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  • PW D&I Report
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    The Property Week Diversity & Inclusion Report

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Property leaders and influencers reveal what they are doing to turn bold words into action.

  • Office worker in wheelchair
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    Why we need to embrace a culture of inclusion

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Source: Shutterstock / VGstockstudio In need of recognition: firms must do more to include disabled workers Munish Datta Munish Datta Director of membership and partnerships, UKGBC Creating a diverse and inclusive property sector is a structural challenge requiring a significant change journey. In the ...

  • RESI 2021
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    RESI Convention ushered in a hybrid future

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    I really must get out more. That realisation dawned on me and possibly everyone else at last week’s RESI Convention, held on terra firma at Celtic Manor on 8 to 9 September rather than via the cloud.

  • Technology
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    Seamless tech connects tenants

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    It was great to be back meeting colleagues from across the sector and sharing experiences of the past 18 months at last week’s RESI Convention, but also more importantly to look ahead.

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    Changing the face of property

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    D&I is the ultimate leveller for the real estate industry. As commercial property agents, we are constantly pitted against competitors to win work and compared in the media through league tables and deals data.

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    We must bring our whole selves

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    As much of the country returns to the workplace, the conversation has been dominated by how and where people work. Have we lost focus on D&I? Have we as an industry continued to make progress over the past 18 months or has Covid moved this important issue down the agenda ...

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    Going beyond the tick-box approach

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    We all know the property sector still has a long way to go when it comes to building truly sustainable, diverse teams. We also know that it is no longer a ‘nice to have’ or a tick on a company’s ‘corporate to-do list’ to have an effective diversity framework in ...

  • Diversity
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    Anecdotal evidence is not enough

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    This year, across our UK business, we have implemented ambitious targets to put a spotlight on the gender and ethnicity balance across the organisation. This is part of our wider commitment to being a diverse and inclusive business.

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    Why allyship plays a critical role

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Allyship, a concept that has been embedded in Real Estate Balance since its inception, is critical if we want to improve D&I in the property industry.

  • Diverse hands
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    Diversity & Inclusion must run through all we do

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Connecting communities is embedded within our purpose – that’s why inclusivity is so important to us. We recognise that as an industry, and as a business, there is still more work to do, but we’re taking tangible steps towards ensuring we better reflect the diverse communities we serve.

  • Diversity
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    Promoting Diversity & Inclusion across six pillars

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Savills embraces diversity and provides a platform and supportive environment for everyone to be the best they can be. Our collaborative and inclusive approach is promoted within every client relationship and individual engagement, and initiatives align with both Savills’ corporate goals and those of our clients.

  • Care home
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    Care home group on Target with £125m fundraising

    2021-09-10T07:19:00Z

    Target Healthcare has raised £125m in an oversubscribed share issue.

  • CS Freeths think tank July
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    Who is the proptech leader: UK or US?

    2021-09-10T00:00:00Z

    In July, Property Week and Freeths hosted a digital think tank entitled ‘UK versus US property sector: who is the digital leader and who is the laggard?’ Leading figures in the proptech sector from both sides of the Atlantic discussed key differences between the two countries and the impact of ...

  • Golf course
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    Repurposing golf course land is a game we support

    2021-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Editor: I read with interest your article ‘London’s golf courses could create 86,000 new homes’. 

  • Green keyboard concept
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    Tech will back the green office premium

    2021-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Investing in technology will be critical to achieving green building standards and boosting rent returns in CRE (‘Green London office buildings could achieve 12.3% rental premium’). And with sustainability rapidly rising up tenants’ agenda, these objectives should go hand in hand.

  • Finance meeting
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    Confidence must be tempered

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    We all know that confidence is a key component of life – how many crucial junctions have we all passed through where the decision to leap, or err on the side of caution, has led us to the exact life we are each living now?

  • Lending
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    Is it a lending race to the bottom?

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    In recent months, some leading real estate names, including Kennedy Wilson, Delancey, Tristan and Ares, have announced their intention to enter the European debt market, attracted by the risk-adjusted returns on offer and diversification benefits.

  • Croydon Westfield
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    Procrastination can be beneficial

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    It is a decade since the Tottenham riots took place, prompting the report by a task force led by Sir Stuart Lipton, which secured substantial public investment in the neglected, once-proud London borough.

  • Simon Murphy, CEO Battersea Power Station
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    Big interview with Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC)

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    Battersea Power Station Development Company boss Simon Murphy tells Property Week how the developer scaled “the Everest of property” and why he is so bullish about the £9bn scheme’s post-Covid prospects.

  • Construction work
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    Time to unite on net zero agenda

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    The prime minister has set the UK a target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. This will be impossible to achieve without action by the property sector, given that the built environment is responsible for 43% of UK emissions.