Insight and comment
With Messrs Branson and Musk now offering joyrides into orbit for a mere £200,000 or so, you could be forgiven for thinking that the ‘space race’ is over.
As World Facilities Management Day comes around on 11 May, you could ask what is happening in facilities management (FM) and how it is affecting property developers?
This week, I had the privilege of beginning a short stint as Property Week’s interim editor and, looking at some of the content in this issue, it struck me that the industry mood is changing.
To me, Jacob Rees-Mogg does not represent the zenith of British political capability. However, his recent tactic of leaving messages for absent civil servants at empty offices may just represent the high water mark of the British labour market in recent times.
A 2012 article in The New Yorker by American author, neuroscience expert and Rhodes scholar Jonah Lehrer recently caught my attention.
Legal and professional advice
Yusoff Ghaznavi, managing director at MAC Construction Consultants, on how he got started in property, his top TV and podcast recommendations, his best/worst purchase and his number-one travel destination.
Louisa Dalgleish, leasing director at Icon Outlet at The O2, on how she got started in the property industry, her top TV and book picks, the celebrity she would most like to meet and her number-one travel destination.
Hilary Witts, director and head of operations in Colliers’ rating team, on how she got started in property, her top TV and book picks, the best and worst things she has bought and her number-one travel destination.
The Environment Bill, set to become law next year, requires all new developments to deliver a minimum uplift of 10% in biodiversity.
Post-pandemic, art is becoming a greater focus in workplaces as companies pivot to their art collections to communicate values, spark conversation and improve wellbeing.
Richard James and Jamie Harris on repurposing a House of Fraser site into PBSA.
Agents will now have to bid for work as heavyweights The Crown Estate and Landsec rethink their rosters.
Richard Cook discusses affordable housing provision and the need for caution.
Samantha Rowland discusses what’s in store for investors looking to enter sector.
Labour-esque plan to force landlords to let commercial properties seen by industry as ‘a little bit political’.