MORNING NEWS: Shout outs and call outs

In the news this morning, the top 50 collaborators in real estate, as decided by the EG team and a panel of judges, showcases those in the industry working hard together with peers, politicians, the public and technology to deliver an improved public realm and property sector.

Also from EG, an update on leisure occupancy rates in the first half of 2018, and some thoughts on auction investment in a softening market.

And, women of the built environment, this is for you.

NEWS ROUND-UP: Behind the UK retail headlines

The Collaborators 2018: this year’s top partnerships

Auction investment: Seek and you shall find

Leisure occupancy rates drop in first half of 2018

An open letter: why women are to blame for all-male panels

Landlords pushing up rents to exploit housing benefit shortfall

Ministers pledge £2m to help English councils tackle rogue landlords

Asda-Sainsbury merger would hurt competition and small retailers

Banks could be forced to open more branches

Derwent presses ahead with new developments

Facebook quadruples size of its international headquarters in Dublin

Embattled high street retailers call for help as closures soar