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  • Crane building site
    Insight

    Get ready for the rise of contech

    2019-05-22T23:00:00Z

    When considering technologies in the real estate space, most people think about advancements that tech can bring to property management, valuations, sales, lettings and many more functions in the asset management lifecycle.

  • Climate change
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    Social impact is new bottom line

    2019-05-22T23:00:00Z

    Impact investing is a further evolution of the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment strategies alongside an overriding desire to ‘do good’ by delivering a social and total return

  • Financial Investment
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    Multi-let assets win on flexibility

    2019-05-22T23:00:00Z

    Which is a better investment? A single-let or a multi-let asset?

  • Silicon Valley
    Online

    Lessons from the Valley

    2019-05-22T09:16:00Z

    Silicon Valley, the high-tech hub of the Bay Area, is not just a place – it is a brand synonymous with innovation. Countless household tech companies have been founded, ballooned in size and sold for eye-watering sums within its zip code.

  • WeWork London
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    We ignore WeWork at our peril

    2019-05-16T23:00:00Z

    Liz Hamson’s piece last week on great places to work reminded me of a conversation I had recently with a group of industry colleagues about WeWork. Was it likely to IPO at a huge price or was it actually bound to crash and burn? Frankly my dear, I don’t give ...

  • Diversity inclusion hands
    Online

    Protecting mental health in construction

    2019-05-16T15:31:00Z

    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an opportunity for all of us to show solidarity with our colleagues, friends and family who may be struggling with mental health problems, and to consider ways we can help them.

  • High street
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    Let’s reimagine our high streets

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    Debenhams has joined the ever-growing list of retailers that have fallen prey to the long, slow death of Britain’s high streets.

  • Construction
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    Development as a force for good

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    At Newcore, we are out twisting the arms of the wealthy and generous of Oxford and the South East to raise £3m of extra funds to regenerate a church, crèche, café, drugs outreach and community centre in one of the poorest parts of Oxford.

  • Parkway Community Bus
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    Retail therapy aids mental health

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and this Monday Ellandi, working with Knight Frank, published its latest annual research into community shopping centres, titled Beyond Retail. 

  • Brexit
    Online

    Brexit calls for landlord flexibility

    2019-05-13T14:56:00Z

    Brexit is having an impact in the rental as well as the for-sale market. Concerns are growing over changes to regulation; dips in property value; possible interest rate hikes meaning rents will have to increase, affecting affordability for tenants; and the ambiguity around having EU nationals as tenants.