MORNING NEWS: Evolution, double-whammys and resilience

In the news this morning, application volumes for new supermarkets have dropped dramatically since 2015 as supermarket brands continue to evolve their physical store expansion strategies. Click here for the new research from EG.

Also from EG this morning, Clearbell senior partner, Manish Chande, explores why London commercial property has remained resilient in the face of ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

The broadsheets report that landlords are braced for a double whammy from high street giants Arcadia and Debenhams, as the struggling retailers race to finalise waves of store closures before a deadline at the end of the month.

And Conservative leadership contender, Dominic Raab, suggest a radical new Help to Buy scheme as a means to get private renters onto the property ladder .

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