All Comment articles – Page 2

  • Jeremy Hunt
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    Hunt’s the only man for the job

    2019-07-10T23:00:00Z

    As the Tory leadership hustings grind on, the process seems increasingly irrelevant because Conservative Central Office was foolish enough to send ballot papers out too early.

  • Graph – annual total return (%)
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    Woodford woes prompt liquidity rethink

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    The well-publicised Woodford scenario has again brought open-ended property funds to the front pages of the national newspapers, referencing the illiquidity mismatch between their underlying assets and the offer of daily liquidity.

  • Workplace
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    Tech matters in fight for talent

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    With every chief executive eager to attract and retain great people, now is a good time to reflect on the war for talent that faces organisations and how to engage those great people through an enhanced workplace.

  • Acton Gardens Central Square Apartments
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    Partnerships make communities

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    When the housing secretary announced a new commission championing beautiful buildings as an integral part of the drive to build the homes communities need, it marked a shift in the way national government viewed the future of housebuilding.

  • Smart Home Features
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    How to cater to today’s consumer

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    Does anyone remember what life was like before the iPhone or TV on demand? 

  • Wardian development, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
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    Towering ambitions in Docklands

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    At 7pm on Friday 9 February 1996, I was one floor up from Property Week , working at Building magazine. 

  • Gender pay gap
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    Pay gap reporting is here to stay

    2019-06-27T23:00:00Z

    We have a problem. According to PwC, the average gender pay gap in real estate improved by 3.8% in the newly reported 2018 figures but the sector continues to have one of the highest pay gaps among all UK industries at 28%

  • Construction
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    Fresh modular recruits welcome

    2019-06-27T23:00:00Z

    The recent news that Goldman Sachs has invested £75m in East Midlands factory-built housing company Top Hat is a welcome shot in the arm for the struggling modular housing sector.

  • shutterstock_221809534_cred Nejron Photo
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    Learn from personal challenges

    2019-06-27T23:00:00Z

    It is the third anniversary of Britain’s referendum on its membership of the EU and yet we are no closer to knowing what Brexit really means

  • House price inflation
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    Lurch to left would be a calamity

    2019-06-27T23:00:00Z

    George Monbiot, Stowe- and Oxford-educated environmental and political activist and Guardian columnist, is clearly a very clever chap, but he is as scary as he is smart.

  • Kier
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    Kier should look back not forward

    2019-06-27T23:00:00Z

    Kier doesn’t need ‘Future Proofing’ (the title given to its largely ineffectual turnaround programme). It needs past-proofing, or at least recent-past-proofing.

  • Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross
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    Are charity shops finally losing their stigma?

    2019-06-25T12:09:00Z

    The inclusion of a Shelter store in the ultra-cool and aspirational Coal Drops Yard scheme in London’s King’s Cross is a potential game-changer.

  • The Record Hall, Farringdon, London
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    Sustainability from the inside out

    2019-04-03T23:00:00Z

    Change is afoot. The property industry has long considered investment in sustainability to be important, but often at odds with the profit-driven pressures many real estate companies face.

  • Mipim pic
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    Mipim 2019: day two – a busy London Stand, UK investment and a packed itinerary

    2019-03-13T12:33:00Z

    I can tell it’s been a successful and event-packed day at Mipim as I’m writing this blog in the early hours of the morning! We have just concluded our Tuesday night Mishcon de Reya client dinner at La Petite Maison, which has become something of a tradition. As always, it ...

  • pic
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    Mipim 2019 blog: day one – construction chaos, high winds and comfortable shoes

    2019-03-12T11:58:00Z

    Has anyone else noticed there is something strange going on with the Cannes beach restaurants? Mystified by the profusion of building construction permits outside the familiar beachside haunts, I did a little research and came across a Hollywood Reporter piece last summer headlined ‘Cannes Construction Leads to Chaos on ...

  • Frankfurt, Germany
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    ​How Frankfurt is benefiting from Brexit

    2019-03-08T12:34:00Z

    As there are still no definitive signs to show whether the UK will leave the EU in less than three weeks, continental European cities are benefiting from this uncertainty. 

  • Citigroup Building
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    Collapse of Long Island Amazon deal is bad news for New York City

    2019-03-08T12:25:00Z

    The governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, is begging Jeff Bezos to reconsider his stunning decision to walk away from a ‘done deal’ to create an Amazon campus in the Long Island City neighbourhood of Queens. 

  • West End retail
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    The year 2020 is going to be the start of a new chapter for London’s West End

    2019-03-08T11:38:00Z

    A perfect storm of rising costs, waning consumer confidence and Brexit uncertainty has hit UK retail, putting businesses and investors under increasing pressure to adapt and ride the wave of change.

  • Mipim, Cannes
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    Looking back at 30 years of Mipim memories

    2019-03-08T11:29:00Z

    Incredibly, this year is the 30th anniversary of Mipim, the international real estate convention in Cannes. 

  • London skyline
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    London’s long-term future has never looked brighter

    2019-03-08T11:14:00Z

    As the international property world gathers at Mipim, those visiting the London Stand may expect uncertainty to be the prevailing mood as Brexit looms on the horizon.