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Comment from interim editor Jane King and other senior journalists at Property Week.


    RICS must divide or be conquered

    2022-06-23T23:00:00+01:00By Lem Bingley

    Lord Michael Bichard’s review of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), published this week, sets out a clear path forward for the beleaguered professional body – a way out of the mire it has floundered in for the past 18 months, and the long-term governance blunders that created the ...

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    Grenfell: five years on and counting

    2022-06-16T23:00:00+01:00By Lem Bingley

    Five years ago this week, fire took hold of Grenfell Tower and spread with a speed and ferocity that surprised everyone. Since that awful night, the response has plodded on at a pace that will have surprised almost no one.

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    Levelling up’s bumpy road

    2022-06-09T23:00:00+01:00By Jane King

    Last weekend’s Jubilee pageant celebrations showcased what makes the UK a great success story. Look behind the pomp, though, and there lies another story.

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    Beacons of Britain over 70 years

    2022-06-02T00:00:00+01:00By Jane King

    Assembling a star list of significant or iconic British buildings is never going to be easy.

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    A sense of perspective


    Welcome to the Summer 2022 edition of Perspectives, Property Week’s thought leadership supplement that aims to provide a series of in-depth essays examining some of the most pressing issues facing the industry and society at large. This issue certainly doesn’t disappoint on that front.

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    London’s ‘new normal’ is emerging

    2022-05-27T00:00:00+01:00By Jane King

    London’s status as one of the top international destinations where people want to live and work has been a hot talking point for some time.

  • Handshake

    My British Landsec dream fades


    It’s that time of year again, when we get to compare two of the UK’s largest REITs that I have often said should consider merging to form a real powerhouse.

  • Tesco Hayes

    Checkout a new way of working


    With Messrs Branson and Musk now offering joyrides into orbit for a mere £200,000 or so, you could be forgiven for thinking that the ‘space race’ is over.

  • Auction generic

    Back to the ballroom?


    Over the past year, the auctions market has more than proved that it can adapt with the times. While the retail sector is still weighing up the high street’s future and the office sector is frantically encouraging employees to return, auction houses have had a whale of a time.

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    Disruption on another level

    2022-05-06T00:00:00+01:00By Jane King

    This week, I had the privilege of beginning a short stint as Property Week’s interim editor and, looking at some of the content in this issue, it struck me that the industry mood is changing.

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    Goodbye and good luck!


    Is the great return to the office finally back on? With Jacob Rees-Mogg on the war path, it probably is for civil servants, but what about everyone else?

  • Industrial and Logistics

    Let the good times roll on a little longer


    During my first stint at Property Week in the early 2000s I was given the sheds patch.

  • Michael Gove

    Gove turns up the heat


    It is a perfect example of ‘be careful what you wish for’.

  • EDGE, London Bridge

    Don’t forget to be awesome


    Let’s be honest. The property industry has a pretty poor reputation.

  • Older woman

    Why don’t you mind the gap?


    With all the promotions and pay rises dished out by the leading surveying firms in recent weeks, you might be forgiven for thinking that great strides are finally being made in redressing the gender imbalance in the industry’s senior ranks. Sadly, not so.

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