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  • Greggs
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    Sustainability is retail’s salvation

    2019-10-18T00:00:00Z

    Retail is facing a universal issue – caution – and in great waves.

  • Building house
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    Homes England is transforming

    2019-10-18T00:00:00Z

    Since returning from the RESI Convention last month, I’ve been reflecting on the changes I’ve seen at Homes England since I joined almost two years ago.

  • Elephant and castle
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    Elephant and Castle’s 20 year journey

    2019-10-18T00:00:00Z

    A judicial review of the shopping centre plans is just the latest hurdle in Elephant and Castle’s 20-year journey. Adam Branson charts the highs and lows as the wider scheme finally takes shape

  • Wework
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    WeWork: This is not a paradigm shift

    2019-10-17T00:00:00Z

    I’ve consistently tried to be careful about editorialising on WeWork. But, in the interest of full disclosure, I was quoted in Property Week a couple of years ago as saying that WeWork was coming up in meetings so often that we needed a WeWork swear jar. We never did ...

  • Climate change
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    Time to act on climate change

    2019-10-17T00:00:00Z

    If there was ever a moment that perfectly encapsulated the role that the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) plays in uniting, inspiring, advocating and enabling change within the built environment, it was Friday 20 September in London, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham.

  • Nowsad Gani
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    ‘It’s no longer about money’ - interview with Nowsad Gani

    2019-10-17T00:00:00Z

    Nowsad Gani has quietly amassed a sizeable business buying land, securing planning and then developing or selling it. The Ganco founder tells Simon Creasey how he now plans to revolutionise social housing

  • Gasrec-refuelling-facilities
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    Developers should capitalise on natural gas demand

    2019-10-16T12:55:00Z

    Editor: The growing demand for alternative fuels in the road transport sector offers a significant opportunity for landowners and commercial property developers alike, but it is one few are aware of.

  • O2 Arena, Greenwich
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    Music venues key to future of cities

    2019-10-16T12:39:00Z

    Editor: The benefits that music, recreation and culture bring to our cities have been ignored for too long by owners and stakeholders.

  • London houses for sale and rent
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    Owning a home no longer sacred

    2019-10-16T00:00:00Z

    I bought my first flat in Notting Hill in 1969 for £11,500. I daren’t think what it’s worth today, but it will be more like £1.5m. 

  • PropBike
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    PropBike 2019

    2019-10-16T00:00:00Z

    Property industry raises nearly £4,000 for charity at mountain biking and networking event PropBike, hosted by PropList. 

  • City of London
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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. ...

  • Union Wharf
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    Good design is key to a resident’s happiness

    2019-10-09T10:43:00Z

    LOFT focuses on the psychology behind the design of its spaces to promote emotional wellbeing

  • City of London
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.