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  • Steel piles building site
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    Builders left bitter by share slide

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    “We announced fantastic results, our order book went up strongly, we increased the land bank and our net cash position soared. And guess what? Our shares went down.”

  • Office people
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    We mustn’t cast graduates aside

    2021-08-05T00:00:00Z

    When I started work in this great property business in the 1960s, I had the best possible start to my career. I joined Moss Partners, one of the most active firms in London’s West End at the time, owned by Lewis and Derrick Moss. It specialised in the ...

  • HMV, Oxford Street
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    HMV expansion plan is utter madness

    2021-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: This week, HMV announced a controversial new plan to expand its store estate, opening 10 new stores including a search for a new London flagship site, following the closure of HMV’s Oxford Street store back in 2018 when the company fell into administration ( ‘HMV seeks 10 new store ...

  • High street
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    Retail to resi: quality should always trump quantity

    2021-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Editor: With regard to your recent story ( ‘Derelict high streets could provide 500,000 homes’ ), it is true that converting empty shops could provide urgently needed homes and help stimulate the recovery of town centres. There are also important environmental benefits to repurposing space in this way.

  • London traffic
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    Expansion of ULEZ to impact more than 2,000 commercial properties

    2021-07-29T10:34:00Z

    From 26 October 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London will be expanding to the north and south circular roads.

  • money
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    Income Analytics aiming to shake up real estate valuation

    2021-07-29T06:12:00Z

    Income Analytics’ INCANS Score dashboard aims to transform real estate valuation by making income, rather than cap rates or rent multipliers, the key factor. Will it succeed, asks Property Week .

  • Office generic
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    Offices will not suffer like retail

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    It only took ecommerce penetration to reach 15% in the UK to ultimately reduce the value of retail real estate by more than one third between 2018 and 2020.

  • Tesco Hayes
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    Private equity makes a supermarket sweep

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Buses – wait for ages then three come along at once. Such is the case with the interest shown by CD R, Apollo and Fortress in Morrisons, an equity that has been sidelined in price terms for a sustained period.

  • Matthew Pratt CEO at Redrow
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    View from the top: Matthew Pratt, chief executive of Redrow

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    The Redrow chief executive talks to Property Week about his ‘baptism by fire’, why the housebuilder handed back furlough money, the importance of building safety and the contentious issue of cladding.

  • Bluewater
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    Tough times for British Land and Landsec

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    We read REITs’ reports and accounts from back to front for those interesting notes tucked away. This year, both Landsec’s and British Land’s reports include new data on portfolio energy performance.

  • flexible office
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    The time is right for ‘brandlords’

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    The flexible workspace market is still growing apace, but it’s not just flexspace and co-working operators that are fuelling supply. Landlords and commercial property investment groups are also investing in flexspace brands, side-stepping partnerships with existing operators to take a DIY approach.

  • IMMUNE Steward Genesis Property PW230721
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    Business leaders must act fast to ease office-return fears

    2021-07-29T00:00:00Z

    The announcement by the prime minister that work-from-home guidance would be lifted on 19 July was met with a sense of optimism by business leaders and property owners, who since March 2020 have faced uncertainty around workforce operations and tenancies.

  • Closed building site Covid
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    ‘Pingdemic’ causes more construction turbulence

    2021-07-23T00:00:00Z

    Editor: With an increasing number of construction workers having to isolate due to being pinged by the Covid app, the industry could be in for a rough month or so until the guidance changes in mid-August.

  • Office meeting
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    BCO office guidelines rarely followed

    2021-07-23T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The current guidance by the British Council for Offices (BCO) in relation to the densification of offices and the utilisation of space has little meaning .

  • Climate change building
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    The property sector is more nuanced than ever

    2021-07-22T00:00:00Z

    For decades, the Baby Boomer generation has been able to navigate its way using the property stars, but the trusted constellations seem unusually displaced right now.

  • Solar panels & offices
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    It’s time to tackle fit-out carbon

    2021-07-22T00:00:00Z

    In boardrooms across the country, real or virtual, the word ‘sustainability’ is bouncing around like a pinball, interspersed with other words like ‘commitment’, ‘zero’ and ‘Paris’.

  • Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds
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    Boris failed to show leadership

    2021-07-22T00:00:00Z

    I know nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, but in my time in parliament I served two prime ministers who I looked up to. 

  • London's West End
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    Staycations will boost the West End

    2021-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Six months ago, I reported on what a difficult year it had been for retail and hospitality, particularly in city centres.

  • Jo McNamara
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    View from the top: Jo McNamara, Oxford Properties’ executive vice-president of Europe and Asia-Pacific

    2021-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Oxford Properties’ executive vice-president of Europe and Asia-Pacific tells Property Week how the business is overcoming the biggest challenge facing investors right now: what to spend all that money on.

  • Andrew Reed
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    Interview with former retail agent Andrew Reed on his journey into film

    2021-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Former self-employed retail agent Andrew Reed tells Property Week about his new life as head of production locations company area4, bridging the worlds of property and film and being an extra.