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  • Brexit
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    Collaboration is key to success

    2019-01-31T00:00:00Z

    The Brexit saga has many more twists and turns to come and highlights how politics and business are two linked but very different worlds.

  • clippers quay
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    PRS can boost UK’s productivity

    2019-01-31T00:00:00Z

    Since the global financial crisis, Britain’s GDP has lagged perilously behind that of the other G7 economies. Despite working more hours than the US, Germany and France, Britain falls significantly short when compared with their productivity levels. Brexit aside, I believe this is our biggest issue

  • Houses in London
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    Alternatives join the mainstream

    2019-01-31T00:00:00Z

    Late-cycle market conditions and uncertainty in the face of Brexit are driving more institutions to reconsider their investment options. For real estate investors, this is compounded by the headwinds faced by specific sectors, such as the well-publicised plight of high street retail.

  • Sale signs
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    Retail review: the nightmare after Christmas?

    2019-01-31T00:00:00Z

    Festive trading figures were better than expected, but the outlook for the high street remains decidedly grim.

  • 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