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  • Slate Yard Salford
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    The demand for agile living is set to grow

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: As the nation continues to live under lockdown and many of us get used to working from home, residents of apartments with poor facilities are finding out the hard way how vital it is to live in a property where you can work, live and play.

  • Warehouse
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    A new industrial age is dawning

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The Queen’s speech to the nation last month rightly praised the NHS, shop workers and the hard-working teams staffing Britain’s warehouses in the pandemic.

  • Care home
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    Retirement villages will adapt

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    In these dark, extraordinary times, we must all ask ourselves: what have we learned? And how can we adapt for the future, to ensure we are never again faced with a threat that can shut down the world economy and put our most fragile in harm’s way?

  • Logistics warehouse
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    This will be a short, sharp shock

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Economist John Maynard Keynes said: “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” when he changed his mind in a debate.

  • Wuhan
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    A rapid road to recovery

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    As China returns to work after the Covid-19 lockdown, Property Week finds out what the ‘new normal’ looks like in the pandemic’s ground zero and what it might look like here.

  • Generic biz rates
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    Moving from crisis to opportunity

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 has had a massive impact on our world. As we go through the three R’s – responding, resilience, reimagining – now is the time to consider how we could emerge to be stronger, leaner and more effective.

  • Housebuilders
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    There is reason for cautious optimism

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Even in this lockdown, with nearly 100 of our employees working from home and a loan book of £1.8bn, we are still writing new business and have agreed a number of loans in the past few weeks for both new and existing clients.

  • Work from home
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    We can’t rush back to the office

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The International WELL Building Institute recently announced it was forming a task force to consider ways of reducing the health burden from Covid-19 and other respiratory infections. 

  • Old people covid
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    How proptech can help the aged

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    At a time when we are all being asked to avoid contact with anyone outside our household, older people, especially the over-70s who are among those particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, are likely to be more reliant on their local communities for support.

  • Yardi digital think tank
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    Yardi digital think tank: how will Covid-19 impact offices?

    2020-04-30T23:00:00Z

    Yardi brought together a panel of experts to discuss how the current coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures will affect the flexible workspace sector, how office landlords and tenants will respond to remote working trends, how design and occupier requirements could change and the role of technology.

  • Closed shops Sheffield
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    Rates revaluation threatens recovery

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: For new rating lists to start next April, at a time when large scale physical changes may still be taking place, or at least bedding-in, just doesn’t make economic sense.

  • Coronavirus closed shops
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    Sale-and-leaseback of limited value

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Sale-and-leasebacks are sometimes a good idea, but it depends on who the retailer is . The upside is that it’s a very quick way to raise capital and retailers are meant to be operational businesses rather than property companies, so it’s quite normal to operate from a leasehold estate. ...

  • Andrew Jones
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    View from the top: Andrew Jones, head of LondonMetric

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    The head of LondonMetric, which pivoted from retail to logistics several years ago, explains to Property Week why he thinks Covid-19 is merely accelerating retail’s long-term decline and logistics’ growth 

  • Self-build
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    Is self-build set to take off in the UK?

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Property Week reports on a new Welsh government-backed self-build scheme that could inspire more people to take the DIY approach to home ownership

  • Investment generic
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    Onshoring progress is welcome

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Conversations about the economy and taxation have been difficult to avoid in recent weeks. Questions around how the UK will eventually return to normal – whatever that might now mean – after a lockdown are now absolutely critical.

  • Coronavirus closed shops
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    The guessing games are in full swing

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    As suggested here on 27 March, the level of grace under Covid-19 pressure will define reputations post-pandemic: that decency, or lack of it, will be remembered on the far side. Four weeks closer to the far side, grace and its twin virtue, decency, continue to predominate.

  • Working from home
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    Isolation will force an office rethink

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    During a recent interview with Bloomberg Television, Morgan Stanley chairman and chief executive James Gorman suggested that the current pandemic had prompted the global banking giant to reconsider its real estate portfolio.

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    It is time to ease the lockdown

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Under his Twitter title, TV star Piers Morgan posts one of his favourite sayings: “One day you’re cock of the walk, the next a feather duster.”

  • Warehouse
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    Covid-19 magnifies sector trends

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Property investors are currently rightly focusing on mitigating the negative impacts of coronavirus.

  • Housing
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    Fundamentals of PRS remain strong

    2020-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The recent roundtable discussion on the future of the residential property sector was all the timelier given the economic impact of Covid-19 and the increasing uncertainty now faced by a market only recently buoyed by the election and greater clarity around Brexit.