All Expert comment articles – Page 3

  • Gavel auction
    Insight

    Private investors are developing a healthy habit

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The front line has taken on a new meaning in the past few months, and while those essential workers are at the forefront of keeping the country healthy, the private investor community remains keen to buy assets and gain income.

  • Climbers near summit
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    Facing up to the post-Covid challenge

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    At the start of the year, I shared my thoughts in this magazine about what lay ahead for property. I felt excited by what a new majority government meant for investor confidence. The industry, it seemed, was starting the new decade with renewed vigour.

  • Retail technology
    Online

    Propertyshe Perspectives: Interview with London Transport’s Graeme Craig, embracing new retail opportunities, urban innovation and spending and looking after the pennies

    2020-05-29T16:27:00Z

    Another eclectic week has gone in a flash. There is now light at the end of the tunnel with non-essential shops due to reopen and outdoor groups of six permitted. 

  • Town centre
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    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Alexander Graham Bell’s words of wisdom “when one door closes, another opens” are well known, but less famous is that he went on to add “but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us”. ...

  • New York skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said on 21 May that “all roads” lead to partial reopening of stores and businesses by mid-June. It was an unexpected upbeat note amid the prevailing gloom.

  • Global finance investment
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    Invest now in the ‘new normal’

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    “It’s wise to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

  • Angelica Donati
    Insight

    A silver lining in a year to forget

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    This has been a year to forget so far. On 20 February, global equity markets plunged in a crash rivalling the 2008 downturn. Though they have rallied thanks to central bank support, hopes for a Covid-19 vaccine and a rebound in business activity as governments ease lockdown, things could take ...

  • Finance chart Covid-19
    Insight

    The market will survive this crisis

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had the most significant impact on the world economy since the global financial crisis (GFC).

  • Broadgate Circle current people
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    Plenty of life left in city offices

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    How fragile yet dynamic the workplace has become over the past four or five decades. Ever since Sir Stuart Lipton and DEGW produced the Orbit Study to underpin the then revolutionary occupational and related investment case for Broadgate, change has been piled on top of change in a never-ending quest ...

  • Tech working
    Online

    Propertyshe perspectives: technology and the dark arts, the holy grail, protecting your virtual property rights and the dreaded paternoster lift

    2020-05-22T17:40:00Z

    How technology will change the way we live and work has been a key feature of speculation this past week.

  • Retirement home
    Insight

    The investment case for UK senior housing

    2020-05-22T13:24:00Z

    Investment in our later living market has risen markedly in recent years, but what does the future hold? 

  • Meadowhall aerial
    Insight

    Don’t go boldly into the storm

    2020-05-21T08:44:00Z

    Next Wednesday, 27 May, British Land is likely to declare a stonking loss for the year to March, caused by valuation shrinkage within the £4.8bn retail portfolio.

  • New York
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    The Big Apple’s devastated retail scene trembled even more with news that Nordstrom is to close 16 of its 116 full-line stores across the US and Neiman Marcus has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • Jonathan Goldstein
    Insight

    If we fail on planning, plan to fail

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    These are highly unusual times by anyone’s standards. We are all trying to plan for the future in an environment where we do not know what tomorrow will bring. We need to use this time to drive the change that will see us come out of this crisis securely.

  • Sue Clayton index
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    Diversity will gather momentum

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    After eight weeks of lockdown, most of us have adapted to new ways of working, if not fully embraced them. Some seem to enjoy the absence of a commute, with more time to themselves or among family. Others cannot wait to get back to the office to mix with colleagues ...

  • Alastair Moss index
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    The City of London is a resilient place

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 presents unprecedented challenges for all of us, but at the City of London Corporation we are emphatically open for business.

  • Housebuilding
    Insight

    Build homes for heroes

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Every Thursday, people across the UK stand on their doorsteps to applaud and cheer NHS workers, to show how much we value them and acknowledge their huge dedication and sacrifice during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Sustainable building
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    Propertyshe perspectives: time to get on your bike, the Covid-19 acceleration factor and the General Projects approach to development

    2020-05-15T16:28:00Z

    With the relaxation of lockdown restrictions allowing some workers to return to their jobs, commuters are being encouraged to literally ‘get on their bikes’ to avoid crowding public transport.

  • Pos-covid office worker shutterstock_1715748337 cr JaruekChairak-Stop Motion PW150520
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    A new norm for offices

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Before we went into lockdown, I’d just finished reading Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed. The key takeaway of this fascinating book is the importance of diversity and team-working and how we often achieve the best solutions when we collaborate and ‘recombine’ ideas as part of a diverse and dynamic team. ...

  • New York Skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a region-by-region, four-stage plan to reopen the state’s frozen economy, starting with industrial and manufacturing work on 15 May. Three upstate regions have the green light on that date.