All Insight articles – Page 4

  • Technology
    Insight

    ​What will be the driving force behind a digitally built Britain?

    2022-04-21T09:28:00Z

    The first target date for building information modelling (BIM) being a mandatory requirement was back in 2016. 

  • Housing development
    Insight

    ​What does First Homes policy mean for developers?

    2022-04-21T09:21:00Z

    The main transition period for First Homes ended on 28 March 2022.

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    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Hannah Grievson, property director at Sloane Stanley

    2022-04-21T00:00:00Z

    Hannah Grievson, property director at Sloane Stanley, on how she got started in property, her favourite book and podcast, her best and worst purchases and the historical figure she’d most like to befriend.

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    News

    Has retail turned the corner?

    2022-04-21T00:00:00Z

    Property Week asks what the post-Covid future of this continuously evolving market holds.

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    Insight

    LCR Property CEO discusses post-Covid life and future plans

    2022-04-21T00:00:00Z

    Peter Hawthorne is CEO of LCR Property, which brings forward land near railways for redevelopment. He tells Property Week how he plans to unlock and de-risk a pipeline of 300 sites across England and Wales.

  • Co-working
    Insight

    ​Why hybrid working means a brighter, more sustainable future

    2022-04-21T00:00:00Z

    It’s not always true that every cloud has a silver lining. But it’s certainly fair to say there was one for the environment when it came to the Covid-19 pandemic, brought about by the sudden dramatic impact it had on the numbers of people across the world making the daily ...

  • Welsh housing
    News

    SFR: the rising star of residential

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    Residential real estate is the world’s largest asset class by value, and arguably one of the, if not the, oldest.

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    News

    A manifesto for London’s recovery

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    Heart of London Business Alliance was recently re-elected the West End’s local Business Improvement District in a ballot of more than 600 businesses and property owners. 

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    News

    Mind the valuation ‘practice gap’

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but ‘backwards and in high heels’, which is how we see equity markets trying to decipher commercial property valuations. 

  • Pay gap
    News

    It’s time to close the gender pay gap

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    The pledges from top UK commercial real estate agencies to close gender pay gaps in the commercial property sector are promising, but they highlight that an industry-wide cultural shift is integral to real change to gender representation in our stubbornly male-dominated industry (p7, 08.04.22).

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    News

    Time to un-trap blighted blocks

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    It may seem churlish to ask Michael Gove to execute two further initiatives in favour of leaseholders trapped in blighted blocks. After all, look below at what the housing secretary has accomplished this month.

  • Work discussion
    News

    London exodus will benefit north

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    At least according to the government, we should all by now be happily back behind our desks, doing our bit for the country by returning to the office.

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    Online

    The carrot and the stick

    2022-04-18T00:00:00Z

    The race to net zero emissions is on, and decarbonising the built environment - responsible for 37% of the world’s CO₂ output - is critical if corporates and policymakers are to align with the Paris Agreement on climate change by 2050.

  • Marks and Spencer
    News

    M&S refurbishment row: experts say demolition decisions need to be about more than just carbon

    2022-04-14T12:32:00Z

    In the latest episode of PropCast, Asif Din, Anna Clare Harper, and Patrick Brown speak to Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher about the recent row that has erupted around the planned demolition of Marks & Spencer’s flagship Oxford Street store.

  • Supreme Court, London
    Insight

    ​The impact of Croydon LBC v Kalonga on fixed-termed tenancies

    2022-04-13T15:25:00Z

    In March, the Supreme Court handed down a judgment in Croydon LBC v Kalonga [2022] UKSC 7. This will have a significant impact on fixed-term secure tenancies, of which there are around 30,000 in England.Sarah HEa

  • Executive apartments
    Insight

    Why acting as an RMC director carries some risk

    2022-04-13T13:10:00Z

    Many apartment buildings have established resident management companies (RMCs), which are owned by leaseholders themselves to deal with their management and maintenance.

  • WeWork London
    News

    Why WeWork’s strategy is a risky one

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Editor: With the news that Currys is vacating its head offices in London and asking its corporate workforce to use WeWork offices across the country instead, we seem to be witnessing the beginning of a profound shift in preference – from fixed office space to flexible workspace.

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    Insight

    What’s next for the retail sector?

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    The retail sector is at a crossroads: on the one hand, there has been a resurgence of confidence in the retail sector as Covid restrictions have been lifted, but on the other hand, there is now a host of fresh challenges including inflation, labour shortages and the ending of the ...

  • Flex office
    Insight

    Hub-and-spoke model for offices

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    It’s Monday morning and I’m sat at my desk at home. My kids have gone to school. My wife is out. I have the house to myself – I have nobody to distract me. So, why the lack of motivation? 

  • Refugees_from_Ukraine_at_border_posts_in_the_west_of_the_country
    Insight

    Welcoming refugees is not enough

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Given the groundswell of support for the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, a steady stream of refugees will soon be arriving on our shores.