All Insight articles

  • Lending
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    ​What does lenders’ liquidity squeeze mean for investors?

    2022-10-03T09:35:00Z

    Earlier this year an industry survey reported that only 48% of the specialist lending market thought their cost of origination was likely to increase over the year. 

  • Yardi Streamline BTR
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    Streamline the BTR Leasing Journey for Residents & Operators

    2022-10-03T00:00:00Z

    When managing build to rent (BTR) real estate operations, delivering a seamless end-to-end resident experience is fundamental. 

  • Diversity
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    ​Shining a spotlight on equality, diversity and inclusion in the build to rent sector

    2022-09-30T12:24:00Z

    When better to shine a spotlight on equality, diversity and inclusion than during National Inclusion Week? Now in its 10th year, National Inclusion Week celebrates inclusion and encourages employers to take action to create inclusive workplaces.

  • Property Week – Samit Chopra
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    We can work it out

    2022-09-29T00:00:00Z

    After the scandal and huge losses of recent years, Samit Chopra, WeWork International’s president and chief operating officer, tells Property Week how the flexible office space provider plans to turn a profit this year.

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    Data downplays New York’s office return

    2022-09-29T00:00:00Z

    One subject above all others obsesses the New York City property world: the extent and future of office return, now that the pandemic appears over. 

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    Uncertainty brings opportunity

    2022-09-29T00:00:00Z

    As we move from a climate crisis in July and an energy crisis in August to an exchange rate crisis in September, there is little wonder that many commentators are predicting catastrophe over the next 12 months. But as we know from the past nine months, a lot can change ...

  • Shopping centre
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    The return of bricks and mortar

    2022-09-29T00:00:00Z

    Gymshark’s upcoming opening of its first IRL (or ‘in real life’) store on Regent Street is another reminder of the enduring popularity of in-person retail.

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    What a week it has been

    2022-09-29T00:00:00Z

    During the economic crisis of 1964, prime minister Harold Wilson memorably remarked that a week is a long time in politics. In the economic crisis of 2022, we could perhaps update the saying – a weekend is plenty long enough to machine-gun yourself in the foot. 

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    It's crunch time for affordable PRS

    2022-09-29T00:00:00Z

    Almost daily media updates add to the growing sense that the cost-of-living crisis is becoming a national emergency, with reporting mostly highlighting spiralling energy costs and the impact of soaring inflation on necessities.

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    Housing secretaries need to have a longer shelf life

    2022-09-28T00:00:00Z

    It was depressing to read in Peter Bill’s column that the new housing secretary Simon Clarke “is seen as a coming man”. 

  • Smart tech net zero
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    Energy crisis: we need to get creative

    2022-09-28T00:00:00Z

    I wholeheartedly agree with the argument put forward by Adam Branson in his article ‘Energy crisis puts pressure on both occupiers and landlords’. Despite the government recently announcing a six-month cap on energy prices, the real estate industry will need to take a creative, technology-enabled approach to alleviate damage.

  • Formerly_Piero_della_Francesca_-_Ideal_City_-_Galleria_Nazionale_delle_Marche_Urbino_2
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    The ideal city is not a numbers game

    2022-09-28T00:00:00Z

    I was recently reacquainting myself with an intriguing painting in the Ducal Palace in Urbino, entitled the Ideal City (late 15th century, artist unknown but possibly Piero della Francesca). 

  • Rent signs
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    Better – not bigger – data is key to unlocking SFR

    2022-09-27T08:38:00Z

    Single-family rentals (SFRs) are undoubtedly the new darling of residential investment. While build-to-rent strategies are taking off in both the UK and the US, soaring construction costs are driving investor interest towards existing stock.

  • Climate change
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    Property podcast: AustralianSuper says climate change will have greatest influence on real estate values for the rest of our lifetime

    2022-09-26T07:23:00Z

    AustralianSuper’s Head of European Property, Paul Clark, spoke to Blackstock Consulting’s founder, Andrew Teacher about establishing the Fund’s real estate presence in London and why working for organisations with purpose lends itself to long-term investment.

  • Regus Civic Building 5851 Epping UK Business Lounge (1)
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    ​How to attract the best talent in a competitive market

    2022-09-26T00:00:00Z

    With 69% of businesses around the world struggling to recruit the talent they need, it’s more important than ever to make your company as attractive as possible.

  • G4S
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    Security threats to property and how to stay a step ahead

    2022-09-26T00:00:00Z

    The threats faced by the property sector are varied and depend on a number of factors, including how good the security is. The pandemic has also reshaped some of these factors and changed threat levels.

  • Smart tech net zero
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    Government must facilitate net zero workplace developments

    2022-09-23T09:26:00Z

    We are in a state of climate emergency. Sea levels are rising, weather patterns are becoming more extreme, with 2021 one of the warmest years on record according to a government report in June titled ‘Climate Change: Global Temperature’. The need for net zero has never been greater.

  • Houses of Parliament
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    The winter’s tale

    2022-09-23T00:00:00Z

    As I write, the government’s emergency “fiscal event” to get the nation through the winter has not yet been formally announced, but the details have been leaking out via the newspapers as readily as heat seeps out of an EPC ‘G’-rated property. 

  • Lorries outside warehouse shutterstock_572219287 Petinov Sergey Mihilovich PW230922
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    The logistics party isn’t over yet

    2022-09-22T00:00:00Z

    The industrials and logistics sector has been a clear outperformer in recent years, and this has led many investors to question whether we’re nearing the bottom of the honeypot.

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    Time to plug into gigafactories

    2022-09-22T00:00:00Z

    By 2040, experts forecast the UK will require a total of 21m sq ft of battery manufacturing gigafactories – gigantic plants capable of producing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, primarily for electric vehicles (EVs).