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Discover more intelligent advice and news on commercial property, as well as the latest case studies and reports.

Business Adolesence

Intali is 15 years old today! According to the marketing guru’s, what I am supposed to do is tell you what we’ve achieved, who we’ve worked for, where we’re going and how brilliant we are. But you already know that and it is not the way we do things! So, as a small break from…

London Sets the Viability Agenda

Viability is a mess. A hotch-potch of policy, guidance, case law and interpretation. Benchmarks, inputs, outputs and appraisal. Report, submission, review and appeal. Argument, counter-argument and compromise. The purpose is to tax the uplift in value of land when planning permission is granted. A simple tax would do that but it’s been tried a few…

Trust

We were looking at a difficult investment for a pension fund client a few weeks ago. Great tenant, good location for the industrial use and a new 10 year unbroken renewal lease. Our “desk-top” due diligence report made a recommendation to submit a bid subject to inspection and the client agreed. Then it started to…

Business Rates, Tenant Security and the impact on Investment Value

The furore over business rates is gathering speed.  Today government ministers claimed the “revolt” over business rate revaluations was rooted in “distortions and half-truths”.  Sajid Javid called it a relentless campaign of misinformation. Really?  Well here is just one example. We look after many properties for investors and that naturally means that we have to build a…

Choose Your Retail Investment with Care

January is when every publication carries its own predictions for their relevant market. The property press is no exception. Although all of the business indicators are positive at present for the end of 2016, the future is deemed to be anywhere from slightly dark to pitch black. The combination of a “hard” Brexit, rising inflation,…

Selecting Investments for the Private Investor

Private investors should be wary of believing the press when they report on the commercial investment market. Reporting in the national media and property press will generally focus on the “fund” market. Here investment deals transact in the tens of millions of pounds. There is plenty of freely available evidence and analysis for journalists to…