All Comment articles – Page 4

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The blond bombshell lands

    2019-07-26T00:00:00Z

    We’re not living in an age when the mighty are falling.We’re living in one in which the puny are rising.

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    Insight

    From flexible boom to bust?

    2019-07-18T23:00:00Z

    OneEleven’s decision to review its UK plans could be a sign of things to come. 

  • Yoga
    Insight

    Workplaces must be more human

    2019-07-11T23:00:00Z

    Millennials are the driving force behind the world’s changing work habits. 

  • Tesco van
    Insight

    The ‘new retail’ revolution is here

    2019-07-11T23:00:00Z

    ‘New retail’ is the phrase coined by Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, to describe its aim to redefine commerce by enabling seamless engagement between the online and offline worlds.

  • Clapham Park - Courtyard Final
    Insight

    Shared ownership’s time has come

    2019-07-11T23:00:00Z

    There is no denying the success of Help to Buy. From its launch in April 2013 to December 2018, a total of 211,000 loans were granted under the scheme, with a total value of £11.7bn.

  • Jeremy Hunt
    Insight

    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 (%)
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Online

    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
    Insight

    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
    Insight

    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
    Online

    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 ...