All Expert comment articles – Page 7

  • Hyde Park
    Insight

    We need to ‘rewild’ our cities

    2019-07-26T00:00:00Z

    A recent study published in Scientific Reports shows that spending just two hours a week in nature can improve our health and wellbeing.

  • Westfield
    Insight

    Stockholm syndrome for REITs?

    2019-07-24T23:00:00Z

    Are REITs suffering from Stockholm syndrome, the unusual bond that sometimes develops between hostages and their captors? REIT chief executives seem to be mesmerised by property valuations that aren’t the same as prices. Consequently, they risk buying shares back at the wrong prices and not selling their businesses at the ...

  • Cambridge colleges
    Online

    The Arc’s passage to economic prosperity

    2019-07-23T09:21:00Z

    The government’s Industrial Strategy focuses on developing the UK’s knowledge-based economy – a vital part of future-proofing our country’s competitiveness.

  • Fizzy Poplar exterior
    Insight

    Is a BTR land use class needed?

    2019-07-18T14:04:00Z

    Build-to-rent (BTR), with its long-term outlook and institutional funding, is likely to be the asset class most capable of withstanding the political and economic uncertainty we face in the UK. Yet the number of BTR units coming through planning and in construction still forms a relatively small proportion of new ...

  • Online shopping
    Insight

    How sustainable is online retail?

    2019-07-17T23:00:00Z

    Is online retailing sustainable? I don’t mean just in a business sense, but also with regard to the environmental impact it has.

  • Dylon Phase 2 Walkthrough
    Insight

    Planning miracles can happen

    2019-07-17T23:00:00Z

    Developer Iain Hutchinson has shown what determination, ruthless analysis and inspired architecture can do when it comes to winning planning permission on difficult sites.

  • Proptech
    Insight

    Embrace change or fall behind

    2019-07-17T23:00:00Z

    As the commercial real estate (CRE) industry undergoes an unprecedented transformation, real estate companies throughout the entire value chain are approaching a crossroads. 

  • Yoga
    Insight

    Workplaces must be more human

    2019-07-11T23:00:00Z

    Millennials are the driving force behind the world’s changing work habits. 

  • Clapham Park - Courtyard Final
    Insight

    Shared ownership’s time has come

    2019-07-11T23:00:00Z

    There is no denying the success of Help to Buy. From its launch in April 2013 to December 2018, a total of 211,000 loans were granted under the scheme, with a total value of £11.7bn.

  • Tesco van
    Insight

    The ‘new retail’ revolution is here

    2019-07-11T23:00:00Z

    ‘New retail’ is the phrase coined by Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, to describe its aim to redefine commerce by enabling seamless engagement between the online and offline worlds.

  • NYC apartments
    Insight

    New rent law rocks NYC landlords

    2019-07-10T23:00:00Z

    New York City’s real estate moguls are reeling from the worst political defeat in their history. 

  • Jeremy Hunt
    Insight

    Hunt’s the only man for the job

    2019-07-10T23:00:00Z

    As the Tory leadership hustings grind on, the process seems increasingly irrelevant because Conservative Central Office was foolish enough to send ballot papers out too early.

  • Workplace
    Insight

    Tech matters in fight for talent

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    With every chief executive eager to attract and retain great people, now is a good time to reflect on the war for talent that faces organisations and how to engage those great people through an enhanced workplace.

  • Regus
    Insight

    Work is something you do, not just somewhere you go

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    The industry needs to stop thinking of flexible workspace as simply an office for hire – it is much more than that.

  • Acton Gardens Central Square Apartments
    Insight

    Partnerships make communities

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    When the housing secretary announced a new commission championing beautiful buildings as an integral part of the drive to build the homes communities need, it marked a shift in the way national government viewed the future of housebuilding.

  • Smart Home Features
    Insight

    How to cater to today’s consumer

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    Does anyone remember what life was like before the iPhone or TV on demand? 

  • Wardian development, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
    Insight

    Towering ambitions in Docklands

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    At 7pm on Friday 9 February 1996, I was one floor up from Property Week , working at Building magazine. 

  • Development/major refurbishment with funding
    Online

    Secret to securing your new office in a tight market: begin your search earlier

    2019-06-28T15:57:00Z

    Edinburgh is suffering from an acute shortage of grade-A office space – a decade-low level, according to research by Savills on the Edinburgh office market.

  • Gender pay gap
    Insight

    Pay gap reporting is here to stay

    2019-06-27T23:00:00Z

    We have a problem. According to PwC, the average gender pay gap in real estate improved by 3.8% in the newly reported 2018 figures but the sector continues to have one of the highest pay gaps among all UK industries at 28%

  • Construction
    Insight

    Fresh modular recruits welcome

    2019-06-27T23:00:00Z

    The recent news that Goldman Sachs has invested £75m in East Midlands factory-built housing company Top Hat is a welcome shot in the arm for the struggling modular housing sector.