Hard brexit WILL harm the housing market, say industry leaders

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Hard brexit WILL harm the housing market, say industry leaders previous nextHousing MarketHard brexit WILL harm the housing market, say industry leadersAs parliament prepares to vote on Brexit, a survey of developers and estate agents takes a sounding on how the industry thinks Brexit will affect sales, lettings and construction.Nigel Lewis10th December 201802,176 Views Nearly 60% of estate agents believe a hard Brexit will reduce transactions in the housing market next year, a survey has revealed.Research by property firm MRI Software, which canvassed a wide range of property professionals, also found that nearly half of estate agents thought leaving the EU without a deal would ‘seriously’ restrict the ability of developers to access finance to back projects, although over two thirds said a soft Brexit would see house building continue at normal levels.A quarter of all industry professionals including agents and developers believe Brexit will be damaging to the housing industry whether it is hard or soft, although developers take a less gloomy view compared to agents.Most letting agents told MRI Software that leaving the EU would have little or no effect on the rental market including on demand or rents.“This is an industry that has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs and, once the new market environment is established, it will be moving forward and looking to take advantage of openings,” says from Dermot Briody, Executive Managing Director, Europe at MRI Software.“The survey reveals confidence among senior property professionals that the industry can ride out Brexit, reflecting a generally positive outlook that it can find opportunities amid market disruption.”MRI Software, which bought Reading based UK property software firm CML this year, interviewed 144 CEOs and senior managers within the industry including developers, consultants, property managers and sales and letting agents.Interviewees were also asked about the future of the high street, and three quarters said that both residential redevelopment and co-working spaces were likely to replace retail over the next 18 months to two years.MRI software Brexit Dermot Briody December 10, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Starbucks brews up cold speciality

first_imgStarbucks has today launched Cold Brew in three central London stores, ahead of a roll-out to 30 sites. The new-format drink, which involves the process of steeping coffee grounds in cool filtered water for 24 hours, is now available in Kingsway, Great Portland Street and St Martin’s Lane. The arrival begins the roll-out of the drink and Starbucks is the first coffee chain in the UK to bring the new-style drink to the high street.To create the pure, high-quality iced beverage, baristas will use coffee beans – currently the Guatemala Antigua variety – to brew small individual batches at each store.Mark Fox, chief executive of Starbucks UK, said: “Inspired by the US West Coast, we’re proud to bring Starbucks Cold Brew to the UK. We love bringing new experiences to Starbucks customers and trialling new initiatives that get our fans excited.“We have always offered a wide range of products to make sure all of our customers can find their favourite coffee at Starbucks. As a result of our coffee innovation, it’s great to be able to bring a new coffee experience to existing customers and newcomers alike.”The launch of Cold Brew coincides with the London Coffee Festival, where Starbucks is showcasing its future design direction influenced by its Seattle Roastery. Cold Brew can be customised with flavoured syrup for sweetness, extra milk and a foam milk topping for a creamy drink.last_img read more

Brentwood Man Arrested for Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Yunior Josue BonillaA Brentwood man has been arrested for drunken driving after he crashed his car on the Northern State Parkway in Huntington, killing a 26-year-old passenger early Monday morning, New York State police said.Yunior Josue Bonilla, 25, was speeding home in his Mercedes CLK 430 with three passengers after leaving a night club in Westbury when the crash occurred at 4:17 a.m.The victim, Gabriel Herrera-Mina, also of Brentwood, was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim was not wearing his seat belt, police noted.Witnesses told investigators that Bonilla had been seen drinking at the night club prior to driving the car, police said.The eastbound lanes of the parkway were closed for over six hours while investigators were on the scene.Bonilla will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving without a license and traffic violations. Other charges are pending further investigation, police said.Anyone who may have witnessed this accident is urged to contact the New York State Police at 631 756-3300 or 631 231-6389. All calls will be confidential.last_img read more

Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports: No. 37 Gillian Zucker, Clippers President of Business Operations

first_imgTop 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Introduction• Photo gallery of Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Dramatic change in Los Angeles sports power structure Name: Gillian ZuckerTitle: President of Business Operations, ClippersAge: 45One of two women currently serving as the president or CEO of a major professional sports franchise, Zucker was already a fixture in the L.A. sports scene as the president of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the last nine years. When new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer hired her away in November, she professed her belief that the Clippers are on their way to becoming Los Angeles’ team. Zucker was named one of the five most powerful women in motorsports by FOX during her tenure in charge of the largest speedway on the West Coast. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Indian athletes who are policing the streets during Covid-19 lockdown!

