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  • Wework

    WeWork: This is not a paradigm shift

    2019-10-17T00:00:00+01:00By Tyler E Goodwin

    I’ve consistently tried to be careful about editorialising on WeWork. But, in the interest of full disclosure, I was quoted in Property Week a couple of years ago as saying that WeWork was coming up in meetings so often that we needed a WeWork swear jar. We never did put ...

  • Climate change

    Time to act on climate change

    2019-10-17T00:00:00+01:00By Munish Datta

    If there was ever a moment that perfectly encapsulated the role that the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) plays in uniting, inspiring, advocating and enabling change within the built environment, it was Friday 20 September in London, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham.

  • London houses for sale and rent

    Owning a home no longer sacred

    2019-10-16T00:00:00+01:00By

    I bought my first flat in Notting Hill in 1969 for £11,500. I daren’t think what it’s worth today, but it will be more like £1.5m.

  • Edinburgh, Scotland

    Property factoring sector ripe for consolidation in Scotland

    2019-10-15T09:31:00+01:00By Douglas Weir

    Currently, there are around 315,000 privately owned properties being managed by more than 250 registered factors across Scotland.

  • Construction cranes

    DTZ Investors CEO on why the firm is launching a £650m co-living fund with The Collective

    2019-10-14T12:01:00+01:00By Chris Cooper

    Our relationship with technology transcends several paradoxes: we are its creator, and it is our master; it liberates us but shackles our time; it connects us yet leaves us feeling quite alone.

  • Proptech

    Expo Real 2019: the proptech view

    2019-10-14T14:47:00+01:00By Adam Malik

    As recently as five years ago, there was barely any proptech presence at Expo Real.

  • ilke Hull

    To scale up housing, we need to power up partnerships

    2019-10-14T15:47:00+01:00By Matthew Bench

    Offsite manufacturing has been at the forefront of the housing agenda over the past year.

  • Debenhams

    Are CVAs getting difficult to wear?

    2019-10-14T12:52:00+01:00By Stephanie White

    Even as company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) become a high street fixture, landlords have started to question whether they are actually preferable to a tenant entering administration or liquidation. CVAs often force landlords to swallow huge rent discounts on the basis that a diminished income is better than potentially no income ...

  • High street

    Will the Building Better, Building Beautiful report help our high streets?

    2019-10-14T12:43:00+01:00By Craig Sheach

    There is much to be applauded in the Building Better, Building Beautiful report, which rightly identifies today’s challenges facing the high street.

  • Investment

    Investors flock to alternatives

    2019-10-11T00:00:00+01:00By Manish Chande

    Political and economic uncertainty is driving investors to reconsider their investment portfolios and driving them towards alternatives more than ever.

  • City of London

    Future-proofing the Square Mile

    2019-10-11T00:00:00+01:00By Catherine McGuinness

    Since Roman times, the City of London has continually evolved to meet the challenges of the future.

  • Workplace office diversity

    An industry for LGBTQ+ graduates

    2019-10-10T00:00:00+01:00By Marko Salopek

    This is the time of year when most graduates traditionally start work following the completion of their undergraduate or post-graduate studies. It is an exciting month and a time when they start their career in their chosen profession, gain further independence, meet new people and start developing their professional experience.

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