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    We can work it out


    After the scandal and huge losses of recent years, Samit Chopra, WeWork International’s president and chief operating officer, tells Property Week how the flexible office space provider plans to turn a profit this year.

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    Future-proofing the flicks


    Times have been tough for cinema operators, but will new experiential models and central locations help them to ride out the storm? Claire Robson asks what the future holds for big-screen venues.

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    Property industry must have diverse aspirations


    Two years ago, the Black Lives Matter protests sharpened many companies’ focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Kate Parker asks whether genuine progress has been made across the property industry

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    Giving more power to the people


    There has been a rapid rise in the number of companies becoming employee-owned in recent years. Saxon East finds out how the transition worked for a number of property businesses

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    The force of nature


    As biophilic office design comes back into fashion, thanks in no small part to Covid-19, Adam Branson considers the benefits of bringing the outside in.

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    All out retro: how retrofitting is transforming industrial property


    Upgrading older warehouse and industrial units is often far more environmentally friendly than knocking them down and starting over. Noella Pio Kivlehan looks at how the industrial sector is embracing retrofitting.

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    London 2012: Games Changer


    Ten years on from the 2012 London Olympics, Noella Pio Kivlehan asks to what extent the games delivered the transformational property, social and environmental legacy promised for East London.

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    Making a northern powerhouse


    Andrew Coombs, chief executive of Sirius Real Estate, tells Andy Hillier why the business park operator has its gaze fixed on the north after the purchase of BizSpace.

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    Retail rejuvenated


    LGIM’s Kingland Crescent scheme in Poole has breathed life into a rundown parade of shops, but is its bold rent-free retail experiment a blueprint for the reinvention of other towns?

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    ESG is critical for business


    Last month, Property Week held a Climate Crisis Challenge Campaign webinar on why environmental, social and governance criteria are now critical for property, what new reporting requirements mean for the sector and how the industry can effect change in an era of climate change and rising energy prices.

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    British seaside now a Premier location


    Boosted by the staycation trend, Whitbread is targeting coastal and leisure locations to expand its Premier Inn chain. Acquisitions manager Louise Woodruff reveals to Andy Hillier what kind of sites it is seeking. 

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    Grosvenor gets retrofit for the future


    Andy Creamer, Grosvenor’s head of service performance, tells Andy Hillier how the landlord is rising to the challenge of adapting its historic London estate to meet modern energy performance standards.

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    Is the future of industrial still bright?


    Dentons and Property Week recently brought together a panel of experts to discuss what the future holds for the industrial and logistics sector as warehouse take-up reaches an all-time high and vacancy rates hit rock bottom.

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    What next for Oxford Street’s sticky sweet-shop problem?


    The rise of US-themed candy stores, some selling counterfeit items, has led to calls for landlords to take action.

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    Retailers turn developers to diversify their income stream


    John Lewis is among the brands planning to redevelop their stores to include residential and office space 

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    ‘Stand-off’ between London’s industrial and residential sectors


    London’s industrial and residential sectors are in a deadlock over space that threatens to damage them both, according to recent findings from Savills.

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    South Bank showdown


    Last month, Michael Gove deployed his Section 31 powers again – this time to stop the demolition of the ITV Studios on the South Bank. His actions have threatened to chill relations with the property industry and heated up the debate on what counts as carbon-saving development. Peter Bill reports

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    Riding out the economic storm: In conversation with Phil Westerman at Buzzacott


    With real estate encountering strong economic headwinds from inflation and rising interest rates, Property Week contributing editor (news) David Parsley sat down with Phil Westerman, partner and head of real estate at accountancy practice Buzzacott, to discuss the outlook for the industry. Their conversation covered the aftermath of Brexit and ...

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    Experts sceptical about the latest right-to-buy scheme


    The prime minister’s proposal to sell housing association properties would create a host of problems. 

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    Innovation in the later-living sector


    Retirement living providers are raising their game to meet the needs of the growing older population.