property Federation.


Vivienne King, CEO of Revo, said:

"We welcome the Government's action on business rates, although would wish to ...

More pressure on retail landlords as Oasis and Warehouse enter administration

Date: 17/04/2020

More pressure has been piled on to retail landlords following fashion chains Oasis and Warehouse entering administration.


Partners at Deloitte were appointed administrators late yesterday afternoon. The brands will continue to trade online in the short-term whilst the administrators assess options for the future.


Vivienne King, Chief Executive at Revo, said: “With the June quarter day fast approaching there is increasing urgency for a form of Government support for ...

Rent breaks puts pressure on landlords

Date: 25/03/2020

Shopping centre owners and other property firms have warned ministers that they face extreme challenges without support to replace lost rental income.


Edward Cooke, chief executive of Revo, said talks were under way with the Government about what support can be made available to landlords, potentially in the form of loans or grants amid fears that some may not qualify for existing schemes.


He pointed out that many property firms counted UK pension funds among their top ...

Industry Covid-19 Call: Key messages & resources

Date: 23/03/2020

On Thursday (19.03.20) Revo held an industry call on COVID-19. This was a follow up call to the one held two weeks ago that covered business continuity and crisis management. 


We are living in exceptional times and it is more important than ever to come together as a community, to work collaboratively to support staff and our customers the best we can. For Revo members, a new information hub has been formed on the website and we will continue to hold weekly calls to provide ...

PIA: A best practice framework for a responsible real estate industry

Date: 16/03/2020


Those involved with the built environment have a huge collective responsibility and opportunity to drive real change. While many in our sector are making significant strides forward and having a really positive impact with their ESG policies, there remains a lot of debate and a lack of clear direction as to what best practice looks like, particularly for those who are less well resourced, which leads to fragmented efforts.


This framework will ...

Budget 2020: Business rates for small retailers abolished for 1 year

Date: 12/03/2020

Ed Cooke, Chief Executive of retail property lobby group Revo, said yesterday’s budget initiatives “provides a much needed safety-net which will keep many retailers trading”.

“However, the Chancellor has once again neglected to support larger retailers, who are major employers are drivers of economic activity in towns and cities across the UK, particularly in those communities that lent their votes to the Conservative Party last December,” he said.


Business leaders make fresh call for rates reform ahead of budget

Date: 05/03/2020

Revo has joined with other industry groups to call on the Government to honour its manifesto pledge to review and reduce business rates. Revo's CEO Ed Cooke said that the reduction of business rates “is critical to ensuring that the UK remains internationally competitive, and so our towns and cities thrive in the future.”


Download the full letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak.


Click here to read The Financial Times article.

Anger over business rates reform 'dithering'

Date: 25/02/2020

"The Treasury is set to announce a fresh review of business rates as part of chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget next month, including exploring whether to base the system on land values rather than rental values, The Times reported yesterday.


“A change in the business rates system needs to happen quickly and exploring a land value tax will just delay things further,” said Ed Cooke, chief executive of the retail property lobby group Revo."


Read the full ...

Retailers demand digital sales tax in bid to save high street

Date: 19/02/2020

Some thoughts from Revo in The Times ahead of next month’s Budget 2020 on business rates and infrastructure.


"Revo, which represents hundreds of retailers, high street landlords and consultants, has written to the Treasury asking it to accelerate the “fundamental” review of business rates promised at the Queen’s Speech in December."

Read the full article in The Times here.


Thanks Louisa Clarence-Smith for the story, and to you and Ashley Armstrong for ...

Retail Apocalypse, or Ahead of the Game? Evolution of the UK retail environment

Date: 13/11/2019

Although 2019 has been a tough year for retail and retail property in the UK, it's not all doom and gloom.


If you're attending MAPIC this year, be sure to check out tomorrow's session on: ‘Retail Apocalypse, or Ahead of the Game? Evolution of the UK retail environment’ which will be moderated by Revo's CEO, Edward Cooke.


This session will aim to dispell the view of a retail apocalypse and propose that retail is being reborn.


Date: Thursday 14th ...

The Developer Live: Risk and Resilience

Date: 05/11/2019

The Developer Live: Risk & Resilience conference will bring together leading organisations including Berkeley Group, Grosvenor, PfP Capital, Scottish Canals and Leeds City Council to share insights into how they are developing in response to rising environmental risk and addressing the pressing challenge of climate change to their organisation and how these learnings can be applied to the design of our cities.

Seize this unique opportunity to hear from inspirational leaders on how you ...

