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  • 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.

  • Liz Peace CBE, Real Estate Balance chair
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    View from the top: Liz Peace, Real Estate Balance chair

    2020-04-23T00:00:00Z

    The former BPF head and new Real Estate Balance chair explains why she thinks combatting gender inequality in property is more critical than ever during the current Covid-19 crisis 

  • Topshop
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    Guide to law

    2020-04-21T16:25:00Z

    ‘Unprecedented’ doesn’t really cut it.

  • Proptech
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    The future is digital for property transactions

    2020-04-21T12:14:00Z

    There is little doubt that technological innovation has the ability to completely revolutionise the way we think about property transactions.

  • Stocks
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    Will SONIA rate bring about a fairer system?

    2020-04-21T11:36:00Z

    The London interbank offered rate’s (LIBOR’s) role as a base rate in business loans is living on borrowed time.

  • Fire safety
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    Is Fire Safety Bill a step in the right direction?

    2020-04-20T16:22:00Z

    In a tumultuous year, concerns around fire safety – one of the most pressing issues in the development sector – have been largely overshadowed by the global Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. 

  • Covid lab
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    Why we fail at problem-solving

    2020-04-17T00:00:00Z

    One of the defining factors in determining the eventual impact that Covid-19 will have on the world will be the ability of countries and medtech to collaborate in designing and producing at scale an effective vaccine.

  • Covid doctor
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    A stronger industry will emerge

    2020-04-17T00:00:00Z

    A doctor friend just told me that having turned 60 I would now, in extremis, not be prioritised for a ventilator should one be required.

  • Ireland
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    Long may the green wave continue

    2020-04-17T00:00:00Z

    A green wave has rippled throughout Europe over the past 12 months. This shift towards an ecologically sustainable society rooted in environmentalism has had a particularly strong impact in Ireland.

  • Dublin waterfront
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    Clouds gather over Irish office markets

    2020-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Property Week asks what impact the coronavirus lockdown, weakened flexible office sector and Brexit will have on the Belfast and Dublin office markets this year after five years of growth.