All Insight articles – Page 5

  • Comptoir Libanais restaurant, Soho
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    Time to serve up new restaurant leasing models

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Editor: While it is an uncertain time for restaurant operators to think of acquisitions, this climate might prove a new dawn for trialling new approaches to leasing.

  • Jonathan Goldstein
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    If we fail on planning, plan to fail

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    These are highly unusual times by anyone’s standards. We are all trying to plan for the future in an environment where we do not know what tomorrow will bring. We need to use this time to drive the change that will see us come out of this crisis securely.

  • Sue Clayton index
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    Diversity will gather momentum

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    After eight weeks of lockdown, most of us have adapted to new ways of working, if not fully embraced them. Some seem to enjoy the absence of a commute, with more time to themselves or among family. Others cannot wait to get back to the office to mix with colleagues ...

  • Alastair Moss index
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    The City of London is a resilient place

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 presents unprecedented challenges for all of us, but at the City of London Corporation we are emphatically open for business.

  • Housebuilding
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    Build homes for heroes

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Every Thursday, people across the UK stand on their doorsteps to applaud and cheer NHS workers, to show how much we value them and acknowledge their huge dedication and sacrifice during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Robot arm
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    Covid-19 will speed up rise of robots

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Editor: In response to SEGRO CEO Andy Gulliford’s comment on the warehouse sector’s response to Covid-19 , it will quickly become evident that the pandemic will propel the use of so-called ‘Industry 4.0’ philosophies across factory floors.

  • Sustainable building
    Online

    Propertyshe perspectives: time to get on your bike, the Covid-19 acceleration factor and the General Projects approach to development

    2020-05-15T16:28:00Z

    With the relaxation of lockdown restrictions allowing some workers to return to their jobs, commuters are being encouraged to literally ‘get on their bikes’ to avoid crowding public transport.

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    A new norm for offices

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Before we went into lockdown, I’d just finished reading Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed. The key takeaway of this fascinating book is the importance of diversity and team-working and how we often achieve the best solutions when we collaborate and ‘recombine’ ideas as part of a diverse and dynamic team. ...

  • New York Skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a region-by-region, four-stage plan to reopen the state’s frozen economy, starting with industrial and manufacturing work on 15 May. Three upstate regions have the green light on that date.

  • David Sleath
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    David and the industrial Goliath

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    As SEGRO turns 100, chief executive David Sleath talks to Property Week about how it became an industrial powerhouse, the challenges Covid-19 poses and what the business plans to do next.

  • Zoom Screengrab 3 MAIN PIC
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    Lockdown lessons for the climate

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Property Week’s Climate Crisis Challenge Zoom debate asks what the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown will be.

  • Carbon footprint
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    A built-in problem

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    When it comes to slashing property’s carbon footprint, it’s easy to develop new builds that fit the bill. As Property Week reports, the real challenge is embodied carbon in existing buildings.

  • Online auction
    Online

    Crisis brings out the best in people

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing has brought about change and upheaval to everyone’s lives, but for auction houses, whose very lifeblood involves a large room filled with lots of people, adapting to a new way of doing things presents a very interesting and unique challenge.

  • Online auction
    Online

    Robust security is essential to online auction success

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    The idea of moving property auctions online is not revolutionary. At Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), we have been carrying out online auctions for more than three years and moved exclusively online with the creation of 574 in January 2019.

  • Laptop
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    The appetite for auctions remains strong

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    At the start of the year the auction industry was flying high, with reports of the ‘Boris bounce’ strengthening confidence for both buyers and sellers.

  • Investment
    Online

    Changes in seller activity will generate new opportunities

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Our auctions are going to play a vital role for commercial property investors in the coming months.

  • Planning
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    How should town planning respond to coronavirus?

    2020-05-14T11:05:00Z

    Flexibility will be crucial to restore the vitality of our urban spaces in these exceptional times. We have seen major disruption across all property sectors and our existing town planning framework is not equipped to address the dynamic occupier shifts that will result.

  • green planet
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    Will our planet be the long-term winner?

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the global economy, with an economic fallout worse than during the 2008 financial crisis, according to the IMF. We’re also seeing a rapid change in people’s working patterns, with millions of employees forced to work from home, and ...

  • Housebuilding
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    We should prepare now for the great rebuild

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    All of us are wondering what the future will look like. To my mind, one thing is clear – when we begin to emerge from this crisis, a huge effort will be needed to rebuild our economy, and building – in the true bricks-and-mortar sense of the word – must ...

  • Disinfectant
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    Flexible workspace has a key role to play

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Editor: After weeks of government advice to stay at home and protect lives by working remotely, many workers are understandably apprehensive about a return to the office.