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Autumn optimism at Clive Emson

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Autumn optimism at Clive Emson previous nextAgencies & PeopleAutumn optimism at Clive EmsonThe Negotiator21st November 20160551 Views Clive Emson Auctioneers sold land and property worth £16.5 million at its September sale, with a catalogue of 138 lots achieving a 75 per cent sale rate.Managing Director James Emson said, “Our excellent results emphasise just how important it is to offer lots right across the range. With demand remaining strong, particularly among investors, and the market buoyant due in part to record low interest rates we are now offering clients even more ways to buy and sell.”Highlights included £1.25 million worth of Isle of Wight property; a former music venue, the Beacon Court Tavern in Gillingham, Kent, which sold for £370,000 and a fire-devastated terraced house in Rye, Sussex, went for £122,000.The Old Brewery in Dawlish, Devon, with residential conversion consent, smashed sold for £146,000, and in East Cornwall a cottage needing improvement, but in a four-acre riverside setting, attracted a buyer at £340,000.Clive Emson also launched a new digital service to complement the firm’s live auctions. Lots are sold upon the ‘fall’ of the electronic gavel, with bids placed online. Sellers pick a reserve price, a finishing date and time which suits them.James said, “There can be no doubt that the wind is strengthening with online property, so it makes sound sense to increase our share of the digital market while continuing to grow our popular live auctions.”live auctions Clive Emson Auctioneers digital service November 21, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

What is the “green cities” movement?

first_imgGreen cities abound in North America, too. In 2005, Portland, Oregon became the first U.S. city to meet carbon dioxide reduction goals set forth in the landmark (if ill-fated) Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement forged to mitigate the threat of global warming. Seattle, Washington also committed to meeting Kyoto’s goals and has persuaded 590 other U.S. cities to do the same under the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. And Vancouver, British Columbia draws 90 percent of its power from renewable sources while its metro area boasts some 200 parks and more than 18 miles of accessible waterfront. While there is no formal green cities organization, per se, many groups have sprung up to help urban areas achieve their sustainability goals. GreenCities Events, for one, hosts conferences around the U.S. at which local experts, policymakers and business leaders share ideas for greening their region. And International Sustainable Solutions takes urban planners, developers and elected officials on tours so they can check out some of the world’s greenest cities to glean first-hand what works and what can be applied back home. Another green cities leader is Rekyjavik, Iceland, where hydrogen-powered buses ply the streets and renewable energy sources—geothermal and hydropower—provide the city’s heat and electricity. London, Copenhagen, Sydney, Barcelona, Bogota and Bangkok, not to mention Sweden’s Malmo, Ecuador’s Bahía de Caráquez and Uganda’s Kampala, also score high for their green attributes and attitudes. Dear EarthTalk: What is the “green cities” movement?                         — John Moulton, Greenwich, CT Best described as a loose association of cities focused on sustainability, the emerging “green cities movement” encompasses thousands of urban areas around the world all striving to lessen their environmental impacts by reducing waste, expanding recycling, lowering emissions, increasing housing density while expanding open space, and encouraging the development of sustainable local businesses. San Francisco is a leader in green building, energy efficiency and alternative energy, and has been on the forefront of the battle to reduce plastic usage. Austin, Texas is fast becoming a world leader in solar equipment production and has made great strides in preserving open space. Chicago has invested hundreds of millions of dollars revitalizing its parks and neighborhoods, and has built some of America’s most eco-friendly downtown buildings. It is also working to provide affordable clean power to low-income families. Of course, many would argue that New York City—with its densely packed housing, reliance on mass transit and walking, and recent green policy moves by Mayor Bloomberg—may be the greenest of all.center_img Perhaps the archetypal green city is Curitiba, Brazil. When architect and urban planner Jamie Lerner became mayor in 1972, he quickly closed six blocks of the city’s central business district to cars, delighting residents and business owners alike. Today the pedestrian-free zone is three times larger and serves as the heart of the bustling metropolis. Lerner also put in place a high-tech bus system, greatly reducing traffic, energy usage and pollution; the move also encouraged density around transit hubs and thus preserved open space in other areas that would have likely turned into suburbia. Today the bus system still goes strong, and three-quarters of the city’s 2.2 million residents rely on it every day. CONTACTS: Mayors Climate Protection Center, www.usmayors.org/climateprotection; GreenCities Events, www.greencities.com; International Sustainable Solutions, www.i-sustain.com. SEND YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTIONS TO: EarthTalk, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; [email protected] Read past columns at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/archives.php. EarthTalk is now a book! Details and order information at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalkbook.last_img read more

Benitez demands focus from Chelsea

first_img Chelsea relinquished their hold on the FA Cup with a 2-1 semi-final loss to City, but came close to forcing extra-time with a late revival. The Blues have little time to dwell on the defeat ahead of the west London derby at Craven Cottage, where victory and a consolidation of a top-four place and Champions League football next term is the main agenda. “It was a surprise because I thought we were ready physically and mentally,” Benitez said of the FA Cup defeat. “We had to adapt things at half-time. We conceded an early goal (in the second half), but after you could see the reaction of the team. That means we were ready, but you have to start from the beginning, not just the second half.” The Fulham fixture is Chelsea’s 60th of a congested season, but Benitez believes the second-half revival proved fatigue is not an issue as he continues to manage his squad. Captain John Terry and midfielder Frank Lampard were unused substitutes at Wembley, but are expected to return as Benitez rotates his options. “If you analyse our reaction in the second half we showed quality, character and energy,” Benitez said. “To manage the squad is part of our job and still we have some legs and some determination to win games. “We have had a lot of games and we still have nine or 10 games to play. All the squad, all the players will be important. They (Terry and Lampard) have been important and it has to be the same until the end. A lot of players have done a great job and they have to do a great job until the end, all of them.” Benitez was celebrating his 53rd birthday on Tuesday, with one hope, he said: “My wish is to win every game until the end of the season.” Should the Blues achieve that, they will qualify for the Champions League and win the Europa League. Victory on Wednesday would take Chelsea three points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham, whom they play in the penultimate week of the season, on May 8. “We wanted to go to the final, like in the Europa League, but at the same time you have to keep an eye on the Premier League,” Benitez said. “Every game is important until the end of the season. Obviously this one, if we win we will be in the top three again.” Press Associationcenter_img Rafael Benitez has urged his Chelsea side to make a fast start against Fulham in the Barclays Premier League and learn the lessons from the Wembley defeat to Manchester City.last_img read more