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  • RICS HQ
    Online

    RICS must divide or be conquered

    2022-06-23T23:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Grenfell Tower
    News

    Grenfell: five years on and counting

    2022-06-16T23:00:00Z

    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.

  • Levelling up
    News

    Levelling up’s bumpy road

    2022-06-09T23:00:00Z

    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.

  • Platinum Jubilee
    News

    Beacons of Britain over 70 years

    2022-06-02T00:00:00Z

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

  • Climate biodiversity
    Insight

    A sense of perspective

    2022-05-27T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • Piccadilly
    News

    London’s ‘new normal’ is emerging

    2022-05-27T00:00:00Z

    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
    News

    My British Landsec dream fades

    2022-05-20T00:00:00Z

    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
    News

    Checkout a new way of working

    2022-05-13T00:00:00Z

    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
    Insight

    Back to the ballroom?

    2022-05-13T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • Worried young couple
    News

    Disruption on another level

    2022-05-06T00:00:00Z

    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. 

  • Industrial and Logistics
    Insight

    Let the good times roll on a little longer

    2022-04-29T00:00:00Z

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

  • Coworking
    News

    Goodbye and good luck!

    2022-04-29T00:00:00Z

    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?

  • Michael Gove
    News

    Gove turns up the heat

    2022-04-22T00:00:00Z

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

  • EDGE, London Bridge
    News

    Don’t forget to be awesome

    2022-04-14T00:00:00Z

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

  • Older woman
    News

    Why don’t you mind the gap?

    2022-04-08T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • WeWork
    News

    The rise, fall and rise of WeWork

    2022-04-01T00:00:00Z

    It has been coming. We all knew that as we emerged from the pandemic, businesses would review their workplace needs. Some would revert to what they had prior to Covid. Some would downsize. Others would open satellite offices or take flexible workspace to support a smaller head office.

  • Rishi Sunak
    News

    More pain, no gain

    2022-03-25T00:00:00Z

    May we live in less interesting times. This Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the UK entering lockdown for the first time. 

  • Rising gas prices concept chart
    News

    A return to the dark ages?

    2022-03-18T00:00:00Z

    I was born in late 1971, so while my memory of coming back from nursery to a dark home is somewhat hazy, I do just about recall it. We had hyper-inflation, a worldwide oil crisis and an unwinnable war against those evil commies. Sound familiar?

  • Ukraine and Russia flag
    News

    Now is the time for action

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Weasel words, empty rhetoric… propaganda. 

  • Ukrainian flag Kharkov
    News

    A letter from Ukraine…

    2022-03-04T00:00:00Z

    It’s Wednesday 23 February. I arrive in Kyiv to cover this phoney war. A war of words. No one believes Vladimir Putin will dare carry out his ludicrous threats of war.