All Expert comment articles – Page 2

  • 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.

  • Boris Johnson
    Insight

    Johnson is clearly in his element

    2019-11-14T00:00:00Z

    So Boris finally got the election he was calling for.

  • Empty warehouse
    Insight

    Make most of old industrial land

    2019-11-13T15:28:00Z

    Industrial towns across the country were once the centre of Britain’s car-building might. But after successive years of decline, we are starting to look at how former car manufacturing land can be brought back into use, bringing the towns that the manufacturing giants left behind back to life.

  • Grenfell Tower
    Online

    Learnings from the Marchioness disaster: post-Grenfell recommendations cannot be ignored

    2019-11-08T12:08:00Z

    In the early hours of 20 August 1989, the 47-ton pleasure steamer Marchioness , packed with 130 partygoers, sank in just 30 seconds after being hit by the 1,475-ton dredger Bowbelle  on the River Thames in London.

  • Westhorpe Gardens
    Insight

    Shared victory for social housing

    2019-11-08T00:00:00Z

    For property people, it doesn’t get much better than winning the Stirling Prize. It’s the new-building equivalent of the Booker Prize for literature or the Turner Prize for art. Past winners have included the glitzy and glamorous – perhaps none more so than last year’s £1.3bn Foster-designed Bloomberg HQ.

  • Brexit chess pieces
    Insight

    No need to turn back on Europe

    2019-11-07T15:05:00Z

    Amid all the political wrangling over Brexit in the last few months, you might have missed a report from the European Systemic Risk Board, Europe’s economic watchdog, that commercial and residential property across Europe has been overvalued.

  • Co-working
    Insight

    How to solve the skills gap crisis

    2019-11-07T15:01:00Z

    To get a glimpse into how we are taking practical steps to bridge the skills gap needed to respond to the UK’s housing needs, you just have to witness the apprentices who have come through a new fast-track scheme that we’re backing expertly laying rows of bricks on one of ...

  • WeWork
    Insight

    Feet of clay cannot keep walking

    2019-11-07T00:00:00Z

    REITs’ share prices rebounded 5% in a Brexit relief bounce as the receding risk of no deal drove up the value of sterling against the US dollar.

  • Broadway plans
    Insight

    Nimby policies to attract voters

    2019-11-07T00:00:00Z

    Plop: the first general election leaflet hit the doormat last Saturday. A tightly targeted anti-development screed from Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and The Weald. The loyalist successor to batty Ann Widdecombe is clearly not a deux with the Conservative target of building 300,000 homes a year.

  • LabTech Hawley Wharf Camden Lock
    Online

    Change is good

    2019-11-01T12:18:00Z

    While Camden is synonymous with the history of its music culture, world-famous markets and international appeal to tourists, the area is changing.  

  • Copy of Seven DIals Market _ launchnighthighlights_ @weAreContent_September 7 2019 KERB_LAUNCH_Highlights_VF-9726[1]
    Online

    What is at the heart of a destination?

    2019-11-01T12:15:00Z

    This question is informing many of our decisions at Shaftesbury as we strategically evolve our dynamic London West End neighbourhoods. While people may come to an area for one reason, it can be something very different that prompts them to stay and spend more time.

  • Office meeting
    Insight

    We need to step up and do more

    2019-11-01T00:00:00Z

    I have just returned from a fascinating trip walking in Napoleon’s footsteps. Those who know me might think I have an unhealthy obsession with this diminutive leader, but I have always taken an interest in how people can succeed despite not fitting normal perceptions – in Napoleon’s case, of a ...

  • Construction of houses
    Insight

    Brexit chaos hits housebuilders

    2019-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The Muppets, sorry, members of parliament have connived against leaving the EU by today and the chaos our self-serving representatives have visited upon the land is already evident in a slew of profit warnings from some of the housing sector’s hitherto most dependable operators.

  • Airbnb
    Insight

    Hotels must learn from Airbnb

    2019-11-01T00:00:00Z

    From early next year, visitors to New York will have the chance to stay at one of the city’s most iconic locations, 75 Rockefeller Plaza.

  • Grenfell Tower
    Online

    Ensuring safety: residential property managers should learn from commercial sector

    2019-10-31T17:15:00Z

    It is fair to say that the Grenfell Tower disaster has had a major impact on the residents of all property in the UK. But this awareness of health and safety issues is starting to permeate other stakeholders.

  • Boris Johnson
    Insight

    Boris Johnson and tax – what to expect?

    2019-10-31T15:50:00Z

    It might seem all-consuming but negotiating Brexit is not the only major challenge confronting Boris Johnson in the opening months of his tenure as prime minister.