• Construction woman

    Construction industry must attract more women


    In the lead-up to International Women’s Day this week (8 March) it has been encouraging to see a number of articles on diversity appearing in Property Week, including the recent Best Places to Work in Property 2018 report. 

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    Housing ‘first dibs’ will not work for Londoners


    This month, London mayor Sadiq Khan announced plans to enable Londoners to have “first dibs” on new-build homes on brownfield land up to the value of £350,000 for the first month of their release.

  • Best Places to Work in Property

    How investment managers are incentivising staff


    I was interested to read the various employee motivation and benefit schemes employed by companies in the Best Places to Work in Property 2018 list.

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    We need a new kind of renting in UK


    At the start of this month, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published its annual report into the state of the English housing market and although the headline showed the rental sector unsurprisingly continued to expand, a few key demographic shifts and statistics are worth highlighting.

  • Fizzy’s City PRS scheme

    BTR needs to stand out from the PRS crowd


    I read with interest Alex Greaves’ insights in to the build-to-rent (BTR) sector. As he states, even though BTR is gathering momentum, with cross-party political support, a look at the small print of recent initiatives reveals that homeownership remains top of the agenda.

  • Carillion collapse

    Carillion collapse good for taxpayer


    Richard Tice refers to the collapse of Carillion resulting in the “taxpayer picking up large bills”.

  • Old brewery gardens prosperity

    London is lagging behind in seizing BTR opportunities


    Last week’s unveiling of plans for a £175m landmark scheme in the centre of Manchester shows UK’s regional cities are booming and build-to-rent (BTR) can help keep the good times going.

  • Construction workers

    One year on, what has the white paper achieved?


    It is a year since the housing white paper. As Chris Smith writes, it was heralded as a much-needed set of policy proposals capable of restoring life to a sector that had become stale.

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    Investors waking up to benefits of serviced offices


    RDI REIT’s acquisition last month of a significant majority stake in a portfolio of four established high-quality serviced offices could indicate a sea change in how serviced offices are viewed as an investment opportunity.

  • Quarry_Hill SOYO

    A turning point for development in regional cities


    This year may well be remembered as the year when talk of rebalancing the economy away from London turned from rhetoric to reality.