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  • City of London
    News

    Why London is still calling

    2021-10-15T00:00:00Z

    When the UK first entered lockdown in March 2020, the impact was nowhere more stark than in London.

  • Tax Avoidance
    News

    Pandora Papers and the cracks

    2021-10-08T00:00:00Z

    What’s that I spy? A bear heading into the woods clutching a toilet roll? Sorry, say that again. The Pope is… is Catholic?

  • Casino wheel
    News

    All bets are on

    2021-10-01T00:00:00Z

    It’s fairly normal to have a healthy dose of cynicism as a journalist – especially after a year and a half of worrying about Covid – but it feels good to be upbeat about life for a change. My lockdown hobbies have all but disappeared and in-person meetings are par ...

  • Mitchell Labiak index
    Insight

    The end is in sight

    2021-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Say it quietly: the pandemic is almost over. Vaccination rates are up, people are hugging again and workers are returning to their offices.

  • Gas
    News

    Another winter of discontent

    2021-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Questions, questions, questions. This week, I chaired a Climate Crisis Challenge Spotlight Event, in collaboration with UKGBC, asking a big one: “How do we turn followship into leadership ahead of COP26?”.

  • CS Dentons logistics warehouse
    Insight

    The changing face of the logistics market

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    It’s no secret that the industrial and logistics sector is booming. Take-up in the first half of the year continued to soar and investment activity also sky-rocketed to a new record high of £6bn, according to data from Knight Frank. That’s 54% more than the previous high recorded in H1 ...

  • Robert Jenrick Conservative Party Conference 2019
    News

    Back to Earth… and the office

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Aargh. Just when I thought we’d finally got a secretary of state for housing who vaguely understood the brief…

  • New York September 11
    News

    Looking back at 9/11

    2021-09-10T00:00:00Z

    It doesn’t matter how many times I see footage of the planes striking the Twin Towers, the sight never fails to shock. It is the unsteady angle of attack, terrifying speed and devastating impact, especially of the second plane as it scythes through the South Tower.

  • Houses
    Insight

    A RESI you can’t afford to miss

    2021-09-03T00:01:00Z

    The government’s announcement this week of a new £8.6bn funding package to make home ownership a more “realistic and affordable” aspiration for tens of thousands of families is a welcome one. But the devil will be as much in the delivery as the detail.

  • Morrisons Abergavenny
    News

    What next for PE target Morrisons?

    2021-08-27T00:00:00Z

    There may be more reasons to buy Morrisons, but only one really counts as far as the private equity players currently circling it are concerned: its £6bn property portfolio.

  • Housing market finance chart
    News

    The countdown to RESI begins

    2021-08-20T00:00:00Z

    If you look out the windows of the Property Week office in Croydon, you can see cranes in almost every direction, most of them hoisting building materials up and down residential towers.

  • Remote working
    News

    Welcome to the new WFH

    2021-08-06T00:00:00Z

    I was sure that after 16 months of not being able to take foreign holidays (or domestic ones easily), the whole industry would decamp for at least a fortnight this summer as parts of the market hardest hit by the pandemic picked themselves up off the deck with a view ...

  • Liverpool
    News

    Will Liverpool walk on?

    2021-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Few cities currently illustrate the ups and downs of the world of property development quite like Liverpool. 

  • Cafe reopening Covid
    News

    Property presses the play button

    2021-07-23T00:00:00Z

    Freedom day wasn’t quite the ‘disaster day’ some had forecast, but it didn’t feel particularly liberating, did it? With Covid cases continuing to rise and some of the double-jabbed among them, it is little wonder that people remain anxious about returning to the office (or heading to the shops).

  • Business people
    News

    Kick racism out of property

    2021-07-16T00:00:00Z

    There was a sickening inevitability to it – so much so that I switched my phone and the TV off as soon as the game ended and I realised what was coming – but I did not think for a second that one of the idiots taking to social media ...

  • Office building
    News

    The times they are a-changin’

    2021-07-09T00:00:00Z

    Headlines blaring “unprecedented” this and “uncertain” that have dominated the news over the past year and a half.

  • Finance chart Covid-19
    News

    The holiday is now over

    2021-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Amid all the confusion and chaos over planned foreign trips to countries designated as red, amber or green, we can say with certainty that there is one holiday that will no longer be happening.

  • Warehouse
    Insight

    Industrial & logistics sector continues to boom

    2021-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Industrial & logistics is one of the few sectors to have emerged strongly from the pandemic. Indeed, such has been the boom in demand for shed space, mainly from ecommerce retailers but also cold storage operators and data centres, that speculative development is booming, too.

  • Covid office worker
    News

    Fewer people, more space?

    2021-06-25T00:00:00Z

    One of the nice things about going into the office during a pandemic is how much space you have to yourself.

  • Closed due to Covid sign
    News

    More rent misery for landlords

    2021-06-18T00:00:00Z

    We all knew it was coming, but that did not make the government’s announcement on Monday that so-called Freedom Day would be delayed until 19 July any easier to stomach, not least because of the likely ramifications.