All Insight articles

  • High Court
    Professional

    What does the National Security and Investment Act 2021 mean for real estate?

    2021-06-18T20:14:00Z

    The National Security and Investment Act 2021 introduces a new regulatory landscape for overseas and domestic investors and will significantly increase the government’s ability to scrutinise investments on national security grounds. 

  • Climate handshake
    Insight

    Green shoots start to show for the finance sector

    2021-06-18T06:30:00Z

    Property Week editor Liz Hamson speaks to Mishcon to Reya partner and head of debt advisory Omega Poole about the challenges and rewards of green finance and what needs to happen for it to really take off as we race towards net zero.

  • Stuart Henderson index
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Stuart Henderson, head of operations at GSA

    2021-06-18T00:00:00Z

    Stuart Henderson, head of operations, UK north, ROI and Germany at GSA, on how he got started in property. He also shares his cultural tips, his best and worst purchases and his favourite historical figure.

  • Mountpark Countryside
    Insight

    It’s a watershed moment for MMC

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    The term ‘modern methods of construction’, or MMC, has been bandied around for more than two decades and it’s safe to say that it’s no longer being considered a fringe theme on the news agenda.

  • Sittingbourne night shot_Luke Hayes
    Insight

    The rise of our forgotten towns

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    The past year has had a devastating effect on towns and cities up and down the country. As well as big metropolitan hubs, smaller regional centres have been hollowed out as people stayed at home, worked remotely and rightly did whatever they could to minimise the spread of Covid-19.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    Government support key to greater gender equality

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: New schemes to champion gender equality in the construction industry are a promising step, and we must also continue to focus on the broader work required to empower women across the property sector as a whole (‘ Two industry leaders appointed to spearhead campaign tackling gender inequality in construction ...

  • Team reading planning proofs
    Insight

    We must design safe, inclusive spaces

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Your recent article on designing spaces with a wide range of needs in mind struck a chord with me .

  • ESG
    Insight

    When it comes to ESG, focusing on ‘S’ and ‘G’ is vital

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    While ESG has been high on agendas for some time, Covid-19 has thrust it into the spotlight. With the industry contributing 40% of global carbon emissions, the ‘E’ has taken centre stage so far.

  • Stewart Wellington
    Insight

    At the centre of the community

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Property developer Stewart Wellington talks to Property Week about his property activism and his plans to turn a neglected community hub in north London into the African Caribbean Cultural Centre.

  • House of Fraser Fremlin Walk
    Insight

    Bringing some sunshine into retail

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    A Pharmacy2U vaccination centre popped up last week in a former Laura Ashley store in the Fremlin Walk shopping centre in Maidstone. The signage is pop-up, not permanent. But some feel an injection of outpatient treatment centres into shopping centres could inoculate some stores against death by Amazon.

  • New houses
    Insight

    Will CBILS come back to bite?

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    While the government’s financial support provided a much needed shot in the arm for smaller residential developers, experts warn that some may have over-leveraged themselves.

  • Piccadilly
    Insight

    Why all of London’s West End needs ‘levelling up’

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    ‘Levelling up’ is a term used a lot by government to address disparities between north and south, but there is a danger central London will also become uneven in its prosperity as we climb off the floor after Covid-19.

  • Closed due to Covid sign
    Online

    The government’s Pushmi-Pullyu strategy suggests Dr Doolittle is really in charge

    2021-06-16T11:46:00Z

    There is an underbelly of inequality in the hospitality sector that is causing incredibly turbulent times. Almost every proclamation from the government swings operators and even entire sectors from the haves to the have nots.

  • The Royal Courts of Justice
    Insight

    Landlords, beware the cross-class cram down

    2021-06-11T12:13:00Z

    The Virgin Active Restructuring Plan was put to the test at the hearing before the High court which, to the collective dismay of UK landlords, saw the plan and “cross-class cram down” sanctioned.

  • Jonny Rosenblatt index
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Jonny Rosenblatt, co-founder of Spacemade

    2021-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Jonny Rosenblatt, co-founder of Spacemade, on how he got started in property. He also shares some cultural recommendations , the celebrity he would most like to meet and his number-one travel destination.

  • Yardi think tank June 2021
    Insight

    Dublin's BTR sector is set for growth

    2021-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Last month, Property Week , in association with Yardi, hosted a digital think tank entitled: ‘How do the Dublin and London build-to-rent markets compare?’

  • Modern office
    Insight

    Grey space: lessons for landlords

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    If traditional CRE landlords had previously been deaf to the siren song of flexible workspace, the emergent phenomenon of ‘grey space’ is now prompting increasing numbers of landlords to listen closely.

  • ESG
    Insight

    Do not ignore ESG when recruiting

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Editor: As the property industry embraces ever more ambitious sustainability targets, we are right to be cautious about the rising threat of ‘greenwashing’ (‘ Greenwashing is a threat we should all seek to challenge ’). One area where that threat is most acute for the real estate industry is talent ...

  • For sale sign
    Insight

    Ditch the sou’wester for shades

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” a now newly octogenarian Bob Dylan howled in 1965’s Subterranean Homesick Blues. As for housing, you definitely don’t need an economist to know which way prices are going.

  • Houses being built
    Insight

    Greenfield sites needed to meet housing demand

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Editor:  The CPRE’s latest report is right about one thing – too few homes are being planned for the north of England .