All Feedback articles – Page 10

  • WeWork

    WeWork changed the office market for the better


    Editor: The sad saga of WeWork is a shame .

  • Retail

    Retail-to-resi PDR: devil is in detail


    Editor: I am writing in response to the Conservatives’ recent election pledge to relax shops-to-homes planning laws.

  • Serviced office space coworking

    Big landlords can succeed in the flexible market


    Editor: In his recent interview with Property Week ,  IWG founder Mark Dixon argued that large landlords should not set up their own flexible workspace operations but should instead partner with established flexible workspace providers .

  • Johnny Ronan

    Not all tall buildings are created equal


    Editor: I was pleased to hear a rallying cry from Johnny Ronan for tall buildings and the need to build cities higher , especially with the current emphasis on low-rise successes such as the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Goldsmith Street scheme in Norwich.

  • Proptech

    Regtech can help mitigate risk in the property sector


    Editor: In September, Purplebricks warned shareholders that it was in discussion with HMRC over its anti-money laundering procedures and that there could be a potential cost.

  • Glasgow

    Q-Park sale-and-leaseback strategy will pay off


    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

    Flexible office model is here to stay


    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

    McVey’s vision for modular housing is spot on


    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

    The WeWork story is not all negative


    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

    National Design Guide much needed


    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

    Airbnb to be less disruptive in business travel market


    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

    How to tackle flex space valuations


    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

    Developers should capitalise on natural gas demand


    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

    Music venues key to future of cities


    Editor: The benefits that music, recreation and culture bring to our cities have been ignored for too long by owners and stakeholders.

  • Sustainable building

    The leasing cycle must be made more sustainable


    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

    Lack of consistency from Jenrick?


    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

    National design code could improve planning process


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

  • Workspace

    Downside to workspaces


    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

    The industry must embrace hotelisation


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

  • Thomas Cook

    We should revitalise, not repurpose, the high street


    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 ’).