All Professional comment articles – Page 5

  • The Royal Court of Justice
    Professional

    Moving beyond rent court action

    2021-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Recent court decisions that have found in favour of landlords seeking rent arrears should not be seen as the only way forward in terms of repairing retail property revenue flows.

  • Green finance
    Insight

    Lending has a role to play in sustainability

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s sixth Carbon Budget has enshrined a new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035. This is the world’s most ambitious climate change target and will see emissions return to their 1990s levels.

  • Empty high street_credit_shutterstock_zjtmath_1734215396
    Insight

    Why we must support the end of moratoriums

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    When the history of Covid-19 comes to be written, how people behaved will be remembered.

  • Housebuilding
    Insight

    Land scarcity sparks costs surge

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Things couldn’t get rosier for the housebuilders, it would seem. Sales volumes and prices are up, irrespective of dwindling government support.

  • Precast concrete
    Insight

    Net zero needs concrete thinking

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    The results of the  2021 Property Week /UKGBC Climate Crisis Survey highlight a polarised view of the impact of Covid-19 on the climate emergency.  While almost half of respondents felt the pandemic would accelerate our pivot towards decarbonisation, 34.5% felt it would slow it down.

  • Logistics warehouse
    Insight

    Driving change in the logistics world

    2021-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Easing quietly out of DHL’s base in Purfleet since late last year, the Volvo FL Electric 4x2 rigid vehicle has the capacity to run for 120 miles and can carry a maximum of 12 pallets and a weight of up to six tonnes. It is also the first fully electric ...

  • Data
    Professional

    Using data to enhance buildings

    2021-05-07T00:00:00Z

    Supplementing the built environment with an additional dimension of data comes with the challenge of creating an interface between the physical and the digital.

  • High Court
    Professional

    Will new ‘intentional trespassing’ bill offer landowners protection?

    2021-05-07T00:00:00Z

    A new law on ‘intentional trespassing’ was introduced in March by the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021.

  • Tax relief
    Professional

    Can landlords benefit from recent Budget tax breaks?

    2021-05-07T00:00:00Z

    For some in the built environment, it looked like the recent Budget did not offer much in the way of tax breaks for commercial property landlords.

  • Crowd
    Professional

    Choosing occupancy analytics

    2021-05-07T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 disrupted how we occupy and use spaces, making occupancy analytics more important than ever before. 

  • Technology
    Insight

    Driving data-led sustainability

    2021-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Many businesses have committed to net zero and sustainability targets that could have a significant, positive impact on climate change. The world’s largest asset managers have joined a group of investors committing to hit net zero.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
    Insight

    Progress is vital to meet the new climate target

    2021-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The UK government recently announced that it would be aiming to reduce UK net greenhouse gas emissions by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels. This new target builds on (and does not replace) the existing target to reduce UK net greenhouse gas emissions by 68% by 2030.

  • Green office
    Insight

    ‘Adapt and Make Better’ instead

    2021-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The government’s loosely defined ‘Build Back Better’ mantra suggests construction of new buildings and infrastructure will be one of the engines of economic recovery, but what might this mean in practice?

  • Office entrance
    Professional

    Physical and digital security are vital to flex-space working

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Having the right security tools in place can foster trust with your tenants and safeguard your proposition.

  • Construction development
    Professional

    Cutting down embodied carbon

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    The real estate sector is just waking up to the fact that reducing operational emissions in the built environment is the easier part of the net zero carbon challenge – the more difficult part is tackling embodied carbon.

  • Office lighting
    Professional

    Benefits of reduced energy use

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    A viral video during the pandemic shows young people in Paris using parkour skills to reach the kill switches for the illuminated signs of shuttered shops on the locked-down Champs-Élysées.

  • Wellbeing staff outside
    Insight

    The real value of outdoor space

    2021-04-29T00:00:00Z

    With British Summer Time finally here, temperatures edging upwards and restrictions lifting, there is an ever-increasing sense of optimism in the air.

  • Flex workpaspace
    Insight

    New workplaces for a new world

    2021-04-29T00:00:00Z

    With the recent reopening of the retail and hospitality industry, a new sense of hope has emerged. As the government reopens society step by step, the return to the office is on the horizon.

  • Westminster
    Insight

    A future in government property

    2021-04-29T00:00:00Z

    Government property is a brilliant place to work on the biggest, most diverse property portfolio in the UK.

  • House on money pile
    Insight

    An alternative key to the housing crisis

    2021-04-29T00:00:00Z

    The number of small and medium-sized housebuilders (firms that produce 100 units or less every year) has fallen from more than 12,000 in the mid-1980s to around 2,400 today.u