All Insight articles – Page 3

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    Time to reimagine the high street

    2020-06-12T00:00:00Z

    Property Week recently hosted its first ’In Conversation with Dentons’ exploring the reimagining of the high street, which has been on its knees even before the Covid-19 pandemic. On the flip side, online retail has enjoyed a purple patch – the only factor constraining its exponential growth has been ...

  • Predictions - what happens next
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    What happens next? Top industry experts exclusively reforecast the post-lockdown future: Part one

    2020-06-12T00:00:00Z

    Property Week asked leading industry lights to reforecast H2 and beyond in light of Covid-19. In part one, top commercial agency and development figures share their outlooks for a post-lockdown world.

  • John James
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    View from the top: John James, managing director of Soho Estates

    2020-06-12T00:00:00Z

    The Soho Estates boss tells Property Week about his campaign to save the West End district, the company’s largest project to date… and his fears for the future of hospitality.

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    The lockdown period may usher in a leasing sea change

    2020-06-12T00:00:00Z

    Editor: It’s no surprise that the likes of The Restaurant Group (owners of Chiquito, Food Fuel and Frankie Benny’s) and other tenants in similar sectors have used company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) to seek to resolve any stalemate with their landlords over how much rent to pay ...

  • Climate change
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    The UK must step up on net-zero carbon

    2020-06-12T00:00:00Z

    Editor: I read with interest last week that less than half of real estate professionals feel equipped to address the climate crisis.

  • New York Skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    The first week of June was possibly the most heart-wrenching in New York City’s history. Bad and good news alternated without rhyme or reason.

  • Brum Library roof garden
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    A healthy focus on space

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    One effect of the current health crisis has been to focus on how we can redesign or rethink the places we live, work and play in to deal with this and future pandemics. That should mean new workstreams.

  • Laptop
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    Skipping a cycle could be good in the long term

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and the major changes to our lives in the past few weeks have led to greater adoption of existing inventions to enable us to function (or survive) in as normal a way as possible.

  • At desk in mask
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    Creating the new office normal

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Our CBRE EMEA Occupier Survey 2020, published this week, is a timely reminder of why now more than ever, as we look at returning to office-based work, we need to focus on strategic decision-making that combines the ‘people agenda’ with a robust real estate and technology strategy.

  • Housing estate being built
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    Is the PM going to call in the cavalry?

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    What does Taylor Wimpey CEO Pete Redfern know that the rest of the embattled housebuilding sector doesn’t? The UK’s second-biggest developer is back in the land market. Could it have had the heads-up that Boris is about to call in the cavalry?

  • Retirement home
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    Offer a ‘third way’ for the over-65s

    2020-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Reams have been written about the older generation during the Covid-19 pandemic, but sometimes their own voices are overlooked.

  • London transport
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    Propertyshe Perspectives: preparing for a safe return to work, London transport and the role of technology in managing real estate

    2020-06-05T17:24:00Z

    Whilst it will be many months before the effects of the pandemic on the real estate sector become clearer, the forecasting around the future of the office continues unabated.

  • Canary Wharf skyline
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    There’s a key role for tech in post-Covid offices

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Your article ‘ Canary Wharf sets out back-to-work plan’  highlighted the often default view that as lockdown is relaxed, we will all return to offices just as before.

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    Flexible office space done the Spacemade way

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    As companies pursue flexible leasing options in response to the pandemic, service provider Spacemade is capitalising by creating bespoke brands for landlords. Property Week meets its co-founders to find out more.

  • Tim Hyatt
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    View from the top: Tim Hyatt, head of Knight Frank’s UK residential business

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    The new head of Knight Frank’s UK residential arm talks to Property Week about taking on the role just as Covid-19 shut down the market and his plans for the business as it revs into action once more. 

  • Construction
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    Time for MMC to come to the fore across the UK

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    Editor: For some time, the UK government has been promoting greater adoption of modern methods of construction through both its housing and industrial strategy policies. So I was encouraged to read ‘Homes England launches years-long study to support MMC uptake’ as it looks to tap into MMC’s “enormous potential” ...

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    On the road to net zero

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic has concentrated minds as we focus on keeping safe and well, but the sustainability agenda hasn’t gone away.

  • New York skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The beleaguered commercial scene got an unexpected jolt of energy this week. To everyone’s surprise, TikTok signed for 237,000 sq ft of offices in Times Square – the ‘Crossroads of the World’ now devoid of tourists and just about any activity.

  • Fibre optic cables
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    The pandemic presents an opportunity to redraw the urban landscape

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic, or modern plague as it is now being referred to, has handed us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvent our cities and urban landscape and to set us on a different path.

  • Soho in lockdown
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    A temporary stop to traffic could kick-start Soho’s recovery

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    For some time, I have argued that the corona cure is worse than the disease. To keep overweight septuagenarians like me alive, the next generation is paying an awfully high price. And closer to home, the damage to our economy is utterly unimaginable.