All Expert comment articles – Page 15

  • Couple with shopping bags
    Insight

    Do not ignore the retail phoenix

    2021-07-15T00:00:00Z

    Over the past year, real estate investors have been piling into the life sciences and logistics sectors en masse. 

  • Cafe reopening Covid
    Insight

    Hospitality will feed the UK's recovery

    2021-07-15T00:00:00Z

    With the end of restrictions on the horizon, so-called ‘Freedom Day’ is now achingly close for the hospitality sector.

  • Alconbury Peter Bill col
    Insight

    From cold war to homes front

    2021-07-15T00:00:00Z

    Urban Civic intends to double in size over the next five years. In January, the master-developer, founded by Nigel Hugill and Robin Butler in 2009, was bought for £506m by the Wellcome Trust. Peter Pereira Gray runs the trust’s £32bn portfolio, which gained 12.9% in value last year. ...

  • Parliament 2019
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    How to avoid RP Armageddon

    2021-07-15T00:00:00Z

    The prospect of a sudden end to the eviction moratorium was recently described in these pages as “a potential Armageddon” for commercial tenants.

  • Electric car charging point
    Online

    Plugging in to EVCs? Focus on the user experience

    2021-07-13T13:06:00Z

    The UK needs five times as many electric vehicle charging (EVC) points as it currently has in order to meet government bans on petrol and diesel vehicles, according to the Policy Exchange think tank.

  • Commercial building generic
    Online

    Property Week test

    2021-07-13T11:04:00Z

    ABC

  • Housing generic
    Online

    Propertyshe Perspectives: Pocket solution to the housing crisis, Common co-living comes to the UK, Sook retail by the hour, the rights of crustaceans, Cult of We trailer

    2021-07-12T14:46:00Z

    We talk a lot about how to solve the housing crisis but seem to make little progress. It is therefore good to see property industry veteran, Marc Vlessing, CEO of innovative developer Pocket Living, come up with some practical suggestions.

  • London
    Insight

    People have stuck with London

    2021-07-08T00:00:00Z

    It has been well over a year since the prime minister announced the first lockdown in March 2020 and we are edging ever closer to the total end of restrictions later this month.

  • Housebuilding
    Insight

    Wall of money needs a home

    2021-07-08T00:00:00Z

    “There’s a wall of money looking for a home,” a financier told me after one in a flurry of recent private equity-funded acquisitions. Where better a home for these billions than in, well, homes?

  • Virtual yoga
    Insight

    Smart tech key to office future

    2021-07-08T00:00:00Z

    As a business, WiredScore runs with culture at its core. We’re incredibly proud of the values-driven attitude we’ve carried with us from the start and firmly believe that although we’re in the business of technology, it’s the people that make us tick.

  • Europe proptech
    Insight

    Why nearshoring is so beneficial

    2021-07-08T00:00:00Z

    When giant automotive supplier Robert Bosch opened a €1bn chip plant in Germany close to the Sirius Business Park in Dresden last month, it was hailed as a triumph for nearshoring – the opposite of the trend towards globalisation that has driven world economies in the 21 st century. ...

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    Insight

    Art brings joy to our public spaces

    2021-07-08T00:00:00Z

    Writing this on one of the longest (and hottest) days of the year, I can finally say that summer is upon us. 

  • Warehouse
    Insight

    Things to be wary of when trading places

    2021-07-02T00:00:00Z

    It is amazing how quickly half-truths can turn into seeming full truths. Commercial landlords will certainly already be tired of the column inches committed to condemning Covid-19 for choking the life out of traditional retail models.

  • Freeports
    Insight

    Reaping freeport rewards

    2021-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Plans to create eight new freeports in England should benefit businesses that choose to locate themselves in these areas as well as generate jobs, but will they generate much-needed investment?

  • Jack Wills
    Insight

    Building a ‘house of brands’

    2021-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Another retailer enters administration. Jobs to be lost.” It’s a familiar headline, but while it is easy to blame the pandemic, there were plenty of failures pre-Covid, with changing customer habits, online, digital integration and poor proposition and management some of the factors to blame.

  • Village green
    Insight

    Our villages need reimagining

    2021-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Ever since the pandemic began, the prospect of a post-pandemic urban exodus has highlighted a fundamental issue: English villages are among the most unsustainable, unaffordable, undiverse and inadequate settlements of the modern era.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    We must prove that we matter

    2021-07-01T00:00:00Z

    A few weeks ago, courtesy of Real Estate Balance and Savills, I had the pleasure of chairing a seminar about social mobility in the real estate sector.

  • Green belt housing
    Insight

    We need green-belt housing too

    2021-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Guess which London borough we are talking about. “The largest number of units delivered in any one year (357) equates to 25% of the annual average needed. 

  • Jermyn Street
    Insight

    Post-Covid reality hits the West End

    2021-07-01T00:00:00Z

    S Franses’ lease at 80 Jermyn Street SW1 expired in March 2016. After a bitter battle to obtain changes to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, the Supreme Court finally held in December 2018 that landlord The Cavendish Hotel could not oppose the grant of a new tenancy to S ...

  • Closed sign coronavirus
    Insight

    Take action now for March 2022

    2021-07-01T00:00:00Z

    The hospitality industry is raring to go – summer is here, Brits’ Covid-19 savings are burning a hole in their pocket and they want to make up for lost time. But the UK government seems to have other plans and has extended the restrictions on social contact for another four ...