making sense of place economics

Property holdings & development

Extracting asset value and development potential

Orange Squeezer

With less public sector resources available to support property development in market failure locations, new mechanisms and tools will be needed to sustain public-private partnership structures which have underpinned the regeneration industry for the past 20 plus years.

Research undertaken by GENECON as part of the Northern Way's 'Regeneration Momentum' series  has pointed to sustained concern within the industry in the aftermath of the credit crunch.  Some developers and investors are not seeing the economics of development working outside London and the South East for sometime, and certainly not for complex mixed use or speculative schemes.

This provides the opportunity for new investment tools to come forward - more intelligent use of public sector assets joint ventures with developers, new roles for public sector equity based investment alongside Regional Growth Fund investment. The GENECON team has the skills and experience to help keep major projects moving forward and to support the formation of new property-based delivery models.