All Comment articles – Page 9

  • Kings Cross
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    A walk through King’s Cross

    2022-08-02T16:29:00Z

    Walking through King’s Cross today, I pass office workers eating lunch by the water in Pancras Square, children playing on the grass in Lewis Cubitt Park and visitors relaxing by steps to the Regent’s Canal. 

  • Finance meeting
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    Non-bank lenders have key role in solving housing crisis

    2022-08-02T15:38:00Z

    The UK property market faces unique challenges. A shortage of affordable housing, combined with macroeconomic pressures such as supply-chain issues and the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, has led to house prices reaching a record average of £278,123, according to Halifax’s House Price Index. The only way ...

  • Office team work
    Online

    ​From RE to HR: rehumanising the workplace

    2022-08-01T16:08:00Z

    For more than 30 years, as the founder and chief executive of IWG, I thought of myself as part of the real estate industry. However, in more recent times I’ve come to realise that my role has at least as much to do with HR as it does with commercial ...

  • Telecommunications mast
    Online

    ​Rulings in telecommunications mast disputes provide clarity

    2022-08-01T10:56:00Z

    The Supreme Court has decided three conjoined appeals concerning the way in which telecoms operators with equipment already installed on land can acquire new or different rights. The decision gives important clarification to a situation that commonly arises.

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    Innovation key to shortage of space

    2022-07-29T00:00:00Z

    The industrial and logistics sector remains buoyant, with demand for strategically located space pushed higher by the global supply-chain crisis, rising transportation costs and the economic implications of Brexit and Covid-19 lockdowns.

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    UK logistics is set fair

    2022-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Many investors are wondering if the UK warehouse market boom has run out of steam. Macro concerns are mounting: Ukraine, inflation, Amazon reportedly with too much warehouse space and the consumer-facing a cost-of-living crisis, not to mention Brexit. 

  • propweek_thinktank-9
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    What do tenants value about BTR?

    2022-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Earlier this month, Yardi and Property Week brought together a panel of experts from across the residential sector to discuss the benefits of build to rent over traditional PRS, how operators are creating a sense of community and what major trends we can expect to see in the coming years.

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    Questioning the unquestionable

    2022-07-28T00:00:00Z

    Economics is currently at the forefront of many minds: for families, it is working out how much, if any, dosh they may have to spend beyond essential items; for the Bank of England (BoE), it is a question of how did it call inflation so badly wrong, so penalising the ...

  • New-build homes
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    Housing crisis exacerbated by planning

    2022-07-28T00:00:00Z

    Rising inflation and living costs are affecting everyone in the property sector and elsewhere, but smaller builders and enterprises are particularly struggling with pressures from every side, which is having an impact on the supply of affordable housing in this country. 

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    Landlords must shore up finances amid tough times

    2022-07-28T00:00:00Z

    Let’s face it, times are tough. The spectre of recession, coupled with the cost-of-living crisis, makes it more important than ever for landlords, estate agents and other property management firms to shore up their finances.

  • Leadership crop
    Online

    What’s next for levelling-up aims in wake of Tory turmoil?

    2022-07-28T00:00:00Z

    Three experts discuss what recent government upheaval means for housing policy and levelling-up agenda.

  • Recruitment
    Online

    ​Hollis poll reveals key barriers blocking fresh talent joining the industry

    2022-07-27T14:46:00Z

    A recent LinkedIn poll by Property Week on behalf of international real estate consultant Hollis revealed the main barriers to attracting future talent into the real estate industry.

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    We must design buildings fit for a circular economy

    2022-07-27T08:57:00Z

    Future-proofing the buildings we design to promote longevity requires an in-built adaptability that simply isn’t compatible with the systems we’re accustomed to today.

  • Climate change
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    Why high-density housing is key

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    Without immediate and significant reductions in carbon emissions, global warming will exceed 1.5°C, according to the UN. Two of the biggest contributors to UK emissions are travel and the heating of homes, which together account for 63% of the UK’s carbon output.

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    We must future-proof our world

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    As we embarked on the second-ever awareness week for net zero earlier this month, discussions surrounding the sustainability and longevity of our buildings reached fever pitch, particularly within the context of the UK’s commitment to a net zero economy by 2050 and a 33% reduction in whole-life cost by 2025.

  • Life scientists in lab
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    Fears for the market are overinflated

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    Economic instability has led to speculation about a decline in the commercial real estate market. This is driven by a wealth of factors, not least the impact of the war in Ukraine on supply chains and rising inflation globally, producing higher interest rates. 

  • Jon Seal
    Professional

    Connectivity key to levelling up

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic, recent rail strikes and a change in work culture have all helped support the trajectory of flexible working. Despite the ability for many to work from home, connectivity remains a barrier up and down the country.

  • Affordable homes aerial
    Professional

    How is the single infrastructure levy different from the CIL?

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill marks a major shift in development contributions, promising significant ramifications for the delivery of affordable housing.

  • Marcus Moufarrige
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Marcus Moufarrige, founder and chief executive of ility

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    Marcus Moufarrige, founder and chief executive of proptech firm ility, on how he got started in property and his cultural recommendations.

  • Finance chart Covid-19
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    Infection resilience can be built in

    2022-07-27T00:00:00Z

    The detection of polio in sewage last month was declared a national incident and marks the first polio transmission since the 1980s. Alongside the spread of monkeypox, it is a grim reminder that another global health crisis could be around the corner.