2018-10-18T04:22:00+01:00By Steve Norris
This week, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced a consultation on a major reform of ground rents. In many respects it’s kicking at an open door.
2018-10-18T23:00:00+01:00By Paul Clement
Stories about our high streets have been dominating the headlines of late, with a number of retailers and casual dining brands falling casualty to the ‘perfect storm’ of business rates, wage inflation and a change in consumer trends.
2018-10-18T23:00:00+01:00By Dan Hajjar
Consider a recent RICS survey headline: ‘Punishing time for retail continues’. The report provides a dire prediction for high-street retail. Declines in demand have triggered sharp increases in available space. The outlook for retail hasn’t been this bad since the recession, suggests the survey.
2018-10-18T04:15:00+01:00By Ami Kotecha
The housing crisis is a hot topic not just in the property industry but across society as a whole. A report from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee said that the UK government needed to boost its homebuilding target by 50% to create 300,000 new homes each year to ...
2018-10-11T23:00:00+01:00By Alastair Stewart
Mrs T must have turned in her grave. Last week, her latest successor ushered in a return to mass council house building, undermining the defining policy of the Thatcherite revolution.
Some 79% of commercial landlords say they plan to launch a flexible office offering in the next year, according to a recent CBRE study. With the co-working sector enjoying a 10% growth spurt in recent months, traditional landlords are playing catch-up. So how can they enter the co-working market?
2018-10-11T05:11:00+01:00By James Gray
When I looked around the room at the first ever RESI Trailblazers networking reception at last month’s RESI Convention, I was struck by the sheer diversity of businesses and organisations represented, from local authorities to proptech start-ups.
2018-10-11T04:59:00+01:00By Nigel Webb
Heads Together, the mental health initiative spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, recently launched an initiative aiming to change the way we approach mental health in the workplace.
2018-10-10T08:58:00+01:00By Ben Channon (Assael)
At a time when humans spend the majority of their lives indoors, developers need to realise the responsibility they have to create spaces that support mental wellbeing.
2018-10-08T11:10:00+01:00By Matthew Ogg
The theme that the Conservatives sought to weave through last week’s conference was opportunity.
2018-10-04T04:09:00+01:00By Peter Bill
Last week, WeWork backer SoftBank pumped $400m into Compass, a high-end US residential property site absurdly valued at $4.4bn. Some of that cash may well be splashed in London.
2018-10-04T23:00:00+01:00By Steve Cuozzo
Foreign money twice bailed out Pacific Park, one of New York City’s most ambitious but contentious developments. Now a major Chinese player has scaled back its stake. The move might put some juice back into the slow-moving Brooklyn scheme, but completion remains a far-off dream.