All Expert comment articles – Page 3

  • 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.

  • Generic office
    Insight

    Flexible leases are key for office landlords

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    As we emerge from lockdown and home working, companies across the UK have adjusted their working patterns, a priority shift that has altered the traditional business requirement for office space.

  • Hotel bed
    Insight

    Hotels must evolve to survive

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    As consumer confidence starts to return, there are some reasons for optimism in the hotel industry. However, the scars of the pandemic will not heal overnight.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    It’s time to tackle the lack of diversity

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Research shows the property industry is failing to attract enough people from diverse backgrounds and keep them in the industry.

  • RICS flags
    Insight

    Levitt’ll set RICS change agenda

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Five members of the RICS Governing Council (GC) are absorbing a 400-page report by Alison Levitt QC on the circumstances surrounding the sacking of four members of the institution’s management board in November 2019. This steering group will issue directions to the ruling body’s other 21 members.

  • Housing estate being built
    Insight

    Policy changes present huge opportunities for resi sector

    2021-08-25T00:00:00Z

    The opportunity for the residential development sector at present is unrivalled. We have all been exposed to our homes and neighborhoods at times, all day, every day.

  • Colmore Row
    Online

    ​Return to the office could be key to winning the war on talent

    2021-08-23T12:57:00Z

    Post-lockdown Britain may be seeing a trickle rather than a torrent of white-collar workers heading back to the office, but record-high job vacancies and the subsequent re-emergence of a ‘war for talent’ could well expedite the process.