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RealCast: Shopping centre solutions, local retail thrives, Emerging Trends report

Nicol Dynes, Dan Innes, Paul Strohm and Richard Betts

In the spotlight this week:

A report in the Financial Times has explored how shopping centres can recover from the pandemic. Solutions include more mixed-use space including conversion of basements and car parks into last mile distribution centres.

Some investors are optimistic about high street retail and Paris is attracting attention, but local shopping is also thriving as London’s Brixton Village demonstrates.

Meanwhile research charity The Wellcome Trust has made a £506 million cash bid for UK housing master planning company Urban&Civic; JLL hires from Microsoft in Italy; student housing is big in Bologna; and the ULI/PWC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe is out and provides an in-depth look at property in the pandemic.

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