first_imgAdvertisement 2godNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb1v2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eeg2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) jfWould you ever consider trying this?😱7fefCan your students do this? 🌚1ixcjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Persuading people to stay home amid a nationwide lockdown isn’t a very easy task, but some of these Indian athletes who are now accomplished police officers are playing a key role in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 2007 T20 World Cup-winning allrounder Joginder Sharma, Commonwealth Games gold medallist boxer Akhil Kumar and Asian Games champion kabaddi player Ajay Thakur – have all earned the opportunity to serve their country through jobs in the service and are manning the streets during these testing times. Advertisement Under such critical times, these sporting heroes could’ve enjoyed their usual privileges; instead they decided to demonstrate their role as people of influence while proving to be of greater human resource than just being athletes.Advertisement In a recent interview, Joginder Sharma, Akhil Kumar and Ajay Thakur opened up about their challenges that come with “doing duty” during an unprecedented crisis.Joginder SharmaAdvertisement “I have been a DSP since 2007. This is one of a kind challenge for me as a police officer because of the general fear and I can tell you that I have seen quite a few challenges in my years of service,” said Sharma, who made history with the Indian Cricket team in the final against Pakistan in the 2007 T20 World Cup.“Our duty time starts around 6am and we do patrolling, making people aware, send those who are out for fun to their homes, help those in need of essentials or medical aid and take action against those who try to defy without any good reason,” said the 36-year-old former all-rounder, currently serving in Hisar, Haryana.“They respect me for my achievement and sometimes it helps my work when they see my nameplate. When I tell people to not crowd markets for cheap deals, they adhere. I tell them how costly it would be if they catch this infection, that they should not risk a deadly disease for saving a few bucks,” he added.Akhil KumarThis flamboyant bantamweight boxer who happens to be Sharma’s good friend is posted in Gurugram Police as ACP since September last year.“People are generally cooperative and, in any case, essential services are being kept open so there is not much panic. I believe only a strict enforcement of lockdown will be able to halt this virus. People are slowly understanding this,” said the 38-year-old who bagged gold in the 2006 Common Wealth Games.However, one of the most difficult duties for his department during these days is to control the young willful violators, or those who choose to ignore the situation.“There are some who genuinely don’t know but there are others who come out despite knowing what it means. I think they should be dealt with sternly, that’s the only language they understand,” he asserted.“I reach out to their parents. That’s the best way to make them understand because they are a little unaware of the gravity of the situation,” Kumar said.Ajay ThakurArjuna award winner Padma Shri Ajay Thakur is a DSP in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh since 2017. The 2014 Asian Games gold-medallist recently shared a photo of himself patrolling the streets of the town, raising awareness about the crisis.“Please stay home save lives” wrote the 33-year-old on his Instagram account which has over two lakh followers! You may also like:Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma relay an important Coronavirus message to IndiaShoaib Akhtar’s message to the world in fight against Coronavirus: It’s time to rise above religion Advertisementlast_img read more

Celebrate Parks and Rec Month in Monmouth County

first_imgSummer camps resume July 6 with modifications. Most will be outdoors and there will be fewer programs than in typical years, said Livingstone. However, many are running as scheduled. Face coverings will be recommended for outdoor camps and required for indoor camps. According to Patti Conroy, superintendent of recreation, registration for summer programs began June 3 and generated about $94,000 in revenue by the Monday, June 8 Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners meeting. While the MCPS encourages Monmouth County residents to take advantage of its offerings this summer, it advises that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 not use the parks or trails. It asks that visitors share the trails and warn others nearby when passing. There may be limited access to public restrooms and water fountains. Social distancing should be maintained with at least 6 feet from others at all times. Group gatherings should be avoided, it warned. While some activities are prohibited during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still plenty to do through the Monmouth County Park System (MCPS). Middletown resident Christopher Porter told The Two River Times that he has golfed six times in the past week and a half, including at the Shark River Golf Course in Neptune. He said the experience has not been very different compared to other years, aside from the face coverings. “You just need to wear a mask if you want to go inside the pro shop or clubhouse,” he said.  Additionally, beaches at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch are also subject to periodic closures, according to the MCPS, if there are too many visitors.  Beaches and golf courses reopened in May and June per Gov. Phil Murphy’s orders. However, there have been limitations to comply with social distancing. Sandy Hook is following the state’s lead and has been operating at 50 percent capacity to enforce proper social distancing regulations for beachgoers. Before the pandemic, the national park would typically operate with a capacity of nearly 4,500, according to Daphne Yun, National Park Service spokesperson. MONMOUTH COUNTY – July is national Parks and Recreation Month, and with the summer heat kicking in, it could be a good time to go outdoors and have some fun while remaining socially distant and wearing face coverings as recommended by the CDC. “We have a lot open for people to enjoy in the parks,” said Karen Livingstone, public information officer with the MCPS. “There’s a lot where people can still come out and enjoy. Our attendance has been up throughout the park system.”center_img That includes basketball courts, boat ramps, fitness trails, skating rinks, marinas, off-leash dog areas, pickleball and tennis courts, picnic pavilions and more. But the most popular sites during the pandemic have been quintessential summer spots – beaches and golf courses, said Livingstone. Fishing areas and piers are also open, and the MCPS has even hosted two recent fishing derbies at the Manasquan Reservoir and Turkey Swamp Park in Freehold Township. Both derbies were attended by 100 participants, said Livingstone, and were successful. Social distancing regulations were still in place. July is national Parks and Recreation month, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Two River area. The Monmouth County Park System’s parks, golf courses, programs and more are open for all to enjoy – with social distancing guidelines in place. Courtesy MCPS Staying safe in the parks is important, the MCPS posted on its website. “Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases.” With few rainy days so far this summer, Livingstone said golf courses have also been busy this year. Tee time reservations are available one week in advance, with walk-on times generally available. Single-occupancy golf cart options are available during the pandemic and may result in limited cart availability throughout the day, according to MCPS. However, immediate family members, caretakers, household members and romantic partners can share a cart. Face coverings are required for entry into the golf centers. The article originally appeared in the July 2 – 8, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more