• Workspace

    MLI owners should embrace flexibility in the sector


    Editor: There is concern among multi-let industrial (MLI) property owners that the emergence of new operators in their sector could see them relegated to passive owners of an underlying asset . However, the experience of the flexible workspace sector suggests that this does not have to be the case.

  • Debenhams Oxford Street

    Retail CVAs could limit local funding


    Editor: Now that Debenhams’ CVA plans have been approved by its creditors , the struggling retailer will eventually be able to close a third of its 166 UK stores to continue trading.

  • Oxford Street

    Oxford Street remains a top shopping destination


    Editor: It was disappointing to read your pessimistic article ‘ Oxford Street blues ’. While it is true that Oxford Street has had “a difficult few months”, contrary to the claims in your article it very much remains one of the world’s top shopping destinations.

  • Work discussion

    Mental health must be top of agenda


    Editor: Corporate environments have made great strides in recent years to shift stigmas around mental health – but there is still much to be done.

  • Run down office

    PDR risks creating a new wave of slum housing


    Editor: The extension of permitted development rights (PDR) is the clearest sign yet of the low regard afforded to the quality of the homes we provide in the UK.

  • View from Southbank

    London is still a magnet for investors


    Editor: With all the noise surrounding Brexit you would be forgiven for thinking that London is teetering on the edge of economic purgatory, and of being cut off from the supply of cautious global capital. The reality is altogether different. 

  • Electric cars charging

    Improving EV charging infrastructure is essential


    Editor: If we have any chance at all of reaching the government’s target of ‘net-zero’ emissions by 2050, then much more needs to be done to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, or EVs (

  • Office conversion

    Old Labour, new danger over PDR


    Editor: Labour’s pledge to ditch permitted development rights (PDR) is one more reason to fear the ravages of the Labour Party gaining power.

  • Construction housebuilders 636 resized

    Freedom to build extra storeys is not a free-for-all


    Editor: Many landlords are planning for additional storeys to properties in town and city centre locations following the chancellor’s announcement that permitted development rights for upwards extensions will be in place by autumn.

  • Shop window Worthing big read sale sign

    Empty units offer opportunity for UK


    Editor: Debenhams’ drawn-out demise is just the latest reminder that the UK’s retail sector in its current guise is no longer sustainable. An ever-increasing number of empty commercial spaces across Britain’s high streets and retail parks is the result .