All Expert comment articles – Page 10

  • High street
    Insight

    Let’s reimagine our high streets

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    Debenhams has joined the ever-growing list of retailers that have fallen prey to the long, slow death of Britain’s high streets.

  • Construction
    Insight

    Development as a force for good

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    At Newcore, we are out twisting the arms of the wealthy and generous of Oxford and the South East to raise £3m of extra funds to regenerate a church, crèche, café, drugs outreach and community centre in one of the poorest parts of Oxford.

  • Parkway Community Bus
    Insight

    Retail therapy aids mental health

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and this Monday Ellandi, working with Knight Frank, published its latest annual research into community shopping centres, titled Beyond Retail. 

  • Brexit
    Online

    Brexit calls for landlord flexibility

    2019-05-13T14:56:00Z

    Brexit is having an impact in the rental as well as the for-sale market. Concerns are growing over changes to regulation; dips in property value; possible interest rate hikes meaning rents will have to increase, affecting affordability for tenants; and the ambiguity around having EU nationals as tenants.

  • High street
    Online

    The store is not dead, but we need new metrics to judge its success

    2019-05-13T11:21:00Z

    It’s hard to avoid headlines decrying the death of the high street. It’s true that sales from shops are declining, but cursing the growth of online for killing the retail store is missing the point.

  • Wirral Waters
    Insight

    Something stirs in Wirral Waters

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    Something stirs in the long-still Wirral Waters. Dutch pension fund APG is close to taking a punt on John Whittaker’s Peel Holdings’ plan (pictured) to regenerate 500 acres of Birkenhead docks, aka Wirral Waters – far more mellifluous.

  • Warehouse
    Insight

    UK offers higher returns

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    For almost a decade now, the UK logistics sector has been undergoing a fundamental, structural change, driven by the insatiable appetite of the UK consumer for goods to be delivered to a place of their choosing.

  • Leeds skyline
    Insight

    No need to be spooked by Brexit

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    Amid all the Brexit anxiety, overseas investor sentiment has cooled towards UK property. Undoubtedly some investors are keeping their powder dry before making significant commitments to the UK. While uncertainty persists, this is likely to remain the case.

  • Using laptop
    Insight

    Service culture will transform the sector

    2019-05-08T23:00:00Z

    Service providers have entered the real estate sector on the back of the rise in the service economy, sitting between the landlord and the tenant. The latter generally no longer signs a long lease and increasingly takes on less of the occupational risk, such as being subject to market rent ...

  • Social media generic
    Insight

    Social commerce is a logistical challenge

    2019-05-08T23:00:00Z

    The European industrial and logistics sector remains in rude health, with take-up and investment volumes robust following what was a record 2017.

  • Planning
    Insight

    How the role of architects has evolved

    2019-05-08T23:00:00Z

    Architects are perceived as focusing all their energy on design, creating buildings that we feel are iconic and exemplary and that respond to the social and urban environment in which that building sits.

  • Proptech
    Insight

    Tech takes pain out of deal analysis

    2019-05-08T23:00:00Z

    There’s been a lot of talk about how proptech can address the ‘pain points’ property professionals face on a daily basis. The battle to work smarter and be freed up to deliver value-added activity is one of the key reasons-to-be of proptech solutions.

  • London white Edwardian houses
    Insight

    Resi volumes pick up in London

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    Whisper it, but something seems to be stirring in the hitherto moribund London residential market. People have stopped fretting about Brexit and started buying and selling houses again.

  • Property Awards 2019
    Insight

    Property is a huge force for good

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    Back in the summer of 2001, I answered a job advert in The Times for the role of director-general of something called the British Property Federation.

  • Office conversion
    Insight

    PDR is a catalyst for regeneration

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    Permitted development rights (PDR) hit the headlines again last week, when the Labour Party joined a raft of objectors, ranging from the Town and Country Planning Association to MPs in the House of Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee.

  • Commercial building generic
    Insight

    The case for buying at auction

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    In the excellent IPF report, The Size and Structure of the UK Property Market, the total investment stock of private investors and private property companies in 2017 was estimated at £72bn – not an insignificant amount, as this represents about 14% of the total value of UK commercial property stock ...

  • Strettons Auction
    Insight

    What are the advantages of selling property at auction?

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    The thud of a gavel simultaneous with the sound of “sold!” usually sends an adrenaline rush through anyone attending an auction. 

  • View from City Hall
    Insight

    Investors are taking the long view

    2019-05-01T23:00:00Z

    Wall-to-wall negativity on Brexit from politicians and the media would have us believe the UK economy is on life support and that we’re destined to fall into recession any day now.

  • Bidx-65
    Insight

    The myriad benefits of the digital auctions revolution

    2019-05-01T23:00:00Z

    It has been apparent for some time that the real estate industry is fundamentally changing, with the data revolution permeating all areas of the built environment. The impact has been particularly powerful in the world of auctions, where we have seen the online model challenging the traditional ballroom auction.

  • Gavel
    Insight

    Introducing auctions to prospective bidders

    2019-05-01T23:00:00Z

    While the process of buying and selling at auction is relatively simple, the in-house dynamics are often not.