All Insight articles – Page 8

  • Hyde Park
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    We need to ‘rewild’ our cities

    2019-07-26T00:00:00Z

    A recent study published in Scientific Reports shows that spending just two hours a week in nature can improve our health and wellbeing.

  • Westfield
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    Stockholm syndrome for REITs?

    2019-07-24T23:00:00Z

    Are REITs suffering from Stockholm syndrome, the unusual bond that sometimes develops between hostages and their captors? REIT chief executives seem to be mesmerised by property valuations that aren’t the same as prices. Consequently, they risk buying shares back at the wrong prices and not selling their businesses at the ...

  • Student accommodation
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    RESI Convention 2019: demise of retail will benefit resi

    2019-07-24T23:00:00Z

    Investors are increasingly shifting their attention from retail to alternative resi assets such as BTR and PBSA.

  • RESI LOGO (NEW)_DatesVenue
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    Twitter debate: #RESIdebate homes in on UK modular

    2019-07-24T23:00:00Z

    Property Week and Savills took to Twitter to debate the potential of offsite construction in the resi sector.

  • Sadiq Khan
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    Doing nothing about London rental is not an option

    2019-07-24T13:30:00Z

    Editor: The mayor of London’s proposal for residential rent control and tenancy reform is proving controversial, but when so many Londoners are having to rent indefinitely, and 68% of them apparently agree with rent control, it would be more controversial to do nothing about the London rental market ( ‘Khan ...

  • London houses
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    Housing: we’re in a catch-22 situation

    2019-07-24T13:20:00Z

    Editor: On reading your in-depth piece on increasing housing supply, I couldn’t help thinking we are in somewhat of a catch-22 situation .

  • Retail
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    Can resi and mixed-use breathe new life into ailing high streets?

    2019-07-18T23:00:00Z

    Government wants redundant retail space to be repurposed. Will its mixed-use vision be realised?

  • Canary Wharf
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    RESI Convention 2019: An ever-expanding financial universe

    2019-07-18T15:00:00Z

    Over the past decade, the residential market has changed beyond recognition, which has meant more opportunities for financiers.

  • Topshop
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    CVA safety net makes retailer shares a fair bet

    2019-07-18T14:46:00Z

    Editor:  I read with interest Liz Hamson’s wonderful editorial stating that “after the successful Arcadia CVA, the battle may be over, but the war hasn’t been won” .

  • Workspace
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    Flexible valuation model is a must

    2019-07-18T14:31:00Z

    Editor: Current valuation models for flexible workspace centres are not fit for purpose and a market accepted model is now essential to the sector’s growth, especially given increasing interest in the flexible sector and the desire of property companies and funds to invest .

  • Fizzy Poplar exterior
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    Is a BTR land use class needed?

    2019-07-18T14:04:00Z

    Build-to-rent (BTR), with its long-term outlook and institutional funding, is likely to be the asset class most capable of withstanding the political and economic uncertainty we face in the UK. Yet the number of BTR units coming through planning and in construction still forms a relatively small proportion of new ...

  • Online shopping
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    How sustainable is online retail?

    2019-07-17T23:00:00Z

    Is online retailing sustainable? I don’t mean just in a business sense, but also with regard to the environmental impact it has.

  • Dylon Phase 2 Walkthrough
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    Planning miracles can happen

    2019-07-17T23:00:00Z

    Developer Iain Hutchinson has shown what determination, ruthless analysis and inspired architecture can do when it comes to winning planning permission on difficult sites.

  • Proptech
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    Embrace change or fall behind

    2019-07-17T23:00:00Z

    As the commercial real estate (CRE) industry undergoes an unprecedented transformation, real estate companies throughout the entire value chain are approaching a crossroads. 

  • Yoga
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    Workplaces must be more human

    2019-07-11T23:00:00Z

    Millennials are the driving force behind the world’s changing work habits. 

  • Arcadia SINGLE USE ONLY
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    Landlords raise the CVA stakes

    2019-07-11T23:00:00Z

    Recent CVAs for Arcadia and Monsoon have seen landlords take stakes in ailing retailers or embark in profit shares with them. Is this a smart move?

  • Tesco van
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    The ‘new retail’ revolution is here

    2019-07-11T23:00:00Z

    ‘New retail’ is the phrase coined by Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, to describe its aim to redefine commerce by enabling seamless engagement between the online and offline worlds.

  • NYC apartments
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    New rent law rocks NYC landlords

    2019-07-10T23:00:00Z

    New York City’s real estate moguls are reeling from the worst political defeat in their history. 

  • Jeremy Hunt
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    Hunt’s the only man for the job

    2019-07-10T23:00:00Z

    As the Tory leadership hustings grind on, the process seems increasingly irrelevant because Conservative Central Office was foolish enough to send ballot papers out too early.

  • Angel Gardens, Manchester
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    RESI Convention 2019: finding the perfect mix

    2019-07-10T23:00:00Z

    For-sale housing is still at the heart of many mixed-use schemes, but the palette is broadening to include sheds and beds, BTR and cultural uses