Sustainable Cities: A New Age For Property

While rapid urbanisation has created greater wealth and economic output, it also has exerted severe pressure on the environment and public health. According to the United Nations, currently 75% of the world’s carbon emissions and 50% of waste come from cities, with at least 40% of the former from properties. As more than half of the world’s human population already lives in urban areas, demand for sustainable housing and work spaces in cities has reached a crucial point. This is not only because of greenhouse gases and how city buildings and their occupiers deal with hotter weather and more frequent natural disasters, but also due to growing social inequality and a massive ageing population.

Joanna Turner

Joanna Turner

Head of Property Research

LF Canlife UK Property ACS
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LONDON PROPERTY: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT?

London property: Love it or Leave it

While Brexit has continued to hit the UK property market, several underlying trends are starting to paint a different picture, particularly in the central London office market where its expanding skyline is proving more resilient than expected. Research conducted by the Financial Times earlier this year, for instance, showed that London’s top 15 banks have collectively cut fewer than 3,500 jobs in the UK capital since the Referendum. The FT’s report said this is only 5% of the 15 banks’ City headcounts and that fewer than 1,500 of those moves were linked to Brexit.

Joanna Turner

Joanna Turner

Head of Property Research

LF Canlife UK Property ACS
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The UK High Street: What's In Store?

The UK High Street: What's In Store?

Ongoing economic, technological and socio-demographic shifts have strained bricks-and-mortar retailers for some time now, but pressure was at its worst in years in 2018 and many people now question how relevant the British High Street will be in the near future.

Joanna Turner

Joanna Turner

Head of Property Research

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Brexit: Deal or No Deal

As 2018 winds down, we are faced with the fact that Brexit and the cloudy uncertainties it poses on UK businesses and investors continues to drag on. Although it is difficult to predict what will happen given the range of outcomes and indeed the range of forecasts on the impacts of those outcomes, we at Canada Life Investments in London feel it is important to communicate a brief analysis of it as we move into 2019.

David Marchant

David Marchant

Chief Investment Officer, Canada Life Limited & Managing Director, Canada Life Asset Management Limited.

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Evolution or Revolution: ESG Investment in the Real Estate Sector

At the end of an extraordinary year of heightened demand in Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) investments across numerous asset classes, opportunities for long-term, sustainable investing in the real estate management industry are now becoming a bigger focus.

Joanna Turner

Joanna Turner

Head of Property Research

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