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  • 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
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    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.

  • Wooden houses shutterstock_1734035015 SewCream
    News

    Housing market leaves industry dazed and confused

    2020-10-09T00:00:00Z

    In a world where we often have access to instant data, it can be hard to admit that there are still some things we barely understand.

  • Businesswoman dominos
    News

    All change at the top

    2020-10-02T00:00:00Z

    What is it that they say about buses? You wait ages for one and then three come along at once? That certainly seems to have been the case with senior industry appointments this week.

  • Stressed woman
    News

    Back to WFH? WTF?

    2020-09-25T00:00:00Z

    Can you hear it? The loud clattering of wooden wheels accelerating downhill? That is the sound of the handcart we are all going to hell in, that is.

  • Empty Carnaby St
    News

    September brings some setbacks with it

    2020-09-18T00:00:00Z

    It was starting to feel like the end was in sight, wasn’t it? Early September arrived with a distinct back-to-school feeling. (I even saw my neighbour’s teenage son emerge for the first time since March, sporting a crisp-looking uniform.) Footfall was on the up in major cities as the government ...

  • Diversity
    News

    Diversity and the office matter

    2020-09-11T00:00:00Z

    I did not want to write this column. As a mixed-race person (half Trinidadian, half English), I am both black and white, but in the increasingly polarised debate over race, I am seen as neither, someone without enough skin in the game either way, the perennial outsider looking in – ...