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  • Chris Ireland
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    View from the top: Chris Ireland, UK chief executive of JLL

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    The UK chief executive of JLL talks to Property Week about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the firm and his own way of working – and why he thinks it offers an opportunity to reimagine the sector. 

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    Don’t go boldly into the storm

    2020-05-21T08:44:00Z

    Next Wednesday, 27 May, British Land is likely to declare a stonking loss for the year to March, caused by valuation shrinkage within the £4.8bn retail portfolio.

  • New York
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    The Big Apple’s devastated retail scene trembled even more with news that Nordstrom is to close 16 of its 116 full-line stores across the US and Neiman Marcus has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • Comptoir Libanais restaurant, Soho
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    Time to serve up new restaurant leasing models

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Editor: While it is an uncertain time for restaurant operators to think of acquisitions, this climate might prove a new dawn for trialling new approaches to leasing.

  • Jonathan Goldstein
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    If we fail on planning, plan to fail

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    These are highly unusual times by anyone’s standards. We are all trying to plan for the future in an environment where we do not know what tomorrow will bring. We need to use this time to drive the change that will see us come out of this crisis securely.

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    Diversity will gather momentum

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    After eight weeks of lockdown, most of us have adapted to new ways of working, if not fully embraced them. Some seem to enjoy the absence of a commute, with more time to themselves or among family. Others cannot wait to get back to the office to mix with colleagues ...

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    The City of London is a resilient place

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 presents unprecedented challenges for all of us, but at the City of London Corporation we are emphatically open for business.

  • Housebuilding
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    Build homes for heroes

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Every Thursday, people across the UK stand on their doorsteps to applaud and cheer NHS workers, to show how much we value them and acknowledge their huge dedication and sacrifice during the coronavirus outbreak.

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    Covid-19 will speed up rise of robots

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Editor: In response to SEGRO CEO Andy Gulliford’s comment on the warehouse sector’s response to Covid-19 , it will quickly become evident that the pandemic will propel the use of so-called ‘Industry 4.0’ philosophies across factory floors.

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    A new norm for offices

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Before we went into lockdown, I’d just finished reading Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed. The key takeaway of this fascinating book is the importance of diversity and team-working and how we often achieve the best solutions when we collaborate and ‘recombine’ ideas as part of a diverse and dynamic team. ...

  • New York Skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a region-by-region, four-stage plan to reopen the state’s frozen economy, starting with industrial and manufacturing work on 15 May. Three upstate regions have the green light on that date.

  • David Sleath
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    David and the industrial Goliath

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    As SEGRO turns 100, chief executive David Sleath talks to Property Week about how it became an industrial powerhouse, the challenges Covid-19 poses and what the business plans to do next.

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    Lockdown lessons for the climate

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Property Week’s Climate Crisis Challenge Zoom debate asks what the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown will be.

  • Carbon footprint
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    A built-in problem

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    When it comes to slashing property’s carbon footprint, it’s easy to develop new builds that fit the bill. As Property Week reports, the real challenge is embodied carbon in existing buildings.

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    Will our planet be the long-term winner?

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the global economy, with an economic fallout worse than during the 2008 financial crisis, according to the IMF. We’re also seeing a rapid change in people’s working patterns, with millions of employees forced to work from home, and ...

  • Housebuilding
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    We should prepare now for the great rebuild

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    All of us are wondering what the future will look like. To my mind, one thing is clear – when we begin to emerge from this crisis, a huge effort will be needed to rebuild our economy, and building – in the true bricks-and-mortar sense of the word – must ...

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    Flexible workspace has a key role to play

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Editor: After weeks of government advice to stay at home and protect lives by working remotely, many workers are understandably apprehensive about a return to the office.

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    Light at the end of the tunnel

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    We’ll build again. But, even after the PM’s exhortation for construction workers to be “actively encouraged” back to site, it’s not entirely clear where or when. One thing’s clear, though: nothing will ever be quite the same in property.

  • Julie Hirigoyen,
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    View from the top: Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive at UKGBC

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    UKGBC’s chief executive no longer has to plead the case for sustainability but thinks stakeholders still have a long way to go if the UK is to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

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    Tech is crucial for better office health

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Your article ‘Eight million office workers unable to return to offices’ suggested how workplaces may need to adapt in the immediate term when we exit from lockdown.