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  • Spelthorne deals
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    Local authority spending: more money than sense?

    2019-01-18T00:00:00Z

    Are councils spending too much on commercial property and straying too far from home?

  • High street
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    How to reimagine the high street

    2019-01-11T00:00:00Z

    The UK high street is in a mess and this year we’re likely to see further decline, failure and destruction.

  • 2019 Forecasts road ahead
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    2019 forecasts: what lies ahead

    2019-01-10T17:29:00Z

    Brexit uncertainty and retail chaos are the recurring themes as leading figures from across the industry share their forecasts and resolutions for the year ahead.

  • Timeline of the year
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    Review of the year: key events timeline

    2018-12-14T00:00:00Z

    It has been a shattering 12 months for the industry. Property Week rounds up the events, people and issues that defined the year.

  • Proptech
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    Real collaboration between property and tech is key

    2018-12-14T00:00:00Z

    At a recent roundtable on the proptech agenda convened by housing minister Kit Malthouse, I was asked to give an overview of some of the challenges. Encapsulating the issues outlined below was a challenge in itself!

  • Review of the year
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    Review of the year: The age of unreason

    2018-12-14T00:00:00Z

    It has been a punishing year for property what with the Presidents Club scandal, retail armageddon and Brexit mayhem – but there were pockets of resilience. Property Week rounds up the winners and loser

  • Liz Hamson
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    A radical rethink of the high street is needed

    2018-12-07T00:00:00Z

    There are some turds you cannot polish, however skilled you are in that department. The Brexit deal is one of them. Others, however, can be buffed to a high shine and in some instances, on closer inspection, are revealed not to be turds at all – but merely in deep doo-doo that with a little effort

  • Laptops flex working
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    Conventional real estate has totally misunderstood co-working

    2018-11-30T00:00:00Z

    A lack of real data around the supply and demand of co-working spaces has clouded the market view in recent years. The traditional real estate market continues to misunderstand the key drivers behind the growth of this sector. But what is also stymieing a greater understanding is a sector wedded to

  • High street
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    For every struggling retailer there's another succeeding

    2018-11-30T00:00:00Z

    Amid high street gloom this autumn, one Financial Times article on retail property in the US caught my eye. Surely I’m talking about another prediction of failure and falling values, warning of further problems over here in the UK?

  • High street
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    Fear of price-cutting is devaluing a profession

    2018-11-23T00:00:00Z

    “There is something rotten at the core of the valuation system.” These are the words of a moderately senior industry figure, dismayed by the pretence that retail capital values are gently contracting, rather than rudely collapsing.