Jan Merriott, Commercial Manager at Symonds & Sampson gives an overview of the global, national and local factors affecting the region's commercial property market. He remains upbeat about the prospects for 2019.
‘Political uncertainty takes its toll….’ quote the RICS
‘Much fear and chaos…’ quote the BBC
‘We should adopt the Venezuelan Model’ quote Diane Abbot
(The last one is not true -it was Jeremy Corbyn).
I say Y2k. (Can you remember fearing the millennium bug? We will wake the morning after Brexit, the sky won’t have fallen in and we will all wonder what all the fuss was about.
Apart from showing us that British Politics needs a serious shake up and the news seems prone to reporting fiction as fact, life goes on in our region as it always has. We seem less affected by outside events. This is where people come to retire, slow down, bring up families, and enjoy life. For most, it is not an upward career move or a place to set up the next Google, but it makes us content and happy which is a very valuable and sought-after thing.
However, all the nonsense of politics and the questionable news in the media masks a changing world regardless of what is happening in Europe.
This is what is actually happening
this all points to us coming to an end of a global cycle
Two further things that are beginning to have a bearing on life
And whilst some view the frequent difficulties in planning, land cost, infrastructure, labour supply and government assistance contrive to create a challenging region in which to set up a conventional business, other ‘horses for courses’ see ample opportunity for tourism, support services, agricultural, food services and similar types of industry to flourish.
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