• Innerspace rooftop development in camden

    NPPF - onwards and upwards?


    “Build up rather than build out,” was the statement expressed by the now former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid in last year’s white paper “fixing our broken housing market”.

  • Housing construction, Bristol

    Housing choice is as important as supply


    The Resolution Foundation recently published a report suggesting that one in three millennials – defined as those born between 1980 and 1996 – will never own a home.

  • House of Fraser

    Retail investors must be more hands-on with assets


    For the past five years, the real estate industry has debated the plight of retail. The threat of online has proved real and today we are at a critical point where it is affecting retail presence and the global retail market.

  • Construction

    Labour’s proposals would make our housing crisis worse


    In 1977, Olivia Newton John sang a love song, Making a Good Thing Better . Forty years later, Labour has just published its own version: a green paper that could be subtitled ‘ Making a Bad Thing Worse ’.

  • SEAT store Jodie Kidd

    In-mall car showrooms step up a gear


    In contrast to the struggling fortunes of several retailers, a growing number of car brands are opening showrooms in shopping centres – and getting great results.

  • Marks & Spencer

    ‘Healthy’ buildings should be the norm in retail


    There has been much talk in recent months on the importance of factoring wellbeing into office workplace design but less on how essential supporting the health and wellbeing of shoppers and workers in the retail space is. Going forward, this should be at the forefront of developer and landlord minds. ...

  • Gender pay gap newsletter

    Name and shame pay gap offenders


    I just wanted to write to you and say thanks for highlighting the gender pay gap in property and keeping it on your daily news feeds.

  • Amazon

    Don’t hit online retail with rates hike


    So one of Anthony Ratcliffe’s solutions to the so-called problem of tax-evading online retailers is to hike the rates that the likes of Amazon pay on their warehouses on the grounds that “a company selling directly to the public from a warehouse is not warehousing but retailing” and thus the ...

  • Instant group flexible offices

    The time has come for flexible office spaces


    To those of us who work within the flexible workspace sector, increasing landlord interest in our market was inevitable. The question was not ‘if’ but ‘when’. And Richard Williams’ recent piece shows, the time is definitely now.

  • Purplebricks

    Reality bites for Purplebricks


    The share slump in Purplebricks, leader in the online ‘sell your own home’ market, doesn’t surprise me, nor does its previous meteoric rise.