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THE GREAT “LAND QUESTION”
by John Ratcliffe
Having just delivered a panegyric on “Cities of Tomorrow” at a recent conference on Urban Sustainability, and praising the growing practice of ‘Citizen’s Juries’ across many countries in the world, I was momentarily thrown by a query from the audience asking: “what single policy measure would you propose for adjudication to promote civic progress?”. After

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Craigmore Commentary
by Forbes Elworthy
What are the regional effects of climate change on farmland / crop yields?  As can be seen from the green (benefiting from climate change) and red (suffering from climate change) areas on this map, organisations like the World Bank are forecasting different regional impacts of climate change on farmland. These changes may be large. One

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Trump Tariffs and REITs
by Brad Thomas
President Trump announced new tariffs this week on around $200 billion in Chinese goods, and Mr. Market just shrugged it off, as The Art of The Deal was old news. In fact, tough negotiation was a common thread running through President Trump’s New York Times best seller, as he explained, “I’m the first to admit

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Broken Estate Agency Market
by Michael Day
Who will be the winners in the “broken estate agency” market? We know that the current and foreseeable UK macro property market position lacks stability with Brexit, affordability, supply and demand imbalance, knee jerk and short term Government policy all adding to the mix. However, people need somewhere to live and demand for accommodation means

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Investing in Agriculture – what should you think about?
by David Sackett
Most of us have probably heard that the we need to increase food production by 70% to feed the world in 2050.  Sounds impressive.  Sounds like an opportunity to make some money. Agriculture is the new black! Add to that the lack of correlation between agricultural returns and most other asset classes (see table) and

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The Long View
by Jeffrey Bonas
The online retail business is 11% of the total world wide retail sales and 16% of the UK’s. In both cases it seems to be growing at about 1% per annum but with signs of a slowdown in the more mature markets. There is no doubt that some businesses like bookshops have suffered grievously from

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