Survey: Help shape the future of Britain's high streets and town centres

Date: 15/07/2019

Following on from research conducted by Revo in 2019, this survey represents the next stage in a programme of in-depth interviews, workshops and seminars to be conducted jointly by Lambert Smith Hampton and Revo to better understand the critical challenges facing Britain’s high streets and town centres; and what measures can be put in place to help fix some of our struggling centres. 


The output will be an informative research report to be released later this year. We will ...

Topshop empire survival vote 'on a knife edge'

Date: 12/06/2019

Landlords and other creditors are meeting today in London to vote on revised proposals to save Sir Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire.

Ed Cooke, Chief Executive of Revo, spoke to the BBC and said the vote is "clearly on a knife edge", and the outcome is by no means certain.

However, he is not convinced that Arcadia will immediately go into administration should creditors vote against the rescue plans.


Read the full article: >>BBC Business<<


PLUS: Listen ...

Wake Up to Money

Date: 05/06/2019

Revo talks joins the Wake Up to Money report.


The broadcast is an in-depth discussion on Arcadia with the key issues being broken down. Including an onsite report from Market Street Manchester discussing the competition, where Arcadia has gone wrong and lost its way from a consumer perspective, a report on the pension issue and a segment on landlords, concluding with views from Revo.


Listen to the Wake up to Money report here



Recommendations to halt business rates rises

Date: 04/04/2019


Revo, which represents all stakeholders in the £360 billion retail property sector, has warned that Government must reform business rates to reflect economic conditions and to make the UK internationally competitive, as changes effective from 1 April, take the tax above 50% of Rateable Value for the first time.

Business rates are pegged to a commercial property’s value and calculated using a multiplier which increases annually by inflation. Retailers expect to face a ...

Moving places - James Harrocks.

Date: 04/12/2018

James Harrocks is one of our brand new Micro Business Members, a new offering for start-ups and one-man bands!

James is a professional associate member of the RICS (MRICS), having been elected in 1991. With over 30 years’ experience predominantly in retail property (in town, out of town and shopping centres) he has provided agency, asset management and professional advice for key landlord, retailer and developer clients.

Originally at Mason Owen (1987-89), he was then the ...

Insightful'19 - the future of our industry.

Date: 30/11/2018

Join us and our dynamic speakers as we explore the economic and wider outlook. It isn’t just Brexit that will change the fortunes of retail. When our event takes place, we’ll be literally weeks away from closing the door on Europe. Or, will we?

Gain insightful perspectives of what it’s going to be like beyond Brexit from different experts from our community. Challenge our panel with your concerns and questions. Join the debate and face up to the future with confidence ...

Revo Manchester 2018. It's here!

Date: 21/09/2018

This is the largest gathering of its kind in the UK – bringing together the sector’s key decision makers and dynamic businesses that together create, deliver, operate and occupy great places to live, work, shop, eat and be entertained.

Connect with over 2,500 senior decision makers from across our diverse and progressive retail property and placemaking industry. Do deals. Learn. Socialise.

Find out more here


Programme  |   Attendee List  ...

Revo and ICSC agree on global partnership.

Date: 20/09/2018

We're pleased to announce the signing of a formal agreement with The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

We're absolutely delighted to join 14 national organisations representing retail property and placemaking across Europe and the globe and in doing so allowing for a more collaborative, strategic and mutually beneficial relationship that will advance the interests of our global community.

We're joining the following countries:


The Great British High Street Awards 2018.

Date: 22/08/2018

The Great British High Street (GBHS) Awards 2018 are underway – local areas are racing to be named the UK’s best high street!

The GBHS Awards, which are run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, sponsored by Visa and backed by us, Revo and other partners, are recognising and celebrating local achievements on our high streets and supporting the communities in which we live and work.

The high street is the life and soul of communities across England, ...

Revo Manchester 2018: Bursting with inspiration from floor to ceiling!

Date: 08/08/2018

Jam packed with the who’s who and latest thinking in retail property and placemaking. 

  • 2,500+ of the most senior decision makers representing c. 1,000 businesses 

  • 600+ occupiers representing over 240 brands

  • 19 hours CPD. Be inspired by speakers including Peter Cowgill, CEO, JD Sports; Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council; Crispin Lilly, CEO, Everyman; and many more

  • F&B and leisure showcases ...

Explore Greenwich Peninsula.

Date: 30/07/2018

Some say there's no such thing as a 'new' idea... but Greenwich Peninsula is a brave new idea.

It’s a place to imagine, create and build, and one that you'll be able to take an exclusive look at as Knight Dragon share their vision.

