Savills says its UK estate agency branches enjoyed strong finish to 2017 despite “uncertainty”

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Savills says its UK estate agency branches enjoyed strong finish to 2017 despite “uncertainty” previous nextHousing MarketSavills says its UK estate agency branches enjoyed strong finish to 2017 despite “uncertainty”Upmarket property brand says several parts of its global empire enjoyed a better-than-expected end to the year, including its previously struggling UK house sales arm.Nigel Lewis16th January 20180968 Views Savills says its UK residential arm helped grow its group revenue during 2017 “ahead of our previous expectations” as it prepares to publish its full-year results in March.The company’s statement to the stock exchange early this morning reveals that it experienced a stronger than expected finish to the year helped both by its resilient UK residential business but also its presence in several expanding commercial property markets overseas.These include Hong Kong, China, Australia, Japan, Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands, the company says.These countries performed better than Savills had expected and helped offset a wobble in the US office market which has been impacted by reduced government spending, and the recent cost of setting up Savills’ Capital Markets operation in New York.It is now part of its wider global property investment advice and brokerage team.Savills says it helped commercial clients buy and sell property assets worth €5.5 billion last year and launched several property funds.2018 worriesBut the company’s now largely global business may be not so rosy next year. Savills says that “in the current year, against the backdrop of heightened uncertainty over global economic prospects, geopolitical risks and rising interest rates, we expect some tempering of the strong transaction volumes of recent times in some markets”.As well as its large international operation, in the UK Savills has over 125 branches around the UK ranging from Abergavenny to York and overall the group turned over £714 million during the first half of 2017, up 15% on the same period the year before.savills full year results Savills January 16, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Crushes Second Night At Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images No joke – the middle show of the three night run saw Umphrey’s McGee absolutely crush Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater in emphatic fashion last night. The show had it all: fan favorites, new songs, some more rare tunes, and some massive jams. It summed up in being an ideal Friday night show. The party was rocking and the UM was bringing it.“Padgett’s Profile” opened the show. A standard version of this uniquely placed tune started the night off proper. Resolution was massive and had two distinct jams, the second one teeming with energy. Newer song “Stinko’s Ascension” popped up in the middle of the set. It has only been played a couple times since debuting in 2015. Following the newer, rare song as the older, rare song “The Haunt.” This version was stretched out as well. Following the final refrain, the jam started with just drummer Kris Meyers and bassist Ryan Stasik. Joel Cummins then added to that mix, and before you knew it the whole band was raging it to a peak. What seemed like arguably the shortest version of “Cut the Cable” followed, and “Bad Friday” closed the set.The second set opened with a fiery “40s Theme” that found a very murky groove for the breakdown. The choppy chords played by Cinninger had the whole place dancing. “Bridgeless,” a tune that is frequently played at UM shows, sounded exceptional in between “Puppet String” bookends. A penultimate placement for “Divisions” was a nice touch for the set. The song itself had multiple teases and jams of “Simple Gifts.” A beautiful segue back into the frantic finish of “Bridgeless” ended the set. The encore was a real treat. “Mail Package” was a fun way to end the night, and if you weren’t listening closely, you may have missed the “Space Funk Booty” riffs in the song.Below is a gallery of photos taken by Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Riverside Theatre | Milwaukee | 3/31/17Set 1: Lord Bail Ship > Padgett’s Profile, Resolution > Anchor Drops, Stinko’s Ascension, The Haunt > Cut the Cable, Bad FridaySet 2: 40’s Theme, Puppet String > Bridgeless > Puppet String, Ringo[1], Divisions[2] > BridgelessEncore: Mail Package[3][1] unfinished[2] with Simple Gifts (Joseph Brackett Jr.) teases[3] with Space Funk Booty tease[setlist via all things umphrey’s]last_img read more

Steelers miss playoffs but have bright future

first_imgBEN ROETHLISBERGERAll of Pittsburgh was glued to their TV screens Sunday after the Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 20-7 to see who was going to win the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers game. If the Chargers won the Steelers would watch the playoffs from home, but if they lost, the Steelers despite an 0-4 start would be in the playoffs.Well the Chargers beat the Chiefs in overtime 27-24.Most people, including myself, had written the Steelers off after their 0-4 start and especially after that turned into 2-6. But a 6-2 finish not only put the Steelers in the playoff hunt but it saved, Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley’s jobs. It also gave the coaching staff a chance to take a good solid look at all the young talent on this team to evaluate who will be staying and who will be leaving next season.In essence the 0-4 start did more for the Steelers’ future than if they had started 4-0. First on offense where most of the problems were, but no one was admitting it, Ben Roethlisberger would have never admitted that he was part of the problem. Haley was brought in to diversify the offense and to protect Ben. Before this season Ben had only played in all 16 games once. Well, he played in all 16 games this season and finished the season healthy.last_img read more

