All Expert comment articles – Page 6

  • 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?

  • Gavel
    News

    The auction room is the best barometer of market value

    2019-08-29T11:00:00Z

    Sustained activity despite recent turbulence is reassuring indicator of what lies ahead in resi auction sector

  • HUB CHESTERFIELD_HOUSE_CGI
    Insight

    Relationships key to BTR success

    2019-08-28T23:00:00Z

    Any successful project starts with a sound understanding of the planning and development context, but when it comes to the build- to-rent (BTR) sector, research and engagement must go above and beyond.

  • Construction of houses
    Insight

    Recognise housing for what it is

    2019-08-22T23:00:00Z

    My Twitter feed has seen a few skirmishes lately in a battle between two camps.

  • Town centre
    Insight

    How to future-proof town centres

    2019-08-22T23:00:00Z

    A lot of attention has been given to the health of our town centres over the past decade. We know that shopping habits have changed, that consumers want an experience and that properties are taking on different uses.

  • Climate change
    Insight

    Blaze a trail for resi sustainability

    2019-08-22T23:00:00Z

    More than a decade ago, sustainability was a key theme in the property industry. It was at the top of the agenda and being driven by a strong focus from government with targets to significantly reduce waste, water usage and carbon emissions across all industries.

  • MediaCity Manchester
    Insight

    Devolution leads to urban success

    2019-08-21T15:00:00Z

    The UK’s urban renaissance has been characterised by the repopulation and regeneration of UK cities.

  • Shopping mall
    Insight

    Sustainable retail starts in store

    2019-08-15T23:00:00Z

    The evolution of retail has long been a hot topic, with experiential and technological innovations at the forefront of the conversation when we look at the future of stores.

  • Self-driving car
    Insight

    Smart mobility drives smart cities

    2019-08-15T23:00:00Z

    Modern urban logistics and transport networks are under pressure from many sources. According to PwC, people will continue to migrate from rural areas to cities and by 2050 the urban population will have increased by 75%.

  • Euston HS2
    Insight

    We need positive news on HS2

    2019-08-15T23:00:00Z

    I will declare straight away that I have a specific interest in seeing HS2 confirmed and supported by our ‘new’ Tory government. Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), of which I am the chairman, would face a very uncertain and different future if the HS2 station proposed for ...

  • Keir Starmer
    Insight

    Expect an election by Christmas

    2019-08-13T23:00:00Z

    Not much happens in politics in August. The few decent political programmes go off air and we indulge in what is known in the trade as the silly season – when the aftermath of Love Island is more prominent in public discourse than global warming.

  • Retail
    Online

    Are lenders tarring retail assets with the same brush?

    2019-08-08T09:58:00Z

    If you believe everything you read, the rise of online shopping, an oversupply of retail space, and the demise of a long list of household name brands means the end of physical retail as we know it.

  • Climate change
    Insight

    Climate change is a planning consideration

    2019-08-06T13:58:00Z

    In October 2017, William McLennan applied for planning permission for solar panels on his property in Kent. 

  • Rent signs
    Insight

    Changing perceptions of industry

    2019-08-02T00:00:00Z

    A recent perception audit commissioned by the British Property Federation (BPF), the first of its kind across the UK property industry, provided a hard-hitting reality about how our industry is regarded.