All Comment articles – Page 2

  • Flats
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    Cultivating a sense of belonging

    2020-06-18T00:00:00Z

    In a fast-changing world, we humans instinctively seek familiarity. But when it comes to places, familiar doesn’t need to mean old, repetitive or boring. It should mean ‘relatable’ and ‘made with you in mind’ because, ultimately, if you can relate to your surroundings and other people also using the space, ...

  • Charlie Catterall
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    Alternative leasing methods key for restaurant operators

    2020-06-12T14:21:00Z

    While it is an uncertain time for operators to think of acquisitions, landlords still have sites to lease and will face a need to fill more stock than before. 

  • Gym
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    What are the options for gym owners after lockdown?

    2020-06-11T09:24:00Z

    On 23rd March the Government announced that as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 “no business will be forced out of their premises if they miss a payment in the next 3 months.”

  • Brum Library roof garden
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    A healthy focus on space

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    One effect of the current health crisis has been to focus on how we can redesign or rethink the places we live, work and play in to deal with this and future pandemics. That should mean new workstreams.

  • Laptop
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    Skipping a cycle could be good in the long term

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and the major changes to our lives in the past few weeks have led to greater adoption of existing inventions to enable us to function (or survive) in as normal a way as possible.

  • At desk in mask
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    Creating the new office normal

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Our CBRE EMEA Occupier Survey 2020, published this week, is a timely reminder of why now more than ever, as we look at returning to office-based work, we need to focus on strategic decision-making that combines the ‘people agenda’ with a robust real estate and technology strategy.

  • Housing estate being built
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    Is the PM going to call in the cavalry?

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    What does Taylor Wimpey CEO Pete Redfern know that the rest of the embattled housebuilding sector doesn’t? The UK’s second-biggest developer is back in the land market. Could it have had the heads-up that Boris is about to call in the cavalry?

  • Retirement home
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    Offer a ‘third way’ for the over-65s

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Reams have been written about the older generation during the Covid-19 pandemic, but sometimes their own voices are overlooked.

  • Bruntwood SciTech
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    On the road to net zero

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic has concentrated minds as we focus on keeping safe and well, but the sustainability agenda hasn’t gone away.

  • Fibre optic cables
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    The pandemic presents an opportunity to redraw the urban landscape

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic, or modern plague as it is now being referred to, has handed us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvent our cities and urban landscape and to set us on a different path.

  • Soho in lockdown
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    A temporary stop to traffic could kick-start Soho’s recovery

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    For some time, I have argued that the corona cure is worse than the disease. To keep overweight septuagenarians like me alive, the next generation is paying an awfully high price. And closer to home, the damage to our economy is utterly unimaginable.

  • Gavel auction
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    Private investors are developing a healthy habit

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The front line has taken on a new meaning in the past few months, and while those essential workers are at the forefront of keeping the country healthy, the private investor community remains keen to buy assets and gain income.

  • Climbers near summit
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    Facing up to the post-Covid challenge

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    At the start of the year, I shared my thoughts in this magazine about what lay ahead for property. I felt excited by what a new majority government meant for investor confidence. The industry, it seemed, was starting the new decade with renewed vigour.

  • Town centre
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    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Alexander Graham Bell’s words of wisdom “when one door closes, another opens” are well known, but less famous is that he went on to add “but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us”. ...

  • Global finance investment
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    Invest now in the ‘new normal’

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    “It’s wise to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

  • Angelica Donati
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    A silver lining in a year to forget

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    This has been a year to forget so far. On 20 February, global equity markets plunged in a crash rivalling the 2008 downturn. Though they have rallied thanks to central bank support, hopes for a Covid-19 vaccine and a rebound in business activity as governments ease lockdown, things could take ...

  • Finance chart Covid-19
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    The market will survive this crisis

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had the most significant impact on the world economy since the global financial crisis (GFC).

  • Broadgate Circle current people
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    Plenty of life left in city offices

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    How fragile yet dynamic the workplace has become over the past four or five decades. Ever since Sir Stuart Lipton and DEGW produced the Orbit Study to underpin the then revolutionary occupational and related investment case for Broadgate, change has been piled on top of change in a never-ending quest ...

  • Retirement home
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    The investment case for UK senior housing

    2020-05-22T13:24:00Z

    Investment in our later living market has risen markedly in recent years, but what does the future hold? 

  • Jonathan Goldstein
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    If we fail on planning, plan to fail

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    These are highly unusual times by anyone’s standards. We are all trying to plan for the future in an environment where we do not know what tomorrow will bring. We need to use this time to drive the change that will see us come out of this crisis securely.