Survey Shows Most Licensed Teen Drivers Still Text While Driving

first_imgSubmitted by the State Farm Learning CenterA new State Farm survey, conducted in February by Harris Interactive, shows the majority of teens with driver’s licenses, 57 percent, admit to texting while driving, despite the widespread attention surrounding the dangers of this risky practice.  The State Farm survey was conducted by telephone in the United States among 652 14-17 year olds, including 280 who have a driver’s license or permit.  These results come from a follow-up to a 2010 State Farm survey, and the numbers are virtually unchanged.  Key findings in the 2012 survey include:Texting vs. Drinking and Driving – Teens Aren’t Getting the MessageDespite academic research indicating the consequences of texting while driving can be as severe as drunk driving, some teens still don’t see it that way.  In the survey, fewer teens view texting while driving as leading to fatal consequences as compared to drinking while driving. Of 14- to 17-year-olds who intend to have or already have a driver’s license, the survey found that 35 percent strongly agree that if they regularly text and drive they will be killed someday. In contrast, the majority of teens, 57percent, strongly agree that regularly drinking while driving will be fatal.The survey also showed that more teens think they could get into an accident when drinking while driving versus texting while driving. In the survey, of these same teens, 63 percent strongly agree they will get into an accident if they regularly text and drive. This compares with 83 percent who strongly agree they will get into an accident if they regularly drink and drive.Parents Play a Vital RoleThe survey affirms the vital role parents play in keeping their new drivers safe behind the wheel.  Teens who refrain from texting while driving were much more likely to report having frequent talks with their parents about safe driving.  In the survey, more teens who never text and drive talk to their parents very often or sometimes about driving (82%) compared to teens who do text and drive (67%).Talks Decline When Needed MostThe survey also revealed a sharp decline in parent/teen interactions about driving after the teen receives their driver’s license.  Teens who have a learner’s permit are more than twice as likely as those who already have a license to report that they talk very often with their parents about driving (46% vs. 22%).  This is despite the fact that the first year after receiving a license brings the highest lifetime crash risk.The conversation should not end when teens get their license, said Chris Mullen, Director of Technology Research at State Farm. Through this survey and other teen driver research, we know that ongoing parental involvement in the learning process is key to keeping teen drivers safe behind the wheel.About the SurveyThis survey was conducted by telephone within the United States between February 2 and 5, 2012 by Harris Interactive on behalf of State Farm among 652 U.S. 14-17 year olds (including 280 who have a driver’s license or permit and 362 who plan to get a driver’s license). Figures for age, sex, geographic region, and race/ethnicity were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.For more information about teen driver safety and tools for new drivers, visit http://teendriving.statefarm.com/ Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Spanish legend David Villa announces retirement

first_imgAdvertisement sgo43NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs51pudWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Es8pvp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) eojWould you ever consider trying this?😱iaCan your students do this? 🌚77fmRoller skating! Powered by Firework End of an era! Spain’s all-time top-scorer David Villa, on Wednesday, announced that he will be retiring from the beautiful game next month. The superstar striker has had a glittering career winning the World Cup, the European Championship and the Champions League, in a journey which started from Sporting Gijon and will terminate at Vissel Kobe. The 37-year-old, in today’s press conference said that after 19 years he will call it a day at the end of the 2019 J-League season.Advertisement Image Courtesy: FIFA.com“I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. This is the result of discussions I had with my family and people around me… I wanted to retire from football, not be forced to retire from football,” he said.“I have decided to end my professional career and that I have decided to retire,” Villa said with his voice occasionally breaking with emotion.Advertisement One of the greatest forwards of his generation, Villa graduated form Sporting Gijon’s youth academy before joining the senior side in 2001. After 38 goals in 80 appearances he joined Real Zaragoza, where he would go on to score 32 in 73 games. Clinical with both his feet, Villa quickly became a household name when he joined Valencia in 2005. In the 5 years of his stay, his attacking prowess grew exponentially when he formed a formidable partnership with compatriots David Silva and Juan Mata; ending up with 108 goals in 166 caps.And that did not go unnoticed, as Villa was an integral part of the Spanish side, that won the Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Soon after he was signed by FC Barcelona, a club where he would win two La Liga titles, one Spanish Super Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Club World Cup and the most prestigious of them all, the Champions League in 2011. In the final against Manchester United, Villa scored an outrageous 25-yard goal in Barcelona’s 3-1 victory at Wembley Stadium.‘El Guaje’ joined Atletico Madrid for a single season in 2013, won the title, and left for Major League Soccer side New York City FC. His MLS career was similarly successful, as he netted 80 times in 124 appearances. Villa was New York City’s first-ever signing and was the first goal scorer at the Yankee Stadium in their opening home game against New England Revolution.After 5 years in the ‘Big Apple’, Villa decided to join former teammate Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe last winter.With 59 goals in 98 games Villa is also Spain’s all-time top-scorer, 15 more than the next name on the list, a certain Raul Gonzalez from Madrid.“Even though I will no longer be on the pitch, I will continue to be involved in football in other ways and will continue to contribute to the football world,” he said.Villa will reportedly become an investor in Queensboro FC, a franchise based in Queens, New York which plays in the second tier of US football.Thank you for the memories El Guaje! Happy retirement!Read Also:Watch : Barcelona players reunite with legends Andres Iniesta and David Villa in Japan  Advertisementlast_img read more