All Expert comment articles – Page 2

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    Insight

    ​Digital FM tools are key in designing low carbon buildings

    2022-05-10T10:47:00Z

    As World Facilities Management Day comes around on 11 May, you could ask what is happening in facilities management (FM) and how it is affecting property developers?

  • Rees Mogg
    Insight

    Jobs market set to spiral down

    2022-05-05T00:00:00Z

    To me, Jacob Rees-Mogg does not represent the zenith of British political capability. However, his recent tactic of leaving messages for absent civil servants at empty offices may just represent the high water mark of the British labour market in recent times.

  • Sustainable building
    News

    Sustainable planning is a must

    2022-05-04T23:00:00Z

    With its fundamental purpose being to decide what gets to be built where, planning encompasses several areas that are essential for producing truly sustainable development – both immediately, and for the long term. 

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    News

    Little progress since NHS review

    2022-05-04T23:00:00Z

    Incredibly, five years have now passed since the publication of Sir Robert Naylor’s national review of the NHS property estate.

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    News

    How to ease the cost-of-living crisis

    2022-05-04T23:00:00Z

    The cost-of-living crisis is now really starting to bite hard following huge surges in energy, transport and food prices. 

  • London
    News

    Plateauing of tall-building pipeline may be on cards

    2022-05-04T23:00:00Z

    Last week, Knight Frank and New London Architecture launched the annual Tall Buildings Survey, which provided an excellent snapshot of London’s evolving skyline of 20-storey-plus buildings.

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    News

    BTR has a key role in levelling up

    2022-05-04T23:00:00Z

    Levelling up will be a major theme for real estate in the next decade, whichever government is in power. 

  • Housebuilding
    Insight

    ​Real estate is most fertile in times of change

    2022-05-04T09:06:00Z

    A 2012 article in The New Yorker by American author, neuroscience expert and Rhodes scholar Jonah Lehrer recently caught my attention.

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    Insight

    Sale-and-leasebacks hit logistics limelight

    2022-04-29T00:00:00Z

    As we slowly enter into a post-pandemic world, we observe a logistics sector that has fundamentally transformed. 

  • NFT
    Insight

    NFTs could revolutionise real estate

    2022-04-29T00:00:00Z

    As digital technology continues to advance, Firethorn Trust recognises the need to move towards digitising the built world through a process that could be transformative for the way we interact with physical real estate.

  • P1
    Insight

    Bigger isn’t always better

    2022-04-29T00:00:00Z

    ESG concerns have dominated rhetoric in real estate for the past few years, and the conversation continues to build momentum. 

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    News

    Hybrid future is more sustainable

    2022-04-27T23:00:00Z

    It’s not always true that every cloud has a silver lining. But it’s certainly fair to say there was one for the environment when it came to the Covid-19 pandemic, brought about by the sudden dramatic impact it had on the numbers of people across the world making the daily ...

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    News

    Green fit-outs key to future-proofing

    2022-04-27T23:00:00Z

    Construction material costs hit an all-time high earlier in the month, propelled by demand and inflationary pressures across the sector.

  • Employees
    News

    We must invest in our employees

    2022-04-27T23:00:00Z

    In a recent leader column, Liz Hamson wrote: “May we live in less interesting times.” All I can add is: “Please?”

  • Francis Crick Laboratory
    News

    How to meet lab space demand

    2022-04-27T23:00:00Z

    This spring marks the five-year anniversary of the opening of the Francis Crick Institute at King’s Cross, commonly referred to as a ‘cathedral for science’. It continues to set the benchmark on a global level for the Research and Development Community.

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    News

    The co-living sector is here to stay

    2022-04-27T23:00:00Z

    The demise of The Collective was big news, but just as WeWork’s fall from grace didn’t spell the end of co-working, neither will The Collective’s collapse see the end of co-living. 

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    News

    Experts bemoan Tories’ plan for vacant high street units

    2022-04-27T23:00:00Z

    Labour-esque plan to force landlords to let commercial properties seen by industry as ‘a little bit political’.

  • Green office
    News

    It’s on us to encourage greener approach to property

    2022-04-27T23:00:00Z

    The more the world learns about climate change, the more we realise we all have a part to play in halting it – and that extends to how we live and particularly our housing. 

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    News

    Gove is a serious change agent

    2022-04-27T23:00:00Z

    In my next life, I want to come back as a government sign writer. Politicians (and yes, I confess, I was one) appear to believe that changing the name somehow of itself solves perennial challenges.

  • Cladding
    Insight

    ​What do developers need to know about cladding policy?

    2022-04-21T09:54:00Z

    Recently, some of the UK’s largest housebuilders signed Michael Gove’s Building Safety Pledge, with pledges made now nearing £2bn.