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Opinions from leading experts on the latest developments in commercial and residential property.

  • Wellbeing

    Why wellness and wellbeing must be top of business agenda

    2020-04-03T15:44:00+01:00By Kate Davies

    This is undoubtedly the most uncertain time that many of us have faced in our careers, or in fact our lives, but alongside this uncertainty, I truly believe, comes plenty of opportunity.

  • Older couple on laptop

    Why hearts and minds matter

    2020-04-03T11:59:00+01:00By Ted Schama

    The hospitality sector is at war with Covid-19, which is fundamentally changing the way the world works. Though closures might only last a matter of weeks, the impact will be lasting, and in times like these, leaders talk about hearts and minds.

  • Coronavirus supermarket

    The supermarkets’ finest hour

    2020-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

    The new decade started with worrying tensions between Iran and the US, which forced crude oil prices to spike to more than $70 a barrel.

  • Climate change

    Climate crisis ‘brand’ must change

    2020-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By Farhan Urfi

    Jeff Goldblum’s character in the film Jurassic Park delivers a line that is both profound and now a classic internet meme.

  • Coronavirus/working from home/facetime

    CRS and kindness

    2020-04-02T00:00:00+01:00By Mark Batchelor

    Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the UK, government guidelines have become ever more stringent, with the country now being on effective lockdown with all but essential shops and services being closed and social distancing taking hold.

  • Diversity

    We must give back to get heard

    2020-04-02T00:00:00+01:00

    The general public has a poor perception of the property industry (27% favourability, according to a British Property Federation/Populus survey) and the government is not prioritising us.

  • Old people

    Design is key in later-living sector

    2020-04-02T00:00:00+01:00By

    My grandmother always told me that “until you’re 80, nothing changes, but after that your knees start to be sore when you get out of bed”.

  • Empty construction site

    The cash preservation society

    2020-04-02T00:00:00+01:00By

    “Cash is king.” Never has that well-worn business maxim been more imperative than now, as the country locks down in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

  • Working from home

    Propertyshe perspectives: our new reality, climate change and the Mipim editor’s dinner

    2020-03-31T13:46:00+01:00By

    It has been an extremely steep learning curve for all of us. And it has been particularly impressive how office workers, who have been accustomed to a daily commute to an office, have been able to migrate relatively seamlessly to working from home.

  • Planning and dev

    Ambitious but incompatible? A response to the government’s ‘Planning for the Future’ paper

    2020-03-31T15:55:00+01:00By Iain Painting

    The Budget feels a very long time ago.

  • Houses of Parliament

    Landlords left in the dark by government

    2020-03-30T14:53:00+01:00By Robert Hayton

    Through the business rates system, the government is providing a great deal of financial support to businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • Construction cranes

    Is property immune to Covid-19?

    2020-03-27T00:00:00+00:00By

    Just as we were moving away from the turmoil of Brexit, we find ourselves facing a new hurdle: Covid-19. I say hurdle and not wall because real estate is a resilient industry and it will overcome this.

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