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  • Office

    Tech critical to back office success

    2020-10-21T09:35:00+01:00By

    Editor: It is no surprise that lockdown has seen a rise in the volume of ‘grey space’ in London’s office market, as 61% of desk-based workers reportedly want to work from home more following lockdown.

  • Construction cranes

    A better option for affordable homes

    2020-10-21T10:31:00+01:00By Anthony H Ratcliffe

    Editor: In her recent comment piece, Geeta Nanda writes: “The need to build more affordable homes has never been so urgent”. I profoundly disagree. It is the need to build more homes that has never been so urgent.

  • Mortgage

    We can’t ignore negative equity risk

    2020-10-15T00:00:00+01:00By Cormac Henderson

    Editor: The prime minister’s announcement of 95% LTV mortgages for first-time buyers at the virtual Conservative conference last Tuesday will undoubtedly support first-time buyers in accessing the property market, while simultaneously inflating property prices.

  • Proptech connections

    The tech’s there to tackle laundering

    2020-10-14T14:10:00+01:00By Martin Cheek

    Editor: The case of Mansoor Mahmood Hussain, known as ‘Manni’, (‘Leeds developer loses £10m of property due to money laundering charge’,) clearly demonstrates the huge gaps in protection against money laundering that exist in the property market, through which criminals are able to pour millions of pounds a year.

  • Office

    Hub-and-spoke model is the future

    2020-10-09T00:00:00+01:00By Emma Long

    Editor: It is no surprise that the regional office market has remained robust throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with stable rents outside the UK’s primary cities a strong indication of future working norms.

  • Proptech

    Digital solutions can help CRE firms

    2020-10-07T14:40:00+01:00By Ben Mein

    Editor: Yardi’s Justin Harley noted recently in Property Week that “technology is more important than ever in the residential world”. This can also be said for the commercial world, yet many CRE businesses still have far to travel in digital transformation and data capabilities.

  • Eat out to help out sign

    Hospitality faces a knockout punch

    2020-10-01T00:00:00+01:00By Ted Schama

    Editor: It really is turning into the fight of the century for the hospitality sector.

  • Students in corridor

    Tech will underpin PBSA flex appeal

    2020-09-30T11:01:00+01:00By Richard Morris

    Editor: It is encouraging to see PBSA adopting more flexible leasing arrangements in order to accommodate different course lengths and formats and address the increased uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.

  • Car park

    Let’s repurpose underused car parks

    2020-09-23T12:23:00+01:00By Federica Buricco

    Editor: In 1970, Joni Mitchell’s hit ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ proclaimed “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot”. Perhaps it is time to revisit this.

  • New Look

    Expect more New Look-style CVAs

    2020-09-23T11:46:00+01:00By Katie James

    Editor: The New Look CVA rent deal is a watershed moment for both occupiers and landlords.

  • Streets from above

    A tight timescale for affordable homes

    2020-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

    Editor: The government’s commitment of £12bn to help deliver 180,000 new affordable homes over the next five years is welcome and significant – as is the pledge that 50% of these new homes will be affordable rental product (‘Jenrick releases details of £12bn affordable housing programme’)

  • Coronavirus

    Covid insurance ruling may save jobs

    2020-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

    Editor: The High Court ruling that some insurers should have paid out for losses caused by lockdown is a major victory to policyholders and the thousands of businesses that had trading interrupted by Covid-19.

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