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    Will new arbitration act help to resolve rent disputes?

    2021-08-19T10:37:00Z

    With estimates showing pandemic-induced rent arrears to be somewhere between £5bn and £7bn, it is clear that a significant problem is growing in the world of commercial real estate. After the pressures of the pandemic, it is no surprise that tensions may be running high.

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    Is resi ready for a data revolution?

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    The ebb and flow of urban dynamics is changing how we live, work and play in the built environment. Smart home technology and digital systems are layering new functionality into residential spaces, with pandemic-driven need accelerating our acceptance of digitalisation.

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    Skills crisis looms in construction

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    With much talk about the challenges in securing construction materials, some may overlook the risk to labour costs looming around the corner. This comes as the pressure to design and create the next generation of high-quality, safe, London Plan-compliant zero carbon buildings mounts.

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    Climate crisis: closer collaboration is key

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The IPCC’s report, released last week, is a shocking reminder of the urgent action needed to address the climate crisis – and underlines the huge challenge facing the property sector (‘UKGBC: IPCC report “should be a massive wake-up call”).

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    What’s next for the build-to-rent (BTR) sector?

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Still a relatively young sector, BTR is poised for another growth spurt as single-family housing and new entrants make their mark.

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    Single family is the next BTR frontier

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Single-family housing is one of the fastest-growing asset classes in the UK and forms a key part of the continued evolution of the living sectors.

  • Mark Quinn
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    Big interview with Mark Quinn, founder of Quinn Estates

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Quinn Estates founder Mark Quinn talks to Property Week about the firm’s big break, plans for its biggest scheme to date and what lies ahead for Quinn Homes.

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    View from the top: David Partridge, Argent Related chairman and BPF president

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    The Argent Related chairman and BPF president talks to Sebastian McCarthy about how the Brent Cross Town scheme is shaping up, the big industry challenges and how to accelerate the move towards net zero.

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    We must all take ESG seriously

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    With great neighbourhoods comes great responsibility. Moda Living is determined to change the way that people live. To do this, we need to step up and take charge of the way that the rental market treats its residents and the shift towards a healthier, more sustainable way of living.

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    Facing the ‘age of responsibility’

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    The strapline for this year’s RESI conference is ‘The Age of Responsibility’. It’s quite rightly weighty and sobering. One imagines those attending in person will consciously choose the family electric runabout to park at Celtic Manor and that Merlins Bar will be uncharacteristically quiet after about 11pm on 8 September.

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    It is ‘accidental beauty’ that makes places intriguing

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Editor: I read with interest the recent revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework and the government’s “widespread planning changes” to build beautiful places.

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    Brexit could provide the push the property industry needs to sharpen up customer experience

    2021-08-17T13:20:00Z

    Headlines about staff shortages in UK hospitality should be a wake-up call for certain corners of the property industry and the way we approach customer experience (CX).

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    Flexible lease options in the future world of work

    2021-08-17T13:15:00Z

    The strong desire by the UK workforce to spend at least part of the working week at home is set to force changes on commercial landlords and tenants alike.

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    Why a sustainable Olympic Games must re-conceptualise the built environment

    2021-08-06T14:22:00Z

    The Tokyo Olympic Games opened on 23 July, with the guiding principle for the event to “be better, together – for the planet and the people”.

  • Elbow bump Covid office greeting
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    How to manage the return to the office

    2021-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: With Freedom Day now behind us, there is no question that the Covid blues seem to be clearing. Most eager for a return to normality is the office sector, with many operators welcoming staff back to the physical workspace with open arms. 

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    Why now’s the time to invest in your leisure business

    2021-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: It is hardly surprising that the reopening of indoor venues, the warm and sunny weather amid the less seasonable showers and, of course, the Euros have led to a serious boost in the performance of some operators .

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    Whose rules are you playing by?

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    As pressure for the corporate world to contribute to social and environmental goals increases, the measurement of that contribution has become more pressing to ensure that everyone is ‘doing their bit’ and ‘playing by the same rules’. As a result, sustainability reporting standards, conventions and benchmarks are a growth area. ...

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    The superheroes of real estate

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    More charities than ever across the UK have been benefiting from the industry’s superpowers, but there’s more to be done.

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    Net zero: there’s no time to dither

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Everyone agrees that living more sustainably is a necessity if the UK economy is to successfully transition to net zero by 2050 – and there is no time for dither or delay.

  • Brandon Holihan
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    View from the top: Brandon Hollihan, founding partner of Castleforge Partners

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    The founding partner of Castleforge Partners talks to Property Week about the private real estate investment firm’s guiding principles and what areas he sees the business investing in post pandemic.