All Comment articles – Page 12

  • Leadership crop
    Online

    What’s next for levelling-up aims in wake of Tory turmoil?

    2022-07-28T00:00:00Z

    Three experts discuss what recent government upheaval means for housing policy and levelling-up agenda.

  • Recruitment
    Online

    ​Hollis poll reveals key barriers blocking fresh talent joining the industry

    2022-07-27T14:46:00Z

    A recent LinkedIn poll by Property Week on behalf of international real estate consultant Hollis revealed the main barriers to attracting future talent into the real estate industry.

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    Insight

    We must design buildings fit for a circular economy

    2022-07-27T08:57:00Z

    Future-proofing the buildings we design to promote longevity requires an in-built adaptability that simply isn’t compatible with the systems we’re accustomed to today.

  • Climate change
    Insight

    Why high-density housing is key

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    Without immediate and significant reductions in carbon emissions, global warming will exceed 1.5°C, according to the UN. Two of the biggest contributors to UK emissions are travel and the heating of homes, which together account for 63% of the UK’s carbon output.

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    Insight

    We must future-proof our world

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    As we embarked on the second-ever awareness week for net zero earlier this month, discussions surrounding the sustainability and longevity of our buildings reached fever pitch, particularly within the context of the UK’s commitment to a net zero economy by 2050 and a 33% reduction in whole-life cost by 2025.

  • Life scientists in lab
    Insight

    Fears for the market are overinflated

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    Economic instability has led to speculation about a decline in the commercial real estate market. This is driven by a wealth of factors, not least the impact of the war in Ukraine on supply chains and rising inflation globally, producing higher interest rates. 

  • Jon Seal
    Professional

    Connectivity key to levelling up

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic, recent rail strikes and a change in work culture have all helped support the trajectory of flexible working. Despite the ability for many to work from home, connectivity remains a barrier up and down the country.

  • Affordable homes aerial
    Professional

    How is the single infrastructure levy different from the CIL?

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill marks a major shift in development contributions, promising significant ramifications for the delivery of affordable housing.

  • Marcus Moufarrige
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Marcus Moufarrige, founder and chief executive of ility

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    Marcus Moufarrige, founder and chief executive of proptech firm ility, on how he got started in property and his cultural recommendations.

  • Finance chart Covid-19
    Insight

    Infection resilience can be built in

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    The detection of polio in sewage last month was declared a national incident and marks the first polio transmission since the 1980s. Alongside the spread of monkeypox, it is a grim reminder that another global health crisis could be around the corner.

  • Construction site - crane
    Professional

    What changes do the new building regulations entail?

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    New building regulations were introduced in the UK on 15 June 2022 that brought several important changes to the property industry, targeting insulation, ventilation and energy consumption. While the regulations apply primarily to new buildings, they also apply to home retrofitting projects, namely structural renovations such as extensions.

  • Europe proptech
    Insight

    ​Upside down and inside out: turning the European real estate market on its head

    2022-07-26T13:07:00Z

    The past few years have turned the world on its head. The pandemic caused the global economy to shrink, with volatile markets and soaring inflation levels only adding to the struggles. 

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    Insight

    Stakeholders will review options as real estate distress increases

    2022-07-26T10:08:00Z

    The UK economy is coming under pressure. Discretionary spend by consumers is likely to fall along with a loss of confidence with risk of a recession.

  • Climate change
    Online

    Why is our next PM not talking about the climate emergency?

    2022-07-25T10:50:00Z

    This month, the Met Office recorded Britain’s hottest recorded temperature – a roasting 40.3°C. An extraordinary and terrifying milestone. Most climate scientists agree that climate change is the reason we are seeing such brutal temperatures.

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    Insight

    Heatwaves serve as a final warning

    2022-07-20T23:00:00Z

    As temperatures soar across England and Wales, many office buildings are going to become unusable. This, I believe, should be seen as a powerful warning for real estate investors.

  • Digital technology property
    Insight

    AI will take over repetitive tasks in the workplace

    2022-07-20T23:00:00Z

    AI is already in the workplace – but perhaps not obviously so. Already, there are lots of AI tools out there that support businesses with improving data processing and consistency by reducing human error. AI does this by taking over repetitive tasks and analysing data to isolate trends and ...

  • West end
    Insight

    ​The jobs crisis in hospitality is worsening

    2022-07-20T10:09:00Z

    A thriving London is good for the rest of the UK, and the West End should be at the very heart of the nation’s economic recovery. But as London gets back to business, recruitment has become an existential issue facing the West End’s hospitality sector.

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    Insight

    Will party voters pick the right PM?

    2022-07-20T00:00:00Z

    It was Harold Wilson who coined the immortal line that a week is a long time in politics, but even he would have been shocked by the speed of events since Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resigned from the government and between them precipitated a tsunami of resignations that even ...

  • Online shopping
    Professional

    Is an online sales tax on the way?

    2022-07-19T23:00:00Z

    As a business, we have been campaigning for a fairer balance in the taxation of the retail sector for many years. Every valuation cycle, Spring Budget, Autumn Statement and Queen’s Speech has been seen as an opportunity to move the dial and unilaterally reform business rates.

  • Zero carbon
    Insight

    Net zero: redemption is possible

    2022-07-19T23:00:00Z

    “It’s not going away, right?” These five simple words, recently uttered by one of my colleagues, neatly encapsulate the issue of climate change on our industry, and on society and humanity in general.