All Insight articles – Page 11

  • Office
    Insight

    Employees look for the human connection

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: It is promising to see an accelerating ‘return to the office’ drive increasing confidence in the commercial real estate sector. With economic recovery leading to a surge in job vacancies, there is an air of optimism around the London business ecosystem that has not been felt for some time.

  • Covid office worker
    Insight

    Clean sweep vital for office return…

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Reports that workers have returned in their thousands to offices following the summer should come as an incredibly welcome sign for City landlords after many months of reduced occupancy and uncertainty. In fact, some members of the London Property Alliance are now reporting occupancy rates of 40% to 60%.

  • CS Dentons logistics warehouse
    Insight

    The changing face of the logistics market

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    It’s no secret that the industrial and logistics sector is booming. Take-up in the first half of the year continued to soar and investment activity also sky-rocketed to a new record high of £6bn, according to data from Knight Frank. That’s 54% more than the previous high recorded in H1 ...

  • London traffic
    Insight

    Businesses must consolidate deliveries to cut emissions

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Efficient estate management makes good business sense, and the extent to which building management can also support businesses in achieving their ESG and net zero carbon ambitions is coming into sharp focus.

  • Slough Trading Estate (Leigh Road) beehives
    Insight

    It’s not easy being green

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    As developers are forced to undertake costly biodiversity assessments on new schemes, Property Week reports on the long-term implications for the sector.

  • View10_Podium
    Insight

    Beds and sheds: a capital idea?

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Regal London planning director Steve Harrington tells Property Week about its Wembley and Orchard Wharf schemes and the challenges of delivering large-scale beds-and-sheds developments in the capital.

  • Ryan Unsworth, OPUS North
    Online

    A new generation of operators calls for better standards in workspace

    2021-09-16T09:28:00Z

    The expected stampede to return to city centre offices may be corralled by a lack of suitable supply, according to Ryan Unsworth of developers Opus North.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    This is a movement not a moment

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    At Hammerson, we work hard to create an environment where everyone can bring the best of their unique differences to work.

  • Planning
    Insight

    Planning must reflect how we live

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Planning has been in the headlines all summer, with Create Streets founder Nicholas Boys Smith appointed as head of a new Office for Place and other reforms being blamed for the Conservatives’ loss of the Chesham & Amersham by-election.

  • Tech
    Insight

    Proptech needs to raise its game

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    The proptech sector has come a long way since I sat at my kitchen table to plot a course for Built-ID in 2016. Real estate businesses have taken giant steps forward in regard to not only digitising their legacy operations but digitalising their approach to their end users’ experience and ...

  • Data management cityscape
    Insight

    It’s time to invest in facilities management

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    The real estate industry is under the spotlight as never before. The buildings we occupy are under constant scrutiny, not just for how they operate during a pandemic but also their capacity to emerge more efficient and more flexible than they were before, as well as increasingly for their net ...

  • British Land Paddington Central Pride LGBT Stairs
    Insight

    How industry is driving diversity

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Earlier this year, Property Week launched its new diversity & inclusion (D&I) editorial advisory board, with a view to promoting greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the magazine and industry.

  • PW D&I Report
    Insight

    The Property Week Diversity & Inclusion Report

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Property leaders and influencers reveal what they are doing to turn bold words into action.

  • Office worker in wheelchair
    Insight

    Why we need to embrace a culture of inclusion

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Source: Shutterstock / VGstockstudio In need of recognition: firms must do more to include disabled workers Munish Datta Munish Datta Director of membership and partnerships, UKGBC Creating a diverse and inclusive property sector is a structural challenge requiring a significant change journey. In the ...

  • RESI 2021
    Insight

    RESI Convention ushered in a hybrid future

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    I really must get out more. That realisation dawned on me and possibly everyone else at last week’s RESI Convention, held on terra firma at Celtic Manor on 8 to 9 September rather than via the cloud.

  • Technology
    Insight

    Seamless tech connects tenants

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    It was great to be back meeting colleagues from across the sector and sharing experiences of the past 18 months at last week’s RESI Convention, but also more importantly to look ahead.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    Changing the face of property

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    D&I is the ultimate leveller for the real estate industry. As commercial property agents, we are constantly pitted against competitors to win work and compared in the media through league tables and deals data.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    We must bring our whole selves

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    As much of the country returns to the workplace, the conversation has been dominated by how and where people work. Have we lost focus on D&I? Have we as an industry continued to make progress over the past 18 months or has Covid moved this important issue down the agenda ...

  • Beth McQue index
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Beth McQue, planning and development manager at Keyland Developments

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Beth McQue, planning and development manager at Keyland Developments, on how she got started in the industry. She also shares her cultural recommendations and her number-one travel destination.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    Going beyond the tick-box approach

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    We all know the property sector still has a long way to go when it comes to building truly sustainable, diverse teams. We also know that it is no longer a ‘nice to have’ or a tick on a company’s ‘corporate to-do list’ to have an effective diversity framework in ...