All Insight articles – Page 15

  • Gym
    Insight

    Why now’s the time to invest in your leisure business

    2021-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: It is hardly surprising that the reopening of indoor venues, the warm and sunny weather amid the less seasonable showers and, of course, the Euros have led to a serious boost in the performance of some operators .

  • Sustainability reporting_shutterstock_160036250_cred song_about_summer
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    Whose rules are you playing by?

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    As pressure for the corporate world to contribute to social and environmental goals increases, the measurement of that contribution has become more pressing to ensure that everyone is ‘doing their bit’ and ‘playing by the same rules’. As a result, sustainability reporting standards, conventions and benchmarks are a growth area. ...

  • Matt Smith
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Matt Smith, head of sustainability at Shaftesbury

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Matt Smith, head of sustainability at Shaftesbury, on how he got started in property. He also shares his cultural recommendations, the celebrity he’d most like to meet and how he’d spend a million pounds.

  • Legal advice
    Insight

    The superheroes of real estate

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    More charities than ever across the UK have been benefiting from the industry’s superpowers, but there’s more to be done.

  • Net zero
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    Net zero: there’s no time to dither

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Everyone agrees that living more sustainably is a necessity if the UK economy is to successfully transition to net zero by 2050 – and there is no time for dither or delay.

  • Brandon Holihan
    Insight

    View from the top: Brandon Hollihan, founding partner of Castleforge Partners

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    The founding partner of Castleforge Partners talks to Property Week about the private real estate investment firm’s guiding principles and what areas he sees the business investing in post pandemic.

  • Paul Morrish
    Online

    Q&A: LandAid chief executive Paul Morrish on pro bono opportunities

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    LandAid chief exec Paul Morrish discusses pro bono opportunities in this week’s Q A.

  • Steel piles building site
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    Builders left bitter by share slide

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    “We announced fantastic results, our order book went up strongly, we increased the land bank and our net cash position soared. And guess what? Our shares went down.”

  • Office people
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    We mustn’t cast graduates aside

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    When I started work in this great property business in the 1960s, I had the best possible start to my career. I joined Moss Partners, one of the most active firms in London’s West End at the time, owned by Lewis and Derrick Moss. It specialised in the ...

  • Planning
    Online

    ​The fate of statues under the new National Planning Policy Framework

    2021-07-30T11:37:00Z

    On 20 July, MHCLG published its latest revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

  • HMV, Oxford Street
    Insight

    HMV expansion plan is utter madness

    2021-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: This week, HMV announced a controversial new plan to expand its store estate, opening 10 new stores including a search for a new London flagship site, following the closure of HMV’s Oxford Street store back in 2018 when the company fell into administration ( ‘HMV seeks 10 new store ...

  • High street
    Insight

    Retail to resi: quality should always trump quantity

    2021-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: With regard to your recent story ( ‘Derelict high streets could provide 500,000 homes’ ), it is true that converting empty shops could provide urgently needed homes and help stimulate the recovery of town centres. There are also important environmental benefits to repurposing space in this way.

  • Planning
    Online

    New Use Class E to Residential: A gamechanger or damp squib?

    2021-07-29T13:46:00Z

    As part of Project Speed, the government’s post-pandemic recovery agenda, a new Commercial, Business and Service classification, Use Class E was introduced to reduce red tape and planning bureaucracy for minor and incidental change of use planning applications.

  • London traffic
    Insight

    Expansion of ULEZ to impact more than 2,000 commercial properties

    2021-07-29T10:34:00Z

    From 26 October 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London will be expanding to the north and south circular roads.

  • money
    Insight

    Income Analytics aiming to shake up real estate valuation

    2021-07-29T06:12:00Z

    Income Analytics’ INCANS Score dashboard aims to transform real estate valuation by making income, rather than cap rates or rent multipliers, the key factor. Will it succeed, asks Property Week .

  • Office generic
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    Offices will not suffer like retail

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    It only took ecommerce penetration to reach 15% in the UK to ultimately reduce the value of retail real estate by more than one third between 2018 and 2020.

  • Tesco Hayes
    Insight

    Private equity makes a supermarket sweep

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Buses – wait for ages then three come along at once. Such is the case with the interest shown by CD R, Apollo and Fortress in Morrisons, an equity that has been sidelined in price terms for a sustained period.

  • Matthew Pratt CEO at Redrow
    Insight

    View from the top: Matthew Pratt, chief executive of Redrow

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    The Redrow chief executive talks to Property Week about his ‘baptism by fire’, why the housebuilder handed back furlough money, the importance of building safety and the contentious issue of cladding.

  • Bluewater
    Insight

    Tough times for British Land and Landsec

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    We read REITs’ reports and accounts from back to front for those interesting notes tucked away. This year, both Landsec’s and British Land’s reports include new data on portfolio energy performance.

  • flexible office
    Insight

    The time is right for ‘brandlords’

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    The flexible workspace market is still growing apace, but it’s not just flexspace and co-working operators that are fuelling supply. Landlords and commercial property investment groups are also investing in flexspace brands, side-stepping partnerships with existing operators to take a DIY approach.