All Expert comment articles – Page 13

  • Investing Money
    Insight

    P2P could be in for a bumpy ride

    2019-12-05T00:00:00Z

    With historically low interest rates, a decreased appetite by high street lenders to lend to SMEs following the financial crisis and an opportunity to use technology to gain an advantage over traditional processes, the rise of peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms has not been surprising.

  • High street
    Online

    Flexible planning is key to helping high streets

    2019-12-02T12:26:00Z

    With traditional retail under pressure from many quarters, much consideration is being given to how our high streets can remain healthy and relevant.

  • Planning and dev
    Online

    What is the structures and buildings allowance and how is it applied?

    2019-12-02T12:20:00Z

    The government first introduced the structures and buildings allowance (SBA), a tax allowance for commercial property designed to stimulate investment on structures and buildings, in October 2018. 

  • Modular home
    News

    Can we crack modular housing?

    2019-11-29T00:00:00Z

    For decades, modular housing has been the sector’s equivalent of nuclear fusion: the imagined fount of limitless supply has always been just over the horizon… but never quite within reach.

  • Town centre
    Insight

    Future is bright for town centres

    2019-11-29T00:00:00Z

    The relationship between city centres and surrounding suburbs has been somewhat tumultuous over the past four decades.

  • Segro Paris Air² Logistique
    News

    Resolving London Plan issues key

    2019-11-28T00:00:00Z

    How much should the public sector intervene in the development world? It’s a hot topic right now as the general election gets closer, with political parties making promises that could have an impact on many aspects of the property market.

  • Meeting
    Insight

    What makes a truly great leader?

    2019-11-28T00:00:00Z

    Earlier this month, I was recognised as one of the 50 Leading Lights in UK Business for Kindness and Leadership.

  • London crime
    Insight

    Developers can help tackle crime

    2019-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Recent crime reports have put Londoners on high alert. With reports of rising knife crime and robberies, paired with a decline in police numbers, a nervous atmosphere has crept into many communities.

  • Planning and dev
    Insight

    We must rebuild the public’s trust

    2019-11-22T00:00:00Z

    In a polarised society, where trust in politicians and developers is at such a low ebb, connecting with communities is both more difficult and increasingly important.

  • Zero-carbon home
    Insight

    How housebuilders can go green

    2019-11-22T00:00:00Z

    We are facing a climate crisis on an unprecedented scale.

  • The Colmore Building, Birmingham
    Insight

    Flexible workspace is here to stay

    2019-11-22T00:00:00Z

    Despite the recent, much-publicised problems of WeWork and some smaller providers, flexible workspace is booming.

  • Strettons Auction
    News

    Caution in the auction room could be costing investors dear

    2019-11-21T00:00:00Z

    Investors that wait to pick off unsold lots after auctions could often get a better deal in the ballroom 

  • London
    Insight

    London still strong in Asia’s eyes

    2019-11-21T00:00:00Z

    As someone who has been travelling to Asia on property business since 1987, I’ve had some interesting moments.

  • Flats
    Insight

    BTR tops alternative investments

    2019-11-21T00:00:00Z

    The end of Help to Buy is fast approaching. It feels symbolic, reflecting the UK population’s shifting attitudes away from an occupier-owner model to that of private renter. From 18-year-olds heading to university through to retirees looking to downsize, the UK residential landscape is undergoing seismic change.

  • Wellbeing staff outside
    Insight

    It’s time to focus on people and place

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Ample clear working heights, the right number of dock-level loading bays and being a stone’s throw from the nearest motorway junction – these are just the kind of features that once formed the backbone of what we thought about as industrial and logistics developers and landlords. 

  • Funky office
    Insight

    We can disrupt the disruptors

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    For the past three years, Generation Z has been entering the workforce. Over the coming decade, millions more young adults, born between 1996 and 2010, will begin employment, with new challenges and opportunities. Companies involved in the working ecosystem now have to cater for four generations – all with unique ...

  • Craft brewery
    Insight

    Tenant diversity is a boon for investors

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    A multi-let industrial peer recently told me that the best days of his year are those he spends on site talking to his customers. I couldn’t agree more. The sheer variety of businesses that occupy the average industrial estate is endlessly fascinating, and the drive, entrepreneurialism and passion on display ...

  • Proptech
    Insight

    How tech will benefit real estate in the future

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    At the start of this month, I was invited to give the opening keynote at Proptech Middle East in Dubai. 

  • Brexit
    Insight

    Brexit effect on logistics

    2019-11-14T10:58:00Z

    The UK’s eventual departure from the EU is likely to cause major changes in occupational demand. The industrial and logistics sector will be at the forefront of this change, given its role in creating, moving and storing physical goods.

  • Daniel Craig Pinewood
    Insight

    We need studio space – and fast

    2019-11-14T00:00:00Z

    James Bond has been one of Britain’s most high-profile symbols since his arrival on the big screen in 1962. But now his home is under threat from the arrival of an American giant.