All Insight articles – Page 13

  • Mobile connectivity

    ​What are the commercial models for indoor mobile coverage?


    While the drive for sustainability in commercial real estate is good news for the planet, it is bad news for indoor mobile signal. 

  • Solar panels

    It’s time to get radical on net zero


    The target of reaching net zero by 2050 requires each and every one of us to rise to the occasion, make commitments and challenge ourselves.

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    A Russian threat on the home front


    “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Mike Tyson’s famous quip has a chilling resonance for a world plotting a recovery from a global pandemic – but now facing off an infinitely nastier brute.

  • Working from home

    Flexibility rules in the rented sector


    Like all real estate types, the beds-for-rent sector has seen accelerated change in the past two years. Whether it is PBSA, BTR or co-living, the focus has shifted to more adaptable and functional space, underpinned by technology, customer-focused service and genuine differentiation.

  • Offices

    Let’s prioritise environmentally friendly offices


    Editor: The findings of the latest NewFlex Small Business Confidence Index – which points to a surge in SMEs citing the importance of a sustainable office – illustrate how vital it is for flexible office providers to offer such environments.

  • Investment

    Investor confidence is on the rise


    Investor confidence throughout Covid and Brexit has swung radically between despair and hope. Covid rocked the foundations of our built environment, economy and businesses, causing significant variation between performance in industries and investment types.

  • Dan Drogman

    Q&A: Five minutes with Dan Drogman, chief executive and co-founder of Smart Spaces


    Dan Drogman, chief executive and co-founder of Smart Spaces, on how he got started in property, his favourite film and book, the historical figure he’d most like to meet and the most ridiculous fact he knows.

  • Energy efficiency

    Service charge issue here to stay


    Despite the initial hopes of policymakers and politicians that a resurgence in inflation would be a temporary phenomenon, it is becoming clear that the likelihood of a widespread cost-of-living crisis is gathering pace.

  • Women at work

    It’s time to celebrate women’s work


    In such a challenging time, this year’s International Women’s Day was a reassuring light 

  • Interim Spaces gang outside George Street Studios 2017

    Big interview with Interim Spaces founder


    Interim Spaces founder Dan Simon tells Property Week how a decade of squatting in central London inspired a charity that transforms vacant property into temporary workspace for tenants in the creative industries.

  • Rishi Sunak Budget day 2021

    ​Will the chancellor have any tricks up his sleeve to boost housing supply this year?


    Last year’s Spring Budget was no doubt one of the most significant budgets for the UK property market in recent history. Many consider last year’s stamp duty cut to be the key factor behind the nearly £30,000 increase in average house prices over the past 12 months.

  • High street

    Time is ripe for reinvention and revival of UK high streets


    London Fashion Week returned last month after a pandemic-led hiatus, bringing confidence and international interest back to the capital. But despite the buzz surrounding the festival, hailed as a contributing factor in London’s recovery, physical high streets are showcasing a different consumerism tale in the ‘fashion capital of the world’.

  • Tech

    ​It is time to modernise legal processes


    It is about time that we, as an industry, review the process of lease conveyancing. It is paramount to our industry yet seems to prolong and delay the possibility of job creation, rents for landlords and further business expansion.

  • climate

    ​Why climate-tech is the new proptech


    With the theme of this year’s Mipim being ‘Driving Urban Change’, I am looking forward to attending a truly global event with a focus on delivering the sustainable built environments of the future.

  • Zero carbon

    Use tax relief on retrofits to cut carbon


    With the built environment responsible for around 40% of global emissions, it’s an obvious sector for decarbonisation – so why don’t our tax rules do more to incentivise it?

  • Housebuilding

    What does levelling-up mean for the West Midlands?


    The government’s Levelling Up White Paper carries many ambitions for the West Midlands. It is crucial, however, that any funding and support on offer nurtures the complex levelling-up process already under way in this region in close collaboration with the many parties that have laid the groundwork.

  • Rent signs

    ​What does the new legally binding arbitration process mean for landlords?


    At the start of the pandemic, the Coronavirus Act 2020 initially gave a three-month moratorium on forfeiture of leases due to rent arrears in respect of commercial property.

  • CCC 2022

    Still mission possible?


    With big questions being raised over the net zero agenda,Property Week asks the founding and lead partners in the Climate Crisis Challenge to outline the challenges ahead.

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    How the industry has fared in the Covid era


    Despite the challenges posed by Brexit and Covid over the past couple of years, some sectors of the property industry feel bullish about the future. Meanwhile, others are trying to adapt to survive. Freeths recently gathered a panel of women to discuss how the industry has changed and what lies ...

  • Climate change

    ​Biodiversity will play an increasing role in business


    The related crises of climate change and biodiversity loss present the greatest threat not only to the integrity of our environment but also to our economies, to peace and to security.