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  • Radiant sunshine
    News

    Hi ho silver lining

    2020-11-27T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 clouds are finally beginning to lift. 

  • Covid-19
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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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
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    Manchester stands united

    2020-10-30T00:00:00Z

    I visited Manchester for the first time around 10 years ago.

  • Scalpel
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    Scalpel sale will set the tone

    2020-10-23T00:00:00Z

    It’s not been the best year for office deals.

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    Stop the world. I’m getting off

    2020-10-16T00:00:00Z

    Bored now. Really, really bored.

  • Wooden houses shutterstock_1734035015 SewCream
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 – ...

  • Coronavirus/working from home/facetime
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    Home truths about WFH

    2020-09-04T00:00:00Z

    God, I miss the office. I even miss the four-hour round-trip commute. Yes, things are that bad – and I am one of the lucky ones.

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    Reasons to be cheerful

    2020-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Whisper it quietly – are things starting to look up?

  • ChinaRussia flag shutterstock_707059162 Glen Mackenzie
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    UK industry on red alert

    2020-08-07T00:00:00Z

    The siege mentality induced by Brexit and exacerbated by Covid-19 has made us fearful of almost everything – returning to work, going to the shops, travelling abroad. It has also made us fearful of almost everyone, especially if they’re not British.

  • Surrey County Council
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    Councils count the cost

    2020-07-31T00:00:00Z

    Don’t try to catch a falling knife, the saying goes. Unfortunately, local authorities (LAs) have not heeded the advice, not when it comes to investment in commercial property, anyway.

  • Light at end of tunnel
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    Light at the end of a long tunnel

    2020-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Do my eyes deceive me? Is that light I spy at the end of the tunnel? This week, there was cause for cautious optimism on several fronts.

  • Empty row of shops
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    It’s do or die time on rent

    2020-07-17T00:00:00Z

    It’s the rent, stupid. Landlords of retail property are in despair across the country, as much of their income dries up.