Who holds all the aces in NYC?
2023-06-08T00:00:00+01:00By Steve Cuozzo
Two proposals have emerged as front-runners in the great New York City casino chase. SL Green, Gotham’s largest commercial landlord, is teamed with Caesars Resorts and, surprisingly, rapper Jay-Z in a prospective bid to create a gaming mecca in Times Square. Related Companies hopes to kickstart construction of Hudson Yards’ ...
Arcadis IBI’s Maja Nesdale on bringing wellbeing into law
2023-06-07T07:00:00+01:00By Maja Nesdale
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) sits at the top of the agenda for many developers and investors.
Avamore’s Michael Dean on Labour’s housing policy: balancing ambition and practicality
2023-06-06T06:00:00+01:00By Michael Dean
Labour’s housing policy aims to address the pressing issue of the housing crisis in the UK. With a focus on affordable housing and streamlining the planning system, the party presents ambitious goals for becoming the ‘party of home ownership’.
Shopkeepers’ Campaign’s Vivienne King on businesses thinking big in the north
2023-06-05T06:00:00+01:00By Vivienne King
It has been a momentous fortnight for those of us caught up in the mission to keep Britain’s high streets alive and kicking.
Reed Smith’s Katherine Campbell on why something needs to give for high street rates
More than 17,000 shops closed in the UK in 2022 – nearly 50% more than in 2021.
Peter Bill on the property industry’s nervousness and optimism
2023-06-01T00:00:00+01:00By Peter Bill
Last Thursday lunchtime in the City, Montagu Evans managing partner Rob Bower summed up the mood of the sector as “jittery”. There is reassurance at the mending economic outlook, but jumpiness each time higher-priced money causes a financial fuse to blow, resulting in yet another repossession in a market hardwired ...
Puma’s Eliot Kaye on opportunities for developers in the strong student market
2023-05-31T06:00:00+01:00By Eliot Kaye
In the not-so-distant past, a mention of student accommodation would bring to mind mouldy rooms, unreliable appliances and – worse – landlords who would take a month to send someone around to fix the boiler.
Savills’ Richard Rees on why delivering energy infrastructure is increasingly important
2023-05-30T06:00:00+01:00By Richard Rees
A strong national infrastructure system has many facets, from providing comprehensive education, social care and healthcare to keep people happy and healthy through to delivering roads, water and energy to support the functioning of society and economic growth.
Soho Estates' Steve Norris on the housing political battleground
2023-05-24T00:00:00+01:00By Steve Norris
I make no apology for returning to the residential market this week because what both major political parties are saying is now significantly different.
Harworth Group’s Lynda Shillaw on counting the cost of local plan delays
2023-05-23T06:00:00+01:00By Lynda Shillaw
Wrexham is riding on a wave of celebration, having won promotion to the English Football League, but it may have also relegated economic development and housing delivery to the non-league after councillors voted by a slim majority not to adopt their own Local Development Plan (LDP).
Countryside Partnerships’ Verity MacMahon on why planning needs to keep up pace
2023-05-22T06:00:00+01:00By Verity MacMahon
The government’s latest proposals to reform the planning system are sparking controversy for a sector that has been turbulent for many years. Yet, despite the noise surrounding the need for reform, very little has really changed for decades.
Prestbury Investments’ Nick Leslau on the real estate battlefield
2023-05-18T06:00:00+01:00By Nick Leslau
In the last 12 months, the already challenged real estate world has morphed, yet again, into a new battlefield of conflicting pressures, which have resulted in some of the fastest valuation write-downs in my near-four decades operating in the UK market. Is there a simple explanation?