All Expert comment articles – Page 12

  • London Docklands
    Insight

    Predicting the legacy of Covid

    2021-09-02T00:01:00Z

    We may not be entirely out of the Covid woods yet, but at least we can assume the worst is behind us.

  • Hines 200,000 sq ft
    Insight

    Distribution is biggest challenge

    2021-09-02T00:01:00Z

    Last year saw a record-shattering take-up of 50m sq ft of big-box warehouse space across Europe. As consumers flocked to online retail during the pandemic, the race for industrial and logistics (I&L) space ramped up to meet the unprecedented demand for warehousing and distribution centres.

  • Green office
    Insight

    The office will adapt and survive

    2021-09-02T00:01:00Z

    There is plenty of optimism in the air, with warmer weather, loosened Covid restrictions and a strong vaccination programme signalling that we are hopefully moving in the right direction towards a return to normality.

  • Selfridges
    Insight

    Time for the high street to evolve

    2021-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Even prior to the pandemic, we were becoming accustomed to headlines proclaiming ‘the death of the high street’ and witnessing the retreat of big-name retailers from our town and city centres. 

  • Forest fire, climate crisis
    Online

    ​SMEs need incentives to implement net zero strategies

    2021-08-27T11:46:00Z

    Fires have been raging from one corner of the planet to another. Rain has fallen at Greenland’s ice summit for the first time on record. Parts of Europe have experienced record high temperatures. 

  • Cafe ext Covid
    Online

    Top tips for commercial tenants

    2021-08-27T11:24:00Z

    Just over a month on from ‘Freedom Day’ life has returned to normal and we have forgotten the horror of the last 18 months. Right?

  • Chapter Old Street - study space (Tigg + Coll Architects)
    Insight

    Urban living: fresh thinking is vital

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Summer in the UK has been very different this year. Foreign holidays have been few and far between for obvious reasons, with many people choosing to explore the UK instead.

  • Generic office
    Insight

    Flexible leases are key for office landlords

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    As we emerge from lockdown and home working, companies across the UK have adjusted their working patterns, a priority shift that has altered the traditional business requirement for office space.

  • Hotel bed
    Insight

    Hotels must evolve to survive

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    As consumer confidence starts to return, there are some reasons for optimism in the hotel industry. However, the scars of the pandemic will not heal overnight.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    It’s time to tackle the lack of diversity

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Research shows the property industry is failing to attract enough people from diverse backgrounds and keep them in the industry.

  • RICS flags
    Insight

    Levitt’ll set RICS change agenda

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Five members of the RICS Governing Council (GC) are absorbing a 400-page report by Alison Levitt QC on the circumstances surrounding the sacking of four members of the institution’s management board in November 2019. This steering group will issue directions to the ruling body’s other 21 members.

  • Housing estate being built
    Insight

    Policy changes present huge opportunities for resi sector

    2021-08-25T00:00:00Z

    The opportunity for the residential development sector at present is unrivalled. We have all been exposed to our homes and neighborhoods at times, all day, every day.

  • Colmore Row
    Online

    ​Return to the office could be key to winning the war on talent

    2021-08-23T12:57:00Z

    Post-lockdown Britain may be seeing a trickle rather than a torrent of white-collar workers heading back to the office, but record-high job vacancies and the subsequent re-emergence of a ‘war for talent’ could well expedite the process.

  • Smart home
    Insight

    Is resi ready for a data revolution?

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    The ebb and flow of urban dynamics is changing how we live, work and play in the built environment. Smart home technology and digital systems are layering new functionality into residential spaces, with pandemic-driven need accelerating our acceptance of digitalisation.

  • Construction
    Insight

    Skills crisis looms in construction

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    With much talk about the challenges in securing construction materials, some may overlook the risk to labour costs looming around the corner. This comes as the pressure to design and create the next generation of high-quality, safe, London Plan-compliant zero carbon buildings mounts.

  • MMC home assembly
    Insight

    Single family is the next BTR frontier

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Single-family housing is one of the fastest-growing asset classes in the UK and forms a key part of the continued evolution of the living sectors.

  • ESG
    Insight

    We must all take ESG seriously

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    With great neighbourhoods comes great responsibility. Moda Living is determined to change the way that people live. To do this, we need to step up and take charge of the way that the rental market treats its residents and the shift towards a healthier, more sustainable way of living.

  • Battersea on London skyline
    Insight

    Facing the ‘age of responsibility’

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    The strapline for this year’s RESI conference is ‘The Age of Responsibility’. It’s quite rightly weighty and sobering. One imagines those attending in person will consciously choose the family electric runabout to park at Celtic Manor and that Merlins Bar will be uncharacteristically quiet after about 11pm on 8 September.

  • Masked cafe waiters
    Insight

    Brexit could provide the push the property industry needs to sharpen up customer experience

    2021-08-17T13:20:00Z

    Headlines about staff shortages in UK hospitality should be a wake-up call for certain corners of the property industry and the way we approach customer experience (CX).

  • flexible office
    Insight

    Flexible lease options in the future world of work

    2021-08-17T13:15:00Z

    The strong desire by the UK workforce to spend at least part of the working week at home is set to force changes on commercial landlords and tenants alike.