Why planners need to think big on the environment
Environmental change impacts us through global warming and biodiversity decline. Both respond to each other, and right now that feedback is negative. The planning profession has the tools needed to take up this call and we, as planners, must act. It will require a new manifesto, writes Jeremy Hinds, planning director at Savills.
Key takeaways from EXPO REAL 2022
EXPO REAL welcomed almost 40,000 real estate professionals to Munich last week, writes Melis Karabulut of Spaceflow. The event was almost as buzzing as it used to be before the pandemic, and more engaging, fun, sustainable and progressive than ever before.
Savills: short-term wins on energy costs mustn’t overshadow long-term goals
Sustainability is a consideration that has permeated every aspect of the built environment, write Matthew Fitzgerald and Kelcie Sellers. In the face of an immediate energy price crisis, landlords must retain sight of the long game.
LISTEN | Savills’ Jeremy Hinds + applied futurist Tom Cheesewright
Paul Unger is joined by Jeremy Hinds, planning director at Savills, and Tom Cheesewright to explore the reasons holding back real estate from taking the radical steps needed to challenge climate change.
4 signs it’s time for new software and what to do with old systems
Those that continue to use outdated software systems are under more and more pressure to implement change. ‘We’ve always done it this way’ is no longer a good enough reason to keep muddling through with antiquated software, writes Sebastian Schuon of Alasco.
LISTEN | Gecina’s Antoine Geoffroy, head of R&D and innovation
With a wealth of experience at the heart of Gecina, the €20bn French real estate company, Antoine Geoffroy dives into the challenges real estate faces in tech and the “next big revolution” for the industry.
LISTEN | Time to lead, not follow – NAR talks proptech investing
Get inside the US National Association of Realtors’ property tech ventures with Dan Weisman, director of emerging tech trends; Natasha Terinova, director of accelerator programme Reach UK; and Tyler Thompson, managing partner of its investment fund Second Century Ventures.
LISTEN | ‘Fewer but deeper’ – Hazelview’s tech investing playbook
Invaluable insight from directors Michael Tsourounis and Roger Poirier of Toronto-headquartered Hazelview Investments, exploring their dual approach to backing the right tech solutions and embedding them across the group’s portfolio.