All Expert comment articles – Page 5

  • Warehouse
    Insight

    Has the demand for industrial peaked?

    2019-09-24T23:00:00Z

    Having been the darling of real estate over the past few years, the industrial sector has started to lose its shine somewhat of late. Sentiment has become more muted and transaction volumes have dipped as the prolonged strong yield compression has finally started to abate and rental growth has taken ...

  • Financial Investment
    Online

    Are some lenders living on borrowed time?

    2019-09-24T16:10:00Z

    We are facing an unprecedented period of political and economic uncertainty with mounting confusion over Brexit and an increasingly volatile global market.

  • Climate change
    Online

    Our house is on fire – why we must start acting differently today

    2019-09-20T16:13:00Z

    The climate is in crisis. With the built environment responsible for 40% of total UK carbon emissions, it is vital that the property industry plays a leading role in making the move to net-zero-carbon mainstream.

  • Boris Johnson
    Insight

    Will PM inject new life into north?

    2019-09-19T23:00:00Z

    It has been just over five years since George Osborne first coined the term ‘northern powerhouse’ to describe his vision to unite the cities of the north and inject new investment to help regenerate the region.

  • Climate change
    Insight

    Time to wake up to climate crisis

    2019-09-18T23:00:00Z

    Today’s Global Climate Strike is a wake-up call for everyone. “Our house is on fire – let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone,” is the call to arms by the strike’s organisers.

  • Proptech
    Insight

    Let’s get on top of the data detail

    2019-09-18T22:00:00Z

    By miscommunicating its scale and availability, proptech is doing the property industry a disservice. The root of this problem is found in its approach to data.

  • Mentoring
    Insight

    Mentoring can be of huge benefit

    2019-09-18T22:00:00Z

    Throughout their careers, most people will have received some level of career advice, be it from a manager, a friend, a parent or a colleague.

  • High street
    Insight

    Our high streets can be saved yet

    2019-09-12T23:00:00Z

    The challenges facing our high streets are well known. Brexit, squeezed incomes, business rates, major retail failures, online retail, unseasonably cold weather – the list goes on.

  • Solar panels
    Insight

    Green tech innovators required

    2019-09-12T23:00:00Z

    Intense wildfires in the Amazon, Siberia and Alaska are a stark reminder of the threat to our natural environment.

  • Digital technology property
    Insight

    Change is something to embrace

    2019-09-12T23:00:00Z

    This year’s Trailblazers entries are a testament to a sector that is getting more and more comfortable with new ideas and new ways of doing things.

  • Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson
    Insight

    Get this Brexit mess over with

    2019-09-12T23:00:00Z

    Honestly? I haven’t a clue. I can’t think of anything else to say to the steady stream of enquirers including several MP friends who ask: what on earth is going on in our politics and more to the point where is it all going to lead?

  • The Pro-Bono Challenge logo
    Insight

    It’s time to showcase good work

    2019-09-06T00:00:00Z

    Newcore Capital and Property Week are launching The Pro Bono Challenge at RESI this month.

  • Building house
    Insight

    Stop building castles in the air

    2019-09-05T23:00:00Z

    There is a housing crisis. More homes are needed. Private developers build 85% of all new homes. They complain of planning red tape and land shortages. Red tape must be cut and more land zoned for housing. Developers will then build more homes, won’t they? No.

  • Moda - Broad Street Frontage
    Insight

    Resi rises to Malthouse challenge

    2019-09-05T01:00:00Z

    As we count down to RESI 2019, it’s useful to reflect that a lot can happen in housing in a year.

  • Investment
    Insight

    The struggle for funding is real

    2019-09-04T15:13:00Z

    Securing finance is consistently listed as one of the biggest challenges facing SME developers, especially when they are new to the development game.

  • Construction cranes
    Insight

    Partnering for a productive future

    2019-09-04T13:24:00Z

    Now is a crucial time for the housebuilding industry. Housing is a top domestic priority for the government, which has set clear targets to significantly increase the supply of new homes.

  • London houses
    Online

    What we’ve learnt about shared ownership

    2019-09-02T13:20:00Z

    I was pleased to see housing minister Robert Jenrick’s recent announcement of a review of shared ownership with a view to widening home ownership, particularly for younger people.

  • Old people
    Insight

    How tech can benefit later-lifers

    2019-08-30T01:00:00Z

    Following the success of our first hackathon in 2017, we’re pleased to be supporting the 2019 #RESIHackathon, which will focus on providing state-of-the-art tech solutions to the elderly through innovation in residential design – a need that is often overlooked in the later-life industry.

  • Closed down shop
    Insight

    CPOs: a four-point mini manifesto

    2019-08-29T23:00:00Z

    Compulsory purchase orders are “as close as the property industry gets to an authoritarian state”, according to a widely respected contact in the residential sector, who is no stranger to CPOs. My view: they should be used sparingly. But they should be used.

  • Workspace
    Insight

    Experience is key in the workplace

    2019-08-29T13:12:00Z

    If your people are your company’s greatest asset, how can you help them thrive?