US companies on the M&A trail in the UK?

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Building posted a report today that some large US firms the size of Jacobs, AECOM and CH2MHill maybe looking at acquiring firms in the UK. Many UK firms have established offices in Europe, Middle East and North Africa which makes their businesses more appealing as they have established company structures | Read More

Atkins: Another two years of recession

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Architects Journal recently reported that the chief of Atkins has warned that …We are in for another two years of recession…. Although on the positive side he also intimated that we are at the bottom of the recession. read the full article at the [SOURCE: Architects Journal – Expect another two years | Read More

Suburbs stop growing due to housing bust

November 24, 2009,AEDT

USAToday reports The recession and housing collapse have halted four decades of double-digit growth for nearly half of the nation’s biggest rapidly expanding suburbs. Twenty-four of the 53 cities of 100,000 or more that grew by at least 10% every decade since 1970 lost population in the last two years. | Read More

Empty big boxes not easy to fill | CharlotteObserver.com

March 12, 2009,AEDT

Jen Aronoff of CharlotteObserver.com reports Recent bankruptcies in the USA has opened 900,000 sq. ft. of retail space. “The International Council of Shopping Centers says an estimated 148,000 stores closed across the country in 2008, the most since 2001, with 73,000 more projected to shut by July” [SOURCE: CharlotteObserver.com – | Read More