LISNEY'S recently launched Q1 2019 investment research noted £41 million worth of deals across a variety of sectors - a relatively modest start to the year, but up significantly on the same quarter last year, which in the context of the political climate is better than we might have expected. Aside from a portfolio of petrol filling stations sold by Lisney, a notably absent sector was traditional retail. No shopping centres, retail parks or indeed high street shops traded in the first quarter, a theme which is mirrored across the UK with the sector seeing the lowest quarterly volumes trade for a decade.Whilst headlines are dominated by retailers struggling to adapt, we sometimes miss out those who are giving the consumer something different and responding to the change in how consumers want to interact with retailers. Whether that's cheap fashion or an experiential environment, our shopping centres and high streets have plenty of examples of quality retailers, trading sustainably. … [Read more...] about Retail investment
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By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
THE new year always signals a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. With the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA) stating that the number of new businesses in Northern Irela[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about New year, new start-up: protecting the beginning of your business
Northern Ireland New Year Honours 2019- Full list BelfastTelegraph.co.uk New Year 2019 Honours List - Northern Ireland: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-new-year-honours-2019-full-list-37663306.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37002918.ece/745af/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_d9dc676a-e63e-4753-8cda-cc45fc769b82_embedded25567873 Email New Year 2019 Honours List - Northern Ireland: Commanders of the Order of the British Empire- CBE Nicholas David George Coburn- Group Managing Director and Deputy Chairman, Ulster Carpet Mills (Holdings) Limited. For services to the Economy in Northern Ireland. Dr Bryan Keating- For services to Economic Development in Northern Ireland. Professor David Noel Livingstone- Professor of Geography and Intellectual History, Queen's University Belfast. For services to Scholarship in Geography, History of Science and Intellectual History. Dr William James McBride- For services to Rugby Union. Professor … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland New Year Honours 2019- Full list