All Comment articles – Page 2

  • Bruntwood SciTech
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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.

  • Sue Clayton index
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    Diversity will gather momentum

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    After eight weeks of lockdown, most of us have adapted to new ways of working, if not fully embraced them. Some seem to enjoy the absence of a commute, with more time to themselves or among family. Others cannot wait to get back to the office to mix with colleagues ...

  • Alastair Moss index
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    The City of London is a resilient place

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 presents unprecedented challenges for all of us, but at the City of London Corporation we are emphatically open for business.

  • Housebuilding
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    Build homes for heroes

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Every Thursday, people across the UK stand on their doorsteps to applaud and cheer NHS workers, to show how much we value them and acknowledge their huge dedication and sacrifice during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Serviced office
    Online

    Why we need to help those small business in serviced offices that are falling through the cracks of the Covid-19 Grant Scheme

    2020-04-27T12:59:00Z

    When on March 24th, 2020 the Government announced its support for small businesses and introduced a Covid-19 grant scheme “to cover fixed costs”, it could have chosen several criteria for eligibility, such as size of company turnover or having less than 5 employees.

  • Working from home
    Online

    Propertyshe perspectives: our new reality, climate change and the Mipim editor’s dinner

    2020-03-31T13:46:00Z

    It has been an extremely steep learning curve for all of us. And it has been particularly impressive how office workers, who have been accustomed to a daily commute to an office, have been able to migrate relatively seamlessly to working from home. 

  • Auction sign
    Online

    Investors on parade: why more and more shops are going under the hammer

    2019-12-09T11:13:00Z

    On the face of it, parades of local shops in secondary locations might not seem attractive investments but they are becoming increasingly popular with buyers in the auction room.

  • David Parsley index
    Online

    Old school Ritblat set to gain favour over nouveau Candy in Capco battle

    2019-10-23T20:51:00Z

    There was a time when the Ritblat name meant a lot more than the name Candy in the property world. Clearly no longer. 

  • High street
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    Our high streets can be saved yet

    2019-09-12T23:00:00Z

    The challenges facing our high streets are well known. Brexit, squeezed incomes, business rates, major retail failures, online retail, unseasonably cold weather – the list goes on.