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  • Allan Lockhart
    Insight

    Listed sector bounces back as specialist strategies pay off

    2017-07-28T00:03:00Z

    “Perhaps the surprise of 2017 will be the outperformance of the UK-quoted real estate sector against the wider equity markets” was the closing sentence in my January column.

  • Robot
    Insight

    It's time to wake up to the impact of AI

    2017-07-28T00:00:00Z

    Around 200 years ago, the industrial revolution heralded the era of steam-powered engines that transformed manufacturing. In turn, the advent of electricity in the late 1800s effectively disrupted the steam process, leading to the alteration of the factory layout and the creation of the production line.

  • Steve Norris
    Insight

    Like it or not, Theresa May is not going anywhere – yet

    2017-07-28T00:00:00Z

    As MPs dig out their buckets and spades, the rest of the country is breathing a sigh of relief. This has been a political year like no other.

  • Granary Square Kings Cross
    Professional

    Well-designed public realm should be used to enhance urban areas

    2017-07-27T05:00:00Z

    Placemaking has long been the buzzword of the real estate world but, aside from the anecdotal benefits, it has often been hard to measure the tangible advantages. Until now.

  • Metal Box Factory, Workspace
    Insight

    New business districts offer more than cost savings

    2017-07-24T12:37:00Z

    The days when businesses were grouped by sector, with law firms congregating in Holborn, bankers in the City, start-ups in Shoreditch and creatives in Soho, are long past. Instead, London’s locational barriers are disintegrating as companies that previously siloed themselves jockey for positions around emerging new business neighbourhoods across the ...

  • Invesco
    Insight

    UK's retail sector is still very much open for business

    2017-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Recent political and societal events in the UK have put a dampener on our summer and, if we look back at the past six months, London and the rest of the UK have certainly been through the mill.

  • Wellington Place, Leeds
    Insight

    No summer break for real estate investors

    2017-07-21T00:00:00Z

    The end of H1 typically marks the start of the summer recess, but this year it seems the UK and European real estate markets do not want to take the traditional break. Global capital remains extremely active with domestic and global investors undeterred by continuing political instability.

  • Whole Foods Market
    Insight

    Amazon is less slayer and more saviour of food retail property

    2017-07-21T00:00:00Z

    When Amazon announced its intention to acquire top-end American grocery chain Whole Food Markets (WFM) for just $14bn (£10.7bn) last month, the facial expressions of a lot of real estate magnates with a presence in the retail space would have been interesting to see.

  • Jean-Marc Vandevivere
    Insight

    Teaming with BTR backers a win-win for councils

    2017-07-18T12:31:00Z

    With local authorities struggling with central government cuts, it’s unsurprising many have turned to commercial property as an alternative source of income, as shown by Woking Borough Council’s purchase of Dukes Court last week

  • battersea
    Insight

    Build-to-rent will be key to solving the housing crisis

    2017-07-14T16:26:00Z

    Britain’s broad property sector was hit with uncertainty after last year’s Brexit referendum – and the outcome of this year’s general election has done little to calm the nerves of investors concerned about the outlook for UK property.