An emerging hub for London’s culture-savvy and design-conscious, in ten years' time the £8.4bn investment will be the capital's boldest cultural landscape, with 15,000 new homes, 13,000 new jobs and £500m spent on public ...

Shopping Centre Classification, have your say!

Date: 23/07/2018

We would like to invite you to take part in an industry-wide consultation with a view to establishing a formal classification of retail assets. 

We believe we need a wider, more objective range of categories which recognises that different locations fulfil different customer needs. This will support a more accurate assessment of assets.

Our aim is, subject to feedback, to publish the new ...

Quarterly Retail Economic Briefing.

Date: 11/07/2018

Retail sales improved, rising by 4.2% in May, year-on-year, supported by short-term factors such as warm weather and the Royal Wedding.

However, consumer confidence remained on a downwards trajectory in June as concerns over the economy and Brexit persist. 

To find out more, members can check out the Quarterly Retail Economic Briefing here, prepared in partnership with Retail Economics


If you aren't a member, you can view a snapshot of the report here. You simply need to log in ...

Revo Manchester 2018 - hear all about it!

Date: 09/07/2018

The Revo Manchester 2018 conference programme is building up to be the biggest and best ever.

You’ll hear from the industry’s most innovative players, who through their unique businesses and talents are embracing and transforming our dynamic retail property and placemaking community.

Be inspired. Be transfixed. Be astounded. Our conference programme is a roller-coaster of insight, interaction and enlightenment. Plus, it'll reward you with 19 hours CPD.


Write your own story as a Revo member.

Date: 06/07/2018

We're on a mission to expand our community.

Over the past 6 months we've released videos, featuring some willing member volunteers, reading a story of an imaginary member called Suzy from Bushy Bratley and all the benefits she recieves.

View our most recent one here with Jaya Relwani from Ellandi!


Local authorities spend £3.8bn on commercial property assets in last five years.

Date: 13/04/2018

Joint research by Carter Jonas and Revo aims to identify solutions for fixing the UK’s town centres.

Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, and Revo, the national membership organisation for retail property and placemaking, have unveiled that local authorities have spent around £3.8bn on commercial property assets between 2013-2017. 

Spelthorne Borough Council in Surrey, which contains the towns of Ashford, Shepperton, Staines and Sunbury, was the biggest local ...

Quarterly Retail Briefing: April 2018.

Date: 12/04/2018

Consumer confidence proved resilient in the first quarter of 2018, as it improved to -7 in March 2018, beating market expectations of -10.

The consumer environment remains challenging for retailers though, with some well-known retailers having gone into administration or securing CVAs. As the inflation outpaces real earnings growth, bearing down on personal finances, the retail market will remain difficult.

To find out more, members can view our Quarterly Retail Briefing prepared ...

Revo Manchester 2018 - our doors are open!

Date: 06/02/2018

Three key business reasons to be there: Do deals. Learn. Socialise.

Connect with over 2,500 senior decision makers from across our diverse and progressive retail property and placemaking industry. This is the largest gathering of our community in the UK – all the people and businesses that together create, deliver, operate and occupy great places for work, rest and play.

How much? Member priority tickets are just £395 until Friday 20 April! Not a Revo member? Sorry, tickets ...

Quarterly Economic Briefing: Special Edition January 2018.

Date: 11/01/2018

As we enter 2018, the political and economic uncertainty haunts the consumer and retail business environment. 

In light of this, we, in partnership with Retail Economics, have published a special edition of the Quarterly Economic Briefing, taking a glance at the retail market in 2018.

Members can access the full report here

You can also access a free snapshot report here

Free Space+ Poster

Date: 07/09/2017
Description: + Free space We are passionate about the future of retail placemaking. Free Space+ is a new competition from Revo supporting the exciting growth of budding businesses. Ten Revo member landlords are giving cost-free pop up space, to ten winners for up to 3 months in the first half of 2018. The concept is simple. Choose a location, record a 2 minute video and answer a few questions about your business. If shortlisted, pitch for space to our judges. Entries open: 20 September - 1 December Get ...

Free Space+ Applicants Toolkit

Date: 20/09/2017
Description: Applicant toolkit. Free Space+ is a Revo initiative supporting budding businesses ready for the next stage in their evolution. We are looking for enterprises that are small, hungry and would benefit from the experience of trading in an established retail centre. We have locations to suit every type of entrepreneur– from the big destinations, to smaller more local retail places that are the heart and soul of their communities. We have kept the limitations for entry to the competition to a ...

