Economics is at the core of our business. With expertise in both urban and property economics, we understand what makes cities and places work – from a macro level, right through to a micro-level.

We understand that cities, like economies, do not stand still. Politics, social preferences, economic and technological developments are just some of the factors that are constantly evolving and adapting. We help our clients – public authorities and agencies, public-private partnerships and development consortia – to manage these changes, to plan ahead for facilitating and managing economic growth.

We are the people to talk to when you need a holistic vision. We can deliver city and economic strategies. We help with positioning regions and cities for long-term economic development, managing rapid socio-economic change improving competitiveness and identifying new opportunities.

Through our expertise in property economics, we are also ideally-placed to provide our clients with an evidence base for making better property decisions. We help with the questions of when and how to buy, develop, sell or invest in property assets. We can help you identify opportunities and threats, minimise risk and optimise the value of your property portfolio over time.

This advice is sought at every stage of a project – from acquisition, master planning, development and expansion, right through to marketing and ongoing performance management and disposal. We also provide due diligence services, focused on financial feasibility.

Key Techniques

Urban Economics: Macro-economic outlook | Policy formulation | Demand forecasting | Cluster analysis | Market assessment | Economic modelling | Fiscal contribution | Economic impact | Valuation of intangibles | Cost Benefit Analysis

Property Economics: | Market demand assessment | Sales and income forecasts | Financial feasibility | Shopping centre performance review and benchmarking | Asset enhancement analysis | Transaction due diligence | Consumer research | Demographic analysis | Property market reviews | Site selections and network strategy