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    The French Reconnection

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Property Week takes a tour of a Redevco mixed-use scheme in Lille that has breathed new life into a closed department store and could offer a blueprint for similar UK assets.

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    Japanese investment in Europe set to flourish

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    As the world starts to open up, Japanese investment in European real estate is set to flourish as institutional investors go in search of higher-yielding assets.

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    Metaverse wave driven by crypto tech

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    The much-hyped metaverse isn’t new. The term was coined in 1992 and the first virtual world, ‘Second Life’, launched two decades ago. First-mover advantage is not a great advantage if you strike too early.

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    Proptech market continues to grow in Europe

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Fifth Wall recently announced that its European Real Estate Technology Fund had closed with an oversubscribed €140m (£117m).

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    Companies expect more from their office space post-Covid

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    London has always been a city of villages. Its many pockets, from Marylebone and Shoreditch to Wimbledon and Hampstead, each have their own architectural fabric, infrastructure and identity.

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    Channel Islands investment opportunities remains strong

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    The Channel Islands’ property market has enjoyed a strong couple of years. Average residential property prices have increased substantially, with Jersey seeing the largest rise: up 18% from £567,000 in Q4 2020 to £673,000 in Q4 2021, compared with a 9% rise in the UK over the same period.

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    The challenges of expanding overseas

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Property Week asks what challenges UK property agencies face when trying to establish a presence in overseas markets.

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    The birth of a logistics giant

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    GLP Europe’s Daan van den Hoven and Nick Cook reveal to Property Week how the business has transformed itself into one of the biggest logistics developers in Europe.

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    Days of buying a balanced portfolio look numbered

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Balanced core portfolios have been at the heart of real estate strategies for decades, following what appeared to be a relatively low-risk approach to provide steady income to match insurers’ and pension funds’ current and future liabilities. 

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    How confident are investors in UK real estate?

    2022-03-03T13:22:00Z

    Investor confidence throughout Covid and Brexit has swung radically between despair and hope. Covid rocked the foundations of our built environment, economy and businesses, causing a significant variations dispersion between performance in industries and investment types.

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    Heat pumps: hope isn’t a strategy

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    The UK government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy (HBS) aims to reach net zero emissions from buildings by 2050. 

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    Regional shift will pay dividends

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    We were especially encouraged to see the focus on addressing the talent and skills mismatch in last month’s Levelling Up White Paper.

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    We’re living in dangerous times

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    I doubt that many of us could have conceived that as we entered 2022 it would not be the virus that filled our media but the very real threat that an increasingly paranoid dictator in Russia could have seriously raised the threat of nuclear war.

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    Cutting through the rates noise

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    We are in an increasingly polarised society. 

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    View from the top: Cal Lee, global head of Workthere

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    As Savills’ flexible workspace business Workthere turns five, its global head tells Property Week how it has fared, what his plans for growth are and where he thinks the biggest challenges and opportunities lie.

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    Getting on board with skateparks

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    Betongpark duo Daryl Nobbs and Stuart Maclure tell Simon Creasey how the Norwegian-headquartered skatepark design business operates and why they believe that skateparks are so important to an area.

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    Landlords should beware change in EPC regulations

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Net zero is a big topic of conversation at the moment and, recently, the government set a target of lifting the minimum energy efficiency standard in to-let, non-domestic buildings to ‘B’, as part of its target for the UK to be net zero by 2050.

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    Mentoring can help build better

    2022-03-03T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, I made a great decision. Looking for new ways to build my network amid a global pandemic, I applied for a mentee place on a scheme called Mentoring Circle, a free programme that pairs recently qualified female professionals with accomplished female leaders from across the industry ...

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    ​Levelling up: collaborating to deliver

    2022-03-02T10:27:00Z

    How can the private sector bring its skills to deliver the levelling-up agenda through real assets?

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    ​The year of single-family BTR?

    2022-03-02T10:14:00Z

    The build-to-rent (BTR) landscape has benefited from exponential growth over the last few years, making 2022 an exciting time for all involved.