All Insight articles

  • Johnny Ronan
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    Not all tall buildings are created equal

    2019-11-20T11:05:00Z

    Editor: I was pleased to hear a rallying cry from Johnny Ronan for tall buildings and the need to build cities higher , especially with the current emphasis on low-rise successes such as the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Goldsmith Street scheme in Norwich.

  • Segro
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    Why microbreweries are taking large warehouse space

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    As consumer interest in craft beer rises, microbrewers are increasingly opting to move out of their small homes and into modern industrial sites that will boost their growth. 

  • Residential sheds
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    What happened to industrial-to-resi PDR?

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    A government initiative to fast-track housing supply has had few takers. As Ben Cooper reports, some are even calling for light-industrial-to-resi PDR to be scrapped altogether

  • Richard Colin JD
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    Interview: Tritax Symmetry on its merger and future plans

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Tritax trio Colin Godfrey, James Dunlop and Richard Bowen tell Chris Druce about the REIT’s acquisition of db symmetry and reveal what lies ahead for the rebranded firm

  • Wellbeing staff outside
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    It’s time to focus on people and place

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Ample clear working heights, the right number of dock-level loading bays and being a stone’s throw from the nearest motorway junction – these are just the kind of features that once formed the backbone of what we thought about as industrial and logistics developers and landlords. 

  • Sally Duggleby
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    Tale of the unexpected: Sally Duggleby interview

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Two years after leaving Amazon for Savills, Sally Duggleby tells Samuel Horti what occupiers really want and how her team of ‘solution finders’ are delivering it

  • Funky office
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    We can disrupt the disruptors

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    For the past three years, Generation Z has been entering the workforce. Over the coming decade, millions more young adults, born between 1996 and 2010, will begin employment, with new challenges and opportunities. Companies involved in the working ecosystem now have to cater for four generations – all with unique ...

  • Deliveroo editions
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    Can dark kitchens really deliver?

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    ’Dark kitchens’ designed to meet demand for food deliveries are appearing on industrial sites, but will objections from locals and planners stymie their growth?

  • Warehouse investment
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    London light industrial rents continue to soar

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    JLL data shows rents have risen more than 15% over the past year in several locations across the capital.

  • Craft brewery
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    Tenant diversity is a boon for investors

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    A multi-let industrial peer recently told me that the best days of his year are those he spends on site talking to his customers. I couldn’t agree more. The sheer variety of businesses that occupy the average industrial estate is endlessly fascinating, and the drive, entrepreneurialism and passion on display ...

  • SEGRO Park Hayes
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    How big a problem is London's loss of light industrial land to resi?

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    As demand for industrial space and housing grows in the capital, mixed-use schemes could provide a creative solution. 

  • Proptech
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    How tech will benefit real estate in the future

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    At the start of this month, I was invited to give the opening keynote at Proptech Middle East in Dubai. 

  • PWMA 2019 Winners
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    Stars of the show: PWMA awards

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Outstanding property managers were saluted last week at the Property Week Management All-Stars awards

  • Andrew Bird
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    Interview with Warehouse REIT’s Andrew Bird

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Warehouse REIT’s Andrew Bird tells Mitchell Labiak about the company’s IPO, the setbacks it has overcome and its plans for the future

  • Mitchell Labiak index
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    Industrial & logistics supplement November 2019

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    The industrial and logistics market has slowed, but there is still plenty of growth in pockets.

  • Glasgow
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    Q-Park sale-and-leaseback strategy will pay off

    2019-11-14T13:43:00Z

    Editor:  It has been reported that parking operator Q-Park has completed 14 sale-and-leasebacks across the UK since March this year . Investors are more interested in the market than ever before – but why?

  • WeWork
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    Flexible office model is here to stay

    2019-11-14T12:50:00Z

    Editor: The further we dig into the sorry story of WeWork, the clearer it becomes that the factors that led to its incredible expansion worldwide are the same factors that have fuelled its demise .

  • Johnny Hawkins index
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    Five minutes with Johnny Hawkins

    2019-11-14T11:01:00Z

    Knight Frank’s capital markets partner on building trust, younger generations and gender equality

  • Brexit
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    Brexit effect on logistics

    2019-11-14T10:58:00Z

    The UK’s eventual departure from the EU is likely to cause major changes in occupational demand. The industrial and logistics sector will be at the forefront of this change, given its role in creating, moving and storing physical goods.

  • Daniel Craig Pinewood
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    We need studio space – and fast

    2019-11-14T00:00:00Z

    James Bond has been one of Britain’s most high-profile symbols since his arrival on the big screen in 1962. But now his home is under threat from the arrival of an American giant.