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  • Funky office
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    Flex space offers high street solution

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Editor: There is no doubt that the British high street is facing a crisis, having been impacted by consumer preferences for online shopping and lockdown.

  • Cork's Oliver Plunkett Street2
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    Green retail shoots in the Emerald Isle

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Lockdown has hit Ireland’s retail market hard, but with less oversupply than the UK and deal activity starting to pick up there are signs of recovery.

  • Diversity
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    Diversity goes beyond box ticking

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Hiring more women? Tick. Hiring more BAME people? Tick. These days, there is no point in even pitching for work without slides proving your diversity and inclusion credentials.

  • City of London
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    Regional cities will bounce back

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    The government’s commitment to wiping out regional inequality through its ‘levelling up’ agenda finally translated into action just after Easter, when it gave formal approval for construction work on the HS2 rail project to begin.

  • Casino Council  01
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    Councils can’t afford not to invest

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    The recent Property Week  article ‘They bet big, but will councils lose big?’  suggested all councils face major impacts from loss of rental income and value on commercial property investments. There is no evidence to support that generalisation. One weakness is a lack of reliable data.

  • Generic office space
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    Workplaces will drive recovery

    2020-08-25T09:18:00Z

    On 1 August, government advice changed from ‘work from home if you can’ to ‘work from the office if you can’. It might seem like a return to normal, but there is no doubt that how – and where – we work has changed substantially.

  • Generic office
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    The new normal demands flexibility

    2020-08-25T09:11:00Z

    Any market has a degree of uncertainty. Having spent nearly 30 years helping businesses find workspaces, I have never before seen the level of disruption that is taking place now.

  • Simon Silver
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    View from the top: Simon Silver, co-founder of Derwent London

    2020-08-21T00:00:00Z

    Derwent London co-founder Simon Silver reminisces with Property Week on 34 years at the pioneering London office developer he co-founded with John Burns as he prepares to step down from the business.

  • Manufacturing
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    Reshoring will boost North East

    2020-08-13T14:20:00Z

    Now our sights are turned to economic recovery, there is one big opportunity for our sector: reshoring. It means returning production, supply chains and operations to the UK.

  • Finance generic
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    A market tumble is on the way

    2020-08-13T14:12:00Z

    It is fair to say most people do what they can to avoid ‘icebergs’, a metaphor best illustrated by the ill-fated journey of the Titanic.

  • Diversity
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    We must push for more diversity

    2020-08-13T13:55:00Z

    It is 1 April (bear with me).

  • Office resi conversion
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    We must improve and repurpose existing buildings

    2020-08-12T13:07:00Z

    Editor: The reaction to the government’s extension of permitted development rights (PDR) for new housing has been loud and passionate. It may be a tool to drive volumes but experience plainly shows us that it is not a route to creating quality homes that people want to live in . ...

  • Warehouse
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    Logistics sector also needs support

    2020-08-12T12:12:00Z

    Editor: It is not unprecedented for planning reforms to be part of the government’s economic stimulus package, but these have tended to focus on housing. Meanwhile, logistics, which last year contributed £124bn (gross value added) to the economy, and directly supported almost one million jobs, often gets sidelined.

  • Shoosmiths panel of industrial experts on Zoom call
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    Shoosmiths think tank: a new future for industrial leases

    2020-08-07T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus lockdown has caused a spike in demand for temporary warehouse space, accelerating a trend towards shorter industrial leases Shoosmiths and Property Week brought together a panel of industry experts to debate whether more flexible leases will prove to be a short-term trend or a long-term solution. ...

  • Nelson Mills
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    View from the top: Nelson Mills, CEO of Columbia Property Trust

    2020-08-07T00:00:00Z

    The CEO of Columbia Property Trust chats to Property Week about the growing impetus to reduce office density, overcoming the psychological barriers to returning to work and the widening ‘bid-ask spread’.

  • New York
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    Letter from New York

    2020-08-06T00:00:00Z

    High anxiety grips New York’s real estate world with the approach on 7 September of Labor Day, the holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer.

  • Green buildings
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    Planners failing on sustainability

    2020-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The Town and Country Planning Association survey findings are no surprise, but hugely frustrating given the focus on sustainability, climate change and now, driving a green economy ( ‘Most planning committees fail to “seriously consider” climate crisis’ ).

  • Russian investment
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    Crime without punishment?

    2020-08-06T00:00:00Z

    A damning report claims agents are ‘enabling’ the flow of dirty Russian money into the UK. So how culpable is the industry and what can be done to tackle the issue? 

  • Retirement home
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    Time to plan for an ageing population

    2020-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s announcement of ‘radical reform’ to the country’s antiquated planning system must be celebrated ( ‘Jenrick to announce radical planning shake-up’ )

  • Matt Howell picture white background main
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    View from the top: Matthew Howell, RICS UK managing director

    2020-07-31T00:00:00Z

    RICS UK managing director talks to Anviksha Patel about the challenges facing the institution as it grapples with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – and the major changes it has made in response