Protecting retailers occupancy interests through effective co-ordination.
A Note from our President
I am honoured and delighted to have been asked to take on the Presidency of the Property Managers Association from February 2018 onwards. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon Williets for all of his hard work on behalf of the membership over the past four years. I am very pleased that Simon will continue to be a member of the PMA committee and continue some of the valuable initiatives with which he has been involved during his time as president.
Having been involved in retail property since 1985, fighting for the best possible outcomes for retail property occupiers is second nature to me. There are many challenges facing retailers in the months and years ahead and I firmly believe that retail property managers have an important part to play in dealing with issues affecting business strategy and profitability. Key issues include the new RICS Service charge code, the currently highly unsatisfactory Check, Challenge and Appeal system for business rates in England (which shows no signs of reaching a satisfactory resolution almost 1 year into the new valuation list) and other new legislation affecting occupiers such as MEES.
I would like the PMA to have a louder voice on these and other retail property issues and have made this a key focus for my term as president. I want to see a more energised membership for whom the PMA increases in relevance. I look forward to working with the committee and wider membership to try and make a difference where ever possible.