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  • Climate apocalypse city
    News

    Do or die time for climate

    2021-02-19T00:00:00Z

    I thought there was only supposed to be one Blue Monday a year. The 15th of February certainly gave the third Monday in January a run for its money.

  • Industrial and Logistics
    Insight

    Is the future for industrial and logistics still bright?

    2021-02-19T00:00:00Z

    Last year was a record-breaker for the sector as the combination of a global pandemic and looming Brexit sent take-up through the roof. 

  • Empty high street_credit_shutterstock_zjtmath_1734215396
    News

    Reset or RIP for retail?

    2021-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Everyone (including me) keeps talking about long, dark tunnels, but I am starting to think we’re actually stuck in a very deep hole – one that it may prove impossible for some parts of the market to dig themselves out of.

  • Croydon town hall
    News

    A taxing issue for councils

    2021-02-05T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic has focused minds on a raft of ethical questions: how landlords treat their tenants ; what more the industry can do to rise to the climate crisis challenge ( launching green bonds, for example, as Atrium European Real Estate has ); and how RICS could better have handled ...

  • Debenhams Southsea shut
    News

    Boohoo for Debenhams

    2021-01-29T00:00:00Z

    If this lockdown ever ends and we are allowed to go shopping again for fun, non-essential things (remember those?), I’m seriously starting to wonder if there will be any shops left on the high street to shop in. The signs are not good.

  • RICS HQ London
    News

    RICS must face the music

    2021-01-22T00:00:00Z

    The genie is out of the bottle. The cat is out of the bag. Pandora’s box is open. RICS can no longer avoid its day of reckoning. 

  • RICS flags
    News

    A right ruckus at RICS

    2021-01-15T00:00:00Z

    Oh dear. It is never a good idea to keep sweeping stuff under the carpet when everyone suspects – or knows – there is a problem. 

  • What comes after pandemic shutterstock_1755144350 AndrilKoval
    News

    Long night’s journey into day

    2021-01-08T00:00:00Z

    New Year. New lockdown. Fanf***ingtastic.

  • Light at end of tunnel
    News

    Thank f*** it’s nearly over

    2020-12-18T00:00:00Z

    There can’t be anyone who won’t be happy to see the back of 2020.

  • Philip Green
    News

    There are many actors in this tragedy

    2020-12-11T00:00:00Z

    It is all too easy to blame larger than life retail ‘tycoons’ like Sir Philip Green for the devastation that has been wrought across our high streets in the past few weeks and years.

  • Topman & Topshop shuttered
    News

    Tomorrow’s world starts now

    2020-12-04T00:00:00Z

    Well, that lockdown certainly ended with a bang. On the eve of the grand reopening of ‘non-essential’ stores, Philip Green’s Arcadia empire came tumbling down, and I’ll be damned if it didn’t just drag Debenhams down with it.

  • Radiant sunshine
    News

    Hi ho silver lining

    2020-11-27T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 clouds are finally beginning to lift. 

  • Covid-19
    News

    Lockdown losers and winners

    2020-11-20T00:00:00Z

    Forget about the winter of discontent. This has been the year of discontent.

  • Warehouse
    Insight

    Industrial and Logistics supplement November 2020

    2020-11-20T00:00:00Z

    Almost every part of the property industry has been detrimentally affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Food and beverage operators have spent more days closed this year than open, retailers have shuttered stores after going under or entering into CVAs and administration and offices have lain empty during the biggest WFH ...

  • RESI thank you
    News

    A resounding RESI success

    2020-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Some said it was sheer madness to attempt it – and I think I speak for all the Property Week team involved in RESI when I say we were bricking it on Tuesday morning as we prepared to kick off our first fully virtual two-day event during a national ...

  • Emma Shone index2
    Insight

    Here we go again

    2020-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Well, here we go again. Lockdown number two. While it was perhaps inevitable, it is a blow to the many businesses that were starting to get back on their feet. It may have been necessary to protect lives, but with Christmas on the horizon and no end to the pandemic ...

  • Closed sign coronavirus
    News

    Brace for law and disorder

    2020-11-06T00:00:00Z

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse. As Property Week went to press the US presidential election was on a knife edge and England was bracing itself for a second national lockdown.

  • Manchester skyline
    News

    Manchester stands united

    2020-10-30T00:00:00Z

    I visited Manchester for the first time around 10 years ago.

  • Scalpel
    News

    Scalpel sale will set the tone

    2020-10-23T00:00:00Z

    It’s not been the best year for office deals.

  • Closed pub_credit_shutterstock_Kristin Greenwood_1709933992
    News

    Stop the world. I’m getting off

    2020-10-16T00:00:00Z

    Bored now. Really, really bored.