All Insight articles

  • ilke Hull
    Online

    To scale up housing, we need to power up partnerships

    2019-10-14T15:47:00Z

    Offsite manufacturing has been at the forefront of the housing agenda over the past year.

  • Proptech
    Online

    Expo Real 2019: the proptech view

    2019-10-14T14:47:00Z

    As recently as five years ago, there was barely any proptech presence at Expo Real.

  • Debenhams
    Online

    Are CVAs getting difficult to wear?

    2019-10-14T12:52:00Z

    Even as company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) become a high street fixture, landlords have started to question whether they are actually preferable to a tenant entering administration or liquidation. CVAs often force landlords to swallow huge rent discounts on the basis that a diminished income is better than potentially no income ...

  • High street
    Online

    Will the Building Better, Building Beautiful report help our high streets?

    2019-10-14T12:43:00Z

    There is much to be applauded in the Building Better, Building Beautiful report, which rightly identifies today’s challenges facing the high street.

  • Construction cranes
    Online

    DTZ Investors CEO on why the firm is launching a £650m co-living fund with The Collective

    2019-10-14T12:01:00Z

    Our relationship with technology transcends several paradoxes: we are its creator, and it is our master; it liberates us but shackles our time; it connects us yet leaves us feeling quite alone.

  • City of London
    Insight

    Future-proofing the Square Mile

    2019-10-11T00:00:00Z

    Since Roman times, the City of London has continually evolved to meet the challenges of the future.

  • Retail park
    Insight

    Will councils regret buying out of town?

    2019-10-11T00:00:00Z

    Simon Creasey questions the wisdom of local authorities that splashed their cash on out-of-town retail parks and warehouses just as the sector was beginning to show signs of decline

  • Investment
    Insight

    Investors flock to alternatives

    2019-10-11T00:00:00Z

    Political and economic uncertainty is driving investors to reconsider their investment portfolios and driving them towards alternatives more than ever.

  • Alasdair Nicholls
    Insight

    Native lands in mixed-use: interview with Alasdair Nicholls

    2019-10-11T00:00:00Z

    Native Land is known for high-end residential schemes, but now it is making a big move into mixed-use with South Bank project Bankside Yards. Chief executive Alasdair Nicholls explains why to Adam Branson

  • Workplace office diversity
    Insight

    An industry for LGBTQ+ graduates

    2019-10-10T00:00:00Z

    This is the time of year when most graduates traditionally start work following the completion of their undergraduate or post-graduate studies. It is an exciting month and a time when they start their career in their chosen profession, gain further independence, meet new people and start developing their professional experience. ...

  • City of London
    Insight

    What does the end of LIBOR mean for CRE finance?

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    UK policymakers are clearly determined to move financial markets off the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR), used by the floating rate loans that dominate the UK CRE financing market.

  • Houses
    Insight

    How do you present a lending opportunity correctly?

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Presenting lending opportunities can sometimes be challenging as it varies between funders as to what information is required at the initial enquiry stage. 

  • Belvedere Gardens reception area
    Insight

    Questions for WeWork characters

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    “It goes to character,” say American TV lawyers when challenged for asking overly personal questions of the defendant.

  • Apex - Marion Court
    Insight

    How is public funding changing?

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Public sector funding in the residential real estate development market has significantly increased in recent years. At a national level, Homes England has led the charge alongside regional bodies such as the Greater London Authority (GLA). This demonstrates government’s drive to facilitate housing delivery.

  • Emma Huepfl
    Insight

    Q&A: Emma Huepfl on chairing CREFC Europe

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    The new chair of the real estate finance body outlines her goals for the organisation to Guy Montague-Jones

  • Finance generic
    News

    A beginner’s guide to borrowing

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Frances Ivens outlines the key steps novice borrowers should take to get the best debt deal in an uncertain political and economic climate

  • Investing Money
    Insight

    How to hedge against interest rate risk

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Guy Montague-Jones runs through the hedging process and outlines the potential pitfalls to avoid along the way

  • Sustainable building
    Insight

    The leasing cycle must be made more sustainable

    2019-10-08T16:31:00Z

    Editor: Earth Overshoot Day landed in July this year, the earliest point since ‘overshoot’, the date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year, began to be charted in the early 1970s. This has prompted the property industry to reflect and ...

  • Robert Jenrick Conservative Party Conference 2019
    Insight

    Lack of consistency from Jenrick?

    2019-10-08T16:28:00Z

    Editor: I am sure I am not alone in perceiving an inherent tension between two statements made by secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick at the Conservative Party Conference last week .

  • Retirement home
    Online

    Where is the UK’s senior living sector heading?

    2019-10-07T12:23:00Z

    The UK’s senior living sector has been growing steadily over the last decade, but 2019 has seen even greater investment commitments than ever before from private equity, institutional capital and family offices alike.