All Feedback articles – Page 3

  • Canary Wharf skyline
    Insight

    There’s a key role for tech in post-Covid offices

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Your article ‘ Canary Wharf sets out back-to-work plan’  highlighted the often default view that as lockdown is relaxed, we will all return to offices just as before.

  • Construction
    Insight

    Time for MMC to come to the fore across the UK

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    Editor: For some time, the UK government has been promoting greater adoption of modern methods of construction through both its housing and industrial strategy policies. So I was encouraged to read ‘Homes England launches years-long study to support MMC uptake’ as it looks to tap into MMC’s “enormous potential” ...

  • Housing
    Insight

    Help for reopened housing market is long overdue

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Editor: In reopening the housing market the government has introduced a number of new measures that will support development that arguably should have been in place anyway.

  • Workspace generic
    Insight

    Put employees first in the return to work

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Savills’ Richard Rees is right to emphasise that planning properly for the return to work is crucial, with health and wellbeing a top priority.

  • Comptoir Libanais restaurant, Soho
    Insight

    Time to serve up new restaurant leasing models

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Editor: While it is an uncertain time for restaurant operators to think of acquisitions, this climate might prove a new dawn for trialling new approaches to leasing.

  • Robot arm
    Insight

    Covid-19 will speed up rise of robots

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Editor: In response to SEGRO CEO Andy Gulliford’s comment on the warehouse sector’s response to Covid-19 , it will quickly become evident that the pandemic will propel the use of so-called ‘Industry 4.0’ philosophies across factory floors.

  • Disinfectant
    Insight

    Flexible workspace has a key role to play

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Editor: After weeks of government advice to stay at home and protect lives by working remotely, many workers are understandably apprehensive about a return to the office.

  • Generic office
    Insight

    Tech is crucial for better office health

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Your article ‘Eight million office workers unable to return to offices’ suggested how workplaces may need to adapt in the immediate term when we exit from lockdown.

  • Workplace drinking
    Insight

    Who will pick up the bill in the restaurants sector?

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: What lies ahead for the mainstream restaurant sector? The bottom line is that lower occupancy will be the new norm until the perceived risk subsides.

  • Slate Yard Salford
    Insight

    The demand for agile living is set to grow

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: As the nation continues to live under lockdown and many of us get used to working from home, residents of apartments with poor facilities are finding out the hard way how vital it is to live in a property where you can work, live and play.

  • Closed shops Sheffield
    Insight

    Rates revaluation threatens recovery

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: For new rating lists to start next April, at a time when large scale physical changes may still be taking place, or at least bedding-in, just doesn’t make economic sense.

  • Coronavirus closed shops
    Insight

    Sale-and-leaseback of limited value

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Sale-and-leasebacks are sometimes a good idea, but it depends on who the retailer is . The upside is that it’s a very quick way to raise capital and retailers are meant to be operational businesses rather than property companies, so it’s quite normal to operate from a leasehold estate. ...

  • Housing
    Insight

    Fundamentals of PRS remain strong

    2020-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The recent roundtable discussion on the future of the residential property sector was all the timelier given the economic impact of Covid-19 and the increasing uncertainty now faced by a market only recently buoyed by the election and greater clarity around Brexit.

  • Flats
    Insight

    BTR operators need to go digital to mitigate impact

    2020-04-15T12:00:00Z

    Editor: The Covid-19 pandemic is putting a strain on build-to-rent operations .

  • NHS building
    Insight

    Property has huge role to play in crisis

    2020-04-15T08:25:00Z

    Editor: The news that CBRE has secured thousands of beds and car parking spaces near NHS hospitals for use by health service staff battling Covid-19 is truly impressive . 

  • Robert Jenrick Conservative Party Conference 2019
    Insight

    Jenrick was right to challenge mayor’s London plan

    2020-04-01T11:02:00Z

    Editor: Given the difficult situation we are in, secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick’s intervention to prevent mayor Sadiq Khan from publishing the London Plan until requested changes have been made may have slipped through largely unnoticed.

  • Apex Airspace - Anthony and Roderick
    Insight

    Housing: it’s time to reassess density

    2020-04-01T10:41:00Z

    Editor: While the concept of social distancing has stalled the majority of the country’s housebuilding projects , it has also raised the question of whether today’s new homes and developments can handle future pandemics.

  • London skyline pollution
    Insight

    Many factors affect wellbeing of office employees

    2020-03-26T13:21:00Z

    Editor: In his article, Simon Creasey correctly noted the importance of air quality in offices to the wellbeing of staff . 

  • Surveyor
    Insight

    Purpose of valuation has been lost

    2020-03-25T18:09:00Z

    Editor: As a retired chartered valuation surveyor with more than 40 years’ experience, I fear that the current debate about valuation models suggests that the profession has lost sight of the fundamental nature and purpose of valuation . 

  • Proptech
    Online

    Industry has yet to grasp the benefits of proptech

    2020-03-19T15:48:00Z

    The recent Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative report showing that the UK is leading proptech investment into Europe was encouraging news.