All Feedback articles – Page 2

  • Climate change

    Yes, housebuilding can go green


    Editor: As your article ‘Hitting green target is a huge challenge for housebuilders’ makes clear, the housebuilding industry has a sustainability problem .

  • Green buildings

    How we can help to hit carbon target


    Editor: It is great to see that Property Week  and the UKGBC are launching the Climate Crisis Challenge .

  • Empty high street shops

    Convenience still counts for investors in retail


    Editor: January brings its usual gloomy round of retail health warnings, with even food retailers reporting downward sales and the market bellwether of John Lewis deciding whether or not to pay its partners their annual bonus, but there are pockets of retail resilience .

  • Investment

    More stable political climate will boost investment


    Editor: Last year was challenging for many in UK real estate. This was not due to investors losing interest in our market, but largely because it was difficult to move forward without certainty on Brexit.

  • Co-living generic

    Hotels can learn from co-living sector


    Editor: With Savills predicting an increase in UK hotel market activity this year , perceived stability in the market and the continued growth of the international tourist and staycation market, hotels are not alone in recognising the opportunities current market conditions offer.

  • Nicola Sturgeon

    A second Scottish referendum remains unlikely


    Editor: Your post-election commentary highlights a “resurgent SNP” and pressure on Westminster to deliver another independence referendum . The quote from Alex Price refers to the results “creating uncertainty in this region” – arguably true, but it’s worth examining if any uncertainty is justified.

  • Investment

    Housing requires diverse investment


    Editor: In his recent article, Greg Hill highlighted the risk that a rise in the Public Loans Work Board rate poses to regeneration and housing schemes supported by local authorities .

  • Offices

    Flexible office sector will continue to thrive in 2020


    Editor: The flexible office market has enjoyed rapid growth over the past five years and had an interesting ride in 2019.

  • Coworking

    Modular is just part of the solution


    Editor: I’ve long advocated the role of modular construction in addressing Britain’s housing crisis. So it has been heartening to see a groundswell of support from all corners for modular, including most recently from our government. As recently argued in Property Week, it does indeed look like we are on ...

  • Cambridge

    Oxford-Cambridge Arc requires joined-up thinking


    Editor: David Jackson is right to call for a strategic framework for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. It’s important that political parties recognise more needs to be done – and soon.

  • Coworking

    Winners and losers in flex space race


    Editor: Adam Branson’s article shone a light on the recent trials and tribulations of some flexible workspace operators, including The Clubhouse, which I founded in 2012. While it is right to question the long-term viability of any rapidly expanding sector, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

  • Selfridges

    Workspace market goes mainstream


    Editor: The news that Selfridges has signed a management deal with workspace provider Fora is evidence of the growing and evolving appetite for flexible working .

  • Coworking

    Small flex space firms drive sector


    Editor: Despite wobbles in the market, the flexible workspace ‘Goliaths’ armed with buckets of cash and asset-backed finance continue to take up swathes of commercial space .

  • 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 .