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  • 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 .

  • Planning
    Insight

    National design code could improve planning process

    2019-10-02T15:26:00Z

    Editor: Mr Robert Jenrick announced some headline-grabbing planning policies at the Conservative Party Conference this week.

  • Workspace
    Insight

    Downside to workspaces

    2019-10-02T15:19:00Z

    Editor: We read with interest the article by Paul Patenall of the British Council, praising current workspaces. Nothing wrong in that – we support SMEs, big time.

  • Hotel desk bell
    Insight

    The industry must embrace hotelisation

    2019-10-02T15:11:00Z

    Editor: The industry must embrace hotelisation, whereby any asset can offer services, unique experiences and a space to connect with others.

  • Thomas Cook
    Insight

    We should revitalise, not repurpose, the high street

    2019-09-25T16:09:00Z

    Editor: This week’s collapse of travel giant Thomas Cook has led to the closure of more than 550 high street stores with immediate effect (‘ All Thomas Cook stores closed “with immediate effect” after travel firm collapses ’).

  • Esther McVey
    Insight

    McVey failed to consider rental sector

    2019-09-25T16:03:00Z

    Editor: Earlier this month, housing minister Esther McVey spoke at the RESI 2019 conference and announced to industry experts that “together we have to tackle this Great British housing building problem” .

  • Bovis Homes
    Insight

    Housebuilding news indicates a life beyond Brexit

    2019-09-18T16:07:00Z

    Editor: After all the recent Westminster antics, it’s good to see some more positive business news emerging from the housebuilding sector.

  • Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson
    Insight

    Second referendum is only solution

    2019-09-18T16:01:00Z

    Editor: Steve Norris gives us his usual perceptive take on Westminster .

  • Edinburgh
    Insight

    Edinburgh losing top spot no surprise

    2019-09-12T23:00:00Z

    As an Edinburgh resident for 23 years, it was unfortunately no surprise to see Aberdeen and Inverurie overtake the Scottish capital in last week’s Hot Housing Index.

  • Office
    Insight

    Concept of biophilic design is bound to catch on

    2019-09-12T23:00:00Z

    I write in response to your recent report on biophilic design.