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  • RICS flags
    News

    RICS crisis is far from over

    2021-05-14T00:00:00Z

    It never rains but it pours – or it does at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), anyway. 

  • Auction generic
    Insight

    Auction market has proved its resilience

    2021-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Who would have guessed that more than a year after we were plunged into lockdown that the auction market would prove to be one of the most resilient parts of the property sector?

  • Climate protest
    News

    Don’t be a climate dinosaur

    2021-05-07T00:00:00Z

    Most people agree that urgent action is needed to address the climate crisis.

  • Tightly packed flats
    News

    Planning for better PDR

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    While people have been dreaming of living in large homes with gardens in the suburbs or countryside, the reality all too many have been waking up to is very different, especially if they live in a “home” delivered via permitted development rights (PDR).

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    Insight

    ​Industrial and logistics sector abuzz with activity

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    The industrial and logistics sector is abuzz with activity at the moment and many of the key issues are covered in this supplement.

  • Green office
    News

    From the ESL to ESG

    2021-04-23T00:00:00Z

    What a week. First, former US cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd, prompting an outpouring of relief over the verdict. Then, we had the outrageous, but happily short-lived, proposals for a football European Super League (ESL), spearheaded by the so-called ‘big six’ UK football ...

  • Jess Carnaby Street
    News

    Retail must reinvent itself

    2021-04-16T00:00:00Z

    After three months imprisoned within the same four walls, people in England were finally (partially) let loose from lockdown this week. 

  • Pay gap
    News

    Bubbly, bubbles and pay gaps

    2021-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Plenty of people will be raising a glass of bubbly on Monday as we reach the first significant milestone on the roadmap out of lockdown. Some, however, will have bubbles of a different sort on their minds.

  • Radiant sunshine
    News

    Waking up to a brave new world

    2021-04-01T00:00:00Z

    After so many blue Mondays, how nice was it to wake up to Happy Monday on 29 March? It was the perfect spring day to emerge blinking from our WFH bunkers and resume interaction with the outside world – and what a brave new world it is.

  • Empty Carnaby St
    News

    Out of the retail ashes

    2021-03-26T00:00:00Z

    We will soon find out what the new normal looks like for retail when non-essential retail – or what’s left of it – reopens on 12 April.

  • Emma Shone index2
    Insight

    Spring is in the air

    2021-03-26T00:00:00Z

    Spring is with us, and bringing with it a renewed sense of optimism across the real estate sectors. 

  • Building site closed Covid
    News

    Things are finally looking up

    2021-03-19T00:00:00Z

    The industry may not quite be full of the joys of spring yet, but it appears finally to have left the winter of discontent behind it.

  • Guide to finance
    Insight

    Guide to finance: sector report March 2021

    2021-03-18T00:00:00Z

    The past year has shone a bright light on the world of real estate finance.

  • RICS flags
    News

    RICS CEO defends his stance

    2021-03-11T16:00:00Z

    It’s the explosive interview everyone has been waiting for. No, not THAT one (all I’ll say about the Harry and Meghan interview is that as a mixed-race woman, I think it’s critically important to address race and mental health issues.)

  • Rishi Sunak masked
    News

    The ultimate fudge it Budget

    2021-03-05T00:00:00Z

    It was the best of Budgets, it was the worst of Budgets – the best in terms of the eye-watering £65bn rescue package, and the worst as that said package represents a drop in the ocean of what is required to kickstart the economy.

  • West End Covid
    News

    Roadmaps and brickbats

    2021-02-26T00:00:00Z

    As roadmaps go, Boris Johnson’s “cautious” plan to ease England out of lockdown is not exactly the easiest to navigate – and there seems to be at least one major road missing.

  • 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. 

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    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 ...