All Expert comment articles – Page 20

  • Ryan Unsworth, OPUS North
    Online

    A new generation of operators calls for better standards in workspace

    2021-09-16T09:28:00Z

    The expected stampede to return to city centre offices may be corralled by a lack of suitable supply, according to Ryan Unsworth of developers Opus North.

  • Planning
    Insight

    Planning must reflect how we live

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Planning has been in the headlines all summer, with Create Streets founder Nicholas Boys Smith appointed as head of a new Office for Place and other reforms being blamed for the Conservatives’ loss of the Chesham & Amersham by-election.

  • Tech
    Insight

    Proptech needs to raise its game

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    The proptech sector has come a long way since I sat at my kitchen table to plot a course for Built-ID in 2016. Real estate businesses have taken giant steps forward in regard to not only digitising their legacy operations but digitalising their approach to their end users’ experience and ...

  • Data management cityscape
    Insight

    It’s time to invest in facilities management

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    The real estate industry is under the spotlight as never before. The buildings we occupy are under constant scrutiny, not just for how they operate during a pandemic but also their capacity to emerge more efficient and more flexible than they were before, as well as increasingly for their net ...

  • RESI 2021
    Insight

    RESI Convention ushered in a hybrid future

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    I really must get out more. That realisation dawned on me and possibly everyone else at last week’s RESI Convention, held on terra firma at Celtic Manor on 8 to 9 September rather than via the cloud.

  • Technology
    Insight

    Seamless tech connects tenants

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    It was great to be back meeting colleagues from across the sector and sharing experiences of the past 18 months at last week’s RESI Convention, but also more importantly to look ahead.

  • Finance meeting
    Insight

    Confidence must be tempered

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    We all know that confidence is a key component of life – how many crucial junctions have we all passed through where the decision to leap, or err on the side of caution, has led us to the exact life we are each living now?

  • Lending
    Insight

    Is it a lending race to the bottom?

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    In recent months, some leading real estate names, including Kennedy Wilson, Delancey, Tristan and Ares, have announced their intention to enter the European debt market, attracted by the risk-adjusted returns on offer and diversification benefits.

  • Croydon Westfield
    Insight

    Procrastination can be beneficial

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    It is a decade since the Tottenham riots took place, prompting the report by a task force led by Sir Stuart Lipton, which secured substantial public investment in the neglected, once-proud London borough.

  • Construction work
    Insight

    Time to unite on net zero agenda

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    The prime minister has set the UK a target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. This will be impossible to achieve without action by the property sector, given that the built environment is responsible for 43% of UK emissions.

  • Housebuilders
    Insight

    SME housebuilders up against it

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    With their ability to be swift of foot and innovative in design, to lead the way in sustainable builds and access small, inner-city sites where others fear to tread, what’s not to like about SMEs?

  • BEA 8
    Online

    What does updated RICS guidance on assessing viability in planning mean for developers?

    2021-09-06T12:48:00Z

    RICS has now published its long-awaited ‘Assessing viability in planning under the National Planning Policy Framework 2019 for England’ guidance note for all chartered surveyors. This follows the 2019 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and updates to the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).

  • Victoria Station
    Insight

    A new platform for regeneration

    2021-09-02T00:01:00Z

    Real assets provide a great opportunity where real estate meets infrastructure. 

  • London Docklands
    Insight

    Predicting the legacy of Covid

    2021-09-02T00:01:00Z

    We may not be entirely out of the Covid woods yet, but at least we can assume the worst is behind us.

  • Hines 200,000 sq ft
    Insight

    Distribution is biggest challenge

    2021-09-02T00:01:00Z

    Last year saw a record-shattering take-up of 50m sq ft of big-box warehouse space across Europe. As consumers flocked to online retail during the pandemic, the race for industrial and logistics (I&L) space ramped up to meet the unprecedented demand for warehousing and distribution centres.

  • Green office
    Insight

    The office will adapt and survive

    2021-09-02T00:01:00Z

    There is plenty of optimism in the air, with warmer weather, loosened Covid restrictions and a strong vaccination programme signalling that we are hopefully moving in the right direction towards a return to normality.

  • Selfridges
    Insight

    Time for the high street to evolve

    2021-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Even prior to the pandemic, we were becoming accustomed to headlines proclaiming ‘the death of the high street’ and witnessing the retreat of big-name retailers from our town and city centres. 

  • Forest fire, climate crisis
    Online

    ​SMEs need incentives to implement net zero strategies

    2021-08-27T11:46:00Z

    Fires have been raging from one corner of the planet to another. Rain has fallen at Greenland’s ice summit for the first time on record. Parts of Europe have experienced record high temperatures. 

  • Cafe ext Covid
    Online

    Top tips for commercial tenants

    2021-08-27T11:24:00Z

    Just over a month on from ‘Freedom Day’ life has returned to normal and we have forgotten the horror of the last 18 months. Right?

  • Chapter Old Street - study space (Tigg + Coll Architects)
    Insight

    Urban living: fresh thinking is vital

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Summer in the UK has been very different this year. Foreign holidays have been few and far between for obvious reasons, with many people choosing to explore the UK instead.