Don’t mention the ‘B’ word, the sector is fine

In conversation with our new EG editor recently, I was asked for my thoughts on market conditions and reflected in a rather downbeat way that we had only sold £52m at our March sale. As she has a more objective view of the wider market than I could hope for, her reaction was typically succinct: “That’s more than all the sales in the entire shopping centre market in Q1.” Her response prompted me to reflect that, almost in spite of the ongoing saga in Whitehall and with high street rents and yields heading quickly in different directions, the private investor