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  • Diversity
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    We must push for more diversity

    2020-08-13T13:55:00Z

    It is 1 April (bear with me).

  • Office resi conversion
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    We must improve and repurpose existing buildings

    2020-08-12T13:07:00Z

    Editor: The reaction to the government’s extension of permitted development rights (PDR) for new housing has been loud and passionate. It may be a tool to drive volumes but experience plainly shows us that it is not a route to creating quality homes that people want to live in . ...

  • Warehouse
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    Logistics sector also needs support

    2020-08-12T12:12:00Z

    Editor: It is not unprecedented for planning reforms to be part of the government’s economic stimulus package, but these have tended to focus on housing. Meanwhile, logistics, which last year contributed £124bn (gross value added) to the economy, and directly supported almost one million jobs, often gets sidelined.

  • Shoosmiths panel of industrial experts on Zoom call
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    Shoosmiths think tank: a new future for industrial leases

    2020-08-07T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus lockdown has caused a spike in demand for temporary warehouse space, accelerating a trend towards shorter industrial leases Shoosmiths and Property Week brought together a panel of industry experts to debate whether more flexible leases will prove to be a short-term trend or a long-term solution. ...

  • Nelson Mills
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    View from the top: Nelson Mills, CEO of Columbia Property Trust

    2020-08-07T00:00:00Z

    The CEO of Columbia Property Trust chats to Property Week about the growing impetus to reduce office density, overcoming the psychological barriers to returning to work and the widening ‘bid-ask spread’.

  • New York
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    Letter from New York

    2020-08-06T00:00:00Z

    High anxiety grips New York’s real estate world with the approach on 7 September of Labor Day, the holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer.

  • Green buildings
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    Planners failing on sustainability

    2020-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The Town and Country Planning Association survey findings are no surprise, but hugely frustrating given the focus on sustainability, climate change and now, driving a green economy ( ‘Most planning committees fail to “seriously consider” climate crisis’ ).

  • Russian investment
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    Crime without punishment?

    2020-08-06T00:00:00Z

    A damning report claims agents are ‘enabling’ the flow of dirty Russian money into the UK. So how culpable is the industry and what can be done to tackle the issue? 

  • Retirement home
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    Time to plan for an ageing population

    2020-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s announcement of ‘radical reform’ to the country’s antiquated planning system must be celebrated ( ‘Jenrick to announce radical planning shake-up’ )

  • Matt Howell picture white background main
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    View from the top: Matthew Howell, RICS UK managing director

    2020-07-31T00:00:00Z

    RICS UK managing director talks to Anviksha Patel about the challenges facing the institution as it grapples with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – and the major changes it has made in response

  • SW experts
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    Smith & Williamson think tank: the changing role of strategic land

    2020-07-31T00:00:00Z

    Property Week, in association with Smith Williamson, brought together a panel of experts to discuss the role of strategic land in the wider development industry. They talked about the impact of lockdown and the changes they expect to see post-Covid-19, the importance of physical environment to wellbeing and ...

  • New York skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-07-30T00:00:00Z

    New York City’s gradual awakening from the pandemic has yet to include Midtown Manhattan: the iconic, skyscraper-filled commercial core and nation’s economic powerhouse. The area is hushed and near-funereal in empty Times Square and little-traversed Rockefeller Center.

  • Brighton
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    Offices may emerge stronger

    2020-07-30T00:00:00Z

    There seems to be major angst building over how real estate will respond to seemingly conflicting reports about how productive and safe everybody is at home, versus the time and expense of working from an office.

  • Construction site
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    Developers must consider the neighbours

    2020-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The government giveth with one hand and taketh with the other in its planning system reforms ( ‘Industry reacts to Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 recovery speech’ ).

  • Casino Council  01
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    They bet big, but will councils lose big?

    2020-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Local authority investment in property has soared in recent years. Property Week asks what now as values and rental income crash.

  • Planning and dev
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    Alternative fix for housing crisis

    2020-07-30T00:00:00Z

    It is no secret that the UK is suffering from one of the worst housing crises in generations.

  • House keys
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    Help to Buy alone is not enough

    2020-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Green shoots have started to show in the housing market, from an uptick in mortgage enquiries, renewed interest in certain properties such as houses with gardens, and big statements of confidence from major housebuilders such as Taylor Wimpey.

  • Office
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    The traditional office has advantages over flexi space

    2020-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: I have followed your articles by Steve Jude, chief executive of NewFlex, on the whys and wherefores of the service office market for many years and have always found him optimistic about the serviced office market competing with, and perhaps taking over, from the traditional market.

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    Property Week’s events are returning soon

    2020-07-27T09:56:00Z

    Following the government’s announcement that conferences and exhibitions will be permitted in England from 1 October, Property Week has published its updated event schedule.

  • Mike Ingall Allied London
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    View from the top: Michael Ingall, CEO of Allied London

    2020-07-24T00:00:00Z

    The Allied London CEO talks to Property Week about Covid-19 construction delays, seismic shifts in the perception of property caused by the pandemic and the critical importance of a diverse portfolio