Expert comment

  • FORA Borough London
    Professional

    Office providers should take inspiration from hotel sector

    2019-08-01T00:00:00Z

    Industry should create offices that are exciting, welcoming places where workers choose to spend their time.

  • Boris Johnson
    Insight

    Bluster alone will not be enough

    2019-07-31T23:00:00Z

    If you voted for Boris, you’ve certainly had your money’s worth so far.

  • Sadiq Khan
    Insight

    Could rent controls boost BTR?

    2019-07-26T01:00:00Z

    London mayor Sadiq Khan put the cat among the pigeons last week when he called on ministers to allow him to impose rent caps in the capital. He stands little chance, but would it be a bad thing?

  • The Riverwalk, Durham
    Insight

    Time to stop working in silos

    2019-07-26T00:00:00Z

    The value destruction going on in our towns and city centres presents both the greatest challenge and the biggest opportunity in my 30 years in the property industry.

  • Hyde Park
    Insight

    We need to ‘rewild’ our cities

    2019-07-26T00:00:00Z

    A recent study published in Scientific Reports shows that spending just two hours a week in nature can improve our health and wellbeing.

  • Westfield
    Insight

    Stockholm syndrome for REITs?

    2019-07-24T23:00:00Z

    Are REITs suffering from Stockholm syndrome, the unusual bond that sometimes develops between hostages and their captors? REIT chief executives seem to be mesmerised by property valuations that aren’t the same as prices. Consequently, they risk buying shares back at the wrong prices and not selling their businesses at the ...

  • Cambridge colleges
    Online

    The Arc’s passage to economic prosperity

    2019-07-23T09:21:00Z

    The government’s Industrial Strategy focuses on developing the UK’s knowledge-based economy – a vital part of future-proofing our country’s competitiveness.

  • Fizzy Poplar exterior
    Insight

    Is a BTR land use class needed?

    2019-07-18T14:04:00Z

    Build-to-rent (BTR), with its long-term outlook and institutional funding, is likely to be the asset class most capable of withstanding the political and economic uncertainty we face in the UK. Yet the number of BTR units coming through planning and in construction still forms a relatively small proportion of new ...

  • Online shopping
    Insight

    How sustainable is online retail?

    2019-07-17T23:00:00Z

    Is online retailing sustainable? I don’t mean just in a business sense, but also with regard to the environmental impact it has.

  • Dylon Phase 2 Walkthrough
    Insight

    Planning miracles can happen

    2019-07-17T23:00:00Z

    Developer Iain Hutchinson has shown what determination, ruthless analysis and inspired architecture can do when it comes to winning planning permission on difficult sites.