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    Building with the planet in mind

    2020-02-28T00:00:00Z

    Having supported the launch of the National Infrastructure Commission’s report this month setting out the UK’s first design principles for infrastructure around climate, people, places and value, I have to wonder what role we as built environment professionals should have around the environmental, social and corporate governance agenda. The answer, ...

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    Time for property to listen and learn

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    You don’t need me to tell you how valuable Mipim is as an opportunity to talk to clients.

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    Impact investing: let’s get to work

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    It is safe to say that social impact was not a priority for the financial industry when I established Patron Capital with my partners 20 years ago. 

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    How to curate great destinations

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    The global retail sector has experienced an unprecedented level of change in recent years and the effects can be seen across UK high streets. According to a recent report by PwC, a record net 1,234 stores disappeared from Britain’s top 500 high streets in the first half of 2019 alone. ...

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    Happy Helical celebrates the City

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    As we await publication of yet another government review of the planning system, the world of property, architecture and construction can only marvel at the profound belief of politicians that by changing things, they really make a difference.

  • Houses
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    Unlock productivity to boost housing delivery

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    GL Hearn looks at how to restore market confidence and manage investors’ attitude to risk

  • Online auction
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    LSH’s shift to online is a bold step out of the norm

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    The 574 platform is an exclusively online offering that delivers greater flexibility than the ballroom model.

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    Energy strategies must avoid ‘performance gap’

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Calfordseaden recommends focusing on long-term performance not just short-term compliance

  • Social media
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    Automated marketing can take renting to next level

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Automated communications save time and expenses for landlords while keeping tenants fully engaged 

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    The art of making mixed-use work

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    To create great places, managing agents need to collaborate with architects, developers and residents.

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    Why Mipim is all about relationship-building

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Commercial MD Chris Baguley discusses the importance of building deep connections with customers

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    Infrastructure plan is needed to drive EV take-up

    2020-02-26T14:08:00Z

    Editor: The government’s decision to bring forward the ban on the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars to 2035 is clearly welcome and extremely important for the environment. But it is not particularly helpful, as the electric vehicle market is still in its infancy (PropertyWeek.com).

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    Can we expect more ‘hobbit homes’?

    2020-02-26T12:45:00Z

    Editor: With changes to planning mooted in order to hit government housebuilding targets, the drive for quantity may have a negative effect on the quality of space in UK homes (‘ What does the election result mean for the planning system ?’).

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    Freeths forecast dinner: how will 2020 pan out for property?

    2020-02-21T11:17:00Z

    Freeths and Property Week assembled a panel of industry experts to survey the big issues for 2020, including life after Brexit, climate change, the future of retail and the prospects for flexible offices.

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    Be kind. Be the solution

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    Will people suddenly start to ‘be kind’ in the national press and on social media in the wake of Caroline Flack’s suicide? I’m not holding out much hope, but I’d like to think so.

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    Social impact: How do you measure up?

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    The property industry is waking up to the need to improve the social impact of what it does, but experts argue that we will only see real progress if standardised metrics are introduced.

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    You have to feel for LSH staff

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    Feel for Lambert Smith Hampton staff. By the time you read this, one of two things will have happened: either LSH will have been acquired by reclusive Dane John Bengt Moeller; or the 950 staff will still be in the unwanted hands of estate agency group Countrywide, which has been ...

  • The Climate Crisis Challenge
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    The PW/UKGBC Climate Crisis Perceptions Survey

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    What does the property industry really think about the climate crisis? Take part in our survey now and help the industry #BeTheSolution

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    Tech could be property’s Airbnb

    2020-02-20T00:00:00Z

    It’s no secret that flexible working spaces have transformed the office real estate sector.

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    Airspace development: involve stakeholders early

    2020-02-19T11:41:00Z

    Editor: The prospect of creating new homes in the ‘air rights’ on top of existing buildings offers the opportunity to significantly increase the number of homes being built, which could help ease the housing crisis in London .