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Why SMEs need to know about conflicts of interest in the commercial property industry

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Are businesses getting the service they expect from commercial property agents? SMEs deserve the full picture on “double dipping” (firms advising both landlords and tenants) and the implications this can have for securing a fair deal on office leases and licences. Increased awareness of the double dipping culture may help to prevent businesses getting shortchanged, […]

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Why Haven’t You Met Your Landlord?

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Have you always wanted to meet your landlord? As commercial occupiers, naturally, you’ll have a commercial landlord, but the chances of you or your business ever having met them are considerably low. When surveyed,  more than 70% of business leaders in London had never met the company that owns their commercial property. In many cases, managing […]

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Conflicts of Interest in Commercial Real Estate?

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Are Conflicts of Interest prevalent in the UK commercial real estate industry? While the finance & legal industries have clear robust guidelines and protocols, there are question marks within the commercial property industry as to whether enough is being demanded of the advisors who trade within this multi-billion pound industry.  Professor Gerard McCormack and Mr […]