All Expert comment articles – Page 31

  • Facetime/zoom call
    Online

    Will zoom have a role post lockdown, the challenges of valuing flex workspace, The Climate Crisis Challenge shortlisted, carbon reduction, interview with L&Q’s Fiona Fletcher-Smith

    2021-04-30T15:34:00Z

    Hopefully, we will continue to integrate zoom and other platforms into our events post lockdown as they have enabled some international panels that wouldn’t otherwise be possible or viable.

  • Electric charging point
    Insight

    Industrial must be sustainable

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Industrials were the star performer in 2020 as Covid-19 not only fast forwarded the growth in online retail, but also prompted manufacturers and retailers to review their supply chains and hold extra stock of key items.

  • Warehouse generic
    Insight

    Invest for the future

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Logistics is booming, thanks in no small part to the year-long pandemic and people switching to buying online. This is fuelling demand for warehouses to store our future online purchases. Grocery shopping alone in the UK was trending at around 7% pre-pandemic and is now at around 14%.

  • Grocery shopping covid
    Insight

    The logistics of leaving the EU

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Many businesses breathed a sigh of relief when the UK and the EU clinched a last-minute deal days before the end of the transition period.

  • Wellbeing staff outside
    Insight

    The real value of outdoor space

    2021-04-29T00:00:00Z

    With British Summer Time finally here, temperatures edging upwards and restrictions lifting, there is an ever-increasing sense of optimism in the air.

  • Flex workpaspace
    Insight

    New workplaces for a new world

    2021-04-29T00:00:00Z

    With the recent reopening of the retail and hospitality industry, a new sense of hope has emerged. As the government reopens society step by step, the return to the office is on the horizon.

  • Jermyn St
    Insight

    Negotiation with tenants is vital

    2021-04-29T00:00:00Z

    For some time now I’ve enjoyed following my old friend David Cooper’s epic battle on behalf of a quite unique business in London’s Jermyn Street that sells incredibly expensive carpets.

  • Westminster
    Insight

    A future in government property

    2021-04-29T00:00:00Z

    Government property is a brilliant place to work on the biggest, most diverse property portfolio in the UK.

  • House on money pile
    Insight

    An alternative key to the housing crisis

    2021-04-29T00:00:00Z

    The number of small and medium-sized housebuilders (firms that produce 100 units or less every year) has fallen from more than 12,000 in the mid-1980s to around 2,400 today.u

  • Climate change
    Insight

    Marketing won’t save the planet

    2021-04-22T00:00:00Z

    George Orwell said: “The slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.” Yes, and for others to read them. Everyone in real estate treats everyone else in the game as foolish, at least when it comes to trumpeting projects.

  • Climate change building
    Insight

    Why offices need to think green

    2021-04-22T00:00:00Z

    As Morticia Addams, the fictional 1930s cartoon character from The New Yorker, observed: “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” You can’t self-isolate against climate change and behind the three ‘Rs’ of reflation, reopening and reoccupation, buildings are going green — fast. ...

  • Green building
    Insight

    Government property goes green

    2021-04-22T00:00:00Z

    During the past year, after all we have been through, it would perhaps have been understandable for the property industry to have taken its foot off the pedal with regard to the climate emergency and deal with ‘one crisis at a time’.

  • Abandoned office building
    Insight

    Our industry is being set up to fail

    2021-04-22T00:00:00Z

    I am a bit of an ESG Luddite. I care deeply about the future of our world but tend to glaze over when scientists produce analysis of how and when we must achieve green targets, only to be contradicted by others who tell us something very different.

  • Bristol light festival
    Insight

    We must protect the art of cities

    2021-04-22T00:00:00Z

    On my recent runs around my beloved Bristol, I’ve found my heart beating faster with excitement rather than any real exertion as I felt the visceral energy of a city centre readying itself to come back to life.

  • Green office
    Online

    Propertyshe Perspectives: FORE Partnership and being a B Corp, ARC Club’s flex with a social purpose, Listed retail needs more women at the top, Winbanks’ role at the Office for Investment

    2021-04-19T15:41:00Z

    This last week will have been etched in the memory of many of us by the funeral of HRH Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. 

  • Cafe ext Covid
    Insight

    Fun is fundamental to property

    2021-04-15T00:00:00Z

    Few industries have been as badly hit by the pandemic as hospitality. The ban on social gatherings, hotel stays and travel for the best part of a year has driven thousands of restaurants, bars and hotels into bankruptcy, despite increased demand for food delivery services and the Eat Out to ...

  • Workplace tech
    Insight

    Time to embrace ‘PHD thinking’

    2021-04-15T00:00:00Z

    The COO of one of the UK’s largest corporations told me recently: “The problem with our real estate function is that it has too many real estate people.”

  • Office collaboration
    Insight

    Collaboration is the key to recovery

    2021-04-15T00:00:00Z

    The economic uncertainty triggered by the global pandemic has been a reminder of the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis.

  • Office data analyst
    Insight

    Hybrid working is changing real estate

    2021-04-15T00:00:00Z

    Following the radical shift in working practices thrust upon businesses by the pandemic, power is slowly but certainly moving from owners to tenants. Owners must compete for a smaller number of tenants, which will drive an emphasis on services as well as flexibility.

  • Darlington
    Insight

    A levelling-up boost for housing

    2021-04-15T00:00:00Z

    By ‘eck, the BBC is to drag swathes of its London staff up North and the regions in the name of the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda. It’s bound to price some locals out of the market. And not just for their macchiatos.