All Ask the expert articles – Page 14

  • Technology
    Insight

    Seamless tech connects tenants

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    It was great to be back meeting colleagues from across the sector and sharing experiences of the past 18 months at last week’s RESI Convention, but also more importantly to look ahead.

  • Data centre
    Professional

    Data centres as an asset class

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Data centres as an infrastructure asset class are crucial for the digital economy and a huge investment opportunity. The complexity of operational issues is something those new to the sector may not anticipate and interest is likely to increase. We have identified key challenges post-pandemic to consider.

  • Office artwork
    Professional

    Art can be the cherry on the post-pandemic office cake

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Amid the return to the office, art can help your workplace stand out and enhance employee productivity.

  • Finance meeting
    Insight

    Confidence must be tempered

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    We all know that confidence is a key component of life – how many crucial junctions have we all passed through where the decision to leap, or err on the side of caution, has led us to the exact life we are each living now?

  • Data
    Professional

    Use real-time data to plan cities

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    Today, real-time 3D data is increasingly becoming a defining tool in the way policymakers, urban designers and property developers plan for more resilient cities. 

  • Lending
    Insight

    Is it a lending race to the bottom?

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    In recent months, some leading real estate names, including Kennedy Wilson, Delancey, Tristan and Ares, have announced their intention to enter the European debt market, attracted by the risk-adjusted returns on offer and diversification benefits.

  • Croydon Westfield
    Insight

    Procrastination can be beneficial

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    It is a decade since the Tottenham riots took place, prompting the report by a task force led by Sir Stuart Lipton, which secured substantial public investment in the neglected, once-proud London borough.

  • ESG
    Professional

    How can investors ensure their assets comply with ESG criteria?

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    In recent years, investors across sectors have increasingly focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

  • Construction work
    Insight

    Time to unite on net zero agenda

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    The prime minister has set the UK a target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. This will be impossible to achieve without action by the property sector, given that the built environment is responsible for 43% of UK emissions.

  • Housebuilders
    Insight

    SME housebuilders up against it

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    With their ability to be swift of foot and innovative in design, to lead the way in sustainable builds and access small, inner-city sites where others fear to tread, what’s not to like about SMEs?

  • Office
    Professional

    Offices can adopt the Airbnb model

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    The office sector over the last century has benefited from urbanisation, with increasing tenant demand pegged to limited supply. Ultimately, this has led to a near-constant robust market with short cyclical pull-backs.

  • Solar panels
    Professional

    How can occupiers cut carbon across real estate’s long tail?

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    In the net zero transition, property teams must consider how they drive portfolio-wide energy efficiency. But where to focus? Undoubtedly, the initial priority for businesses with large estates will be the sites with the biggest energy bills.

  • Riverside retail park l&g
    Professional

    The turnover rent conundrum

    2021-09-02T00:01:00Z

    As retail troubles continue, many landlords are being asked to agree turnover rents by their tenants as one way to help share the pain.

  • Loch Lomond
    Professional

    Balance key for carbon targets

    2021-09-02T00:01:00Z

    As retail troubles continue, many landlords are being asked to agree turnover rents by their tenants as one way to help share the pain.

  • Open Plan diversity
    Professional

    Let’s make diversity a priority within property recruitment

    2021-09-01T09:11:00Z

    Changes wrought by Covid present unique opportunity to make the industry more inclusive and welcoming

  • Chapter Old Street - study space (Tigg + Coll Architects)
    Insight

    Urban living: fresh thinking is vital

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Summer in the UK has been very different this year. Foreign holidays have been few and far between for obvious reasons, with many people choosing to explore the UK instead.

  • Generic office
    Insight

    Flexible leases are key for office landlords

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    As we emerge from lockdown and home working, companies across the UK have adjusted their working patterns, a priority shift that has altered the traditional business requirement for office space.

  • Hotel bed
    Insight

    Hotels must evolve to survive

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    As consumer confidence starts to return, there are some reasons for optimism in the hotel industry. However, the scars of the pandemic will not heal overnight.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    It’s time to tackle the lack of diversity

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Research shows the property industry is failing to attract enough people from diverse backgrounds and keep them in the industry.

  • Cybersecurity
    Professional

    Prevention is key in cybersecurity

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    As the market comes under increasing pressure from cyber criminals, limiting the chances of an attack and coping with those that occur must be high on everybody’s agenda.