All Leader articles – Page 6

  • Coworking

    Goodbye and good luck!


    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

    Gove turns up the heat


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

  • EDGE, London Bridge

    Don’t forget to be awesome


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

  • Older woman

    Why don’t you mind the gap?


    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

    The rise, fall and rise of WeWork


    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

    More pain, no gain


    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

    A return to the dark ages?


    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

    Now is the time for action


    Weasel words, empty rhetoric… propaganda. 

  • Ukrainian flag Kharkov

    A letter from Ukraine…


    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.

  • Russian investment

    A game of Russian roulette


    How many times this week have we heard commentators call on the West to meet force with force, as that is all Vladimir Putin understands?

  • Mitchell Labiak index

    Predicting the future


    Predicting the future is a thankless task. In 2012, not even the best minds in the world would have been able to predict Donald Trump’s presidency, Brexit or a global pandemic. 

  • City skyline climate change

    Now’s the time for radical climate action


    People often say ‘the greater the challenge, the greater the opportunity’, particularly in this industry. Not when it comes to the climate emergency, though. ‘The greater the challenge, the greater the threat’ is the more likely refrain.

  • optimism_credit_shutterstock_oatawa_524086885

    Let the good times roll


    With the light at the end of the Covid tunnel getting brighter, it seems that barely a day goes by without another piece of positive news from the property industry.

  • Sustainability reporting_shutterstock_160036250_cred song_about_summer

    Downsides to levelling up


    There are so many downsides to the Levelling Up White Paper, where to start? 

  • Global finance investment

    There’s always a silver lining


    Last year was a record year for property investment, according to the latest data from Gerald Eve. Not that the bigwigs in the industry needed to have their relentless optimism fuelled any further.

  • Office generic

    It’s all offices and politics


    What a week! Boris Johnson’s announcement that Plan B restrictions are being lifted did not distract attention from a totally self-inflicted leadership crisis (as Property Week went to press, it looked as though he was about to be given the heave-ho after being accused of “defending the indefensible” over ‘Partygate’).

  • Aluminium cladding

    Developers carry the cladding can


    We all knew it was coming. The answer to the thorny question over who should pay to remove unsafe cladding from residential blocks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy was never the leaseholders. 

  • Cafe closed Covid sign

    The rollercoaster ride continues


    How fitting that we start 2022 with something of a catch-22 dilemma: a hospitality sector that cannot get the lockdown-magnitude help it is demanding – and desperately needs – because the current Covid restrictions do not constitute an official lockdown.

  • Closed due to Covid sign

    It could have been worse


    And just like that… 2021 was nearly over. For a minute there, I thought we were finally emerging from this Covid nightmare and were going to end the year on a high. It wasn’t to be.

  • Work from home

    It’s beginning to look a lot like…


    …Christmas 2020 all over again. OK, maybe not that bad, but as Property Week went to press on Wednesday, Boris Johnson was due to announce the return of WFH and introduction of vaccine passports amid mounting fears of another festive lockdown.