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Big themes for 2021

Each one of these trends is underpinned by a higher weighting afforded to individual needs, preferences and experiences – meaning that real estate developers and landlords can no longer take a cookie-cutter approach. Environment Environmental issues have been rising up the real estate agenda for some time, and rightly so. While the pandemic has focused […]

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The future of the office

I yield to no one in my admiration for the office as a social centre, but it’s no place actually to get any work done. – Katharine Whitehorn, View from a Column (1981) The king is dead; long live the king. The dominance of centralised office space as the lynchpin of our working environment has […]

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Grandma’s groceries

Consumers won’t turn back from e-commerce now – so what do institutional investors need to know about the logistics property market? The influence of e-commerce on the daily life of many Americans became clear to me when my 92-year-old mother was able to identify what grocery items arrived at her home by the logo on […]

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Global media cities

The likes of LA, London and Mumbai are being challenged as consumer appetites becomes more global. Media cities are hubs of creativity where films, television, and music are produced, edited, and consumed. A new analysis by Savills of media cities around the globe puts Los Angeles in the top spot – not surprisingly, given that […]

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Remind me why you own bonds

Why low bond yields may mean you need to rethink your portfolio construction. The future looks even more uncertain than usual. Normally uncertainty translates into lower asset prices. But not this time. And with the prices of all assets buoyed by abundant liquidity, we fear a traditional ‘diversified’ portfolio is not going to be much […]

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The BS detector… limitations of proptech and apologies needed from REIT CEOs

It has been one of the few good weeks for ‘man’ (occupied offices and physical retail) versus ‘machine’ (logistics), with Landsec and British Land both up 20% but declines for Zoom (-15%), Amazon (-6%) and even the seemingly unstoppable Segro (-2.3%). The investment market is unrecognisable as the market I joined two decades ago. In […]

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Heightened investor interest in data centres amid societal changes

As the pandemic disrupted life around the globe, nearly everyone’s routine changed, including the way we communicate with one another and how we send and receive data. With an abrupt shift in the way we work, and a dramatic increase of data traffic traversing the internet, it became apparent that the current infrastructure was not […]

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