Expert comment

  • Bullring Birmingham
    Insight

    Big bad wolf will blow REITs down

    2019-01-24T05:31:00Z

    REITs are like the fable of the three little pigs who built three houses of straw, sticks and bricks. The big bad wolf was only unable to destroy the house made of bricks. For straw, read shopping centres. For sticks, read offices. For bricks, read the alternatives of ‘beds (student ...

  • Regents Crescent
    Insight

    Can tech preserve the future?

    2019-01-23T18:58:00Z

    In Britain, you cannot escape heritage. From Norman castles to Georgian townhouses, we are surrounded by history.

  • Laptops flex working
    Insight

    Flexible offices head out of town

    2019-01-18T00:00:00Z

    Reading Property Week ’s annual start-of-the-year feature last week, it was striking how highly retail as well as the challenges from the  political environment figured.

  • Oxford Street
    Insight

    Politicians dash high-street hopes

    2019-01-18T00:00:00Z

    These are interesting times for the British consumer. Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe stated that the British were behaving as if they were in the midst of a recession. Yet consumers are living in a period with economic conditions most chancellors of the exchequer would die for.

  • Technology
    Insight

    Tech not politics is market driver

    2019-01-17T05:53:00Z

    There’s no point speculating on where our exit (or indeed non-exit) from the European Union is headed anymore.

  • Working environment
    Insight

    Regeneration should be less toxic

    2019-01-17T05:52:00Z

    In recent years regeneration as a concept has become toxic, a byword in the public mind for gentrification, social cleansing or some other negative practice. It is often thought of as something done to communities, not for them — and certainly not by them.

  • Patty & Bun Brighton
    Markets

    Fluid opportunities on the horizon for casual dining in 2019

    2019-01-14T09:17:00Z

    Arguably, the casual dining market peaked at the end of 2015/beginning of 2016. In the year that followed, we saw a constant decline in the property market, followed by a domino of CVAs across the sector in 2018.

  • High street
    Insight

    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.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    Time to confront gender bias

    2019-01-11T00:00:00Z

    The shortage of talented senior women in property is much commented on, but do the reasons stand up to scrutiny?

  • Proptech Image
    Insight

    2019 forecast: we must evolve as an industry

    2019-01-11T00:00:00Z

    Reflecting on 2018, it has struck me just how rapidly our industry has evolved – not only in the recent past, but also when considering the speed of further evolution that we’re likely to witness in the coming years.