All Insight articles – Page 2

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    Insight

    Getting up to speed on climate issues

    2022-05-13T00:00:00Z

    A recent Property Week Climate Crisis Challenge event saw a strong sample of the property industry gather for a ‘speed networking’ soirée, with fast-paced discussion of the key green questions and challenges the industry faces.

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    News

    Vacant retail plan very short-sighted

    2022-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Editor: In response to your article ‘Experts bemoan Tories’ plan for vacant high street units’, I believe the industry will have even more issues to bemoan if these plans go ahead.

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    News

    The housing market is still healthy despite headwinds

    2022-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Yesterday, I sheepishly glanced at the latest mortgage approval numbers as they were announced by the Bank of England.

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    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Yusoff Ghaznavi, managing director at MAC Construction Consultants

    2022-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Yusoff Ghaznavi, managing director at MAC Construction Consultants, on how he got started in property, his top TV and podcast recommendations, his best/worst purchase and his number-one travel destination.

  • John Harcourt
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    Kajima: The quiet giant is not just big in Japan

    2022-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Kajima’s European property arm has kept a low profile despite building a portfolio spanning many countries and sectors. Managing director John Harcourt tells Property Week why the business likes to fly under the radar.

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    Online

    A market slowdown is unlikely

    2022-05-11T23:00:00Z

    Nearly two years ago, I wrote an article called ‘The End of Smith’, in reference to the father of modern economics Adam Smith. I believed then (and now) that the pandemic was the final nail in the coffin of the artistic science of economics.

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    Online

    No crisis signs for housebuilders

    2022-05-11T23:00:00Z

    Cost-of-living crisis, rising interest rates, Covid, Brexit and a grinding war in Ukraine. Cue carnage for the housing market? For housebuilders, so far, it’s still a case of ‘crisis, what crisis?’

  • Construction development
    Online

    Creative spark revives industry

    2022-05-11T23:00:00Z

    My attention was recently caught by an article in The New Yorker by US author Jonah Lehrer on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s wartime Building 20 – a laboratory known as the Rad Lab that is believed to have played a major part in the Allies’ victory by advancing radar ...

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    Online

    Who will foot the retrofitting bill?

    2022-05-11T23:00:00Z

    With the UK’s energy crisis further exacerbated by energy price cap changes coming into full force last month, as well as the ongoing impacts of sanctions on Russian gas and energy resources, it is an understatement to say households and businesses alike are feeling the pinch. 

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    A strategic approach to net gain

    2022-05-11T23:00:00Z

    From 2023, planning permission will only be granted to developments in England and Wales that achieve 10% biodiversity net gain. A strategic approach to net gain will be essential in limiting costs, expediting the planning process and ultimately ensuring development viability.

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    Insight

    ​World Earth Day: more than just a hashtag for corporate real estate

    2022-05-10T10:51:00Z

    On 22 April, #WorldEarthDay once again did the rounds on social media, with many businesses keen to showcase their efforts to combat the climate crisis.

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    ​Digital FM tools are key in designing low carbon buildings

    2022-05-10T10:47:00Z

    As World Facilities Management Day comes around on 11 May, you could ask what is happening in facilities management (FM) and how it is affecting property developers?

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    Online

    Data dearth: challenges on the path to net zero

    2022-05-09T00:00:00Z

    April’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report repeated the message of earlier iterations: the world is not doing enough, or moving quickly enough, to limit an increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next 30 years.

  • Rees Mogg
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    Jobs market set to spiral down

    2022-05-05T00:00:00Z

    To me, Jacob Rees-Mogg does not represent the zenith of British political capability. However, his recent tactic of leaving messages for absent civil servants at empty offices may just represent the high water mark of the British labour market in recent times.

  • Neil Sinclair
    Insight

    View from the top: Neil Sinclair, chief executive of Palace Capital

    2022-05-05T00:00:00Z

    The Palace Capital chief executive tells Property Week how the developer kept its cool through the Covid pandemic to pull off the Hudson Quarter scheme in York - and kept its faith in regional markets.

  • Louisa Dalgleish
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Louisa Dalgleish, leasing director at Icon Outlet at The O2

    2022-05-05T00:00:00Z

    Louisa Dalgleish, leasing director at Icon Outlet at The O2, on how she got started in the property industry, her top TV and book picks, the celebrity she would most like to meet and her number-one travel destination.

  • Sustainable building
    News

    Sustainable planning is a must

    2022-05-04T23:00:00Z

    With its fundamental purpose being to decide what gets to be built where, planning encompasses several areas that are essential for producing truly sustainable development – both immediately, and for the long term. 

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    Little progress since NHS review

    2022-05-04T23:00:00Z

    Incredibly, five years have now passed since the publication of Sir Robert Naylor’s national review of the NHS property estate.

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    News

    How to ease the cost-of-living crisis

    2022-05-04T23:00:00Z

    The cost-of-living crisis is now really starting to bite hard following huge surges in energy, transport and food prices. 

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    BTR has a key role in levelling up

    2022-05-04T23:00:00Z

    Levelling up will be a major theme for real estate in the next decade, whichever government is in power.