All Leader articles – Page 8

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    The countdown to RESI begins


    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

    Welcome to the new WFH


    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 ...

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    Will Liverpool walk on?


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

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    Property presses the play button


    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

    Kick racism out of property


    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

    The times they are a-changin’


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

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    The holiday is now over


    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.

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    Industrial & logistics sector continues to boom


    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.

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    Fewer people, more space?


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

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    More rent misery for landlords


    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.

  • Grenfell Tower

    Four years on from Grenfell


    Who can forget the harrowing images of fire ravaging Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Wednesday 14 June 2017, or the shocked incomprehension on the firefighters’ faces as they rushed towards the blaze, which having started as a seemingly innocuous kitchen fire on the fourth floor would spread so ...

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    UK recovery gathers momentum


    Happy days. The sun has been shining, the Covid death rate has hit zero for the first time since the pandemic began and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is forecasting that the UK economy will grow 7.2% in 2021, up from its prediction of 5.1% in March. ...

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    The new normal


    The world is opening up again and people are starting to get back into old routines. 

  • Finance chart Covid-19

    Time for British Landsec?


    Are British Land and Landsec waving or drowning?

  • Social distancing

    Another step towards a new normal


    There may have been plenty of clouds in the sky this week, but the outlook is brighter than it has been for some time.

  • RICS flags

    RICS crisis is far from over


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

  • Auction generic

    Auction market has proved its resilience


    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

    Don’t be a climate dinosaur


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

  • Tightly packed flats

    Planning for better PDR


    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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    ​Industrial and logistics sector abuzz with activity


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