All Comment articles – Page 4

  • Keir Starmer
    Insight

    Conference season brings some joy

    2022-10-20T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Kwasi Kwarteng’s Budget aside, the development sector might come away from the Conservative Party Conference with some reason to be cheerful, especially if recent soundings from the DLUHC team at fringe events come to fruition.

  • Housing
    Insight

    It is vital housing remains accessible to everyone

    2022-10-20T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The mini-Budget sent shockwaves through the property market. As mortgage rates rocketed, the inverse was true for the hopes of property buyers.

  • Housing estate
    Insight

    Quantifying social impact is vital

    2022-10-19T00:00:00Z

    Counting the number of affordable homes we build has been the sole yardstick for the social housing sector for too long. 

  • Beekman Hotel - home to Tom Colicchio's latest restaurant Temple Court
    Insight

    The perfect storm for hospitality

    2022-10-19T00:00:00Z

    ‘It’s never going to get worse than this’ was a phrase many in hospitality muttered following the unprecedented economic turmoil that the Covid-19 pandemic brought to the sector. 

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    Insight

    How to solve threshold anxiety

    2022-10-19T00:00:00Z

    A few weeks back, our team at King’s Cross celebrated National Inclusion Week. Now in its 10th year, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to reflect on the property industry’s progress, while recognising the challenges (and opportunities) that remain, especially for the office market. 

  • Diverse hands
    Insight

    We should all be in this together

    2022-10-19T00:00:00Z

    Following a period of fresh political headwinds, and resulting new layers of uncertainty spurring market turbulence, the phrase ‘we are all in this together’ has never felt more real to many across the property sector as it does today.

  • Rent signs
    Insight

    ​How do you solve a problem like lettings industry changes?

    2022-10-18T14:59:00Z

    Fewer properties, more tenants, more self-managing landlords and a looming increase in regulations.

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    Insight

    Intersectionality is key to success

    2022-10-13T00:00:00Z

    Intersectionality is an approach to diversity that acknowledges how someone’s race, gender, class, age and other characteristics interconnect to form a personal experience – of life and work – bringing both disadvantages and privileges. 

  • Smart home
    Insight

    Smart homes are nothing new

    2022-10-13T00:00:00Z

    “Discover Britain’s original smart home.” So goes the sell for Victorian mansion Cragside, originally home to the renowned engineer William Armstrong.

  • Sustainable building
    Insight

    Tech can help residents go green

    2022-10-13T00:00:00Z

    Combine a climate crisis with a cost-of-living crisis and you have a never-before-seen imperative for householders to reduce energy wastage – and a once-in-a-generation opportunity for building managers to make real inroads on ESG performance.

  • Investment
    Insight

    Timely data will keep wheels of investment turning

    2022-10-13T00:00:00Z

    Your recent leader piece, ‘Gather data before gambling’, provides great insight into the constant struggle between sound logic and strained emotion that difficult economic times induce. As you mention, we have already seen this struggle at the highest level of government, and at Coyote we can see at first hand ...

  • Technology
    Insight

    Technology critical to drive efficiency

    2022-10-13T00:00:00Z

     In response to your article ‘Energy crisis puts pressure on both occupiers and landlords’, while I agree wholeheartedly that as an industry we need to think more creatively about ways of reducing energy usage within buildings, there is one critical piece missing from the story: technology.

  • Kwasi Kwarteng shutterstock_2205478669 Fred Duval PW300922
    Insight

    Time to keep calm and carry on

    2022-10-13T00:00:00Z

    “When you’re feeling in the dumps/Don’t be silly chumps/Just purse your lips and whistle, that’s the thing, and…/Always Look on the bright side of life.” 

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    Insight

    Changing our cities for the better

    2022-10-12T00:00:00Z

    Listen out: the 15-minute city is coming to a neighbourhood near you. We’ve all heard the term flying around, but what are the benefits and how does it look in practice?

  • Houses of Parliament
    News

    Look to the past to ride out uncertain times

    2022-10-11T15:44:00Z

    Since the beginning of September, the UK has gone through a series of rather unsettling events, touching various aspects of our private and professional lives.

  • Investment
    Insight

    Will Investment Zones bring growth to save the economy?

    2022-10-11T10:11:00Z

    Investment Zones are one of a series of growth measures set out in the government’s Growth Strategy. This is a laudable objective; however, there is a lack of detail on how they will work and the practical measures to deliver an acceleration of jobs and homes.

  • climate
    Insight

    ​Only a holistic view of sustainability can tackle sprawling urbanisation and blind densification

    2022-10-10T09:14:00Z

    We are facing a snowballing problem in our city centres. They are still relatively lacking in residential real estate – which is not surprising, given that development in urban areas involves more risk and complexities than in suburban, out-of-town locations – and this is giving rise to sprawling ‘(sub)urbanisation’.

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    A meltdown is wide of the mark

    2022-10-06T00:00:00Z

    “What do you think of Sterling’s performance yesterday?” I asked a neighbour a day after the mini-Budget. “Dreadful,” he answered. “He just couldn’t get the ball across to Kane.” No, I clarified: “The pound versus the US dollar, not Raheem versus the Italian defence.” 

  • PW141022_new homes_shutterstock_715747366_cred Duncan Andison
    Insight

    Tories must tackle housing deficit

    2022-10-06T00:00:00Z

    As Michael Heseltine, a key architect of many of the housing and regeneration policies pursued by the Conservatives over the past 40 years, once put it: “Home ownership stimulates the attitudes of independence and self-reliance that are the bedrock of a free society.”

  • Proptech
    Insight

    Proptech could be the Conservatives’ saving grace

    2022-10-06T00:00:00Z

    On day one of the Conservative Party Conference, the levelling-up secretary Simon Clarke said that levelling up was still “fundamental” to Liz Truss’s government – while his department, and indeed the UK, are preparing for a period of significant economic uncertainty.