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MIPIM: Mapping world urbanity

The transformation of urban areas into economic power hubs and what this means for the property industry was the focus of the recent MIPIM conference in France If the world’s population really does, as predicted, increase by 3.6 per cent ...

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The right stuff

Construction and property companies need to take more responsibility for their recruitment processes to address the industries challenges, argues Simon Girling, Founder and Director of Girling Jones Recruitment As the property industry skills shortage deepens, now is the time that ...

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Affordable short-term spaces to live or work: VPS Property Guardians new website attracts 70,000 visitors 

Since launching their dedicated website a few weeks ago, the property services and management specialists, VPS Group, have seen a surge of interest in their UK wide Property Guardian programmes, from both prospective guardians and property owners alike. The company ...

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Is the future bright?

William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018 FM continues to be an evolving industry that is at the forefront of business transformation. The 2017 RICS & IFMA Raising ...

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VPS gains double finals places in the Security Excellence Awards

The UK’s leading vacant property and construction security specialists, VPS and their sister company VPS Site Security, have achieved shortlisted finals places in two categories this year for the IFSEC Security Excellence honours. The first category is Large Security Installer, ...

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Planning tomorrow’s care today

Paul Djuric, Operations Manager at Urgent Technology explains how facilities management can safeguard the future of care in an ageing world Recent research suggests that almost 90 per cent of local authorities in England will face a “crisis” in care ...

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Degree of safety

Student accommodation has been widely criticised for poor design, including inadequate fire safety. Stacey Collins of International Workplace looks at the root causes When I was a student, shared halls of residence kitchens were a weekly source of fire alarm ...

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Property guardians: housing shortages and business rate hikes focus on low-cost accommodation options

Doug Edwards, Managing Director, VPS Property Guardians outlines the combined impact of rates and rents Problem: There’s a drastic shortage in affordable living accommodation Demand for office space is slowing down, with an increase in vacant office blocks Solution: Convert ...

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MSL launch new customer web portal & customer wallboard

MSL, one of the UK’s leading property maintenance providers to many well-known retail brands, has just launched its new improved customer web portal to give its customers even greater transparency of their maintenance activities and spend. Whether in the office, ...

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Infinity and beyond…

The Federation of Corporate Real Estate recently held its Autumn seminar entitled: Infinity and Beyond… well five years hence anyway, which focused on the future of the workplace The Federation of Corporate Real Estate an independent body established in 2005, ...

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