All Expert comment articles – Page 10

  • Investment
    Insight

    Investor confidence is on the rise

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Investor confidence throughout Covid and Brexit has swung radically between despair and hope. Covid rocked the foundations of our built environment, economy and businesses, causing significant variation between performance in industries and investment types.

  • Energy efficiency
    Insight

    Service charge issue here to stay

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Despite the initial hopes of policymakers and politicians that a resurgence in inflation would be a temporary phenomenon, it is becoming clear that the likelihood of a widespread cost-of-living crisis is gathering pace.

  • Rishi Sunak Budget day 2021
    Insight

    ​Will the chancellor have any tricks up his sleeve to boost housing supply this year?

    2022-03-16T15:49:00Z

    Last year’s Spring Budget was no doubt one of the most significant budgets for the UK property market in recent history. Many consider last year’s stamp duty cut to be the key factor behind the nearly £30,000 increase in average house prices over the past 12 months.

  • High street
    News

    Time is ripe for reinvention and revival of UK high streets

    2022-03-15T11:45:00Z

    London Fashion Week returned last month after a pandemic-led hiatus, bringing confidence and international interest back to the capital. But despite the buzz surrounding the festival, hailed as a contributing factor in London’s recovery, physical high streets are showcasing a different consumerism tale in the ‘fashion capital of the world’.

  • Tech
    Insight

    ​It is time to modernise legal processes

    2022-03-15T11:17:00Z

    It is about time that we, as an industry, review the process of lease conveyancing. It is paramount to our industry yet seems to prolong and delay the possibility of job creation, rents for landlords and further business expansion.

  • climate
    Online

    ​Why climate-tech is the new proptech

    2022-03-15T10:48:00Z

    With the theme of this year’s Mipim being ‘Driving Urban Change’, I am looking forward to attending a truly global event with a focus on delivering the sustainable built environments of the future.

  • Zero carbon
    Insight

    Use tax relief on retrofits to cut carbon

    2022-03-14T15:28:00Z

    With the built environment responsible for around 40% of global emissions, it’s an obvious sector for decarbonisation – so why don’t our tax rules do more to incentivise it?

  • Housebuilding
    Insight

    What does levelling-up mean for the West Midlands?

    2022-03-11T15:19:00Z

    The government’s Levelling Up White Paper carries many ambitions for the West Midlands. It is crucial, however, that any funding and support on offer nurtures the complex levelling-up process already under way in this region in close collaboration with the many parties that have laid the groundwork.

  • Rent signs
    Insight

    ​What does the new legally binding arbitration process mean for landlords?

    2022-03-11T12:57:00Z

    At the start of the pandemic, the Coronavirus Act 2020 initially gave a three-month moratorium on forfeiture of leases due to rent arrears in respect of commercial property.

  • CCC 2022
    Insight

    Still mission possible?

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    With big questions being raised over the net zero agenda,Property Week asks the founding and lead partners in the Climate Crisis Challenge to outline the challenges ahead.

  • Climate change
    Insight

    ​Biodiversity will play an increasing role in business

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    The related crises of climate change and biodiversity loss present the greatest threat not only to the integrity of our environment but also to our economies, to peace and to security. 

  • ESG
    Insight

    Property offers genuine solutions across ESG pillars

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    The real estate sector accounts for around 40% of carbon emissions. It has been quick to commit to reducing this but must act now if it is to halve its emissions by 2030. Estimates suggest $5trn of investment is needed to decarbonise the built environment and ensure the real estate ...

  • Housebuilding
    Insight

    More whole-life carbon thinking is needed to achieve lower-carbon future

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Only a year ago, conversations about operational and embodied carbon were not part of the mainstream. Fast-forward to today and I’m delighted to see the industry united in its commitment to address these issues.

  • Green finance
    Insight

    Expect to see more clients thinking about social value

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    As we kick off the second year of Barclays’ sponsorship of the Climate Crisis Challenge, it is time to reflect on how far the industry has come and how far it has to go.

  • NYC
    Insight

    Letter from New York

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    New York City’s fitful pandemic recovery has reached a critical inflection point.

  • Global finance investment
    Insight

    Japanese investment in Europe set to flourish

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    As the world starts to open up, Japanese investment in European real estate is set to flourish as institutional investors go in search of higher-yielding assets.

  • Cryptocurrency
    Insight

    Metaverse wave driven by crypto tech

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    The much-hyped metaverse isn’t new. The term was coined in 1992 and the first virtual world, ‘Second Life’, launched two decades ago. First-mover advantage is not a great advantage if you strike too early.

  • Proptech
    Insight

    Proptech market continues to grow in Europe

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Fifth Wall recently announced that its European Real Estate Technology Fund had closed with an oversubscribed €140m (£117m).

  • Kensignton Building Hero Day-min
    Insight

    Companies expect more from their office space post-Covid

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    London has always been a city of villages. Its many pockets, from Marylebone and Shoreditch to Wimbledon and Hampstead, each have their own architectural fabric, infrastructure and identity.

  • Jersey
    Insight

    Channel Islands investment opportunities remains strong

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    The Channel Islands’ property market has enjoyed a strong couple of years. Average residential property prices have increased substantially, with Jersey seeing the largest rise: up 18% from £567,000 in Q4 2020 to £673,000 in Q4 2021, compared with a 9% rise in the UK over the same period.