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What was The Buzz in January?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention in January. From the trend of commercial real estate firms leaning into AI, to the highs, lows and 2024 trends set for coworking, there’s lots happening in the property industry right now.   The...

What was The Buzz in December?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention in December. From London’s biggest offices deals in 2023, even more coworking brands popping up around the capital to the trends for 2024 (flexi offices, AI assistants, four-day weeks?), there’s a lot...

What was The Buzz in November?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention in November. From London’s best new home, design of the future workplace, and the impact of global warming and hybrid working on the office industry, we’re taking a glimpse into what the future...

What was The Buzz in October?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. What was The Buzz in October? Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention in October. From re-evaluating office needs, a lifeline for London homes and the growing adoption of tech in...

What was The Buzz in September?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention in September. From increasing City space demand, a hefty lease forfeit for Meta and one of the decade’s largest shopping centre deals on the horizon, it’s all systems go for the UK...

What was The Buzz in July?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention in July. From the passage of a new 'flexible work' bill, to the battle over M&S Oxford Street, revolutionising decisions are being made that will shape the future of the UK real estate...

What was The Buzz in June?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention in June. From using AI in workplace design to a call for climate regulation in planning, things in the world of real estate are changing. Property companies ask government for regulation to make...

What was The Buzz in May?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention in May. From a super-prime boom to increasing office attendance, a lot has been happening. London’s ‘super-prime’ property market back to pre-Brexit levels More than 160 properties worth £10m or more were sold in London...

What was The Buzz in April?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention in April. From EPC regulations, changing flexible working policies, to acquisitions and new CEOs, it’s been another busy month.  EPC regulations   On 1 April 2023, new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regulations came into effect....

What was The Buzz in March?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. We take a look at a few of the stories that caught our attention in March. From downsizing to back to the office, social media bans to our newest new normal, a lot’s been happening. 10 cities offering the best work-life balance Copenhagen has been...

What was The Buzz in February?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. As we head into spring, let’s take a look at a few of the stories that caught our attention in February. Truce for remote working? The battle continues to get remote workers back to the office, with social media giant TikTok informing US staff whose...

What was The Buzz in January?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. As always, January was a bustling month in the world of real estate, work and workplace. Here are a few of the stories that caught our attention. Most managers believe flexible working helps productivity According to a survey by the Equal Parenting Project (jointly...

What was The Buzz in December?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. With the majority of us back at our chosen work locations, December may already seem like a far and distant memory, but here’s a quick look back at what kept us buzzing just a few days ago. New legislation on flexible working At the beginning...

What was The Buzz in November?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Just like that it was November, and you know what that means? The festivities have really dialled up. Places and spaces are adorned with twinkly lights and decorations and, faced with national belt-tightening, retail has extended sales beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

What was The Buzz in October?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. Aside from a(nother) new Prime Minister, mini-budget U-turns, and a seemingly ever-shrinking economy, in the real estate world, the focus largely remains on work and workplace. October also saw CREtech NY, see our earlier overview for a roundup on that. Health and wellbeing remain...

What was The Buzz in September?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. It’s been a busy month of events, you’ll have seen our posts on GCUC and FlexWorld in London, as well as London Design Festival. GWA FlexForward was also held in the US and the BCO Presidents lunch took place at the Guildhall in...

What was The Buzz in August?

Our monthly roundup of real estate industry news. The Dezeen Awards 2022 architecture longlist was revealed at the beginning of the month featuring over 300 of the world’s best architecture, interiors and design as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work. There are 47...

What was The Buzz in July?

July was…well…hot. As record temperatures hit the country and many of us battled fruitlessly to keep cool, there was still plenty going on in real estate. Here are some of the highlights: The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the six buildings competing for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize, recognising...

What was The Buzz in June?

From a four-day working week to World Environment Day 2022, June saw a host of environmental and social events. Here we take a look back at June’s highlights in the world of Real Estate and beyond. The world’s biggest four-day work week trial began in the UK. Employees from 70 companies...

What was The Buzz in May?

May was a big month for industry events, kicking off with FlexSA in London, followed by GCUC in Seattle and CREtech Climate in Copenhagen. Themes across the board centred on employee wellbeing, how important ESG is as we stand on the precipice of irreversible climate change, and the rise and...

What was The Buzz in April?

Working policies continued to be announced, sparking many debates. Companies are adapting (and many creating) their flexible working policies; some have been received with open arms, others with resignations. The most talked about in April… Airbnb announced a new work-from-anywhere policy with no impact on wage, unless moving countries, however employees can...

What was The Buzz in March?

In-person events were back in full swing (finally!) including the return of MIPIMWorld, which focussed on the office of the future. The Buzz marked International Women's Day, an important day to celebrate achievement, to #BreaktheBias, and highlight the need for inclusivity, diversity and equitability. The news from March: Currys plc closes west London HQ after...

What was The Buzz in February?

Is there a one-size-fits-all solution to the future of where we work? Well, no. There’s certainly a seismic shift happening across the workplace and it is completely revolutionising the way we think about offices, remote working and employees' workplace needs, meaning a new standard way of working is forming. As restrictions in...