All Insight articles – Page 5

  • Planning
    Insight

    Planning must reflect how we live

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Planning has been in the headlines all summer, with Create Streets founder Nicholas Boys Smith appointed as head of a new Office for Place and other reforms being blamed for the Conservatives’ loss of the Chesham & Amersham by-election.

  • Tech
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    Proptech needs to raise its game

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    The proptech sector has come a long way since I sat at my kitchen table to plot a course for Built-ID in 2016. Real estate businesses have taken giant steps forward in regard to not only digitising their legacy operations but digitalising their approach to their end users’ experience and ...

  • Data management cityscape
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    It’s time to invest in facilities management

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    The real estate industry is under the spotlight as never before. The buildings we occupy are under constant scrutiny, not just for how they operate during a pandemic but also their capacity to emerge more efficient and more flexible than they were before, as well as increasingly for their net ...

  • British Land Paddington Central Pride LGBT Stairs
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    How industry is driving diversity

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Earlier this year, Property Week launched its new diversity & inclusion (D&I) editorial advisory board, with a view to promoting greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the magazine and industry.

  • PW D&I Report
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    The Property Week Diversity & Inclusion Report

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Property leaders and influencers reveal what they are doing to turn bold words into action.

  • Office worker in wheelchair
    Insight

    Why we need to embrace a culture of inclusion

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Source: Shutterstock / VGstockstudio In need of recognition: firms must do more to include disabled workers Munish Datta Munish Datta Director of membership and partnerships, UKGBC Creating a diverse and inclusive property sector is a structural challenge requiring a significant change journey. In the ...

  • RESI 2021
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    RESI Convention ushered in a hybrid future

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    I really must get out more. That realisation dawned on me and possibly everyone else at last week’s RESI Convention, held on terra firma at Celtic Manor on 8 to 9 September rather than via the cloud.

  • Technology
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    Seamless tech connects tenants

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    It was great to be back meeting colleagues from across the sector and sharing experiences of the past 18 months at last week’s RESI Convention, but also more importantly to look ahead.

  • Diversity
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    Changing the face of property

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    D&I is the ultimate leveller for the real estate industry. As commercial property agents, we are constantly pitted against competitors to win work and compared in the media through league tables and deals data.

  • Diversity
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    We must bring our whole selves

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    As much of the country returns to the workplace, the conversation has been dominated by how and where people work. Have we lost focus on D&I? Have we as an industry continued to make progress over the past 18 months or has Covid moved this important issue down the agenda ...

  • Beth McQue index
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Beth McQue, planning and development manager at Keyland Developments

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Beth McQue, planning and development manager at Keyland Developments, on how she got started in the industry. She also shares her cultural recommendations and her number-one travel destination.

  • Diversity
    Insight

    Going beyond the tick-box approach

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    We all know the property sector still has a long way to go when it comes to building truly sustainable, diverse teams. We also know that it is no longer a ‘nice to have’ or a tick on a company’s ‘corporate to-do list’ to have an effective diversity framework in ...

  • Diversity
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    Anecdotal evidence is not enough

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    This year, across our UK business, we have implemented ambitious targets to put a spotlight on the gender and ethnicity balance across the organisation. This is part of our wider commitment to being a diverse and inclusive business.

  • Diversity office dispute
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    Why allyship plays a critical role

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Allyship, a concept that has been embedded in Real Estate Balance since its inception, is critical if we want to improve D&I in the property industry.

  • Diverse hands
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    Diversity & Inclusion must run through all we do

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Connecting communities is embedded within our purpose – that’s why inclusivity is so important to us. We recognise that as an industry, and as a business, there is still more work to do, but we’re taking tangible steps towards ensuring we better reflect the diverse communities we serve.

  • Diversity
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    Promoting Diversity & Inclusion across six pillars

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Savills embraces diversity and provides a platform and supportive environment for everyone to be the best they can be. Our collaborative and inclusive approach is promoted within every client relationship and individual engagement, and initiatives align with both Savills’ corporate goals and those of our clients.

  • CS Freeths think tank July
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    Who is the proptech leader: UK or US?

    2021-09-10T00:00:00Z

    In July, Property Week and Freeths hosted a digital think tank entitled ‘UK versus US property sector: who is the digital leader and who is the laggard?’ Leading figures in the proptech sector from both sides of the Atlantic discussed key differences between the two countries and the impact of ...

  • Golf course
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    Repurposing golf course land is a game we support

    2021-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Editor: I read with interest your article ‘London’s golf courses could create 86,000 new homes’. 

  • Green keyboard concept
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    Tech will back the green office premium

    2021-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Investing in technology will be critical to achieving green building standards and boosting rent returns in CRE (‘Green London office buildings could achieve 12.3% rental premium’). And with sustainability rapidly rising up tenants’ agenda, these objectives should go hand in hand.

  • Finance meeting
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    Confidence must be tempered

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    We all know that confidence is a key component of life – how many crucial junctions have we all passed through where the decision to leap, or err on the side of caution, has led us to the exact life we are each living now?