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  • Planning and dev
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    Why leasehold reform is essential

    2020-02-14T00:00:00Z

    With a new government comes a new agenda, but some of the same arguments around leasehold reform continue to rumble on. This is perhaps to be expected, given that the UK uses a system of home ownership that is still rooted in medieval history.

  • WeWork
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    Tech must go direct to end user

    2020-02-14T00:00:00Z

    In the third quarter of last year, global venture investments into proptech reached $24.6bn, surpassing the most optimistic estimates for the year and putting the industry on track to comfortably exceed the $30bn full-year mark.

  • Yardi climate change think tank
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    Yardi think tank: how we can tackle the climate crisis

    2020-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Property Week and Yardi brought together a host of leading industry figures at The Office Group, The Shard in London to discuss what the property industry is doing to tackle the climate crisis.

  • Tileyard
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    Why Tileyard London’s ambitious expansion plans hang in the balance

    2020-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Tileyard London has attracted a host of famous UK popstars to its studios, but its future hangs in the balance. Owner CPP is struggling to get planning permission for its expansion plans, as Simon Creasey reports

  • Houses
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    Outlook for residential sector is bound to improve

    2020-02-13T16:36:00Z

    Editor: Your article last week, ‘ Institutional investors looking to invest more in the resi sector ’, revealed a not unsurprising trend. With Brexit certainty and the ‘Boris bounce’ effect taking hold, the outlook for property – particularly residential – is bound to improve.

  • Inside track: platforms in  the proposed HS2 station
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    We must connect north’s thriving cities

    2020-02-13T16:31:00Z

    Editor: At last, HS2 has been given the green light .

  • The Pro-Bono Challenge logo
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    Time for big players to do their bit

    2020-02-13T16:24:00Z

    Getting the UK property industry to deliver and measure true social impact, as a cogent part of their wider stakeholder strategies, is proving much more difficult than Property Week and Newcore had envisaged when we launched the Pro Bono Challenge at RESI last September.

  • Estate agent window
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    London estate agents make hay

    2020-02-13T00:00:00Z

    “We’re now going to sealed bids on houses that we couldn’t get a single viewing for a few months ago.” This view from a south London estate agent is no flash in the pan. After many months in the deep freeze, the capital’s housing market seems to have thawed.

  • Construction
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    How Landsec is pioneering efficient construction methods at Southwark scheme

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    Rob Brown reports on how Landsec is pioneering more efficient construction methods at 105 Sumner Street

  • Co-living generic
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    The beating heart of communities

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    Until recently, one of my greatest regrets at work was that I hadn’t spent a significant amount of uninterrupted time with Greystar’s operations – including the property management, maintenance, front-of-house concierge and lettings teams – on the ground at one of our buildings.

  • Climate change
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    Time to address the climate issue

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    As 2019 fades from view and we look back at it with an element of hindsight, I don’t think history is going to remember it as the year Brexit became a certainty, or even for England finally winning the Cricket World Cup – but as the year that the climate ...

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    How Quadrant Repurpose plans to revive department stores

    2020-02-06T00:00:00Z

    Chris Daniel and Mark Phillipson, the pair behind new joint venture Quadrant Repurpose, reveal how they plan to breathe new life into Britain’s department stores to Emanuele Midolo

  • Retail
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    Retail will always have a place

    2020-02-06T00:00:00Z

    The end of 2019 ushered in a calmer UK political climate after the Conservatives’ decisive general election victory.

  • Esther McVey
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    No. 10: who stays and who goes?

    2020-02-06T00:00:00Z

    When Stephen Barclay, the secretary of state at the Department for Exiting the European Union, resigned at 23:01 hours on 31 January as his department wound itself up, he started the reshuffle Boris made clear would follow once we had formally left the EU.

  • Student accomodation
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    Demand for affordable student homes must be met

    2020-02-05T09:57:00Z

    Editor: Your recent piece exploring the pitfalls for investors as student accommodation booms makes clear that the evolving asset class has emerged as a mainstream investment . However, it misses one of the most significant issues facing the sector: an overweighting in new luxury supply against a shortage of more ...

  • Co-working
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    JV represents future of workspace

    2020-02-05T09:52:00Z

    Editor: It was exciting to read about the partnership between Serendipity Labs and Newable and its co-working launch in the UK .

  • Construction
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    Housebuilders have much to do

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    Most people have rightly acknowledged that global warming is a very real problem. It does not recognise international borders or economic wealth; it affects us all and we all have a responsibility to address it.

  • Climate change
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    Designing for a net-zero future

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    London mayoral candidate Rory Stewart has faced a backlash after suggesting that trees should be planted on Regent Street. He tweeted that it was a “disgrace” that the historic street lacked greenery “crucial for the environment – carbon, air quality – but also for mental health and wellbeing”.

  • The Climate Crisis Challenge: be the solution
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    The Climate Crisis Challenge: be the solution

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    There has been plenty of talk about the climate crisis. Now its time to walk the walk, says Liz Hamson, as Property Week and UKGBC join forces to launch the Climate Crisis Challenge.

  • Shop sale signs
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    We must act now to save retail

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    The plight of the shopping centre in the UK is worrying… very worrying. Today, many if not all of our existing shopping centres simply would not be built. There is turmoil in this silo of the real estate market as net asset values, which equity capital markets have not believed ...