All Insight articles – Page 8

  • LG Science Park (12)
    Insight

    ​Why business and science parks will thrive in a post-pandemic world

    2022-03-18T11:46:00Z

    Changing workplace requirements has reignited interest in business and science parks. As the property manager of 25 science and business parks across the UK, MAPP is well-placed to provide a compelling argument for why they will thrive.

  • Guy Horne
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Guy Horne, chief executive of HSPG

    2022-03-18T11:25:00Z

    Guy Horne, chief executive of HSPG, on how he got started in property, his favourite song and book, the best and worst things he’s spent money on, and his number one travel destination.

  • Mobile connectivity
    Insight

    ​What are the commercial models for indoor mobile coverage?

    2022-03-18T10:31:00Z

    While the drive for sustainability in commercial real estate is good news for the planet, it is bad news for indoor mobile signal. 

  • Solar panels
    Insight

    It’s time to get radical on net zero

    2022-03-17T08:30:00Z

    The target of reaching net zero by 2050 requires each and every one of us to rise to the occasion, make commitments and challenge ourselves.

  • Putin-shutterstock_2131360371-Photographer-RM-PW180322
    News

    A Russian threat on the home front

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Mike Tyson’s famous quip has a chilling resonance for a world plotting a recovery from a global pandemic – but now facing off an infinitely nastier brute.

  • Working from home
    Insight

    Flexibility rules in the rented sector

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Like all real estate types, the beds-for-rent sector has seen accelerated change in the past two years. Whether it is PBSA, BTR or co-living, the focus has shifted to more adaptable and functional space, underpinned by technology, customer-focused service and genuine differentiation.

  • Offices
    News

    Let’s prioritise environmentally friendly offices

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The findings of the latest NewFlex Small Business Confidence Index – which points to a surge in SMEs citing the importance of a sustainable office – illustrate how vital it is for flexible office providers to offer such environments.

  • Investment
    Insight

    Investor confidence is on the rise

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Investor confidence throughout Covid and Brexit has swung radically between despair and hope. Covid rocked the foundations of our built environment, economy and businesses, causing significant variation between performance in industries and investment types.

  • Dan Drogman
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Dan Drogman, chief executive and co-founder of Smart Spaces

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Dan Drogman, chief executive and co-founder of Smart Spaces, on how he got started in property, his favourite film and book, the historical figure he’d most like to meet and the most ridiculous fact he knows.

  • Energy efficiency
    Insight

    Service charge issue here to stay

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Despite the initial hopes of policymakers and politicians that a resurgence in inflation would be a temporary phenomenon, it is becoming clear that the likelihood of a widespread cost-of-living crisis is gathering pace.

  • Women at work
    News

    It’s time to celebrate women’s work

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    In such a challenging time, this year’s International Women’s Day was a reassuring light 

  • Interim Spaces gang outside George Street Studios 2017
    Insight

    Big interview with Interim Spaces founder

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Interim Spaces founder Dan Simon tells Property Week how a decade of squatting in central London inspired a charity that transforms vacant property into temporary workspace for tenants in the creative industries.

  • Rishi Sunak Budget day 2021
    Insight

    ​Will the chancellor have any tricks up his sleeve to boost housing supply this year?

    2022-03-16T15:49:00Z

    Last year’s Spring Budget was no doubt one of the most significant budgets for the UK property market in recent history. Many consider last year’s stamp duty cut to be the key factor behind the nearly £30,000 increase in average house prices over the past 12 months.

  • High street
    News

    Time is ripe for reinvention and revival of UK high streets

    2022-03-15T11:45:00Z

    London Fashion Week returned last month after a pandemic-led hiatus, bringing confidence and international interest back to the capital. But despite the buzz surrounding the festival, hailed as a contributing factor in London’s recovery, physical high streets are showcasing a different consumerism tale in the ‘fashion capital of the world’.

  • Tech
    Insight

    ​It is time to modernise legal processes

    2022-03-15T11:17:00Z

    It is about time that we, as an industry, review the process of lease conveyancing. It is paramount to our industry yet seems to prolong and delay the possibility of job creation, rents for landlords and further business expansion.

  • climate
    Online

    ​Why climate-tech is the new proptech

    2022-03-15T10:48:00Z

    With the theme of this year’s Mipim being ‘Driving Urban Change’, I am looking forward to attending a truly global event with a focus on delivering the sustainable built environments of the future.

  • Zero carbon
    Insight

    Use tax relief on retrofits to cut carbon

    2022-03-14T15:28:00Z

    With the built environment responsible for around 40% of global emissions, it’s an obvious sector for decarbonisation – so why don’t our tax rules do more to incentivise it?

  • Housebuilding
    Insight

    What does levelling-up mean for the West Midlands?

    2022-03-11T15:19:00Z

    The government’s Levelling Up White Paper carries many ambitions for the West Midlands. It is crucial, however, that any funding and support on offer nurtures the complex levelling-up process already under way in this region in close collaboration with the many parties that have laid the groundwork.

  • Rent signs
    Insight

    ​What does the new legally binding arbitration process mean for landlords?

    2022-03-11T12:57:00Z

    At the start of the pandemic, the Coronavirus Act 2020 initially gave a three-month moratorium on forfeiture of leases due to rent arrears in respect of commercial property.

  • CCC 2022
    Insight

    Still mission possible?

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    With big questions being raised over the net zero agenda,Property Week asks the founding and lead partners in the Climate Crisis Challenge to outline the challenges ahead.