All Expert comment articles – Page 4

  • Wework
    Insight

    WeWork: This is not a paradigm shift

    2019-10-17T00:00:00Z

    I’ve consistently tried to be careful about editorialising on WeWork. But, in the interest of full disclosure, I was quoted in Property Week a couple of years ago as saying that WeWork was coming up in meetings so often that we needed a WeWork swear jar. We never did ...

  • Climate change
    Insight

    Time to act on climate change

    2019-10-17T00:00:00Z

    If there was ever a moment that perfectly encapsulated the role that the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) plays in uniting, inspiring, advocating and enabling change within the built environment, it was Friday 20 September in London, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham.

  • London houses for sale and rent
    Insight

    Owning a home no longer sacred

    2019-10-16T00:00:00Z

    I bought my first flat in Notting Hill in 1969 for £11,500. I daren’t think what it’s worth today, but it will be more like £1.5m. 

  • Edinburgh, Scotland
    Online

    Property factoring sector ripe for consolidation in Scotland

    2019-10-15T09:31:00Z

    Currently, there are around 315,000 privately owned properties being managed by more than 250 registered factors across Scotland. 

  • ilke Hull
    Online

    To scale up housing, we need to power up partnerships

    2019-10-14T15:47:00Z

    Offsite manufacturing has been at the forefront of the housing agenda over the past year.

  • Proptech
    Online

    Expo Real 2019: the proptech view

    2019-10-14T14:47:00Z

    As recently as five years ago, there was barely any proptech presence at Expo Real.

  • Debenhams
    Online

    Are CVAs getting difficult to wear?

    2019-10-14T12:52:00Z

    Even as company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) become a high street fixture, landlords have started to question whether they are actually preferable to a tenant entering administration or liquidation. CVAs often force landlords to swallow huge rent discounts on the basis that a diminished income is better than potentially no income ...

  • High street
    Online

    Will the Building Better, Building Beautiful report help our high streets?

    2019-10-14T12:43:00Z

    There is much to be applauded in the Building Better, Building Beautiful report, which rightly identifies today’s challenges facing the high street.

  • Construction cranes
    Online

    DTZ Investors CEO on why the firm is launching a £650m co-living fund with The Collective

    2019-10-14T12:01:00Z

    Our relationship with technology transcends several paradoxes: we are its creator, and it is our master; it liberates us but shackles our time; it connects us yet leaves us feeling quite alone.

  • City of London
    Insight

    Future-proofing the Square Mile

    2019-10-11T00:00:00Z

    Since Roman times, the City of London has continually evolved to meet the challenges of the future.

  • Investment
    Insight

    Investors flock to alternatives

    2019-10-11T00:00:00Z

    Political and economic uncertainty is driving investors to reconsider their investment portfolios and driving them towards alternatives more than ever.

  • Workplace office diversity
    Insight

    An industry for LGBTQ+ graduates

    2019-10-10T00:00:00Z

    This is the time of year when most graduates traditionally start work following the completion of their undergraduate or post-graduate studies. It is an exciting month and a time when they start their career in their chosen profession, gain further independence, meet new people and start developing their professional experience. ...

  • City of London
    Insight

    What does the end of LIBOR mean for CRE finance?

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    UK policymakers are clearly determined to move financial markets off the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR), used by the floating rate loans that dominate the UK CRE financing market.

  • Houses
    Insight

    How do you present a lending opportunity correctly?

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Presenting lending opportunities can sometimes be challenging as it varies between funders as to what information is required at the initial enquiry stage. 

  • Belvedere Gardens reception area
    Insight

    Questions for WeWork characters

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    “It goes to character,” say American TV lawyers when challenged for asking overly personal questions of the defendant.

  • Apex - Marion Court
    Insight

    How is public funding changing?

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Public sector funding in the residential real estate development market has significantly increased in recent years. At a national level, Homes England has led the charge alongside regional bodies such as the Greater London Authority (GLA). This demonstrates government’s drive to facilitate housing delivery.

  • Retirement home
    Online

    Where is the UK’s senior living sector heading?

    2019-10-07T12:23:00Z

    The UK’s senior living sector has been growing steadily over the last decade, but 2019 has seen even greater investment commitments than ever before from private equity, institutional capital and family offices alike.

  • Gamers
    Insight

    The home is where the e-sports gaming world trains, plays and competes

    2019-10-03T23:00:00Z

    Forget proptech. E-sports is the next big thing. In fact, PwC has predicted that e-sports revenue will reach more than $30bn (£24bn) in 2023 in the US alone and that it will grow 18.3% a year from 2023. 

  • Office
    Insight

    Refurbishment is best response to office occupier demands

    2019-10-03T23:00:00Z

    Commercial office occupier requirements are evolving – and quickly. As well as expecting shorter lease lengths and co-working trends, occupiers are looking beyond traditional sector ‘districts’. 

  • Rows of houses rural
    Insight

    We need all types of homes

    2019-10-03T23:00:00Z

    Everyone aspires to have a place they can call home. Generating enough homes to service demand is the key to unlocking the housing shortage.