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What the City of London’s plans do – and don’t tell us about post-pandemic trends
Last week the City of London Corporation unveiled plans to adapt its buildings and public spaces for a post-pandemic world, attracting widespread attention specifically for its commitment to adding 1,500 new dwellings by 2030. The announcement was greeted as compelling…
Why BTR should remain a target sector for investors, developers and lenders
The build-to-rent market has firmly established itself a core operational real estate asset class, and proved the investment case for the important role rental stock needs to play in future UK housing supply. It remains a compelling prospect for developers…
2020: Sales, Construction, and Transaction Levels
A full picture of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is now emerging as year-end figures on sales, construction, and transaction levels are published. Figures from HMRC published yesterday, show 129,000 residential transactions in December 2020, bucking the seasonal trend…
UK’s Construction Industry Post-COVID Digital Revolution?
Amidst the once-in-a-generation pandemic, the UK’s real estate industry had a bumpy ride in 2020 – from strong growth in residential and logistics real estate, a wholesale ‘pause’ in the office sector, and a radical restructuring in the retail sector.…
Measuring Social Value
Précis Capital considers its activities holistically, taking account of the wider economic, social and environmental effects of its actions. Social Value serves as an umbrella term for these broader effects. We have committed to making a conscious effort to ensure…
Green Finance for Residential Development
Green finance today is akin to the internet in 1999; it exists already, but most of its extraordinary growth still lies ahead. The definition of Green Finance, according to the UN Environmental Programme, is an instrument to increase financial flows…
The Momentum Behind Sustainable Investing
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations have never held more sway over how much money, and on what terms, companies, and governments can raise funds from institutional and retail investors than they do today. The US market, the world’s largest…
Responsibility for the Cladding Crisis
The knock-on effect of the cladding crisis could have a drastic impact on Britain’s entire housing market. In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, thousands of residential buildings were deemed as high-risk properties from a fire-safety perspective. The disruption…
Getting Ahead of the Curve
2020 has undoubtedly been another milestone year for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. The impact of the global pandemic, the prominence of issues around diversity and inclusion through the Black Lives Matter movement, and the growing urgency to act…
Decision-Making During Uncertain Market Conditions
The past year was unlike any other. Investment decisions have become even more complex due to the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic and influences that have been around for longer, like Brexit and emerging stakeholder capitalism. These challenges are…
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