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    Residents are key to hitting net zero target


    Cutting carbon is crucial, but we also need to focus on how to improve the things we can’t directly control. We headed to Brighton last month for new property conference Footprint+. The event largely focused on how the property industry can improve its carbon footprint from infrastructure development, which is ...

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    BossCast: Real estate needs more ‘cognitive diversity’ - Canary Wharf


    In the latest episode of BossCast, Canary Wharf Group’s managing director of people, culture and customer experience Jane Hollinshead speaks about the areas where real estate has been successful in championing equality, diversity and inclusion, and the lengths it still has to go.


    RICS must divide or be conquered


    Lord Michael Bichard’s review of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), published this week, sets out a clear path forward for the beleaguered professional body – a way out of the mire it has floundered in for the past 18 months, and the long-term governance blunders that created the ...

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    Is the future of industrial still bright?


    Dentons and Property Week recently brought together a panel of experts to discuss what the future holds for the industrial and logistics sector as warehouse take-up reaches an all-time high and vacancy rates hit rock bottom.

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    Do we still need tower blocks?


    Originally aspirational places to live in the 1950s and 1960s, tower blocks developed a reputation for anti-social behaviour and as quickly as they were built, they were demolished.

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    Malls can hold key to levelling up


    At the heart of the government’s aspiration to regenerate regional towns and cities lies a sleeping giant that holds a significant key to levelling up: the oft-overlooked shopping centre.

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    When life gives you lemons, trade property


    As the pandemic started to subside, many of us in the investment community were ready to breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief: no more sitting in front of the TV nervously awaiting updates on the latest restrictions, tiers and lists.

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    Focusing on fundamentals is vital


    That the current environment is challenging is self-evident. The impacts of supply chain disruption, labour shortages and the rising cost of raw materials and energy have combined to deliver the highest rate of inflation for 40 years.

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    Property needs female talent


    As the property industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, there is no doubt that businesses within this male-dominated industry risk being left behind if they do not embrace female talent.

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    Meeting net-zero won’t be easy


    Making a net-zero pledge feels like a big step. It’s a public commitment on which you’re hanging your company’s reputation, and if you’re unclear exactly how your business will get there, you’re certainly not alone. The urgency of the climate crisis requires us all to learn on the job.

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    A senior housing crisis looms


    Supply shortage leaves shortfall in suitable senior-living options. Noella Pio Kivlehan reports

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    Q&A: Five minutes with Richard Mussell, managing director of consultancy Rund Partnership


    Richard Mussell, managing director of consultancy Rund Partnership, on his route into the industry, the challenges he has overcome, his career highs and his cultural recommendations.

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    No one can call Michael Gove idle


    Say what you like about the secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities, but Michael Gove certainly hasn’t been idle.

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    Net-zero buildings: tax incentives have role to play


    I read with interest your article ‘Coalition of industry bodies to develop UK net-zero carbon building standard’. The focus on ESG credentials of new and existing buildings was front and centre of the agenda at Mipim in March and also with the respondents of the Saffery Champness Real Estate Sentiment ...

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    Q&A: Long Harbour’s MD on outlook for BTR


    Rebecca Taylor on the firm’s BTR white paper and the challenges the sector faces

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    Affordable homes key to levelling up


    In February, the government published its Levelling Up White Paper outlining its long-term promise and plan to spread opportunity more equally across the UK, ensuring regions outside London and the South East are brought up to the standards of the rest of the country. 

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    Climate crisis: the onus is on us all


    The spike in energy prices affecting individuals and businesses across the country brings the imperative for more energy-efficient buildings even more into focus.

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    Q&A: Five minutes with Chris Dougray, executive director and head of development at CBRE Scotland


    Chris Dougray, executive director and head of development at CBRE Scotland talks about his time in the property and gives us his cultural recommendations.

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    Q&A: Five minutes with Julian Maynard, managing director of Maynard Design Group


    Julian Maynard, managing director of Maynard Design Group, discusses his thoughts on the property industry, as well as his cultural recommendations, including TV shows, albums and their most ridiculous fact.

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    Compulsory purchase orders can pave the way to successful levelling-up regeneration


    Town centres are at the heart of our local communities and economies but most are in serious decline. Although this deterioration is not exactly news, the government’s levelling-up agenda has recently brought the urgency of town centre regeneration into sharp focus.