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  • Spacious office
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    Creating the offices of tomorrow

    2020-10-01T00:00:00Z

    ”As the office sector faces seas of change, we challenge you to imagine a better future. Entrants are encouraged to think outside the box to present innovative and thought-provoking solutions that bring to life how workspace may change over the next five years.”

  • Mobile app entry system
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    Weaker companies will fail unless they embrace tech

    2020-10-01T00:00:00Z

    In my last column, in May, I looked at how tech adoption might change as a consequence of the current pandemic . In hindsight, I was perhaps too optimistic.

  • Selfridges sign and window
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    Shops aren’t dead, just evolving

    2020-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 has affected every aspect of our lives. In retail, it has accelerated and amplified challenges that were already weighing down the industry. The impact has been brutal and far-reaching. However, if history teaches us one thing, it’s that challenging times reward those who act.

  • Data centre
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    Data centres have come of age

    2020-10-01T00:00:00Z

    In March, as the pandemic began to spread, people who work in data centres were added to the government’s list of key workers. It shows how far data centres have come that a once specialist and obscure real estate sub-sector has become one of the most sought-after, as use of ...

  • Utopi_AG_iPad
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    Smart tech makes mark on residential

    2020-09-25T00:00:00Z

    From white goods through to Amazon’s Alexa, technology has increasingly shaped the way we live. But the latest generation of smart tech tools look set to change far more than how we perform daily chores

  • The Tabularium
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    Work history: how the office has evolved

    2020-09-25T00:00:00Z

    As Covid-19 reshapes the future of the office, Andrew Saunders looks back at how it has evolved over the centuries and asks what it is likely to look like in the post-pandemic era

  • Covid and finance
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    ‘It is time to reopen, rebuild, reconnect’

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    As Oxford Properties’ Paul Brundage prepares to take on a new role as deputy chair, investments, at parent company OMERS, he shares his thoughts on how Covid-19 will impact real estate in the long term.

  • Office
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    We will suffer without offices

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    I was so furious following the exemption of grouse hunting from the ‘rule of six’, and then even more incensed following the New Look CVA and how the insane and immoral transfer of value from UK property owners to generally offshore private equity now seems to be OK, that I ...

  • Planning and dev
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    The proposed new levy could be harmful

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Our patched-up planning system needs to be simplified. After decades of near-constant reform it is misshapen, ineffective, slow, bureaucratic, costly and unpredictable. It can frustrate sustainable development, stifle innovation and is an insurmountable barrier for would-be development entrepreneurs.

  • Wellbeing
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    Health is now the priority on the home front

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Experience of the pandemic has taught us many things, but the importance of our health and wellbeing, and that of our family and friends, sits front and centre. Many people are now recognising the importance and need to focus on their physical and mental health and the importance of the ...

  • Housebuilding
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    It’s time to diversify housing supply

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Two policy changes stood out in long-awaited planning white paper ‘Planning for the future’ – the government’s blueprint for replacing England’s outdated, post-war planning rulebook with a radically new system.

  • Students in masks
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    PBSA goes to the top of the class

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Blackstone’s £4.7bn acquisition of the iQ student portfolio earlier this year felt like a watershed moment for the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, cementing its position as a mature, institutionally sought-after asset class with long-term liability matching income characteristics.

  • Will Lewis
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    The Mancunian candidate

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    OBI Property’s Will Lewis tells Property Week how the Manchester-based agency has grown in 10 years from a two-man band to a business handling around 40% of the city’s office lettings.

  • Car park
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    Let’s repurpose underused car parks

    2020-09-23T12:23:00Z

    Editor: In 1970, Joni Mitchell’s hit ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ proclaimed “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot”. Perhaps it is time to revisit this.

  • New Look
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    Expect more New Look-style CVAs

    2020-09-23T11:46:00Z

    Editor: The New Look CVA rent deal is a watershed moment for both occupiers and landlords.

  • Colin Brooks and Mark Phillipson 2
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    Helping retail to turn over a new leaf

    2020-09-18T00:00:00Z

    Turnover-based rents will be vital for retailers to survive. Property Week talks to the founders of a new consultancy formed to help implement the new model.

  • Prologis Bow Yard
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    Prologis - the developer of business 'Parklife' talks to Property Week

    2020-09-18T00:00:00Z

    Prologis’s Robin Woodbridge talks to Property Week about its decision to sell the Platform portfolio, its last-mile logistics strategy and the sector’s growing importance to the economy

  • Jim Hartshorne
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    DHL ready to handle the fallout from Covid-19

    2020-09-18T00:00:00Z

    Logistics operator DHL is well placed to handle the extremes that Covid-19 has created for the commercial property market. Property Week finds out why.

  • High street
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    What comes next cannot be business as normal in April

    2020-09-17T13:17:00Z

    As Moira Stuart used to tell us, “tax doesn’t have to be taxing”.  But, for retailers whose holiday on property taxes is scheduled to end on 31st March next year, it certainly is.

  • COPENH~1
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    Reimagining industrial units

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Strategic industrial land has long been a key consideration in the search for new development sites to accommodate residential growth.