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    Q&A: Johnny Caddick on the future of BTR

    2020-10-23T00:00:00Z

    Moda Living’s chief executive talks about how the business has weathered Covid-19, the outlook for the BTR sector, the progress of its pipeline of new homes, its ESG strategy and what the future holds.

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    Future-proofing assets post-covid 19

    2020-10-23T00:00:00Z

    Earlier this month, Property Week and Yardi hosted a digital think tank to discuss the challenges that are facing asset managers and how they can best future-proof their assets in a post-Covid-19 world.

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    Time to restore trust in valuers

    2020-10-22T00:00:00Z

    In July, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) directed four big accountants to set apart their audit arms by 2024.

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    The self-employed deserve support during this crisis

    2020-10-22T00:00:00Z

    There is clearly a real appetite for government and business to work closely together to limit the damage Covid-19 has done to the UK economy, and that is encouraging.

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    The co-living sector is here to stay

    2020-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Last October, we launched the world’s first large-scale, global, co-living fund with a focus on quality, convenience and Community. We aimed to provide flexible, inspiring space where people felt they belonged. We believed people wanted more from the place they called home.

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    View from the top: James Caan, former Dragons’ Den star and entrepreneur

    2020-10-22T00:00:00Z

    The former Dragons’ Den star tells Property Week why he’s backing new property stock exchange IPSX, how he foresees the pandemic affecting offices and what advice he would give new businesses.

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    The rise of the bridging loan

    2020-10-22T00:00:00Z

    As traditional lenders tighten their criteria during the pandemic, investors have increasingly turned to bridging finance. Property Week looks at the pros and cons of this alternative borrowing option.

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    It’s make or break time for property debt

    2020-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 poses the biggest threat to debt markets since the 2008 crash. Property Week ask whether new lenders and private equity firms will plug the gap made by the major banks and seize emerging opportunities.

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    A new agent fee model is required

    2020-10-22T00:00:00Z

    The fees that leasing agents get from landlords are linked to transactions and most of these transactions are linked to the granting of new leases. Increase the number of new leases and you increase your fee revenue. Simple.

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    Covid-19 presents an opportunity to rethink the office

    2020-10-22T00:00:00Z

    There is one very obvious way in which offices have changed since the outbreak of Covid-19: in London, many of them are empty.

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    A better option for affordable homes

    2020-10-21T10:31:00Z

    Editor: In her recent comment piece, Geeta Nanda writes: “ The need to build more affordable homes has never been so urgent ”. I profoundly disagree. It is the need to build more homes that has never been so urgent.

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    Tech critical to back office success

    2020-10-21T09:35:00Z

    Editor:  It is no surprise that lockdown has seen a rise in the volume of ‘grey space’ in London’s office market, as 61% of desk-based workers reportedly want to work from home more following lockdown .

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    An outlook on the office market: we are seeing positive signs

    2020-10-19T13:06:00Z

    Can we be optimistic about the future of the office, when homeworking continues to be our modus operandi with currently no end in sight? We have seen impactful, unprecedented and rapid change in the last six months, including the recent government u-turn after initially encouraging staff back to work, and ...

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    Embracing digital real estate events, air quality as a ‘flywheel of adoption’, back to the Big Think on the Future of London, rebranding and toast art

    2020-10-16T15:06:00Z

    The cancellation of the annual EXPO Real trade show in Munich just two days before the event, coming so soon after MIPIM’s announcement that it is moving from its hallowed March slot to June, caused consternation and the realisation that it is unlikely that any of our real estate conferences ...

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    Office life needs a radical rethink

    2020-10-15T00:00:00Z

    I recently spent the two least productive days since the start of lockdown. I went back to the office.

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    Heritage is key to our wellbeing

    2020-10-15T00:00:00Z

    A sense of connection is integral to who we are. As social animals, we want to belong. Heritage assets help to create that feeling, but their value is hard to measure.

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    Can Rita-Rose Gagné win at Hammerson?

    2020-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Hammerson’s new chief executive, Rita-Rose Gagné, is a relative unknown. Property Week assesses her track record and what she has to do to turn the troubled retail giant around.

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    We can’t ignore negative equity risk

    2020-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The prime minister’s announcement of 95% LTV mortgages for first-time buyers at the virtual Conservative conference last Tuesday will undoubtedly support first-time buyers in accessing the property market, while simultaneously inflating property prices .

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    Alternative lenders seize the day

    2020-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Since the Covid-19 crisis hit, the case for alternative finance has become increasingly compelling.

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    Affordable homes will play a vital role in the economy's recovery

    2020-10-15T00:00:00Z

    The activities of the housing, construction and property sectors have a tremendous economic impact. For every £1 spent on construction alone, £2.84 of economic activity is generated, with 90% of this spending retained in the UK. As the country looks to the post-pandemic recovery, our sector will have a massive ...