United Kingdom

foreign property investors

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Foreign investors attuned to currency swing

Recent MSCI analysis suggests outsiders can suffer a more painful hit or enjoy a better recovery from a geopolitical shock, depending on their timing and the strength of their domestic currency.
combustible cladding ban

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UK combustible cladding ban has loopholes

Builders can use combustible cladding, including on later phases of a multi-building project, if they begin foundation work on a construction site before the last week of February 2019.
UK housing data standard

Canadian Apartment Magazine

UK housing data standard promises efficiencies

A newly released data standard is the first step in an envisioned common platform for the United Kingdom's housing providers to manage and integrate information.
UK combustibility tests

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Cladding falls short in UK combustibility tests

Investigative analysts with the United Kingdom's Building Research Establishment (BRE) report that four of seven tested wall cladding systems did not meet performance criteria set out in guidance documents for building regulations.
Diamond Schmitt Holocaust Memorial

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt design shortlisted for UK Holocaust Memorial

Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects is among the shortlisted teams to design a national Memorial to the Holocaust in London, England.
Diamond Schmitt Centre for Music

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt shortlisted for concert hall design

Diamond Schmitt Architects has been shortlisted to develop a concept design for a new concert hall in London, United Kingdom, in partnership with UK firm AL_A.
private rental housing investment

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UK seeks private rental housing investment

A goal to attract more institutional investment in the United Kingdom's rental housing sector aligns with in-progress efforts to forge eight larger asset pools from the country's 89 local government pension funds.
decline in housing affordability

Canadian Apartment Magazine

UK addresses decline in housing affordability

The United Kingdom's tight housing market has prompted new government efforts to relieve renting costs and boost the country's supply of private and public stock.
Avison Young

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Investors bailing on UK property funds

Like a time out in a sporting event, a suspension of trading temporarily halts market action — giving fund managers more room to manoeuvre in paying out departing investors and/or interrupting an exodus that could force the sale of assets and further devalue the fund.
London

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Student housing providers see Brexit promise

Doubling or tripling of tuition costs in the United Kingdom could prompt students from the European Union to look further afield for an English language experience.
Brexit ripple effects

Canadian Property Management

Canada could see some Brexit ripple effects

Uncertainty in the United Kingdom and European Union could further accentuate the attractiveness of Canadian real estate, but doesn't alter the perception that this is a difficult market to penetrate.
London

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Brexit uncertainty afflicts UK property market

Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin are tagged to capture investment diverted from London if voters in the United Kingdom opt to leave the European Union.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

U.K. doctors predict new indoor air pollutants

Burgeoning technologies may also come with unforeseen environmental contaminants and health impacts warns a new study from the United Kingdom's Royal College of Physicians.
A variety of low, medium and high rise social housing types in north London, England.High rise apartments tower over local authority housing and flats amidst a splash of green trees. The tower blocks are lit by the evening sun against a backdrop of ominous black storm clouds

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Tenant blowback hits heat recovery ventilation

Recent data analysis from the United Kingdom's Building Performance Evaluation program questions the suitability of some types of energy-saving technology for affordable housing projects.
Avison Young

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Avison Young acquires U.K.’s North Rae Sanders

Avison Young has acquired North-Rae Sanders, a U.K.-based commercial property provider.
U.K. heating costs

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Shoddy insulation adds to U.K. heating costs

Energy efficiency proponents calculate that dilapidated, poorly insulated dwellings add extra and unnecessary annual energy costs for a majority of householders in the United Kingdom.
London

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U.K. landlords to invest in energy efficiency

Landlords in the United Kingdom risk losing the rental and investment value of their buildings if they do not meet minimum energy performance standards by April 2018.