Quarterly Economic Briefing: Special Edition January 2018

Date: 11/01/2018
Description: As we enter 2018, the retail business environment is facing many challenges. The uncertainty around Brexit, increased costs of doing business and stifled consumer spending are key challenges for the industry.

Quarterly Economic Briefing: January 2018 Snapshot

Date: 11/01/2018
Description: The consumer environment remains challenging, as inflation, a squeeze on personal finances and the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit has weakened consumer confidence to the lowest level in four years.

Revo Manchester 2018 Floor Plan

Date: 06/02/2018
Description: Networking The Alchemist Benito’s Hat Thai Khrim Urban Food Fest 47 Fourex Inc Ltd CBRE 45 Reed Midem 35 36 44 Hines Link CCTV 42 Calendar Club Knight Frank 43 Access Point 41 59 58 LPF Lounge The Hive TH Real Estate 80 Cheshire West & Chester Council 81 82 iAuditor RLI 67 54 G24 GCW 53 Networking 38 JLL M&G Real Estate Global Mutual 37 Cushman & Wake�eld Ellandi Revo 22 Hoxton Analytics The Massage Co 14 11 MRI Infabode Software Tellon Capital 12 Grosvenor 26 24 Yardi Panono Systems 9 ...

Quarterly Retail Briefing: April 2018

Date: 12/04/2018
Description: The consumer confidence proved resilient in the first quarter of 2018, as it improved in March 2018, beating market expectations.

Revo Manchester 2018 Programme

Date: 22/05/2018
Description: What’s on. 18 – 20 September Manchester Central Convention Complex Tuesday 18 September ACTIVITY TIME 10:00 18:00 – 22:00 19:00 Cushman & Wakefield: Revo Ride 100k route, starting and finishing at Rapha Manchester. Contact holly.russell-kennedy@cushwake.com for information. Revo Manchester 2018 Welcome Party Revo Chief Executive & President Dinner 19:00 for 19:45 sitting. Invite only. LOCATION Rapha Manchester Mayfield Depot Artisan Manchester Wednesday 19 September TIME ACTIVITY 08:00 ...

Quarterly Retail Economic Briefing - July 2018

Date: 11/07/2018
Description: Retail sales are up! In partnership with Retail Economics.

Quarterly Retail Economic Briefing - July 2018 Snapshot

Date: 11/07/2018
Description: Retail sales are up! In partnership with Retail Economics. Free for all to access - just log in.

Shopping Centre/Retail Property Classification Consultation

Date: 23/07/2018
Description: SHOPPING CENTRE/RETAIL PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION CONSULTATION AIM At Revo we believe that a standardised classification for shopping centres would support our objective of creating a common, objective, fairer and more positive vernacular for these assets in the UK, especially in relation to reporting, whether that’s by advisors, analysts, the media or investors. Our aim through this industry wide consultation is to create a voluntary classification methodology to be used across the industry. ...

Revo Manchester 2018 Show Guide

Date: 18/09/2018
Description: Show Guide Get Connected! Wifi: MCCC #Revo2018 Supporting partner: Contents 1 03 Welcome 05 Schedule of events at a glance 07 Programme 11 Our speakers 30 Our sponsors 46 Our exhibitors 63 Floor plan 65 Exhibitor list 66 Revo City 71 F&B and Leisure Showcase 75 Our Partners 2 Welcome 12 months on from the first rebranded Revo Conference in Liverpool, it won’t have escaped anyone’s attention that we continue to live in challenging times. No matter who you are the impacts of demographic ...

Revo Route Map to Regeneration

Date: 21/09/2018
Description: Delivering Regeneration to our Urban Centres. The Revo Route Map to Regeneration sets a framework for local authorities, developers and investors to deliver sustainable resilient urban centres that attract investment and deliver regenerative projects. The vitality and vibrancy of our urban centres is the product of sustainable – and sustained – investment and curation. By their nature, these schemes tend to be those which are large or complex and have greater challenges due to the market ...

Hammerson - More Magazine

Date: 06/11/2018
Description: M O future proof How shopping innovations, technology and events are shaping the in-store experience PAGE / SI X fashion’s most wanted VO L 01 Take the guesswork out of the new season with Hammerson’s PLUS app PAGE / TE N R W H E R E MO R E H A PPE NS E 04 hello 19 where fun happens Why there’s more happening at Hammerson 22 Hammerson’s UK Commercial Director, Iain Mitchell, tells us how a bricks-andmortar retailer can thrive in an online age What to see, eat and do at two of ...