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  • Diversity
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    Proptech can lead on diversity

    2020-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Put the words ‘technology’ and ‘property’ side by side and the automatic association is with disruption and modernisation. But is the forward-thinking sector really that modern?

  • Construction
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    How to bring energy to buildings

    2020-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Operating assets are the buzz phrase in real estate alternatives, yet investors have become increasingly comfortable with the reputational risk that comes with owning assets that are intrinsically linked with people’s lives.

  • Construction of houses
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    Creative thinking needed to fund low-cost housing

    2020-03-11T15:48:00Z

    Editor: In a recent article, Graham Lanktree reported that 34% of local authorities missed their housebuilding targets in 2019 .

  • ECN advertorial
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    The ever-changing workplace

    2020-03-09T10:53:00Z

    How digital tech is shifting the focus from facilities to communities.

  • Heavenly Desserts
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    Heavenly Desserts seeks new store sites

    2020-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Upmarket café chain Heavenly Desserts has appointed agents to find new stores across London and the south of England in a bid to accelerate its expansion plans.

  • Finance generic
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    Firesales: alternative lenders should step in

    2020-03-04T14:05:00Z

    Editor: There were claims last week that Hammerson could be forced into a firesale after it reported slashing £800m from the value of its portfolio. Rival intu is also reported to be at risk if it fails to raise fresh equity to pay down its £4.7bn debt pile .

  • Planning
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    Valuers need clear guidance from RICS

    2020-03-04T13:46:00Z

    Editor: As a chartered surveyor, I am encouraged to see RICS’ plan to evaluate its practices to ensure public trust in surveyors .

  • Climate change construction
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    Building with the planet in mind

    2020-02-28T00:00:00Z

    Having supported the launch of the National Infrastructure Commission’s report this month setting out the UK’s first design principles for infrastructure around climate, people, places and value, I have to wonder what role we as built environment professionals should have around the environmental, social and corporate governance agenda. The answer, ...

  • Emma Shone index2
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    Time for property to listen and learn

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    You don’t need me to tell you how valuable Mipim is as an opportunity to talk to clients.

  • Impact investing
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    Impact investing: let’s get to work

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    It is safe to say that social impact was not a priority for the financial industry when I established Patron Capital with my partners 20 years ago. 

  • Oxford Street, London
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    How to curate great destinations

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    The global retail sector has experienced an unprecedented level of change in recent years and the effects can be seen across UK high streets. According to a recent report by PwC, a record net 1,234 stores disappeared from Britain’s top 500 high streets in the first half of 2019 alone. ...

  • Barts Square
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    Happy Helical celebrates the City

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    As we await publication of yet another government review of the planning system, the world of property, architecture and construction can only marvel at the profound belief of politicians that by changing things, they really make a difference.

  • Houses
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    Unlock productivity to boost housing delivery

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    GL Hearn looks at how to restore market confidence and manage investors’ attitude to risk

  • Online auction
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    LSH’s shift to online is a bold step out of the norm

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    The 574 platform is an exclusively online offering that delivers greater flexibility than the ballroom model.

  • CO2 emissions
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    Energy strategies must avoid ‘performance gap’

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Calfordseaden recommends focusing on long-term performance not just short-term compliance

  • Social media
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    Automated marketing can take renting to next level

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Automated communications save time and expenses for landlords while keeping tenants fully engaged 

  • mixeduseworks
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    The art of making mixed-use work

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    To create great places, managing agents need to collaborate with architects, developers and residents.

  • Cannes
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    Why Mipim is all about relationship-building

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Commercial MD Chris Baguley discusses the importance of building deep connections with customers

  • Electric cars charging
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    Infrastructure plan is needed to drive EV take-up

    2020-02-26T14:08:00Z

    Editor: The government’s decision to bring forward the ban on the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars to 2035 is clearly welcome and extremely important for the environment. But it is not particularly helpful, as the electric vehicle market is still in its infancy (PropertyWeek.com).

  • Geograph
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    Can we expect more ‘hobbit homes’?

    2020-02-26T12:45:00Z

    Editor: With changes to planning mooted in order to hit government housebuilding targets, the drive for quantity may have a negative effect on the quality of space in UK homes (‘ What does the election result mean for the planning system ?’).