In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, recorded as part our Future of Sheffield event, EG editor Samantha McClary is in discussion with Kellie Hatton from Shoosmiths, Mark Jackson from Scarborough Group, Professor Vanessa Toulmin from the University of Sheffield and Martin McKervey, chair of the Sheffield Property Association.

The panel talk about what the heart of Sheffield really is, the role that culture and collaboration will play in its journey out of the Covid-19 caused downturn and how its should grab hold of and celebrate its unique weirdness.

It is a wide-ranging discussion but one that is definitely worth a listen, so grab a cuppa or lace up your trainers for a little panel and PT session and enjoy.

Thanks to our Future of Sheffield partners Shoosmiths, Scarborough Group International and Sheffield Property Association.

If you’d like to watch this interview instead of listen, visit https://www.egi.co.uk/thefutureofukcities/sheffield/

In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, recorded as part of our Future of Sheffield event, EG editor Samantha McClary is talking with Alexis Krachai, chief executive of the Sheffield Property Association about how the city has coped during the Covid-19 pandemic and what it is doing to make sure it enters 2021 on a strong footing.

Thanks to our partners on the event Shoosmiths, Scarborough Group International and Sheffield Property Association and to you in advance for listening.

In this week’s We’re Still Here podcast from EG, deputy editor Tim Burke and senior reporter Emma Rosser discuss some of the breaking residential deals happening in east London, as well as the repercussions for real estate from this week’s spending review.

You’re also invited to put yourself or a colleague forward for this year’s EG Future Leaders programme. Now entering its third year, this award-winning initiative is looking for 12 individuals from groups underrepresented in the built environment to take part in a four-month public speaking course and then give a live presentation at an EG event. For all the info and to apply for a place, head to https://www.egi.co.uk/futureleaders/

In this episode of the EG Property Podcast EG editor Samantha McClary is talking with industry consultant Jane Hollinshead about talent in a Covid world, about the power of the pivot and about how the industry needs to get better at enabling more movement within the sector instead of out of it.

They also talk about how the Covid environment runs the risk of undoing all of the good work the sector has done on D&I and Jane shares her tip on how to make the jump from safety to fulfilment.

The episode is the first in a new series focused on talent in the real estate sector. If you have a story of your own pivoting journey to share or a burning topic you'd like to hear discussed, email Sam at samantha.mcclary@egi.co.uk

 

 

Debate may rage about what Covid-19 means for the future of the office. And there has been no shortage of discussion on what it means for town centres too. But what about other aspects of real estate? Will there be a great reset for valuations, for landlord-tenant relations and for the government’s attitude to real estate? Won’t these be the areas where we see the greatest changes of all?

In this latest episode of Bricks & Mortar, EG’s professional & legal editor, Sarah Jackman, is joined by Jen Lemen - an RICS APC assessor and co-founder of Property Elite - for a look at RICS ethics and professional standards.

The RICS’s current guidance is contained in its Global Professional and Ethical Standards, Rules of Conduct for Members and Rules of Conduct for Firms. However, it is currently consulting members on a new Professional Statement – Statement of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct - which, if adopted, will come into force in June 2021.

What has motivated the proposed change? What is in the detail? And what do both members and APC candidates preparing for final assessment need to be aware of?

Tune in to get up to speed on the detail.

In this week’s We’re Still Here podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary is joined by reporter Lucy Alderson to talk about the findings from EG’s latest mental health survey.

The industry remains one of most affected by mental health issues with half of respondents saying they had experienced unmanageable stress and/or mental health issues in their current role. A figure well above the national average of one in six.

The pandemic has understandably had an impact too, with more than 50% of respondents saying they thought that working from home had negatively affected their mental health. Stress around job security, finances and feelings of isolation were also highlighted as specific issues this year.

But, the Covid crisis has also pushed the importance of understanding mental health and wellbeing much further up the agenda of many businesses, with a whopping 20 percentage point move in the correction direction when it came to how comfortable people felt talking about their mental wellbeing at work.

Visit EG’s mental health hub at https://www.egi.co.uk/mental-health/ for the results in full and much, much more.

Or listen in to this week’s We’re Still here for the lowdown from Lucy Alderson, some reasons to be cheerful from Samantha McClary and for your chance to figure out just why they spend quite so long talking about Double Deckers.

Hannah Quarterman, partner and head of planning at Hogan Lovells International, explains the High Court decision in R (Rights: Community: Action) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2020] EWHC 3073 (Admin); [2020] PLSCS 208 - an eagerly awaited judgment in a judicial review challenge to the government's planning measures introduced during the pandemic.

Quarterman explains why campaign group Rights: Community: Action is opposed to changes to permitted development rights and to the use classes order, intended to give greater flexibility to stimulate development - and outlines the legal grounds of challenge it pursued in court.

She details the court's findings, considers the prospects of any appeal, and takes a broader look at the planning issues that lie behind the judicial review.

This year has tested the mental health of millions, with Covid forcing the country to lockdown and work from home. Property has been no exception, and EG's 2020 mental health survey has revealed the toll that the pandemic has taken on real estate professionals.
With two thirds of workers stating Covid has had a negative impact on their mental health and over half claiming their mental health has not improved (or has worsened) since last year, the results make for a worrying read, according to industry leaders.
EG tech and global reporter Lucy Alderson sits down with Avison Young UK principal and president Jason Sibthorpe, The Crown Estate’s Head of HSE and Wellbeing Henrietta Frater, and Hollis HR partner Melanie Olrick to dig deeper into the survey results and ask what the industry needs to do next to improve the sector's mental health post-Covid.

In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Sam McClary is joined by Andrew Leiper, net zero carbon leader and principle engineer at Max Fordham, Louise Ellison, head of sustainability at Hammerson and chair of the Better Buildings Partnership and Steven Barrett, chief executive of SME developer Wholehomes, to talk about getting to net zero carbon in the small to medium enterprise environment.

It is a conversation that span everything from carrots and sticks, collaboration, costs, business imperatives and just how likely we are to solve the climate change problem.

Download a copy of Max Fordham's guide to net zero at: https://www.netzerocarbonguide.co.uk/

 

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