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Podcast series #2 – The future of build-to-rent

Shoosmiths has produced another three-part podcast series on the BTR sector. In this podcast, the second in the series, real estate partner, Choisanne Man, speaks with John German, Managing Director of Residential Investment at Invesco Real Estate, on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the build-to-rent market, from an investor/funder perspective.

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Clarke Willmott expands Southampton, Bristol

Clarke Willmott has boosted its planning and housebuilders practice with two new partners. The firm has recruited the former head of legal at Test Valley Borough Council Mick Mundy as a partner in its Southampton office, while Lorraine Edwards joins the Bristol housebuilders team from Davies and Partners. Last month the firm bagged its first […]

Australian indigenous services come up for tender

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