All Expert comment articles – Page 9

  • City tech
    Online

    Urban Land Institute launches paper on how technology is changing cities

    2019-06-03T09:42:00Z

    The Urban Land Institute, leaders of creating sustainable communities, has launched an Urban Technology Framework to help cities advance into the next generation.

  • Brexit
    Online

    Brexit breathing room

    2019-05-31T11:47:00Z

    While uncertainty continues to cloud the UK residential development market, Avamore Capital’s Q2 Market Bulletin  suggests, particularly in the residential development space, that the extension of the Brexit deadline to 31 October has created some breathing room for developers to move ahead with their projects.

  • Trailblazers Logo
    Insight

    Trailblazers bring fresh thinking

    2019-05-31T10:40:00Z

    The property sector hasn’t always had a reputation for embracing change, but in recent years there has been a big shift in attitude. We have seen a flow of new talent into the industry, bringing fresh thinking and innovative ways of doing things, with technology a key enabler.

  • Housing estate being built
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    Disruption has a profound impact

    2019-05-31T10:35:00Z

    Disruption is such a 21st-century word. I’m not talking about stock market flash crashes or the Grayling effect on rail services, but something much bigger that can affect almost every aspect of our daily lives.

  • Purplebricks
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    Out with the new, in with the old

    2019-05-29T23:00:00Z

    Purplebricks, the “world-leading hybrid estate agency” has, it admitted on 7 May, “made sub-optimal decisions in allocating capital”. That’s the best euphemism I’ve seen for “lost money”.

  • Regent Street
    Insight

    Asian investors look to UK retail

    2019-05-29T23:00:00Z

    The UK real estate market, and London in particular, has long benefited from the deep reserves of Asian capital. 

  • Brexit
    Insight

    Investment risk is growing in UK

    2019-05-23T23:00:00Z

    Others’ problems should never be a source of comfort but they can provide perspective when required.

  • Crane building site
    Insight

    Get ready for the rise of contech

    2019-05-22T23:00:00Z

    When considering technologies in the real estate space, most people think about advancements that tech can bring to property management, valuations, sales, lettings and many more functions in the asset management lifecycle.

  • Climate change
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    Social impact is new bottom line

    2019-05-22T23:00:00Z

    Impact investing is a further evolution of the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment strategies alongside an overriding desire to ‘do good’ by delivering a social and total return

  • Financial Investment
    Insight

    Multi-let assets win on flexibility

    2019-05-22T23:00:00Z

    Which is a better investment? A single-let or a multi-let asset?

  • Silicon Valley
    Online

    Lessons from the Valley

    2019-05-22T09:16:00Z

    Silicon Valley, the high-tech hub of the Bay Area, is not just a place – it is a brand synonymous with innovation. Countless household tech companies have been founded, ballooned in size and sold for eye-watering sums within its zip code.

  • WeWork London
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    We ignore WeWork at our peril

    2019-05-16T23:00:00Z

    Liz Hamson’s piece last week on great places to work reminded me of a conversation I had recently with a group of industry colleagues about WeWork. Was it likely to IPO at a huge price or was it actually bound to crash and burn? Frankly my dear, I don’t give ...

  • Diversity inclusion hands
    Online

    Protecting mental health in construction

    2019-05-16T15:31:00Z

    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an opportunity for all of us to show solidarity with our colleagues, friends and family who may be struggling with mental health problems, and to consider ways we can help them.

  • High street
    Insight

    Let’s reimagine our high streets

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    Debenhams has joined the ever-growing list of retailers that have fallen prey to the long, slow death of Britain’s high streets.

  • Construction
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    Development as a force for good

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    At Newcore, we are out twisting the arms of the wealthy and generous of Oxford and the South East to raise £3m of extra funds to regenerate a church, crèche, café, drugs outreach and community centre in one of the poorest parts of Oxford.

  • Parkway Community Bus
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    Retail therapy aids mental health

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and this Monday Ellandi, working with Knight Frank, published its latest annual research into community shopping centres, titled Beyond Retail. 

  • Brexit
    Online

    Brexit calls for landlord flexibility

    2019-05-13T14:56:00Z

    Brexit is having an impact in the rental as well as the for-sale market. Concerns are growing over changes to regulation; dips in property value; possible interest rate hikes meaning rents will have to increase, affecting affordability for tenants; and the ambiguity around having EU nationals as tenants.

  • High street
    Online

    The store is not dead, but we need new metrics to judge its success

    2019-05-13T11:21:00Z

    It’s hard to avoid headlines decrying the death of the high street. It’s true that sales from shops are declining, but cursing the growth of online for killing the retail store is missing the point.

  • Wirral Waters
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    Something stirs in Wirral Waters

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    Something stirs in the long-still Wirral Waters. Dutch pension fund APG is close to taking a punt on John Whittaker’s Peel Holdings’ plan (pictured) to regenerate 500 acres of Birkenhead docks, aka Wirral Waters – far more mellifluous.

  • Warehouse
    Insight

    UK offers higher returns

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    For almost a decade now, the UK logistics sector has been undergoing a fundamental, structural change, driven by the insatiable appetite of the UK consumer for goods to be delivered to a place of their choosing.