Google has torn up its existing designs for its new London headquarters at King’s Cross, and challenged its design team to come up with something “even more ambitious”.
“Alternative” real estate, which is gaining in popularity among UK institutional property investors, is alternative by name, but not by nature.
Earlier this month the government announced a £50m pilot to extend GP surgeries’ opening hours — up to 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
New London Architecture has a really interesting exhibition on at the moment about London’s great estates.
The government’s decision to postpone the revaluation has been deeply unpopular — most ratepayers recognise it is good for prime London but bad for everywhere else.
Within a few weeks, the sky has brightened markedly for landlords of residential blocks. First, in March, the Supreme Court decided in Daejan Investments vs Benson to relax the treatment of service charge dispensation applications.
I have spent most of my career in commercial property and I used to get very annoyed when politicians, journalists and even friends would open conversations with: “Tell me, Ian, how is the property market doing?”
Is the property industry strangling the British economy’s brightest hope for growth?
Investing in REITs is “… like being in a submarine without a periscope”, says one fund manager with share prices whipsawing around on macroeconomic news.
In 1980, all internet users could be listed in a phone book.
Since 2008 the balance sheet of the US Federal Reserve has risen 300% to around $4 trillion.
Doctor I am sorry, sir. You have a procurement problem.