All Expert comment articles – Page 10

  • Bank of England
    Insight

    Inflation cloud looms on the horizon

    2021-10-14T00:00:00Z

    At the end of the day, all economics and its subset of business, of which real estate is but one segment, are about supply and demand.

  • Women at work
    Insight

    Breaking the menopause taboo

    2021-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Menopause Awareness Day (18 October) focuses on a topic that until very recently would have caused no discussion among senior leaders in the property industry, and if it had it probably would have been the subject of a poor joke. That is the reality of the way our industry was ...

  • Office yoga
    Insight

    Agile products key at time of uncertainty

    2021-10-14T00:00:00Z

    For decades, occupiers have had limited options for how to acquire offices. It was either take a conventional lease or choose from a limited variation of serviced office options. 

  • Office workers relax over coffee
    Insight

    Think about staff not tenants

    2021-10-14T00:00:00Z

    The big questions for landlords as Covid hit were: will tenants reduce space and therefore rent? If so, by how much and how soon? The big questions for tenants were: can we adapt to more flexible working arrangements to save on rent? If so, by how much and by when? ...

  • London skyline
    Insight

    Time to revisit the 15-minute city

    2021-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Cities should work for everyone. A good place to live, work and spend time where the essentials of daily life are within a 15-minute walk or cycle ride rather than a drive away: that’s the fundamental principle of the 15-minute city.

  • House purchase
    Insight

    ​New binding arbitration process will be crucial in resolving rent disputes

    2021-10-12T09:35:00Z

    With many sectors still recovering from the impact of the pandemic, it is positive to see that levels of unpaid rent have fallen this quarter and a sense of normality is returning.

  • The Forge Hero CGI
    Insight

    Turn resignation into revolution

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Much has been written about the so-called ‘Great Resignation’, the pandemic-driven phenomenon that has seen employees leave or change jobs in their droves.

  • Workplace tech
    Insight

    Tech is vital to the future office

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Never before has so much of the UK office market been so obsolete. Two acronyms, ESG and WFH, are accelerating changes to businesses’ requirements, forcing the industry to step up.

  • Michael Gove
    Insight

    Gove is the right man to fix housing

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Given that we’ve had 12 housing ministers in as many years, it is really very good news that while Chris Pincher, the housing minister in what was MHCLG, has retained his job, his boss is now the one man whose record in three departments – education, justice and DEFRA – ...

  • Housing estate
    Insight

    Housing crisis is not planners’ fault

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    The received wisdom is that the planning system is to blame for the shortage of housing that we face in the UK. This is patently wrong and needs challenging.

  • Petrol
    Insight

    On fuel, clarity and trophy assets

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    As I sit in my car queuing for fuel, I am reminded of the last time I waited not so patiently to fill up on petrol. It was the 1970s, I was about five and my dad was at the wheel. The petrol crisis was just one of many problems ...

  • Generic Office
    Online

    ​Office returns help redress the work-life balance

    2021-10-06T13:14:00Z

    Latest figures published reveal that office space is being acquired and re-occupied at a quickening pace, especially in the capital. 

  • Closed Covid
    Online

    The rise of dark stores: the challenges operators face securing units

    2021-10-01T11:58:00Z

    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, consumer demand for home delivery services has rapidly increased. Even though lockdown restrictions in the UK have eased, people have become accustomed to the convenience of home delivery.

  • Technology
    Online

    The property finance market is embracing technological innovation

    2021-09-30T09:45:00Z

    From land sourcing to valuations, from buying to renting, many segments of the real estate market have been dramatically overhauled by a new wave of tech innovation.

  • Royalton Hotel New York
    Insight

    Letter from New York

    2021-09-30T00:00:00Z

    No sector of the New York City real estate economy has been so badly mauled by the pandemic as hotels.

  • West End Covid
    Insight

    Central London disproportionately hard hit by Covid

    2021-09-30T00:00:00Z

    The Heart of London area is one of the most culturally rich districts in the world, sitting at the centre of the West End and critical to the UK’s heritage. 

  • climate
    Insight

    No brainer to invest in green credentials

    2021-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Real estate is often thought of as an attractive inflation hedge, offering a close link to GDP that means that when the economy grows, demand for real estate tends to follow.

  • Construction
    Insight

    Long-term action needed to safeguard Italy’s construction industry

    2021-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Much has been said in recent months about the extraordinary, once-in-a-generation chance Italy has to kickstart its faltering economy thanks to the EU’s Recovery Fund, of which it is getting the lion’s share. 

  • Diversity
    Insight

    2025 ethnic minority representation aim revealed

    2021-09-30T00:00:00Z

    September 2021 marked CBRE’s sixth annual Inclusion Month, an important moment for us in strengthening our culture. 

  • Rural delivery
    Online

    Recognising the potential of rural communities

    2021-09-29T08:57:00Z

    The government has made us wait a long time to hear its response to the Planning White Paper consultation. With a new secretary of state leading a now refocused Whitehall department, it seems we might be waiting a little longer still.