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The Commercial Property Register Blog has regular regional updates of news and comment from industry expert Clive Branson.


1998 - 2013
Freelance journalist
Editor: Commercial Property Register (regional property magazines)
Contributor: EuroProperty Meridian Line International Property Editor The City
1992 - 1998
Property editor, European
1991 - 1992
Founder and managing director, EuroProperty
1983 - 1991
Editorial director of RICS Journals, Builder Group Responsible for four magazines including Chartered Surveyors Weekly (now Property Week)
1979 - 1983
Freelance financial journalist Sunday Standard, Sunday Times
1973 - 1979
Co-owner Investors Review
Pre 1973
Financial journalist Daily Mail AP Dow Jones Daily Sketch (city editor) Financial Times

November 2018

Branson on Kent Surrey and Sussex November 2018 issue 57
There is a sense of purpose about the commercial property scene and economy in the three south eastern counties.

Indeed, the dynamic business environment extends a long way east.

What is on display is a confidence that appears to be unaffected by Brexit. For a start, the bugbear of a shortage of modern industrial space is being tackled with new schemes spread throughout the counties.

To this...

October 2018

Branson on South Coast Central October 2018 issue 38
A fine summer on the South Coast seems to highlight the excellence of the commercial property market - where rents have reached new highs and take-up been healthy.

It makes for a positive scenario in which industrial property has been outstanding with constant heavy demand for sheds, reflecting the reality of online shopping needs for warehouses as well as an expanding economy.

This is only part of the...

Branson on the North West Issue 85 October 2018
It is conventional wisdom to bemoan the existence of the north/south divide and what damage it causes to the economy.

But another way of looking at this subject at the moment is to examine the existence of optimism in the major northern cities that are less infl uenced by the wave of media gloom and political agitation found in London and the south.

Were this not true, how is it that Manchester could b...

Branson on Thames Valley Issue 61 October 2018
Wherever we look the commercial property market the Thames Valley appears to be in good health, There are many fundamental reasons for this, not least being a recent study by a cities research organisation that local economies gain from being near dynamic cities. In the case of the Thames Valley it is not so much a city, as a string of vibrant towns such as Slough, Reading, Maidenhead and others-all linked by a good transpo...

June 2018

Branson on the North West Issue 84 June 2018
Manchester has a long history of independent thinking that has made it such a strong business centre - from the free traders such as John Bright through to the suffragettes and the Pankhurst family.

This deep perception of their strength continues to play a vital role in the performance of the city and the North West which is amply shown by so many sectors, such as sport and music apart from business and finance....


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