More than 100 of the leading real estate decision makers in the North West attended JLL's business briefing event at Manchester's Radisson Blu Hotel on Wednesday 4 May.
Introduced by North West Valuation Director, Tim Luckman, the seminar included presentations from:
The presentations focussed on the case for alternatives in the North West and across the UK and also examined the business drivers behind alternatives as a growing asset class. Karen Williamson also took the audience through an insightful presentation on the UK economy and property market overview, highlighting the North West's positive position within this hierarchy.
Manchester has been named one of most dynamic regional economies in Europe, having one of Europe's top twelve strongest regional economies. The JLL City Momentum Index, which ranks European cities, placed Manchester in ninth place, ahead of Berlin, Barcelona and Edinburgh.
The index reveals sound economic fundamentals are underpinning momentum in the city:
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