All Expert comment articles – Page 8

  • Tech working
    Online

    Propertyshe perspectives: technology and the dark arts, the holy grail, protecting your virtual property rights and the dreaded paternoster lift

    2020-05-22T17:40:00Z

    How technology will change the way we live and work has been a key feature of speculation this past week.

  • Retirement home
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    The investment case for UK senior housing

    2020-05-22T13:24:00Z

    Investment in our later living market has risen markedly in recent years, but what does the future hold? 

  • Meadowhall aerial
    Insight

    Don’t go boldly into the storm

    2020-05-21T08:44:00Z

    Next Wednesday, 27 May, British Land is likely to declare a stonking loss for the year to March, caused by valuation shrinkage within the £4.8bn retail portfolio.

  • New York
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    The Big Apple’s devastated retail scene trembled even more with news that Nordstrom is to close 16 of its 116 full-line stores across the US and Neiman Marcus has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • Jonathan Goldstein
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    If we fail on planning, plan to fail

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    These are highly unusual times by anyone’s standards. We are all trying to plan for the future in an environment where we do not know what tomorrow will bring. We need to use this time to drive the change that will see us come out of this crisis securely.

  • Sue Clayton index
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    Diversity will gather momentum

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    After eight weeks of lockdown, most of us have adapted to new ways of working, if not fully embraced them. Some seem to enjoy the absence of a commute, with more time to themselves or among family. Others cannot wait to get back to the office to mix with colleagues ...

  • Alastair Moss index
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    The City of London is a resilient place

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 presents unprecedented challenges for all of us, but at the City of London Corporation we are emphatically open for business.

  • Housebuilding
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    Build homes for heroes

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Every Thursday, people across the UK stand on their doorsteps to applaud and cheer NHS workers, to show how much we value them and acknowledge their huge dedication and sacrifice during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Sustainable building
    Online

    Propertyshe perspectives: time to get on your bike, the Covid-19 acceleration factor and the General Projects approach to development

    2020-05-15T16:28:00Z

    With the relaxation of lockdown restrictions allowing some workers to return to their jobs, commuters are being encouraged to literally ‘get on their bikes’ to avoid crowding public transport.

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    A new norm for offices

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Before we went into lockdown, I’d just finished reading Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed. The key takeaway of this fascinating book is the importance of diversity and team-working and how we often achieve the best solutions when we collaborate and ‘recombine’ ideas as part of a diverse and dynamic team. ...

  • New York Skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a region-by-region, four-stage plan to reopen the state’s frozen economy, starting with industrial and manufacturing work on 15 May. Three upstate regions have the green light on that date.

  • Online auction
    Online

    Crisis brings out the best in people

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing has brought about change and upheaval to everyone’s lives, but for auction houses, whose very lifeblood involves a large room filled with lots of people, adapting to a new way of doing things presents a very interesting and unique challenge.

  • Online auction
    Online

    Robust security is essential to online auction success

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    The idea of moving property auctions online is not revolutionary. At Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), we have been carrying out online auctions for more than three years and moved exclusively online with the creation of 574 in January 2019.

  • Laptop
    Online

    The appetite for auctions remains strong

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    At the start of the year the auction industry was flying high, with reports of the ‘Boris bounce’ strengthening confidence for both buyers and sellers.

  • Investment
    Online

    Changes in seller activity will generate new opportunities

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Our auctions are going to play a vital role for commercial property investors in the coming months.

  • green planet
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    Will our planet be the long-term winner?

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the global economy, with an economic fallout worse than during the 2008 financial crisis, according to the IMF. We’re also seeing a rapid change in people’s working patterns, with millions of employees forced to work from home, and ...

  • Housebuilding
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    We should prepare now for the great rebuild

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    All of us are wondering what the future will look like. To my mind, one thing is clear – when we begin to emerge from this crisis, a huge effort will be needed to rebuild our economy, and building – in the true bricks-and-mortar sense of the word – must ...

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    Light at the end of the tunnel

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    We’ll build again. But, even after the PM’s exhortation for construction workers to be “actively encouraged” back to site, it’s not entirely clear where or when. One thing’s clear, though: nothing will ever be quite the same in property.

  • Tim Vaughan
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    Landlords are being ostracised

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    It’s like being the unpopular kid in the playground: the big boys pick on you and the teachers ignore your plight. That is the sense of isolation being experienced by the UK’s commercial landlords. No legislation has been put in place to assist this unpopular group.

  • Generic office
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    Safety is key for those going back to offices

    2020-05-11T16:44:00Z

    While the country awaits news on the future of work in a post-Covid-19 world, it is a strange time for the businesses that usually work in offices and the operators that run them. What would help the people returning to work to feel safer?