Insight

Features, analysis, big interviews and video – in-depth articles on the property sector.

Retail park

Will councils regret buying out of town?

2019-10-11T00:00:00+01:00By

Simon Creasey questions the wisdom of local authorities that splashed their cash on out-of-town retail parks and warehouses just as the sector was beginning to show signs of decline

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How Malta’s cash-for-passports scheme is creating a property bubble

2019-10-03T23:00:00+01:00By

A Maltese scheme granting EU citizenship to overseas investors has sparked a development boom, but not one that many locals welcome.

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How Osaka plans to take on Tokyo with its new business district

2019-10-03T23:00:00+01:00By

Some of Osaka’s biggest companies have joined forces in a bid to create a new commercial district to take on Tokyo’s.

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How VIA Outlets has bucked the retail downturn

2019-10-03T23:00:00+01:00By

VIA Outlets CEO Otto Ambagtsheer shows Alex Howlett around Freeport Lisboa and reveals how creating centres with local character is helping the firm expand in Europe.

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Regulator softens proposals for open-ended funds reform

2019-10-03T08:21:00+01:00By

FCA drops many of the more controversial proposals from long-awaited new rules for property funds

The great Section 106 and CIL scandal

The great Section 106 and CIL scandal

2019-09-26T23:00:00+01:00By

Billions are being contributed by developers in Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy payments, but just how much of it have councils actually spent?

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Time to end apathy on the climate crisis

2019-09-26T23:00:00+01:00By Nick Hughes

Some big investors are backing moves to limit the industrial sector’s carbon footprint, but can the rest of the sector be convinced of the financial benefits?

RESI Trailblazers

RESI Trailblazers: the class of 2019

2019-09-26T23:00:00+01:00

At the RESI Convention earlier this month, we kicked off the three-day extravaganza by unveiling the entrepreneurs, disruptors and innovators that make up this year’s cohort of RESI Trailblazers.

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Why the slowdown in logistics investment is not all bad news

2019-09-26T23:00:00+01:00By

While investment in logistics has fallen, it is still an attractive asset class. Owners are reluctant to sell so how can potential investors find opportunities?

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Spike in 3PL demand sparks stockpiling fears

2019-09-26T23:00:00+01:00By Andrew Stone

Brexit stockpiling is not the only factor driving the increase in take-up by 3PLs.

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How innovative designs are easing lack of logistics space in London

2019-09-26T23:00:00+01:00By

Demand for logistics space in and around London has been increasing dramatically for years. Emanuela Barbiroglio asks what is being done to address this need.

Lucy Minton and Steve Coulson

Kitt: the managed office platform

2019-09-19T23:00:00+01:00By

Managed office platform Kitt was launched earlier this year with the aim of making it easier for tenants to lease space while helping landlords fill vacant buildings.

Dilip Awtani

JAHAMA Estates: the biggest propco you’ve never heard of

2019-09-19T23:00:00+01:00By

JAHAMA Estates was set up to maximise the value of a worldwide property empire belonging to the Gupta Family Group Alliance. Chief executive Dilip Awtani explains why its top priority is the UK.

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The 5km Mudathon race

2019-09-19T23:00:00+01:00

Teams from across the property industry made a splash for charity by taking on the 5km Mudathon.

More property analysis features

Alasdair Nicholls

Native lands in mixed-use: interview with Alasdair Nicholls

2019-10-11T00:00:00+01:00By

Native Land is known for high-end residential schemes, but now it is making a big move into mixed-use with South Bank project Bankside Yards. Chief executive Alasdair Nicholls explains why to Adam Branson

Emma Huepfl

Q&A: Emma Huepfl on chairing CREFC Europe

2019-10-09T00:00:00+01:00By

The new chair of the real estate finance body outlines her goals for the organisation to Guy Montague-Jones

PropElle

Q&A with RESI trailblazer Ayesha Ofori

2019-10-03T13:59:00+01:00By

Ayesha Ofori has launched PropElle which is a platform that offers property education, practical advice and guidance to women who invest in property.

More big interviews

  • Europe gets Real about Brexit

  • Tories take ownership of housing

  • Black holes and revelations

  • Industrial & Logistics supplement September 2019

  • PW Perspectives: Autumn 2019