All Expert comment articles – Page 7

  • New York Skyline
    Insight

    Letter from New York

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    The first week of June was possibly the most heart-wrenching in New York City’s history. Bad and good news alternated without rhyme or reason.

  • Brum Library roof garden
    Insight

    A healthy focus on space

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    One effect of the current health crisis has been to focus on how we can redesign or rethink the places we live, work and play in to deal with this and future pandemics. That should mean new workstreams.

  • Laptop
    Insight

    Skipping a cycle could be good in the long term

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and the major changes to our lives in the past few weeks have led to greater adoption of existing inventions to enable us to function (or survive) in as normal a way as possible.

  • At desk in mask
    Insight

    Creating the new office normal

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Our CBRE EMEA Occupier Survey 2020, published this week, is a timely reminder of why now more than ever, as we look at returning to office-based work, we need to focus on strategic decision-making that combines the ‘people agenda’ with a robust real estate and technology strategy.

  • Housing estate being built
    Insight

    Is the PM going to call in the cavalry?

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    What does Taylor Wimpey CEO Pete Redfern know that the rest of the embattled housebuilding sector doesn’t? The UK’s second-biggest developer is back in the land market. Could it have had the heads-up that Boris is about to call in the cavalry?

  • Retirement home
    Insight

    Offer a ‘third way’ for the over-65s

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Reams have been written about the older generation during the Covid-19 pandemic, but sometimes their own voices are overlooked.

  • London transport
    Online

    Propertyshe Perspectives: preparing for a safe return to work, London transport and the role of technology in managing real estate

    2020-06-05T17:24:00Z

    Whilst it will be many months before the effects of the pandemic on the real estate sector become clearer, the forecasting around the future of the office continues unabated.

  • Bruntwood SciTech
    Insight

    On the road to net zero

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic has concentrated minds as we focus on keeping safe and well, but the sustainability agenda hasn’t gone away.

  • New York skyline
    Insight

    Letter from New York

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The beleaguered commercial scene got an unexpected jolt of energy this week. To everyone’s surprise, TikTok signed for 237,000 sq ft of offices in Times Square – the ‘Crossroads of the World’ now devoid of tourists and just about any activity.

  • Fibre optic cables
    Insight

    The pandemic presents an opportunity to redraw the urban landscape

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic, or modern plague as it is now being referred to, has handed us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvent our cities and urban landscape and to set us on a different path.

  • Soho in lockdown
    Insight

    A temporary stop to traffic could kick-start Soho’s recovery

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    For some time, I have argued that the corona cure is worse than the disease. To keep overweight septuagenarians like me alive, the next generation is paying an awfully high price. And closer to home, the damage to our economy is utterly unimaginable.

  • Gavel auction
    Insight

    Private investors are developing a healthy habit

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The front line has taken on a new meaning in the past few months, and while those essential workers are at the forefront of keeping the country healthy, the private investor community remains keen to buy assets and gain income.

  • Climbers near summit
    Insight

    Facing up to the post-Covid challenge

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    At the start of the year, I shared my thoughts in this magazine about what lay ahead for property. I felt excited by what a new majority government meant for investor confidence. The industry, it seemed, was starting the new decade with renewed vigour.

  • Retail technology
    Online

    Propertyshe Perspectives: Interview with London Transport’s Graeme Craig, embracing new retail opportunities, urban innovation and spending and looking after the pennies

    2020-05-29T16:27:00Z

    Another eclectic week has gone in a flash. There is now light at the end of the tunnel with non-essential shops due to reopen and outdoor groups of six permitted. 

  • Town centre
    Insight

    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Alexander Graham Bell’s words of wisdom “when one door closes, another opens” are well known, but less famous is that he went on to add “but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us”. ...

  • New York skyline
    Insight

    Letter from New York

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said on 21 May that “all roads” lead to partial reopening of stores and businesses by mid-June. It was an unexpected upbeat note amid the prevailing gloom.

  • Global finance investment
    Insight

    Invest now in the ‘new normal’

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    “It’s wise to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

  • Angelica Donati
    Insight

    A silver lining in a year to forget

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    This has been a year to forget so far. On 20 February, global equity markets plunged in a crash rivalling the 2008 downturn. Though they have rallied thanks to central bank support, hopes for a Covid-19 vaccine and a rebound in business activity as governments ease lockdown, things could take ...

  • Finance chart Covid-19
    Insight

    The market will survive this crisis

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had the most significant impact on the world economy since the global financial crisis (GFC).

  • Broadgate Circle current people
    Insight

    Plenty of life left in city offices

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    How fragile yet dynamic the workplace has become over the past four or five decades. Ever since Sir Stuart Lipton and DEGW produced the Orbit Study to underpin the then revolutionary occupational and related investment case for Broadgate, change has been piled on top of change in a never-ending quest ...