All Insight articles – Page 7

  • WeWork

    The WeWork story is not all negative


    Editor: Your article ‘ The Rise and Fall of WeWork ’ rightly outlined some of the irresponsible and frankly bizarre business practices employed by WeWork prior to its recent woes: damaging corporate governance, an unsustainable financial model, strange management practices and too many spin-off ventures held loosely together under the ...

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    Vote now for the best deal, person or scheme of the past 10 years


    The nominations are in. We will reveal the winners next week in the final issue of the decade. So get voting!

  • LabTech Hawley Wharf Camden Lock

    Change is good


    While Camden is synonymous with the history of its music culture, world-famous markets and international appeal to tourists, the area is changing.  

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    What is at the heart of a destination?


    This question is informing many of our decisions at Shaftesbury as we strategically evolve our dynamic London West End neighbourhoods. While people may come to an area for one reason, it can be something very different that prompts them to stay and spend more time.

  • Office meeting

    We need to step up and do more


    I have just returned from a fascinating trip walking in Napoleon’s footsteps. Those who know me might think I have an unhealthy obsession with this diminutive leader, but I have always taken an interest in how people can succeed despite not fitting normal perceptions – in Napoleon’s case, of a ...

  • Construction of houses

    Brexit chaos hits housebuilders


    The Muppets, sorry, members of parliament have connived against leaving the EU by today and the chaos our self-serving representatives have visited upon the land is already evident in a slew of profit warnings from some of the housing sector’s hitherto most dependable operators.

  • Marc & Charles - Moorfields

    Seeking new alternatives: interview with Moorfield’s top team


    Having kept a low profile for years, Moorfield’s Marc Gilbard and Charles Ferguson-Davie put their heads above the parapet to tell Guy Montague-Jones about their plans for the future

  • Airbnb

    Hotels must learn from Airbnb


    From early next year, visitors to New York will have the chance to stay at one of the city’s most iconic locations, 75 Rockefeller Plaza.

  • Grenfell Tower

    Ensuring safety: residential property managers should learn from commercial sector


    It is fair to say that the Grenfell Tower disaster has had a major impact on the residents of all property in the UK. But this awareness of health and safety issues is starting to permeate other stakeholders.

  • Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson and tax – what to expect?


    It might seem all-consuming but negotiating Brexit is not the only major challenge confronting Boris Johnson in the opening months of his tenure as prime minister. 

  • London skyline

    How can tax-efficient schemes support property developers?


    Looking at the skylines of the UK’s main cities, one cannot help but be amazed by the volume of residential and commercial construction currently under way.

  • Planning

    Design vital to housing delivery


    If developers learn one thing from this year’s Stirling Prize winner, it is that they should invest time and energy in pursuing good-quality architecture in residential schemes – but this does not have to mean higher costs.

  • WeWork

    Spotlight on asset management


    WeWork’s travails have thrown the spotlight on the UK property world’s asset management expertise.

  • Generic finance graph fall

    Lenders still have appetite for alternative sectors


    Editor: Your article, ‘ Lenders reveal extent of fears about retail property and WeWork ’, rightly highlights some of the fears and scepticism from lenders following recent events, as illustrated by the upturn in yields.

  • Houses

    National Design Guide much needed


    Editor: Housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s warning to developers about poor homes is a timely reminder of the need for quality design, and the value of the recently released National Design Guide .

  • Finance generic

    Why institutional funders are increasingly attracted to non-bank lenders


    There is nothing new about non-bank lenders focusing on the real estate sector. They have been around for a while and the trend has been exacerbated by the ongoing inability and unwillingness of more traditional forms of finance to evolve.

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    It is up to us to rein in emissions


    When it comes to tackling climate change in the built environment, the prevailing philosophy seems to be that talk is cheap and action is expensive.

  • Derwent London - Brunel Building

    Simple buildings, complex uses


    An intriguing insight into the relationship between architecture, development and investment comes from Yolande Barnes, formerly global research director at Savills, now a professor at, and chair of, the Bartlett Real Estate Institute, University College London.

  • Co-living

    Airbnb to be less disruptive in business travel market


    Editor: Airbnb announced last month that it would be going public in 2020, either via IPO or a direct listing. Whichever route it decides towards a $30bn (£23bn) to $40bn float, we do not believe it will have a significant impact on the UK hotel sector.

  • WeWork Moorgate London

    How to tackle flex space valuations


    Editor:  The RICS insight report into flexible workspace valuation published earlier this month is a welcome development in efforts to provide the market with an agreed valuation approach .