Edinburgh shows flex appeal

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 10:38

In this week’s newsletter, Emily Perryman looks at a new report from Knight Frank which reveals that recent rapid growth in Edinburgh’s tech sector is driving demand for ‘quirky’ flexible office space in the Scottish capital. »

Safe as houses: New 'gender lens' fund focuses on helping homeless women

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 16:16

In this week’s newsletter, Emily Perryman focuses on a new fund launch from Patron Capital, the Women In Safe Homes (WISH) Fund, which has a GBP100 million target, and is the world’s first ‘gender lens’ property fund aimed at helping at risk of or experiencing homelessness. And as Patron Capital MD Keith Breslauer highlights, the fund already has a GBP10 million commitment from impact investors Society Capital. »

Building tech partnerships in the real estate sector

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 10:51

The real estate sector has, to date, been slow to recognise and act on the opportunities provided by technological developments. But as Emily Perryman finds out from Mike Scott, head of real estate at Cripps Pemberton Greenish, building relationships in the tech sector is key to unlocking the full potential of the property sector. »

Real opportunities in real estate debt

Thu, 14/11/2019 - 12:09

In this week’s newsletter, Fitzrovia Finance Chief Executive Brad Bauman tells Emily Perryman why the future is bright for secured lending property platforms and how real estate debt investment has more in common with bond than equity investing. »

Northern delights - UK's regional office sector on the up

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:20

Commercial landlords are targeting investment opportunities in the North and the East Midlands according to new research from Together. And as Emily Perryman finds out in this week’s newsletter, government initiatives such as the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine have played a part in rejuvenating the regional offices sector.  »

Gearing up for a market downturn with cycle-resistant strategies

Thu, 31/10/2019 - 11:46

In this week’s newsletter, Emily Perryman looks at new research from Hodes & Weill and Cornell University which suggests that in the midst of fears about a downturn in the commercial real estate market, institutional real estate investors are turning to cycle-resistant strategies. »

Digitalising the real estate debt sector

Thu, 24/10/2019 - 10:48

This week, Oxane Partners co-founding partner Vishal Soni explains to Emily Perryman why he thinks the real estate debt sector could be ripe for digitalisation as professionals ditch manual processes and spreadsheets in favour of new tech-driven tools and solutions. »

Rising prices closing the door on home ownership

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 11:23

In this week's newsletter, Emily Perryman looks at new research from Swinton Insurance which reveals that rising house prices in the past decade have seen big falls in home ownership rates throughout the developed world. And nowhere is this more evident than in the UK which has seen an 11 per cent fall in those on the property ladder. »

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