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    Property Week Digital Edition - 9 June 2023


    Kensington & Chelsea pension fund ramps up property investment to £1.6bn; Kick Game head Alicia Thompson on the shoe reseller’s ‘clicks-and-mortar’ property strategy and what the future holds for the retail sector;  Bureaucratic business rates ‘check, challenge, appeal’ system struggles to cope as number of appeals rockets

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 19 May 2023


    Starmer vows to ease development on green belt; A full round-up of the residential sector’s rising stars and established leaders who picked up the trophies at last week’s RESI Awards; ESG-driven demand for sustainable buildings is leading an investor shift towards greener office stock

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 12 May 2023


    Purplebricks predicts continued loss in next financial year; Trevor Morriss of architect SPPARC on the challenges faced by resi designers; Could UK cities could play a bigger role in solving the shortage of housing by pursuing higher-density development?

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    Let’s not be lizards


    The incomparable Douglas Adams, much-missed author and satirist, died 22 years ago this week. The passing years have not blunted his many sharp insights. Take, for example, his view of the political animal, outlined in the fourth Hitchhikers book, when the dialogue turns to an unhappy democracy of humans ruled ...

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    Industrial & Logistics supplement April 2023


    UK buyers drive rise in average sale price of I&L stock - Does multi-level concept really stack up? - Valor partner on the firm’s strategy - Five minutes with KSP’s development manager Trudy Revell

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 21 April 2023


    Optimism as MSCI shows property returns turned positive in March; What measures could the new Older People’s Housing Taskforce adopt to boost the UK’s later-living provision?; The latest gender pay gap figures from leading companies across the real estate industry reveal disappointingly slow progress on the road to equality

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 14 April 2023


    Gove accuses Railway Pension Scheme of building safety failings; Rapleys partner Simon Corp outlines the valuable role played by ‘for profit’ registered social housing providers; GLA-backed scheme helps children learn about property industry by giving Croydon a Minecraft game makeover 

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    Inflation proves tricky


    Futurist and author Arthur C Clarke famously observed that sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. This ‘law’ of science and progress was first postulated 55 years ago and is now widely acknowledged to be true. 

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 7 April 2023


    London office investment bounces back; Rob Wilkinson, European head of real estate investment giant AEW, on the banking crisis and wider outlook for UK and continental markets;  Industry experts fear lack of clarity in Building Safety Act could lead to a wave of confusion and litigation

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    Apologies not accepted


    Tuesday’s annual general meeting of Credit Suisse featured a lot of apologies. Chair Axel Lehmann told investors that he was “truly sorry” for the events that led to its takeover by rival UBS. “I apologise that we were no longer able to stem the loss of trust,” he added, after ...

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 31 March 2023


    Entrepreneurs Richard Owen and Josh Nimmo on how they built UK self-storage business Cinch - Banking crisis may hit some property investors but experts are upbeat on wider market’s long-term prospects - Supply shortfall and ageing population will underpin care home sector growth

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 24 March 2023


    Experts say £1m planning funding for councils is not enough; Overseas investors are poised to buy repriced assets in London as market shows signs of levelling off; Sue Young, The Wildlife Trusts’ head of land use planning, on how developers that respect nature can avoid project delays and boost the ...

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    Mipim: plus ça change?


    I am by no means a Mipim regular, and my first impression on arrival at this year’s Cannes jamboree was that a large section of the UK had been displaced en masse to the south of France. The number of English voices contributing to the hubbub in the busy cafés ...

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 17 March 2023


    Spring Budget failure to cut business rates seen as ‘disappointing’; RICS board chair Martin Samworth on why he took on the tough role of putting the organisation back on track in the wake of its governance scandal; Supreme Court’s quashing of planning permission in Shrewsbury could set precedent for community ...

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 10 March 2023


    Will the combination of high profits from energy sales and falling property values lead to a rise in investments from sovereign wealth funds? Lessons for the UK from New Zealand’s planning-law reforms. 

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    Planning a sustainable future


    This week we learned who will shoulder the perhaps unenviable task of leading the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). Architect Smith Mordak will take over from outgoing chief executive Julie Hirigoyen in June, at a time when the industry’s hunger for leadership in sustainability has never been more intense.

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    Property Week Digital Edition - 24 February 2023


    Call to overhaul affordable homes model - London mayor’s call for new 30m-plus resi blocks to have second staircases raises fears about viability of schemes - Why offering employees access to the right flexible workspace can be crucial for companies looking to attract and retain the best staff

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    Safe as houses?


    The terrible aftermath of last week’s earthquake has been difficult to watch on our TV screens. The scale of the tragedy, which has claimed more than 40,000 lives in Turkey and Syria, is numbing. It is impossible to imagine how it feels to witness or experience such devastation first hand.

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    Wood you believe it?


    Last week I chaired a Property Week half-day conference as part of our Climate Crisis Challenge campaign, held in a suitably sustainable venue: The Office Group’s recently completed Black & White Building in London’s fashionable Shoreditch. 

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    Industrial & Logistics supplement February 2023


    SEGRO launches its most sustainable warehouse yet - GLP Europe’s MD remains upbeat on sector’s future - Use of robots allows for taller warehouses - Five minutes with Trammell Crow Company’s Sophie Watkin