All Insight articles – Page 7

  • Online shopping
    Markets

    Expect more interest in flexible space

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Activity remained buoyant in January and February 2020 but March data reveals that, in general, occupiers were not committing to signing new leases.

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    Insight

    Moving from crisis to opportunity

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 has had a massive impact on our world. As we go through the three R’s – responding, resilience, reimagining – now is the time to consider how we could emerge to be stronger, leaner and more effective.

  • Warehouse
    Markets

    Our habits have changed

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    These are unprecedented times for all businesses. Some have locked the doors for the foreseeable future, some may have changed to operate from home, while others continue as key worker hubs providing essentials, such as food, medical supplies and key public services.

  • Housebuilders
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    There is reason for cautious optimism

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Even in this lockdown, with nearly 100 of our employees working from home and a loan book of £1.8bn, we are still writing new business and have agreed a number of loans in the past few weeks for both new and existing clients.

  • Work from home
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    We can’t rush back to the office

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The International WELL Building Institute recently announced it was forming a task force to consider ways of reducing the health burden from Covid-19 and other respiratory infections. 

  • Old people covid
    Insight

    How proptech can help the aged

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    At a time when we are all being asked to avoid contact with anyone outside our household, older people, especially the over-70s who are among those particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, are likely to be more reliant on their local communities for support.

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    Markets

    How will I&L tenants cope with Covid-19?

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The effects of Covid-19 on industrial and logistics warehouses of more than 100,000 sq ft have been immediate and obvious.

  • Closed shops Sheffield
    Insight

    Rates revaluation threatens recovery

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: For new rating lists to start next April, at a time when large scale physical changes may still be taking place, or at least bedding-in, just doesn’t make economic sense.

  • Coronavirus closed shops
    Insight

    Sale-and-leaseback of limited value

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Sale-and-leasebacks are sometimes a good idea, but it depends on who the retailer is . The upside is that it’s a very quick way to raise capital and retailers are meant to be operational businesses rather than property companies, so it’s quite normal to operate from a leasehold estate. ...

  • Andrew Jones
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    View from the top: Andrew Jones, head of LondonMetric

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    The head of LondonMetric, which pivoted from retail to logistics several years ago, explains to Property Week why he thinks Covid-19 is merely accelerating retail’s long-term decline and logistics’ growth 

  • Shopping centre
    Online

    Charting a course towards the new normal

    2020-04-27T13:16:00Z

    At a time when we’re all looking for light at the end of the tunnel, you need a few pointers along the way. 

  • Serviced office
    Online

    Why we need to help those small business in serviced offices that are falling through the cracks of the Covid-19 Grant Scheme

    2020-04-27T12:59:00Z

    When on March 24th, 2020 the Government announced its support for small businesses and introduced a Covid-19 grant scheme “to cover fixed costs”, it could have chosen several criteria for eligibility, such as size of company turnover or having less than 5 employees.

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    Online

    Propertyshe perspectives: making the most of virtual relationships, the importance of finding collaborative solutions and being seen to do the right thing

    2020-04-24T15:37:00Z

    Having consulted my diary I see that, incredibly, we are now a month into lockdown.

  • Self-build
    Insight

    Is self-build set to take off in the UK?

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Property Week reports on a new Welsh government-backed self-build scheme that could inspire more people to take the DIY approach to home ownership

  • Investment generic
    Insight

    Onshoring progress is welcome

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Conversations about the economy and taxation have been difficult to avoid in recent weeks. Questions around how the UK will eventually return to normal – whatever that might now mean – after a lockdown are now absolutely critical.

  • Coronavirus closed shops
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    The guessing games are in full swing

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    As suggested here on 27 March, the level of grace under Covid-19 pressure will define reputations post-pandemic: that decency, or lack of it, will be remembered on the far side. Four weeks closer to the far side, grace and its twin virtue, decency, continue to predominate.

  • Working from home
    Insight

    Isolation will force an office rethink

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    During a recent interview with Bloomberg Television, Morgan Stanley chairman and chief executive James Gorman suggested that the current pandemic had prompted the global banking giant to reconsider its real estate portfolio.

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    Insight

    It is time to ease the lockdown

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Under his Twitter title, TV star Piers Morgan posts one of his favourite sayings: “One day you’re cock of the walk, the next a feather duster.”

  • Warehouse
    Insight

    Covid-19 magnifies sector trends

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Property investors are currently rightly focusing on mitigating the negative impacts of coronavirus.

  • Housing
    Insight

    Fundamentals of PRS remain strong

    2020-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The recent roundtable discussion on the future of the residential property sector was all the timelier given the economic impact of Covid-19 and the increasing uncertainty now faced by a market only recently buoyed by the election and greater clarity around Brexit.