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    Land banking is a necessary resource


    It’s interesting to see how Sir Oliver Letwin’s draft report acknowledged the realities facing the housing sector, but also recognised that it is in developers’ interests to complete as many house sales as soon as possible.

  • House of Fraser, Oxford Street

    Local authorities shouldn’t rush into retail investment


    With retail landlords resorting to go rent free on some stores as CVAs from the likes of House of Fraser continue to bite, it’s clear that many local authorities need to start thinking more carefully about their role.

  • Heathrow airport

    Heathrow: localise the impacts, nationalise the benefits


    Previous governments took policy decisions to support a third runway at Heathrow. What is different this time around, apart from a different decade and the fact that MPs have voted in the House of Commons?

  • Telford Shopping Centre

    Retail woes hitting lenders as well as operators


    The disappearance of well-known retailers from the UK’s high streets is affecting the commercial real estate market not just in terms of operators but lending. 

  • Construction

    No silver bullet for construction


    Uncertainty remains the watchword for the UK political and economic environment. Our sector continues – with good reason – to fixate on Brexit, political instability and a mixed London market. But as we continue through a period of economic transition, what’s happening to construction costs in the UK and what ...

  • Thames Hub Airport Foster & Partners

    Thames Hub Airport offers more than Heathrow expansion


    Creating a third runway at Heathrow is a terrible idea.

  • Old brewery gardens prosperity

    Plans to limit number of BTR projects misguided


    With just 40% of Londoners expected to be homeowners by 2025 according to PwC, it is no surprise the current mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and his team are focusing on how to help the capital’s growing army of renters.

  • Proptech image survey

    ‘Nuts and bolts’ areas are part of proptech wave


    As Property Week ’s report on the growth of the UK proptech market showed, there is no denying the attention technology is receiving in the real estate industry. This buzz is supported by serious investment: a global funding of proptech firms soared 62% in 2017 to £8.5bn.

  • Ann Summers

    Landlords must bear pain of CVAs


    The trouble with calls from  Revo and the BPF for alternatives to the CVA system is that often the alternative is administration – and then what is the value of a legally binding lease?

  • Amsterdam

    Going Dutch on affordable housing


    In response to a growing economy leading to more demand for homes, the Dutch have decided to increase the supply of affordable housing in their capital city.