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Farming at 140ft

At a time when so many sectors are under scrutiny for the detrimental impact their practices will have on future generations, it’s encouraging to see members of our industry embracing creative solutions to combat the environmental crisis, with urban farming proving the sky truly is the limit for sustainable living.

Google Parent Company Receives Green Light for Green Living

TechCrunch has reported that Alphabet Inc.’s urban innovation subsidiary, Sidewalk Labs, is set to proceed with its smart city development on the Toronto waterfront, despite backlash from a public wary of the company’s use of personal data. Why? Because Alphabet Inc. is the parent company of data consumer en masse, Google.

A 2020 Vision of Customer Service

As 2019 draws to a close, so too does the window for 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner becoming a prophecy. There are no flying cars, no android war and things still happen during daylight. That being said, Acquire’s forecast for customer service trends in 2020 suggest artificial intelligence is making significant, but thankfully less dystopian, strides.

The Rental Market

The number of homes in the ‘build to rent’ sector are increasing by 20% year on year, with an expected 1.7 million units estimated for when the market reaches full maturity

HBF Survey News

In light of some recent bad press concerning the customer service of some national developers, it is worth reminding ourselves of the value of a customer who feels genuinely cared for.

Hotel Offers Living Space

With Virgin Hotels developing a 40 storey hotel in Miami, 15 floors of which will offer furnished residential spaces, are mixed use, co-living developments becoming a popular alternative to apartment buildings?

Developers Affected By Crossrail

Developers working on projects on the Elizabeth Line can be forgiven for looking through their hands at any news mentioning Crossrail, as positive progress updates seem to be diluted by concerns or threats to the high capacity railway.

Free Money

News from Scandinavia with implications on lenders and spenders rubs off on UK mortgagees, as long-term, fixed rate, low interest loans are offered to buyers. Is this good news for buyers or worrying news for the economy?

A Demand for Affordable Living

Affordable living in London with a long-term outlook? Tenants today, homeowners tomorrow. London Living Rent and London Shared Ownership boosted by new plans.