All Feedback articles – Page 8

  • London houses

    Housing: we’re in a catch-22 situation


    Editor: On reading your in-depth piece on increasing housing supply, I couldn’t help thinking we are in somewhat of a catch-22 situation .

  • Topshop

    CVA safety net makes retailer shares a fair bet


    Editor:  I read with interest Liz Hamson’s wonderful editorial stating that “after the successful Arcadia CVA, the battle may be over, but the war hasn’t been won” .

  • Workspace

    Flexible valuation model is a must


    Editor: Current valuation models for flexible workspace centres are not fit for purpose and a market accepted model is now essential to the sector’s growth, especially given increasing interest in the flexible sector and the desire of property companies and funds to invest .

  • Eccleston Yards, London

    Office providers and landlords must work together


    Editor: The continued expansion of the flexible workspace market will be driven by existing operator participants and established property owners entering the sector . We are already seeing a number of traditional landlords embrace a more flexible and tenant-focused approach.

  • Prefab modular construction

    Time to broaden the modular debate


    Editor: Modular housing has been thrust into the spotlight once again with the arrival of Ikea to the sector. The recent momentum will be music to the ears of those with ambitious housing targets .

  • HSBC Bank

    Let’s repurpose the high street for community spirit


    The continued decline of bricks-and-mortar banks is leaving vast empty space on the high street.

  • Flats above shops

    Use class merger bad news for homes


    I am writing in response to Mitchell Labiak’s recent article about the possible merger of business class uses and the impact this might have on the high street (14.06.19).

  • Sustainable building

    Time to up our game on sustainability


    Mitchell Labiak’s recent interview with Steffen Szeidl highlights a dichotomy our industry faces (14.06.19). 

  • George Square, Glasgow

    Flexible workspace providers flock to Scottish cities


    Scotland’s flexible workspace sector is expanding fast, driven by demand that is growing by at least 25% annually in all major cities (07.06.19).

  • Lidl

    Lidl expansion offers opportunities for investors


    Editor: Last week, discount retailer Lidl announced it was to create 40 new London stores as part of a £500m expansion plan (‘ Lidl unveils £500m expansion plans for London ’).

  • Financial Investment

    P2P lending rules should be welcomed


    Editor: The new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules for governing the burgeoning peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector should be welcomed by the industry, especially in the current climate (‘ FCA reveals new P2P rules days after Lendy collapses ’). However, they are not enough.

  • Market Hall

    Markets can play major role in saving high streets


    Editor: Markets can and should play a big part in discussions about the high street’s future (‘ Market Halls set for £20m cash injection ’).

  • Diversity inclusion hands

    Effecting change in industry is our job


    Editor: Your leader last week responding to a complaint about the lack of gender diversity in the magazine made for difficult reading. And that’s because you are completely right – property has a diversity problem and the responsibility lies with us, your readers, not you .

  • Flats

    Time to celebrate renting as a lifestyle choice


    Editor: As Samuel Horti touched on in his recent market report, a chief job of branding agencies is to work with developers to get the unique benefits of BTR across to target consumers .

  • Theresa May

    End of May brings threat to stability


    Editor: While Theresa May’s resignation was not much of a shock, it raises the question of whether the property industry should take stock of new threats a change of leadership might bring.

  • Climate Change index

    Industry needs help in fight against climate change


    Editor: It is great to see Property Week examining how developers are addressing carbon emissions, but individual businesses cannot do this on their own . We need a planning and regulatory system that is more supportive.

  • Diversity

    Institutions must help drive diversity


    Editor: Shareholder activism has swept across public markets in recent years with regular rebellions over pay, environmental concerns, diversity and social factors all becoming commonplace (‘ Shareholders stage AGM revolts against REITs’ executive pay plans ’).

  • Workspace

    MLI owners should embrace flexibility in the sector


    Editor: There is concern among multi-let industrial (MLI) property owners that the emergence of new operators in their sector could see them relegated to passive owners of an underlying asset . However, the experience of the flexible workspace sector suggests that this does not have to be the case.

  • Debenhams Oxford Street

    Retail CVAs could limit local funding


    Editor: Now that Debenhams’ CVA plans have been approved by its creditors , the struggling retailer will eventually be able to close a third of its 166 UK stores to continue trading.

  • Oxford Street

    Oxford Street remains a top shopping destination


    Editor: It was disappointing to read your pessimistic article ‘ Oxford Street blues ’. While it is true that Oxford Street has had “a difficult few months”, contrary to the claims in your article it very much remains one of the world’s top shopping destinations.