All Expert comment articles – Page 11

  • Climate change
    Insight

    Designing for a net-zero future

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    London mayoral candidate Rory Stewart has faced a backlash after suggesting that trees should be planted on Regent Street. He tweeted that it was a “disgrace” that the historic street lacked greenery “crucial for the environment – carbon, air quality – but also for mental health and wellbeing”.

  • Shop sale signs
    Insight

    We must act now to save retail

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    The plight of the shopping centre in the UK is worrying… very worrying. Today, many if not all of our existing shopping centres simply would not be built. There is turmoil in this silo of the real estate market as net asset values, which equity capital markets have not believed ...

  • Climate change
    Insight

    Adjust your business model or die

    2020-01-30T16:05:00Z

    Ask 50 different people how best to combat the climate crisis and expect nearly 50 different answers.

  • Amazon parcel
    Insight

    To live or die on the high street

    2020-01-24T00:00:00Z

    Additional business rate relief for shops will do as much good as giving alms to a beggar. Over 600,000 poor beggars already get relief in some form or another. Rateable values are referenced to rents, so rates will fall, eventually.

  • City of London
    Insight

    City’s latest BIDs to help business

    2020-01-24T00:00:00Z

    The Square Mile has remained attractive to firms, workers and visitors over its long history in part by constantly reinventing itself. We have welcomed media, creative and tech firms as well as those from the traditional financial and professional services sectors.

  • London finance generic
    Insight

    The latest twists in my sobriety

    2020-01-23T00:00:00Z

    So Brexit is oven ready , but what will it taste like? REITs rebounded 30% at the end of last year on the Conservatives’ election victory, twice the rise in the equity market. We issued our 2020 Outlook note memorandum ‘Re-selling the Dodo REITs’ and view the recent rebound in ...

  • Prefab modular construction
    Insight

    Airspace: lenders must catch up

    2020-01-23T00:00:00Z

    Airspace developments have hit the headlines in a big way recently. Planning policy is on board, housing secretary Robert Jenrick is on board and increasingly advanced construction methods are at our disposal. There is a clear appetite to build upwards as a solution to providing housing in dense areas.

  • Generic office space
    Insight

    Time to put office occupiers first

    2020-01-17T00:00:00Z

    Customers have higher expectations than ever before – and rightly so. 

  • Boris in hard hat
    Insight

    Boris has redrawn property map

    2020-01-17T00:00:00Z

    Boris Johnson’s election victory was as much of a landslide in tectonic terms as political. Britain’s regional red and blue plates have not so much slid as flipped and the aftershocks could reverberate across the property market for years to come.

  • Housing
    Insight

    Creating thriving places to live

    2020-01-16T00:00:00Z

    With the arrival of a new decade come critical challenges and opportunities for the new parliament. 

  • 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.