All Insight articles – Page 7

  • Co-working

    Traditional leases will make comeback


    Editor: I read Anthony Lorenz’s letter ‘ What next for the co-working sector? ’ with interest. As possibly the largest provider of specialist dilapidations services, we are well placed to assess market trends. 

  • Shopping mall

    Sustainable retail starts in store


    The evolution of retail has long been a hot topic, with experiential and technological innovations at the forefront of the conversation when we look at the future of stores.

  • FCA entrance

    Open-ended funds: a tale of inertia


    With open-ended funds under scrutiny again in the wake of the Woodford scandal, Victoria Lonsdale finds there is little prospect of the regulatory reform needed to prevent a re-run of the 2016 crisis

  • Self-driving car

    Smart mobility drives smart cities


    Modern urban logistics and transport networks are under pressure from many sources. According to PwC, people will continue to migrate from rural areas to cities and by 2050 the urban population will have increased by 75%.

  • Euston HS2

    We need positive news on HS2


    I will declare straight away that I have a specific interest in seeing HS2 confirmed and supported by our ‘new’ Tory government. Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), of which I am the chairman, would face a very uncertain and different future if the HS2 station proposed for ...

  • Amsterdam

    RESI convention 2019: Will the retail-to-resi dream become reality?


    Bringing residential back into the heart of our towns and cities could pump life into our struggling high streets and help solve the housing crisis – but it is not as easy as it sounds

  • Hampstead Heath lido

    Warm weather should be cue to create better cities


    Editor: Summer in the city brings out the best and the worst of our urban lives. I can cycle to work in warm weather, walk to meetings with no umbrella and enjoy the long evening light outside. Congested cycle lanes, stuffy transport and overcrowded outdoor spaces are the trade-off.

  • Myo space 123 Victoria Street

    What next for the co-working sector?


    Editor: Over the past seven years, we have seen the meteoric rise of serviced offices and co-working operators such as WeWork and The Office Group taking long-term leases and buying freeholds .

  • Keir Starmer

    Expect an election by Christmas


    Not much happens in politics in August. The few decent political programmes go off air and we indulge in what is known in the trade as the silly season – when the aftermath of Love Island is more prominent in public discourse than global warming.

  • Retail

    Are lenders tarring retail assets with the same brush?


    If you believe everything you read, the rise of online shopping, an oversupply of retail space, and the demise of a long list of household name brands means the end of physical retail as we know it.

  • Grainger TfL Southall Sidings

    RESI Convention 2019: how can we better marry the public and private sectors?


    The property industry and government are waking up to the fact that closer partnerships between the public and private sectors are needed to help tackle to housing crisis

  • Climate change

    Climate change is a planning consideration


    In October 2017, William McLennan applied for planning permission for solar panels on his property in Kent. 

  • Rent signs

    Changing perceptions of industry


    A recent perception audit commissioned by the British Property Federation (BPF), the first of its kind across the UK property industry, provided a hard-hitting reality about how our industry is regarded.

  • High street

    Only way is up for high streets


    Disruption often has a negative connotation, but it can have a positive impact. 

  • Regents Crescent

    Beauty is back in housebuilding


    This summer, there has been a wave of initiatives to put beauty back into housebuilding.

  • Construction

    RESI Convention 2019: A manifesto for the new PM


    What do Boris Johnson, new secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick and new housing minister Esther McVey need to do to tackle the housing crisis?

  • Boris Johnson

    Bluster alone will not be enough


    If you voted for Boris, you’ve certainly had your money’s worth so far.

  • Sadiq Khan

    Could rent controls boost BTR?


    London mayor Sadiq Khan put the cat among the pigeons last week when he called on ministers to allow him to impose rent caps in the capital. He stands little chance, but would it be a bad thing?

  • The Riverwalk, Durham

    Time to stop working in silos


    The value destruction going on in our towns and city centres presents both the greatest challenge and the biggest opportunity in my 30 years in the property industry.

  • Tony Brown

    Driving M&G forward: interview with Tony Brown


    M G Real Estate chief executive Tony Brown outlines his growth plans and explains why he has taken a hard line against CVAs.