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  • Cambridge
    Insight

    Oxford-Cambridge Arc requires joined-up thinking

    2019-12-12T15:45:00Z

    Editor: David Jackson is right to call for a strategic framework for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. It’s important that political parties recognise more needs to be done – and soon.

  • Coworking
    Insight

    Winners and losers in flex space race

    2019-12-12T15:08:00Z

    Editor: Adam Branson’s article shone a light on the recent trials and tribulations of some flexible workspace operators, including The Clubhouse, which I founded in 2012. While it is right to question the long-term viability of any rapidly expanding sector, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

  • Selfridges
    Insight

    Workspace market goes mainstream

    2019-12-04T11:35:00Z

    Editor: The news that Selfridges has signed a management deal with workspace provider Fora is evidence of the growing and evolving appetite for flexible working .

  • Coworking
    Insight

    Small flex space firms drive sector

    2019-12-04T11:32:00Z

    Editor: Despite wobbles in the market, the flexible workspace ‘Goliaths’ armed with buckets of cash and asset-backed finance continue to take up swathes of commercial space .

  • WeWork
    Insight

    WeWork changed the office market for the better

    2019-11-27T16:41:00Z

    Editor: The sad saga of WeWork is a shame .

  • Retail
    Insight

    Retail-to-resi PDR: devil is in detail

    2019-11-27T16:07:00Z

    Editor: I am writing in response to the Conservatives’ recent election pledge to relax shops-to-homes planning laws.

  • Serviced office space coworking
    Insight

    Big landlords can succeed in the flexible market

    2019-11-20T11:26:00Z

    Editor: In his recent interview with Property Week ,  IWG founder Mark Dixon argued that large landlords should not set up their own flexible workspace operations but should instead partner with established flexible workspace providers .

  • Johnny Ronan
    Insight

    Not all tall buildings are created equal

    2019-11-20T11:05:00Z

    Editor: I was pleased to hear a rallying cry from Johnny Ronan for tall buildings and the need to build cities higher , especially with the current emphasis on low-rise successes such as the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Goldsmith Street scheme in Norwich.

  • Proptech
    Online

    Regtech can help mitigate risk in the property sector

    2019-11-19T13:23:00Z

    Editor: In September, Purplebricks warned shareholders that it was in discussion with HMRC over its anti-money laundering procedures and that there could be a potential cost.

  • Glasgow
    Insight

    Q-Park sale-and-leaseback strategy will pay off

    2019-11-14T13:43:00Z

    Editor:  It has been reported that parking operator Q-Park has completed 14 sale-and-leasebacks across the UK since March this year . Investors are more interested in the market than ever before – but why?

  • WeWork
    Insight

    Flexible office model is here to stay

    2019-11-14T12:50:00Z

    Editor: The further we dig into the sorry story of WeWork, the clearer it becomes that the factors that led to its incredible expansion worldwide are the same factors that have fuelled its demise .

  • Esther McVey
    Insight

    McVey’s vision for modular housing is spot on

    2019-11-06T10:31:00Z

    Editor: The news that housing minister Esther McVey has called for the UK to become a ‘centre of excellence’ for modular housing, with the north of England as the ‘construction hub’, couldn’t come soon enough .

  • WeWork
    Insight

    The WeWork story is not all negative

    2019-11-06T10:24:00Z

    Editor: Your article ‘ The Rise and Fall of WeWork ’ rightly outlined some of the irresponsible and frankly bizarre business practices employed by WeWork prior to its recent woes: damaging corporate governance, an unsustainable financial model, strange management practices and too many spin-off ventures held loosely together under the ...

  • Houses
    Insight

    National Design Guide much needed

    2019-10-30T14:45:00Z

    Editor: Housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s warning to developers about poor homes is a timely reminder of the need for quality design, and the value of the recently released National Design Guide .

  • Co-living
    Insight

    Airbnb to be less disruptive in business travel market

    2019-10-24T16:05:00Z

    Editor: Airbnb announced last month that it would be going public in 2020, either via IPO or a direct listing. Whichever route it decides towards a $30bn (£23bn) to $40bn float, we do not believe it will have a significant impact on the UK hotel sector.

  • WeWork Moorgate London
    Insight

    How to tackle flex space valuations

    2019-10-24T15:55:00Z

    Editor:  The RICS insight report into flexible workspace valuation published earlier this month is a welcome development in efforts to provide the market with an agreed valuation approach .

  • Gasrec-refuelling-facilities
    Insight

    Developers should capitalise on natural gas demand

    2019-10-16T12:55:00Z

    Editor: The growing demand for alternative fuels in the road transport sector offers a significant opportunity for landowners and commercial property developers alike, but it is one few are aware of.

  • O2 Arena, Greenwich
    Insight

    Music venues key to future of cities

    2019-10-16T12:39:00Z

    Editor: The benefits that music, recreation and culture bring to our cities have been ignored for too long by owners and stakeholders.

  • Sustainable building
    Insight

    The leasing cycle must be made more sustainable

    2019-10-08T16:31:00Z

    Editor: Earth Overshoot Day landed in July this year, the earliest point since ‘overshoot’, the date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year, began to be charted in the early 1970s. This has prompted the property industry to reflect and ...

  • Robert Jenrick Conservative Party Conference 2019
    Insight

    Lack of consistency from Jenrick?

    2019-10-08T16:28:00Z

    Editor: I am sure I am not alone in perceiving an inherent tension between two statements made by secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick at the Conservative Party Conference last week .