Lem Bingley

Lem Bingley

Lem is editor of Property Week.

  • Net zero

    Beware the sunlit uplands


    As I write hastily on Wednesday (20.09.23), I assume speech writers in the back rooms of No 10 Downing Street will be hammering their keyboards with even greater urgency, tasked with framing the government’s shift on climate policy in the best possible light. I don’t envy their task in polishing ...

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    Big interview with Octopus Real Estate: ‘How far can we push the boundaries?’


    Octopus Real Estate’s Edward Clough tells Property Week how it is boosting its sustainability, and the sector’s via a funding alliance with Homes England.

  • Money men

    The money men


    This week we publish the inaugural Property Top 40 – a list detailing the best-paid executives running UK-listed firms in the property sector.

  • Online survey

    Property Week launches Get Set for Net Zero survey


    Property Week  would like to understand what you think about climate change: what action you think is appropriate, and what steps your organisation might be taking to reach net zero carbon.

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    When the fighting stops


    It’s a well-worn business principle that adversity brings opportunity. Today’s challenging economic period will undoubtedly give rise to winners as well as losers across the property sector.

  • Airport departures

    Policies are too often up in the air


    This week’s air traffic control disruption, apparently caused by a single malformed flightplan, has provided a painful demonstration of the law of unintended consequences.

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    Big interview with The Portman Estate’s chief exec: The patient approach


    Chief executive Oliver Fenn-Smith tells Lem Bingley about his bold plans for The Portman Estate’s historic slice of central London and why he is taking a long-term view in his stewardship of the area.

  • New home key in door

    Good, cheap and fresh: pick any two


    The irony of being probed for anti-competitive practices in the midst of a transparently difficult year will not bring much comfort to the major housebuilders.

  • Money

    Ringfence alarm bells


    A couple of weeks ago, I dwelt on the declining amounts of money spent on running local authority planning departments across England.

  • M&S

    M&S lesson: don’t diss retrofit


    Michael Gove’s decision last week to throw out plans to redevelop the M&S flagship building on Oxford Street must have been particularly galling for the retailer, given that the secretary of state seems to have prioritised protecting the visual impact of the Selfridges store next door.

  • Brownfield site

    Ease the slow squeeze


    A joint paper published by Landsec and British Land last week called for planning policy changes to promote urban regeneration on brownfield sites.

  • Net zero 1

    Everybody needs good NABERS


    At a breakfast briefing last month, Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO of the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), showed a slide depicting a very strange situation – but one which she found not the least bit surprising.

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    In the eye of the storm


    Katherine Beisler, head of ESG consulting at Get Set for Net Zero partner Hollis, gives her view on the UK’s progress at cleaning up its buildings.

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    Don’t duck diversity


    Loraine Martins OBE has a blunt message for any business leader who doesn’t feel comfortable discussing race, gender or any other aspect of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI): get comfortable.

  • Net zero

    A climate of inaction


    It is perhaps ironic that questions around the climate crisis are so often kicked into the long grass, along with other tricky problems best solved later, preferably by someone else.

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    Big interview with UKGBC’s outgoing chief exec Julie Hirigoyen: To net zero, and beyond…


    UK Green Building Council chief Julie Hirigoyen reflects on the road ahead for the property sector as she steps down after eight years of progress.

  • Boris Johnson

    Planning beyond Boris


    In the end, just seven of Boris Johnson’s closest allies in the House of Commons rose to his defence on Monday, as MPs voted overwhelmingly to endorse the privileges committee’s report on his Partygate dishonesty.

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    A new wave of new towns?


    Nigel Hugill, the chief executive of master-developer Urban&Civic, tells Property Week why he believes ambitious new settlements are the only way to address Britain’s housing shortage.

  • New house for sale

    House prices: who knows?


    The two leading house price indices (HPIs), from Nationwide and Halifax, provide the most timely measure of sentiment in the housing market but also the most partial. The picture that each paints of what is going on – and the commentary provided by the lenders’ in-house experts – can often ...

  • Keir Starmer

    Hope versus housing


    Labour’s attempts to portray itself as the party to get Britain building have begun in earnest, with a couple of policies floated so far that appear surprisingly bold and more than a little divisive.

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