All Insight articles – Page 3

  • Investment
    Insight

    Housing requires diverse investment

    2020-01-08T13:55:00Z

    Editor: In his recent article, Greg Hill highlighted the risk that a rise in the Public Loans Work Board rate poses to regeneration and housing schemes supported by local authorities .

  • Houses of Parliament
    Insight

    An opportunity to revive old ideas

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    Political certainty, in the sense of a government with a substantial working majority, is not the same thing as policy certainty.

  • Rent signs
    Insight

    BTL cannot compete with BTR

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    Buy-to-let used to be all the rage. Developers keen to score some early runs packaged up enough ‘off-plan sales’ to make a Far East sales trip worth the air tickets and liver damage.

  • BEST OTD
    Insight

    Revealed: The best people, schemes and deals of the past decade

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    Nominated and voted for by you and judged by the Property Week team.

  • Modern office
    Insight

    The enduring appeal of flex

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    While WeWork has triggered much speculation on the future of co-working, the consensus is that the shift in the way people work won’t be reversed. 

  • Review of the year 2019: A year of living dangerously
    Insight

    Review of the year 2019: A year of living dangerously

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    From Brexit and the retail crisis to the ups and downs of the flexible workspace market, 2019 was a rollercoaster year for the industry. 

  • Treasury
    Insight

    A government property revolution

    2019-12-19T00:00:00Z

    At the end of December, my ‘tour’ as chair of the Government Property Agency (GPA) comes to an end. It seems like a good time, therefore, to reflect on why we were established in the first place, what we have achieved and what more remains to be done.

  • Proptech
    Insight

    Using tech to solve housing crisis

    2019-12-19T00:00:00Z

    Any business entering 2020 without a reliance on new technology is at serious risk of being rapidly left behind. But what can the early adopters do to benefit from their foresight?

  • Boris Johnson
    Insight

    What does the election result mean for the planning system?

    2019-12-17T17:16:00Z

    As I write this we now know we have new government led by Boris Johnson with a large majority and a mandate to get “things done”. So what should it do to improve the planning system?

  • Coworking
    Insight

    Modular is just part of the solution

    2019-12-17T16:31:00Z

    Editor: I’ve long advocated the role of modular construction in addressing Britain’s housing crisis. So it has been heartening to see a groundswell of support from all corners for modular, including most recently from our government. As recently argued in Property Week, it does indeed look like we are on ...

  • Planning and dev
    Online

    Beauty and the planning beast

    2019-12-16T16:35:00Z

    Beauty, it seems, is not just in the eye of the beholder. It is set to be enshrined in national planning guidance.

  • IoT concept
    Insight

    Proptech has a social role to play

    2019-12-13T00:00:00Z

    The human element is one of the most fundamental factors at the heart of real estate, whether it be understanding how occupiers utilise a space, how residents choose a home or how office space attracts and retains talent.

  • Co-living
    Insight

    Tenant trust is a powerful issue

    2019-12-13T00:00:00Z

    Power outages can strike at any time. More than one million people across England and Wales were affected by a catastrophic power failure in August this year, which paralysed transport services, sent traffic lights down and plunged businesses into chaos.

  • Polling station
    Insight

    May the finger-biting now be over

    2019-12-13T00:00:00Z

    By the time you read this I hope you’ll have done your duty and voted.

  • Sir Stuart Lipton
    Insight

    Interview with Sir Stuart Lipton: ‘Social is my driving factor’

    2019-12-13T00:00:00Z

    As 22 Bishopsgate nears completion, Sir Stuart Lipton tells Adam Branson how the landmark scheme reflects his broader vision of development as a force for social good.

  • Cambridge
    Insight

    Oxford-Cambridge Arc requires joined-up thinking

    2019-12-12T15:45:00Z

    Editor: David Jackson is right to call for a strategic framework for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. It’s important that political parties recognise more needs to be done – and soon.

  • Coworking
    Insight

    Winners and losers in flex space race

    2019-12-12T15:08:00Z

    Editor: Adam Branson’s article shone a light on the recent trials and tribulations of some flexible workspace operators, including The Clubhouse, which I founded in 2012. While it is right to question the long-term viability of any rapidly expanding sector, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

  • Generic biz rates
    Online

    Why we should welcome business rates review: seeing the opportunity in voids

    2019-12-12T13:02:00Z

    Packed with predictable ‘get Brexit done’ messaging and steadfast in its endeavour to not rock the boat, it’s no real surprise that the Conservative manifesto has been widely criticised as bland. 

  • Rushmoor
    Insight

    PWLB rate rise risk to regeneration

    2019-12-12T00:00:00Z

    Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard a lot of bluster about housing targets and new homes revolutions, but simmering in the background is a policy change that threatens to derail the very regeneration and housing projects the politicians are trying to kickstart.

  • Arcelor-Mittal Orbit
    Insight

    Getting the culture right is an art

    2019-12-12T00:00:00Z

    We have all seen cases where an attempt to include culture in a real estate development doesn’t feel right: where a project’s cultural offering looks copied from somewhere else, where it seems to be the result of a box-ticking exercise or where it appears insincere and disingenuous.