All Insight articles – Page 2

  • Coal Drops Yard - 2019
    Insight

    King’s Cross: 20 years in the making

    2021-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Argent joint managing partner Robert Evans speaks to Property Week about the company’s redevelopment of the north London site, the lessons it learned along the way and what he thinks the scheme’s legacy will be.

  • London skyline
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    Time to revisit the 15-minute city

    2021-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Cities should work for everyone. A good place to live, work and spend time where the essentials of daily life are within a 15-minute walk or cycle ride rather than a drive away: that’s the fundamental principle of the 15-minute city.

  • House purchase
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    ​New binding arbitration process will be crucial in resolving rent disputes

    2021-10-12T09:35:00Z

    With many sectors still recovering from the impact of the pandemic, it is positive to see that levels of unpaid rent have fallen this quarter and a sense of normality is returning.

  • Yardi Forge think tank Oct 2021
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    How tech can ease office return fears

    2021-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Last month, Property Week and Forge, powered by Yardi, held a digital think tank titled ‘Back to work with confidence’, in which they discussed the role of technology in safely getting people back in the workplace.

  • Housebuilding
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    Planning reform crucial to solving housing crisis

    2021-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Last month, the newly rebranded Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) published the latest figures for housing completions, verifying what we already know – that the UK continues to build far fewer homes than it needs and we are still failing to tackle the housing crisis.

  • Mayfield Manchester
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    BTR will play key role in Manchester

    2021-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Manchester was recently named by Time Out as the third best city in the world, putting itself on the map alongside San Francisco and Amsterdam.

  • The Forge Hero CGI
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    Turn resignation into revolution

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Much has been written about the so-called ‘Great Resignation’, the pandemic-driven phenomenon that has seen employees leave or change jobs in their droves.

  • Peter Bell
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    Landlords: meet your new nemesis

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Commercial Tenants Association chief executive Peter Bell talks to Property Week about the need to protect distressed tenants and what can be done to foster better relationships with landlords.

  • Workplace tech
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    Tech is vital to the future office

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Never before has so much of the UK office market been so obsolete. Two acronyms, ESG and WFH, are accelerating changes to businesses’ requirements, forcing the industry to step up.

  • Michael Gove
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    Gove is the right man to fix housing

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Given that we’ve had 12 housing ministers in as many years, it is really very good news that while Chris Pincher, the housing minister in what was MHCLG, has retained his job, his boss is now the one man whose record in three departments – education, justice and DEFRA – ...

  • Eleanor Deeley
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Eleanor Deeley, deputy managing director of Deeley Group

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Eleanor Deeley, deputy managing director of Deeley Group, on change in the property industry, developing the family business, her cultural recommendations and the perils of after-work Sambucas.

  • Housing estate
    Insight

    Housing crisis is not planners’ fault

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    The received wisdom is that the planning system is to blame for the shortage of housing that we face in the UK. This is patently wrong and needs challenging.

  • Harry Hyams
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    A look back at the life of Centre Point's Harry Hyams

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Peter Bill reappraises the life of Centre Point’s Harry Hyams, a man more interested in collecting than developing. Those who knew the real Harry talk of the man once vilified as ‘the Howard Hughes of Property’.

  • Petrol
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    On fuel, clarity and trophy assets

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    As I sit in my car queuing for fuel, I am reminded of the last time I waited not so patiently to fill up on petrol. It was the 1970s, I was about five and my dad was at the wheel. The petrol crisis was just one of many problems ...

  • Generic Office
    Online

    ​Office returns help redress the work-life balance

    2021-10-06T13:14:00Z

    Latest figures published reveal that office space is being acquired and re-occupied at a quickening pace, especially in the capital. 

  • Closed Covid
    Online

    The rise of dark stores: the challenges operators face securing units

    2021-10-01T11:58:00Z

    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, consumer demand for home delivery services has rapidly increased. Even though lockdown restrictions in the UK have eased, people have become accustomed to the convenience of home delivery.

  • Housebuilders
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    Why housebuilders and LAs should partner up

    2021-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Kate Parker’s recent article considered why local authorities (LAs) were struggling with social and affordable housing targets, a topic that ought to be at the top of Michael Gove’s in-tray.

  • Office workers
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    Property firms must move with the ESG tide

    2021-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The news that the UK’s top property firms are in the midst of a recruitment frenzy should come as little surprise, as businesses across the sector benefit from the surge in optimism and uptick in activity in the wake of the pandemic. 

  • X propweek_spotlight-34
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    Spotlight shines on the climate crisis

    2021-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Last week, heavyweights from across the property industry gathered at British Land’s 100 Liverpool Street to discuss how the sector could address the climate crisis.

  • Technology
    Online

    The property finance market is embracing technological innovation

    2021-09-30T09:45:00Z

    From land sourcing to valuations, from buying to renting, many segments of the real estate market have been dramatically overhauled by a new wave of tech innovation.