All Feedback articles – Page 5

  • Proptech

    Tech will be key to success for BTR


    Editor: The pandemic has put BTR in the spotlight and reaffirmed the appeal of renting as a lifestyle choice. In an ever-more saturated rental market, technology will be the crucial point of difference.

  • Climate change

    We can turn green vision into action


    Editor: The prime minister’s ambition to deliver a ‘green industrial revolution’ should be welcomed by all in the property industry.

  • Smart sensors

    Sensor tech can save space and Co2


    Editor: Net-zero or zero-carbon is a bold but necessary ambition for us all if we are going to safeguard our environment for future generations (‘ London office construction plummets 50% ’).

  • Boris Johnson

    The ‘Ten Point Plan’ needs finessing


    Editor: At first glance, the prime minister’s highly anticipated ‘Ten Point Plan’ contains much for the green industries to be positive about.  The plan includes several ambitious proposals and further reiterates the government’s commitment to mobilising investment in this area.

  • Modern office

    Decentralised offices are the future


    Editor: It is shocking but sadly unsurprising to see the extent to which some employees are dissatisfied with the culture of working from home.

  • Old people covid

    Retirement living sector can help to beat loneliness


    Editor: The UK residential property market, understandably, was buffeted at the start of the first lockdown. But during this second lockdown, early indicators are looking good, with the stamp duty holiday undoubtedly helping.

  • Flats

    Pandemic puts BTR in the spotlight


    Editor: The coronavirus pandemic has raised a number of fundamental questions about our economy. On an individual level, it has also forced us to adapt the way we live and work (‘ 72% of employers want to retain home working after the pandemic ’). For many of us, our home ...

  • Generic Office

    Workplaces must adapt to survive


    Editor: M G Real Estate’s Global Outlook Report highlights the uncertainty in the office market and the need for investors to carefully consider where to deploy capital (‘ There is a future for the office, says M G ’). I agree with M G’s Richard Gwilliam; the focus should be ...

  • Business rates,

    Business rates system is rotten apple


    Editor: When rateable values were last updated in 2017, the apple was the UK’s favourite fruit. It now barely features in the top 10 – a sign that a lot has changed in three years .

  • Empty office

    Support for flexspace will help SMEs


    Editor: The Flexible Space Association has called for the chancellor to support the flexspace industry.

  • Retirement home

    The retirement sector needs support


    Editor: Select committee reports, parliamentary questions, ministerial questions and a plethora of academic research – the case for the expansion of the housing with care sector has never been clearer.

  • Stressed home worker

    Offices will be crucial to recovery


    Editor: It is troubling to see UK workers once again confined to their homes, as we enter a second national lockdown.

  • Young people in new home

    Let’s focus on ‘generation rent better’


    Editor: The prime minister’s vow to “turn generation rent into generation buy” with a proposed increase in low-deposit mortgages for first-time buyers suggests a willingness to help young people on to the property ladder.

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    Covid-safe offices should stay open


    Editor: It has been interesting to keep an eye on Avison Young’s ‘Return to Office’ index, highlighted in your piece ‘Office worker numbers hold up despite WFH advice ’.

  • Construction cranes

    A better option for affordable homes


    Editor: In her recent comment piece, Geeta Nanda writes: “ The need to build more affordable homes has never been so urgent ”. I profoundly disagree. It is the need to build more homes that has never been so urgent.

  • Office

    Tech critical to back office success


    Editor:  It is no surprise that lockdown has seen a rise in the volume of ‘grey space’ in London’s office market, as 61% of desk-based workers reportedly want to work from home more following lockdown .

  • Mortgage

    We can’t ignore negative equity risk


    Editor: The prime minister’s announcement of 95% LTV mortgages for first-time buyers at the virtual Conservative conference last Tuesday will undoubtedly support first-time buyers in accessing the property market, while simultaneously inflating property prices .

  • Proptech connections

    The tech’s there to tackle laundering


    Editor: The case of Mansoor Mahmood Hussain, known as ‘Manni’, (‘ Leeds developer loses £10m of property due to money laundering charge ’,) clearly demonstrates the huge gaps in protection against money laundering that exist in the property market, through which criminals are able to pour millions of pounds a ...

  • Office

    Hub-and-spoke model is the future


    Editor: It is no surprise that the regional office market has remained robust throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with stable rents outside the UK’s primary cities a strong indication of future working norms.

  • Proptech

    Digital solutions can help CRE firms


    Editor: Yardi’s Justin Harley noted recently in Property Week that “ technology is more important than ever in the residential world ”. This can also be said for the commercial world, yet many CRE businesses still have far to travel in digital transformation and data capabilities.