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EG Like Sunday Morning: The talent show
Jess Harrold returns to EG's weekly round-up podcast, inviting editor Sam McClary and head of content Emily Wright to talk talent.
McClary airs her views on the importance to real estate of understanding the wants and needs of the best-and-brightest from all walks of life, and Wright shares highlights from this week's Talent special - including the advantages of embracing neurodiversity and her must-read interview with four inspirational execs rising like phoenixes from the ashes of US tech giant Katerra.
Plus, excitement builds for next week’s EG Future Leaders event – but, as their skills are put to the test, will Sam or Emily triumph in a closely-fought quiz of the week?
On the Case: The return of Fearn - the Tate Modern, privacy and the Supreme Court
Jess Harrold looks ahead to next week's Supreme Court appeal in Fearn and others v Board of Trustees of Tate Gallery  EWCA Civ 104;  EGLR 14 - a high-profile breach of privacy claim brought by neighbours to the Tate Modern gallery, complaining about a viewing platform that offers panoramic views of London - together with Charles Russell Speechlys partner James Souter and associate Megan Davies.
Each taking a respective side, Souter and Davies rehearse the arguments set to go under scrutiny by the Supreme Court justices - and they don't pull their punches as they debate the key question of whether the law of nuisance can or should be extended to breach of privacy by overlooking.
Bricks & Mortar: RICS’s new Rules of Conduct explained
On 11 October, the RICS announced changes to its professional Rules of Conduct, which will come into force in February 2022. Ahead of the change, EG’s Bricks & Mortar host, Sarah Jackman takes a look at the detail and what both its members and APC candidates need to do to ensure compliance.
Joining her for a look at the detail are Christine O’Rourke, head of conduct standards at the RICS and Charlotte Neal, director of surveying standards at the RICS.
Tune in to hear the background to the changes, the technical detail and what they will mean for its global membership.
Following the ”spectacular” demise of Softbank-backed tech giant Katerra, meet the four former employees who have regrouped to lead the roll out of London-based Modulous in the US
When US-based tech giant Katerra shut down operations in June, it sent a ricochet through the construction technology sector.
After raising billions of dollars’ worth of funding, the Softbank-backed modular pioneer collapsed under debt following the pandemic.
Now, four of the group's former executives have joined forces once more to lead the US roll-out of another modular start-up, one much closer to home. On this episode of Tech Talk Radio, EG head of content Emily Wright is joined by Janet Stephenson, Kassi Mast, Eva Talbot and Jennifer Caldwell; the Seattle-based team which will run the US arm of London start-up Modulous.
The expansion follows Modulous’s £5m capital raise from investors including Blackhorn Ventures, Cemex Ventures, Groundbreak Ventures, Goldacre and the UK Government's future fund.
For more on how these four former Katerra executives plan to harness their pre-existing skills to lead this expansion and why being a team of four women was a happy coincidence based on talent and talent alone, tune in to this week's episode of Tech Talk Radio.
EG Like Sunday Morning: Bluewater, Bradley Baker and buzzers
In this week’s round-up of news from the team at EG, deputy editor Tim Burke hosts as a poor man’s Jess Harrold, and is joined by news editor Pui-Guan Man and residential editor Emma Rosser.
The trio discuss Landsec’s moves to pick up a new outlets portfolio as well as a piece of the Bluewater shopping centre; Bradley Baker’s promotion to chief executive at developer Co-Re; the L&G executive with the most fun job in real estate; and more. Disastrous driving lessons and car racing in the Square Mile also make an appearance, although not together.
Finally, there’s a slightly-less-well-thought-out-than-usual quiz in which – spoiler alert – everyone really is a winner.
The great workplace battle is on. How connectivity will be landlords‘ biggest magnet for tenants as hybrid working takes hold
Hybrid working looks to be here to stay. That not only means that offices need to work harder than ever before to lure tenants back but a wide range of other asset classes must up their connectivity game.
On this episode of Tech Talk Radio, EG head of content Emily Wright is joined by Wiredscore president William Newton and Watkins Jones head of divestment and asset management George Dyer to discuss just that.
Wiredscore research has revealed that over half of Europeans consider their internet to be better at home than in the workplace. As the world gears up to embrace hybrid working, it is clear there is more to be done to ensure that connectivity is supporting hybrid working across a number of asset classes including offices, BTR and purpose-built student accommodation.
"The key thing now for us as developers is to design places where people want to live and a critical part of that now is also where people want to work," said BTR and student accommodation developer Watkins Jones' Dyer. "For us, connectivity is a key part of that as well as looking at how we can integrate things like business lounges and co-working spaces into our buildings and really create an environment where people are happy to live and work."
Newton said: “Looking to the future, we don’t think the productive home-working we saw during the pandemic was a temporary shift. This is a new way or work and a better, more constructive way for people to live their lives. We are now incredibly well set up for remote work and landlords should be thinking very carefully about setting it up for people who want it.”