All Insight articles – Page 9

  • Eccleston Yards, London
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    Office providers and landlords must work together

    2019-07-10T10:56:00Z

    Editor: The continued expansion of the flexible workspace market will be driven by existing operator participants and established property owners entering the sector . We are already seeing a number of traditional landlords embrace a more flexible and tenant-focused approach.

  • Prefab modular construction
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    Time to broaden the modular debate

    2019-07-10T10:33:00Z

    Editor: Modular housing has been thrust into the spotlight once again with the arrival of Ikea to the sector. The recent momentum will be music to the ears of those with ambitious housing targets .

  • Amazon Go store
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    What is really driving Amazon's new bricks-and-mortar strategy?

    2019-07-04T23:00:00Z

    Simon Creasey asks why online retailer Amazon is so determined to build a bricks-and-mortar presence at such a challenging time for the high street

  • Eccleston Yards, London
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    Central Working CEO on why the traditional office lease is dead

    2019-06-27T23:00:00Z

    Central Working’s Grant Powell tells Property Week why traditional offices are dead and how it is looking to the hospitality sector to inspire the flexible space of the future. 

  • James Thornton - Mayfair Cap
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    The last of its kind: interview with James Thornton

    2019-06-20T23:00:00Z

    Mayfair Capital co-founder James Thornton says regulatory pressure means there’s not much of a future for small fund managers. But as he tells Guy Montague-Jones, thanks to Swiss Life, it’s a different story for his firm

  • Financial crash
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    How beach body ready are you?

    2019-06-20T23:00:00Z

    The next major end-of-cycle crash in commercial property values will almost certainly not happen for some time. But if I am wrong and the crash is imminent, the way the market is behaving is very definitely different this time.

  • Solar panels
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    Pursuing a net-zero carbon footprint means there is nowhere to hide

    2019-06-20T16:00:00Z

    Theresa May’s plans to introduce legacy legislation to reduce UK carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 means the property industry has nowhere to hide and all involved must step up their plans to mitigate carbon emissions across their portfolios immediately.

  • Lidl
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    Lidl expansion offers opportunities for investors

    2019-06-20T11:04:00Z

    Editor: Last week, discount retailer Lidl announced it was to create 40 new London stores as part of a £500m expansion plan (‘ Lidl unveils £500m expansion plans for London ’).

  • Financial Investment
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    P2P lending rules should be welcomed

    2019-06-20T11:01:00Z

    Editor: The new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules for governing the burgeoning peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector should be welcomed by the industry, especially in the current climate (‘ FCA reveals new P2P rules days after Lendy collapses ’). However, they are not enough.

  • Online shopping
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    Don’t penalise online retailing

    2019-06-19T23:00:00Z

    There have been several people calling for online retailers to be levied with a new sales tax to support the struggling high street.

  • Women at work
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    Take responsibility for diversity

    2019-06-19T23:00:00Z

    Liz Hamson’s leader ( ‘It’s not about us, it’s about you ’) resonated with us at Women in Property. She said: “We will endeavour to make our editorial content as diverse as possible… but I will not and cannot manufacture diversity.” How right she is.

  • London skyline
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    City office space is in the pink

    2019-06-19T23:00:00Z

    The City of London is synonymous with finance, but a successful Square Mile has always been home to a range of flourishing industries.

  • Haul or nothing: the Operation Overlord assault course challenge marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day
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    Elifar challenge 2019: The ultimate challenge

    2019-06-19T23:00:00Z

    Retail property teams take on 20 quirky contests to raise funds for Elifar charity.

  • Proptech
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    Why London Tech Week matters for property

    2019-06-18T09:08:00Z

    Thirty years ago, London’s Docklands underwent one of the biggest urban regeneration projects of all time – what used to be docks for trade became Europe’s most influential financial district – revitalising the city and altering the path of the UK’s economy.

  • Generic finance graph fall
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    Housebuilders look to investors

    2019-06-13T23:00:00Z

    One of London’s popular locations for housebuilding saw a startlingly low number of private sale construction starts in the first quarter of 2019. In Zone 2 just outside central London, only 77 new homes got under way, according to research by Molior London. That’s 97% lower than the 2015 peak ...

  • Grenfell Tower
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    Grenfell: two years on

    2019-06-13T23:00:00Z

    On the anniversary of the tragedy, the property industry stands accused of taking a slapdash approach to fire safety. Adam Branson finds out what is going wrong

  • PRS community residents
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    Sit up and listen to communities

    2019-06-13T23:00:00Z

    In a world where populism is on the rise and people feel disenfranchised from the ‘experts’, it’s time to sit up and listen to what communities truly want from their neighbourhood.

  • Creative office
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    Is your business fit for tomorrow?

    2019-06-13T23:00:00Z

    How do you successfully grow a business and make it future-proof? Every reader will have their own idea about this, but I’m sure we can all agree that to be future winners in our sector we’re going to have to be more progressive and challenge what have become industry, or ...

  • Market Hall
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    Markets can play major role in saving high streets

    2019-06-12T13:32:00Z

    Editor: Markets can and should play a big part in discussions about the high street’s future (‘ Market Halls set for £20m cash injection ’).

  • Diversity inclusion hands
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    Effecting change in industry is our job

    2019-06-12T13:20:00Z

    Editor: Your leader last week responding to a complaint about the lack of gender diversity in the magazine made for difficult reading. And that’s because you are completely right – property has a diversity problem and the responsibility lies with us, your readers, not you .