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Key trends for FM and property in 2018

2017 brought some interesting developments for commercial office occupants; over half of employers now offer some form of flexible working; smart building technology made further inroads and wellbeing looks set to become as important to FM and property management as ...

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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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London’s office space is the third most expensive in the world

London has been named the third most expensive city in the world for office space, behind New York and Hong Kong, according to a report by Kit Out My Office on office rental prices. The report looked at the cost ...

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Preparing for changes to business rates

The biggest changes to business rates for a generation are set to arrive in spring, with London expected to bear the brunt of the increases. What are FMs doing to prepare for these changes? Could this prompt a move out ...

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Minding the gap

Sara Bean spends the day visiting estates and facilities manager Carl Jones at his base on the Medway gap and it’s unlike any other FM workplace visit “This is my office” says Medway estates & facilities manager Carl Jones as ...

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Cost pressures for office space in London see occupiers heading South East

The next five years will see office occupiers in the South East expand at a faster rate than those in London according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Annual Occupiers Survey 2016. The survey, which was conducted in ...

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Orbis warns of the hidden cost of squatting

Property management expert Orbis has issued a warning about the costs of dealing with squatters which can run into thousands of pounds for building owners. Following government concerns ‘about the serious direct financial and emotional impact squatting can have on ...

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Is the future really Uber – or just the headlines?

This month, Martyn Freeman, FM managing director at Mitie, looks at the future of the property and facilities industry. One of the delights of this industry is that you are never far from a conference in which somebody decides to ...

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Swinging sixties property portfolio managed successfully for 50 years by Adair Paxton

Swinging Sixties Property Portfolio Lands Leeds Son in Clover Association with Leeds Estate Agent, Adair Paxton, Over 50 Years Realises Substantial Gains  The last property in a portfolio of 12 terraced houses in Harehills, Leeds, bought in 1965, has just ...

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ISS moves into Grade II listed terrace in Belgravia

ISS Facility Services has been awarded a contract to provide engineering support to the Grade II listed Grosvenor Crescent development situated between Belgrave Square and Hyde Park Corner in Belgravia, London. The agreement which runs until 2018, will see ISS ...

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