All Expert comment articles – Page 10

  • Planning and dev
    Insight

    Nimby design charter is bad idea

    2020-01-16T00:00:00Z

    While most in real estate ended 2019 more optimistically, it would be fair to say that the Conservative Party manifesto was slim when it came to the housing agenda. 

  • Gavel
    News

    Top auctioneers share hopes and fears for market in 2020

    2020-01-16T00:00:00Z

    An end to political uncertainty and growing investor appetite for alternative assets expected to buoy market

  • Finance generic
    Online

    Real estate debt market will be full of opportunity in 2020

    2020-01-14T16:20:00Z

    I am positive about the year ahead in the real estate debt market, and not just because of the New Year ‘bounce’ of energy some of us experience in January (not to mention the ‘Boris bounce’).

  • Old people on bench
    Online

    The road ahead for senior living

    2020-01-14T15:37:00Z

    The dawning of 2020 gives us a chance to reflect on what the past decade has brought and what might be in store for the years ahead. 

  • Laptops flex working
    Insight

    Tech will save flex office sector

    2020-01-10T00:00:00Z

    Ever since July 2014 when WeWork opened its first location in London, we have seen a huge increase in ‘flex’ spaces opening up across the capital.

  • Boris Johnson
    Insight

    Tory victory signals big changes

    2020-01-10T00:00:00Z

    So after all that, we have a government with a decent majority and a pretty clear objective – to get Brexit done and to level some of the gross inequality that still exists between London and the home counties and the rest of the country. 

  • Barcelona, Spain
    Insight

    Investors look beyond capitals

    2020-01-09T10:53:00Z

    Real estate investment activity in European non-capital cities has been a trend that has taken a few years to catch on in some countries. Turning the clock back to 2009, it was clear that capital cities were still the order of the day, with the likes of Paris, Berlin and ...

  • Proptech
    Insight

    Whose data is it anyway?

    2020-01-09T00:00:00Z

    Real estate is often referred to as a people business. By this, we mean that the relationships we build with one another are critical to commercial success. However, relationships tend to be most valuable when married to knowledge, which could be about your market, one another or an insight into ...

  • Savills Auctions
    News

    Confidence returning to room as 2019 headwinds die down

    2020-01-09T00:00:00Z

    A return of confidence in Q4 2019 is expected to continue this year as investors target sensibly priced lots 

  • Houses of Parliament
    Insight

    An opportunity to revive old ideas

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    Political certainty, in the sense of a government with a substantial working majority, is not the same thing as policy certainty.

  • Rent signs
    Insight

    BTL cannot compete with BTR

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    Buy-to-let used to be all the rage. Developers keen to score some early runs packaged up enough ‘off-plan sales’ to make a Far East sales trip worth the air tickets and liver damage.

  • Modern office
    Insight

    The enduring appeal of flex

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    While WeWork has triggered much speculation on the future of co-working, the consensus is that the shift in the way people work won’t be reversed. 

  • Treasury
    Insight

    A government property revolution

    2019-12-19T00:00:00Z

    At the end of December, my ‘tour’ as chair of the Government Property Agency (GPA) comes to an end. It seems like a good time, therefore, to reflect on why we were established in the first place, what we have achieved and what more remains to be done.

  • Proptech
    Insight

    Using tech to solve housing crisis

    2019-12-19T00:00:00Z

    Any business entering 2020 without a reliance on new technology is at serious risk of being rapidly left behind. But what can the early adopters do to benefit from their foresight?

  • Boris Johnson
    Insight

    What does the election result mean for the planning system?

    2019-12-17T17:16:00Z

    As I write this we now know we have new government led by Boris Johnson with a large majority and a mandate to get “things done”. So what should it do to improve the planning system?

  • Planning and dev
    Online

    Beauty and the planning beast

    2019-12-16T16:35:00Z

    Beauty, it seems, is not just in the eye of the beholder. It is set to be enshrined in national planning guidance.

  • IoT concept
    Insight

    Proptech has a social role to play

    2019-12-13T00:00:00Z

    The human element is one of the most fundamental factors at the heart of real estate, whether it be understanding how occupiers utilise a space, how residents choose a home or how office space attracts and retains talent.

  • Co-living
    Insight

    Tenant trust is a powerful issue

    2019-12-13T00:00:00Z

    Power outages can strike at any time. More than one million people across England and Wales were affected by a catastrophic power failure in August this year, which paralysed transport services, sent traffic lights down and plunged businesses into chaos.

  • Polling station
    Insight

    May the finger-biting now be over

    2019-12-13T00:00:00Z

    By the time you read this I hope you’ll have done your duty and voted.

  • Generic biz rates
    Online

    Why we should welcome business rates review: seeing the opportunity in voids

    2019-12-12T13:02:00Z

    Packed with predictable ‘get Brexit done’ messaging and steadfast in its endeavour to not rock the boat, it’s no real surprise that the Conservative manifesto has been widely criticised as bland.