Maxwell comments in two Property Week articles.
The bifurcation of the office market will continue as the gap between ‘the best’ and ‘the rest’ widens, fuelled by tightening ESG requirements and spaces designed with flexibility in mind and that can accommodate hybrid working. We need to rise to the challenge of delivering sustainable assets that meet not only increasingly stringent criteria for occupiers and investors, but also our collective responsibility to help the environment.
To do this, then we need the planning system to work as a facilitator, rather than a regulator, and for planners to be more creative in their policy and thinking. I also hope people return to urban areas in a meaningful way.