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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.

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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.

  • Tim Vaughan
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    Landlords are being ostracised

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    It’s like being the unpopular kid in the playground: the big boys pick on you and the teachers ignore your plight. That is the sense of isolation being experienced by the UK’s commercial landlords. No legislation has been put in place to assist this unpopular group.

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    View from the top: Duncan Owen, global head at Schroder Real Estate Investment Management

    2020-05-07T00:00:00Z

    Duncan Owen is finding life in lockdown a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, he has been able to spend more time with his family. On the other, work is intense and his 19-year-old son, who has moved back home from university during the lockdown, has taken a ...

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    We are truly in this together

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    It is 8am and the first of five video conferences is about to begin. George and Anne bicker over the insufficient “dusting” of cinnamon on top of the breakfast porridge. 

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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    While most New York City investment-sale and leasing transactions may remain stalled for months more, restoring life to dark office towers, some could come sooner.

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    Virtually foolproof?

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Office agents have turned to virtual viewings during the lockdown. Is it a passing fad, or will physical viewings soon be a thing of the past? 

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    It’s time to take tough decisions

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    It’s not good out there. However much we enjoy not having to dress up for work or sniff armpits on a crowded train, the fact is Zoom is no substitute for face-to-face meetings.

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    Who will pick up the bill in the restaurants sector?

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: What lies ahead for the mainstream restaurant sector? The bottom line is that lower occupancy will be the new norm until the perceived risk subsides.

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    Airspace is the answer

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus crisis has affected every facet of our daily lives. The stalling economy is high on the news agenda, but people’s lives have faced a wall too, including when it comes to home ownership aspirations.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.