All Expert comment articles – Page 13

  • David Sleath
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    Interview with SEGRO’s David Sleath

    2021-05-20T23:00:00Z

    With great power comes great responsibility. SEGRO chief executive David Sleath talks Liz Hamson through the relaunched Responsible SEGRO strategy ahead of Property Week ’s Industrial Logistics Conference

  • Modern office
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    Tech to drive workspace demand

    2021-05-20T00:00:00Z

    Since the start of the pandemic, there has been fierce debate about the future of workspaces. 

  • Old people
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    New tenure to boost later living

    2021-05-20T00:00:00Z

    Britain’s leasehold system is on course for large-scale reform, a move that few outside the property industry are likely to begrudge given the cladding crisis and ground rent scandal.

  • Housing estate being built
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    Planning Bill won’t change a thing

    2021-05-20T00:00:00Z

    To start, a diatribe on the dogma endangering the Planning Bill proposed in the Queen’s Speech last week. 

  • Working from home
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    Time to set the bar on equality

    2021-05-20T00:00:00Z

    We’ll never achieve gender equality in the property industry – or any industry ­– if we don’t ditch outdated gender stereotypes.

  • Coronavirus/working from home/facetime
    Online

    Propertyshe Perspectives: The future of hybrid working, Common to bring their co-living concept to the UK, PERE Global Summit tech panel, immersive Monopoly, IPSX finally launches

    2021-05-14T13:26:00Z

    Boris Johnson has signalled that the current work from home guidance for England is to be lifted next month, if Covid-19 cases continue to drop, raising the prospect of an imminent return to pre-pandemic workplaces.

  • Green finance
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    Lending has a role to play in sustainability

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s sixth Carbon Budget has enshrined a new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035. This is the world’s most ambitious climate change target and will see emissions return to their 1990s levels.

  • Empty high street_credit_shutterstock_zjtmath_1734215396
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    Why we must support the end of moratoriums

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    When the history of Covid-19 comes to be written, how people behaved will be remembered.

  • Housebuilding
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    Land scarcity sparks costs surge

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Things couldn’t get rosier for the housebuilders, it would seem. Sales volumes and prices are up, irrespective of dwindling government support.

  • Precast concrete
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    Net zero needs concrete thinking

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    The results of the  2021 Property Week /UKGBC Climate Crisis Survey highlight a polarised view of the impact of Covid-19 on the climate emergency.  While almost half of respondents felt the pandemic would accelerate our pivot towards decarbonisation, 34.5% felt it would slow it down.

  • Logistics warehouse
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    Driving change in the logistics world

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Easing quietly out of DHL’s base in Purfleet since late last year, the Volvo FL Electric 4x2 rigid vehicle has the capacity to run for 120 miles and can carry a maximum of 12 pallets and a weight of up to six tonnes. It is also the first fully electric ...

  • Finance
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    Prepare now for LIBOR transition

    2021-05-06T00:00:00Z

    LIBOR (London inter-bank offered rate) will be phased out by the end of this year and borrowers must act now to agree the transition process with their lenders and hedge counterparties. But what is the best approach when lenders’ and hedge counterparties’ transition processes are moving at different speeds?

  • Technology
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    Driving data-led sustainability

    2021-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Many businesses have committed to net zero and sustainability targets that could have a significant, positive impact on climate change. The world’s largest asset managers have joined a group of investors committing to hit net zero.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
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    Progress is vital to meet the new climate target

    2021-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The UK government recently announced that it would be aiming to reduce UK net greenhouse gas emissions by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels. This new target builds on (and does not replace) the existing target to reduce UK net greenhouse gas emissions by 68% by 2030.

  • Tesco delivery
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    How supermarkets bounced back

    2021-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Who would have thought ahead of this terrible pandemic that as a result of structural adjustments to the grocery trade, UK supermarket impairments would be written back to the tune of a quarter of a billion pounds in the case of Morrisons and Tesco UK alone?

  • Green office
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    ‘Adapt and Make Better’ instead

    2021-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The government’s loosely defined ‘Build Back Better’ mantra suggests construction of new buildings and infrastructure will be one of the engines of economic recovery, but what might this mean in practice?

  • Facetime/zoom call
    Online

    Will zoom have a role post lockdown, the challenges of valuing flex workspace, The Climate Crisis Challenge shortlisted, carbon reduction, interview with L&Q’s Fiona Fletcher-Smith

    2021-04-30T15:34:00Z

    Hopefully, we will continue to integrate zoom and other platforms into our events post lockdown as they have enabled some international panels that wouldn’t otherwise be possible or viable.

  • Electric charging point
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    Industrial must be sustainable

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Industrials were the star performer in 2020 as Covid-19 not only fast forwarded the growth in online retail, but also prompted manufacturers and retailers to review their supply chains and hold extra stock of key items.

  • Warehouse generic
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    Invest for the future

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Logistics is booming, thanks in no small part to the year-long pandemic and people switching to buying online. This is fuelling demand for warehouses to store our future online purchases. Grocery shopping alone in the UK was trending at around 7% pre-pandemic and is now at around 14%.

  • Grocery shopping covid
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    The logistics of leaving the EU

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Many businesses breathed a sigh of relief when the UK and the EU clinched a last-minute deal days before the end of the transition period.