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in long-awaited planning white paper ‘Planning for the future’ – the government’s blueprint for replacing England’s outdated, post-war planning rulebook with a radically new system.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

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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.

  • Empty warehouse
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    Rise of the industrial sale-and-leaseback

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Access to working capital is critical for companies in the current market environment.

  • Jon Holland
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    LGIM’s Holland on the outlook for industrial

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, Jonathan Holland and his team at LGIM Real Assets’ Industrial Property Investment Fund continue to deliver consistently high returns. Property Week catches up with him to find out how.

  • Taylor Wimpey
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    Let housebuilders fuel the recovery

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    While trading in the housing market is brisk thanks to the stamp duty holiday and extension of Help to Buy, the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic may not yet be fully behind us.

  • Richard Sullivan
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    Five minutes with Richard Sullivan

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Savills’ UK head of industrial logistics discusses his likes – and dislikes – about the industry.

  • Tightly packed flats
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    Factoids and housing crisis fixes

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Rodding the planning drains may improve the flow of applications. But Boris Johnson’s claim that reforms contained in ‘Planning for the Future’ will increase the volume of new homes is humbug.

  • Coronavirus
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    Covid insurance ruling may save jobs

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The High Court ruling that some insurers should have paid out for losses caused by lockdown is a major victory to policyholders and the thousands of businesses that had trading interrupted by Covid-19.

  • office space
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    Office is at the heart of city success

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    At Knight Frank we are looking forward to welcoming the autumn intake of graduates to our offices around the UK.

  • Data centre
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    Data centres in demand

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic has brought a sudden shift in lifestyles and working patterns, creating a surge in demand for data centres, which support a diverse mix of critical activities, including London’s high-tech and services sectors as well as ecommerce, Internet of Things, remote working and home streaming services.

  • Sheds-data-Feb2020  Lee
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    The big shed shift from box to cube

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    It is not just the average footprint of a warehouse that continues to grow. The height has shot up too. 

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    Charging up UK battery plants

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The electric vehicle industry is growing and the race is on across Europe to host battery-producing gigafactories. How can the UK benefit from this multi-billion-pound new market?