All Insight articles – Page 10

  • Boris Johnson

    Anyone but Boris for Tory leader


    So farewell then, Theresa May. You are a decent, dedicated, hardworking person who bore a great burden with dignity and fortitude. You have earned our sympathy. Sadly, you were quite spectacularly incapable of discharging the responsibilities of prime minister.

  • Planning

    Next round of planning must deliver the economic growth Scotland needs


    Scotland is at a crossroads… again. Every 10 years, we seem to end up back in the same place, rehearsing the same old arguments. I am not referring to Scotland or the UK’s constitutional future but a topic that is almost as contentious: planning.

  • London houses

    Over-rail development can get London’s housing targets back on track


    London is in the midst of a housing crisis and despite chatter in the media from politicians and pundits, little action has been taken. To meet London’s housing targets, we must look at creative, fast-track and sustainable solutions. No response ticks more of these boxes than over-rail development.  

  • AR application on phone

    How Darabase aims to be 'an Experian for augmented reality permissions'


    Simon Creasey finds out how Darabase is helping landlords manage and monetise use of their buildings in the virtual realm.

  • Twentytwo Bishopsgate and City skyline sunset

    The lioness and her pussycat


    PLP’s lead architect on 22 Bishopgate, Karen Cook, is a fierce defender of her craft, according to Sir Stuart Lipton, creator of the 1.4m sq ft City tower, which has just topped out at 945ft. “She is a lion; a brilliant architect,” he says. “But every lion needs a lion ...

  • Tania Adir, Uncommon

    Interview with Uncommon co-founder Tania Adir


    Tania Adir set up flexible workspace provider Uncommon with her husband Gal five years ago. Mia Hunt finds out what sets their business apart from the competition as the company steps up its expansion plans 

  • High street

    How to revitalise the high street


    The number of empty shops on Britain’s high streets rose by more than 7,500 last year, and the number of retail openings have fallen every year since 2015, when they were overtaken by closures. While some high streets continue to thrive, many others appear dormant and need to transform.

  • Working

    Wellness is no passing fad


    There is a lot of hype about the flexible office market and it is true to say that it is growing exponentially, with large players, corporate landlords and smaller, more bespoke brands jostling for a piece of the action.

  • Proptech

    Modernising investment agency


    Embracing modern investment marketing methods and technological change has not been easy for the real estate industry.

  • Flats

    Time to celebrate renting as a lifestyle choice


    Editor: As Samuel Horti touched on in his recent market report, a chief job of branding agencies is to work with developers to get the unique benefits of BTR across to target consumers .

  • Theresa May

    End of May brings threat to stability


    Editor: While Theresa May’s resignation was not much of a shock, it raises the question of whether the property industry should take stock of new threats a change of leadership might bring.

  • City tech

    Urban Land Institute launches paper on how technology is changing cities


    The Urban Land Institute, leaders of creating sustainable communities, has launched an Urban Technology Framework to help cities advance into the next generation.

  • Brexit

    Brexit breathing room


    While uncertainty continues to cloud the UK residential development market, Avamore Capital’s Q2 Market Bulletin  suggests, particularly in the residential development space, that the extension of the Brexit deadline to 31 October has created some breathing room for developers to move ahead with their projects.

  • Trailblazers Logo

    Trailblazers bring fresh thinking


    The property sector hasn’t always had a reputation for embracing change, but in recent years there has been a big shift in attitude. We have seen a flow of new talent into the industry, bringing fresh thinking and innovative ways of doing things, with technology a key enabler.

  • Housing estate being built

    Disruption has a profound impact


    Disruption is such a 21st-century word. I’m not talking about stock market flash crashes or the Grayling effect on rail services, but something much bigger that can affect almost every aspect of our daily lives.

  • Purplebricks

    Out with the new, in with the old


    Purplebricks, the “world-leading hybrid estate agency” has, it admitted on 7 May, “made sub-optimal decisions in allocating capital”. That’s the best euphemism I’ve seen for “lost money”.

  • Safe hands: excellent goalkeeping was a standout feature throughout the tournament

    Property Week Cup


    Savills beats rival Colliers to claim the 2019 Property Week Cup, raising £10,000 for charity. 

  • Regent Street

    Asian investors look to UK retail


    The UK real estate market, and London in particular, has long benefited from the deep reserves of Asian capital. 

  • Howard Crocker

    A Kooky approach: interview with Howard Crocker


    Delph Property Group managing director Howard Crocker tells Emanuele Midolo about the company’s new PRS brand, Kooky

  • Climate Change index

    Industry needs help in fight against climate change


    Editor: It is great to see Property Week examining how developers are addressing carbon emissions, but individual businesses cannot do this on their own . We need a planning and regulatory system that is more supportive.