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THE HWI JOURNAL

IS IT RIP FOR THE TRADITIONAL OFFICE?

  Pauline Hudson-Evans wonders if the days of the leased office are numbered…. The amount of empty office space in London has escalated over the past year and looks likely to rise again thanks to a mis-match of supply and demand: there is a significant rise in capacity just as demand is declining.  A survey by Deloitte Real Estate has shown that the slowdown in the take-up of pre-used office space, coupled with longer periods to close rental deals, boosted availability by 36 per cent last year, with a further 19 per cent in the first quarter of 2017. Property investors chasing income must be facing alarming capital losses, I would have thought. But companies are still in business, so if they’re...

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August 7, 2017

MA LUXURY BRAND MANAGEMENT

VDJ                                     Warmest congratulations to Valerie de Jong and her fellow students at the European Business School, Regent’s University London, on receiving their Masters degrees in Luxury Brand Management. The ceremony took place at St Marylebone Parish Church on 13th July followed by a champagne reception on the lawn at the university itself. For her final Masters case study, Valerie - who gained a Distinction with First Class Honours – conducted a research project on...

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July 14, 2017

THE POWER OF ART IN THE LUXURY MARKET

LLQ Image                         This year’s London Luxury Quarter Summer Conference, held at BAFTA, Piccadilly, on 5th July, saw an esteemed panel discussing one of the big questions of the day: will Mayfair and St. James’s remain one of the world’s most prominent destinations across so many forms of Art? With art sales reaching more than £9bn a year, the conference explored the unique offer within LLQ, comprising public and private art galleries and renowned auction houses that continue to attract UHNW ind...

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July 6, 2017

OPENING THE DOORS TO ART IN MAYFAIR

  MAW                     A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in art takes place during Mayfair Art Weekend from 30th June to 2nd July 2017 when more than 60 galleries, artists and auction houses, together with the Royal Academy of Arts and Brown’s Hotel, celebrate Mayfair as a vibrant hub of talent, creativity, craftsmanship and production. The weekend will offer a programme of free talks, walks and events providing the public with an insight into this unique art district and a chance to experience the unparalleled artistic knowledge...

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June 26, 2017
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