All Expert comment articles – Page 7

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    Insight

    How confident are investors in UK real estate?

    2022-03-03T13:22:00Z

    Investor confidence throughout Covid and Brexit has swung radically between despair and hope. Covid rocked the foundations of our built environment, economy and businesses, causing a significant variations dispersion between performance in industries and investment types.

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    Insight

    Heat pumps: hope isn’t a strategy

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    The UK government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy (HBS) aims to reach net zero emissions from buildings by 2050. 

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    Insight

    Regional shift will pay dividends

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    We were especially encouraged to see the focus on addressing the talent and skills mismatch in last month’s Levelling Up White Paper.

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    Insight

    We’re living in dangerous times

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    I doubt that many of us could have conceived that as we entered 2022 it would not be the virus that filled our media but the very real threat that an increasingly paranoid dictator in Russia could have seriously raised the threat of nuclear war.

  • Finance
    Insight

    Cutting through the rates noise

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    We are in an increasingly polarised society. 

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    Insight

    Mentoring can help build better

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, I made a great decision. Looking for new ways to build my network amid a global pandemic, I applied for a mentee place on a scheme called Mentoring Circle, a free programme that pairs recently qualified female professionals with accomplished female leaders from across the industry ...

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    Insight

    ​Levelling up: collaborating to deliver

    2022-03-02T10:27:00Z

    How can the private sector bring its skills to deliver the levelling-up agenda through real assets?

  • Housing
    Insight

    ​The year of single-family BTR?

    2022-03-02T10:14:00Z

    The build-to-rent (BTR) landscape has benefited from exponential growth over the last few years, making 2022 an exciting time for all involved.

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    Insight

    Pinch from planning registers

    2022-02-24T00:00:00Z

    A tip for smaller landlords facing the forbidding prospect of spending £200/sq ft rejuvenating elderly office blocks in order to merit mandatory Energy Performance Rating ‘B’ by 2030.

  • Climate apocalypse city
    Insight

    The industry must lead on net zero

    2022-02-24T00:00:00Z

    COP26 in Glasgow was an opportunity for the real estate industry to showcase its commitments, and to engage in dialogue with governments from around the world on the opportunities, as well as the challenges, that net zero brings.

  • Pride flag
    Insight

    The industry must be more inclusive

    2022-02-24T00:00:00Z

    Across all industries, the need to ensure a more diverse and inclusive workforce has been declared a priority. A big focal point in these efforts has been the need to increase the number of people from minority groups who are able to meaningfully participate in the labour market, from the ...

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    Insight

    Mipim: no place for Cassandras

    2022-02-24T00:00:00Z

    I am both not surprised and surprised by the number of businesses that seem to be attending Mipim this March. 

  • Homeless person
    Insight

    Act now to tackle homelessness

    2022-02-24T00:00:00Z

    Last autumn’s Budget and spending review were notable for many reasons, not least the significant increase in funding allocated by the government to tackle the current surge in rough sleeping and homelessness.

  • Planning
    Insight

    Fair funding, education and social value generation: can the levelling-up agenda be achieved?

    2022-02-18T11:03:00Z

    The long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper has finally been revealed, outlining the government’s 12 key ‘missions’ to rebalance the opportunities across the UK and reverse the decline being observed in certain areas.

  • London market
    Insight

    ​The rise of the market towns

    2022-02-18T10:53:00Z

    After two years of Covid-induced lockdowns, it is evident that we are all yearning to get out and about.

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    Insight

    Time for industrial intensification

    2022-02-18T00:00:00Z

    Industrial intensification has been a topic of discussion for a number of years in London, as planning policy and supply-and-demand dynamics have moved the market in this direction.

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    Insight

    Time to move further and faster

    2022-02-18T00:00:00Z

    Much has changed since we first joined forces with Property Week on the Climate Crisis Challenge. As we begin year three of our partnership, it’s important to reflect on progress made to date, and highlight where action is still urgently required.

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    Insight

    The big-box boom

    2022-02-18T00:00:00Z

    Following another record year of industrial take-up in the UK last year, with more than 55m sq ft of take-up in the big-box space alone (100,000 sq ft-plus units) according to data from Savills, the overall vacancy rate is at an all-time low of 2.9%.

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    Insight

    There are positive signs for the year ahead

    2022-02-18T00:00:00Z

    Last year was a strong one for industrial land values. While they have been on an upward trajectory for some time, in the past six months we have seen a considerable surge, with values matching – and in some cases exceeding – residential figures, as well as other commercial sectors.

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    Online

    ​UK hotel sector on track to recover in 2022

    2022-02-18T00:00:00Z

    Last year was challenging for the UK hotel sector, albeit with some encouraging green shoots of recovery over the latter part of the year.