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Futures /Cut

Futures /Cut

By Richard Pickering
A personal view of the evolving role of real estate in a world of technological, social and business change. By Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK at Cushman & Wakefield.
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Futures /Cut - Working 9 to 5

Futures /Cut

Futures /Cut - Time & Space
The utilisation rates for real estate will be under increased scrutiny in the coming years. What are the barriers to utilisation and how do we sweat our buildings harder? I dive into a series of cutting edge examples and ask what the future might have in store.
April 28, 2022
Futures /Cut - Healthy Cities
Public Health has been top of the agenda for the past 2 years. However, is there a danger of losing sight of the wood for the trees? What learnings can be taken forward into the future of our cities, and what is the role of the built environment in promoting wellness?
April 06, 2022
Futures /Cut - Keeping Up With The Joneses
Objectively life has been getting better and better for young people. However, scratch beneath the surface and a different story emerges. How will a new slant on ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ impact on cities and real estate?
March 09, 2022
Futures /Cut - The Power of Difference
Everything in the world is becoming the same. However, there is an incredible power to being different. This episode of Futures /Cut unpacks why, and explores four reasons why difference will become more important in real estate.
February 15, 2022
Futures /Cut - Working 9 to 5
Although an improvement on the historical context, working 9 to 5 is in fact a terrible way to make a living. Change is on the horizon, but with work patterns having significant impacts on how our cities operate, what might this mean for the future?
February 01, 2022
Futures /Cut - 2020s - 1960s -1880s
Will 2022 be the year we get ‘back to normal’? Not a chance. To find out why, I briefly consider exciting lessons from the past.
January 19, 2022
Futures /Cut - Reigniting Offices: Tackling the Root of the Problem
If you want workers to come back to your offices and cities, there are obvious win-win solutions that we aren’t talking about enough.
August 04, 2021
Futures /Cut - Coopetition: Making Friends with your Enemies
You don’t always have to compete with your competitors. We discuss 3 ways in which the real estate industry can better align in the coming years to deliver greater value for all.
July 21, 2021
Futures /Cut - Hybrid Reality
Hybrid working means hybrid living. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The future of work is hybrid reality, and it will be here sooner than you expect.
July 07, 2021
Futures /Cut - Hybrid Living
Hybrid working also means hybrid living. Is this a path paved with productivity and freedoms? Or are we only starting to understand the complexities?
June 23, 2021
Futures /Cut - Culture Conundrums
There’s no point citing culture as the reason to return to the office, if your culture is boring. Start with culture, then activities, then workplace.
May 19, 2021
Futures /Cut - The end of population growth?
Our economies and real estate markets are predicated on growth, with population growth playing a key role in this. What happens if our population were to stop growing? What if this is already happening...?
May 06, 2021
Futures /Cut - The game theory of remote working
The bigger threat to the UK office market is not that people might work from home a couple of days per week, but rathe that the people working in UK businesses might no longer be situated in the UK at all. How realistic is this, and what should you do personally?
April 21, 2021
Futures /Cut - Vanishing Value: the risk of ignored obsolescence
Is obsolescence a deliberately ignored risk for real estate? The full extent of the problem might soon be revealed.
March 24, 2021
Futures /Cut - A fork in the path: fulfilment and function
‘Experience’ is the laziest, most overused word in real estate. The future of real estate is about function and fulfilment - increasingly separately.
March 10, 2021