CREFC Announces Chair Elect and Changes to Leadership Board

CREFC Europe, a trade association for real estate lenders and the European real estate finance market,  has announced its new Chair Elect at its Annual General Meeting. Nassar Hussain of Brookland, already a member of the CREFC Europe Board, has stepped into the Chair Elect role.  Chris Bennett of DekaBank takes over as Chair from…


Ensuring Hybrid Working Really Works

03.08.2021, 10:00 Ensuring Hybrid Working Really Works Thomas Helliwell, Regional Principal, Strategy at workplace creation consultancy Unispace, explains why new expectations of work are driving development of hybrid working models post-Covid-19.   The Covid-19 pandemic saw businesses of all shapes and sizes plunged into uncharted territory as lockdown restrictions forced millions of employees to work…

FM Magazine

Covid, PropTech and the Future of the Office

Steven Fox, Director of Occupier Solutions at MRI Software, explains how facilities managers are leveraging technology to reimagine office spaces following the Covid-19 pandemic. After a year of uncertainty and lockdowns, many governments have cautiously mapped out paths to lifting restrictions. In the United Kingdom, the continued rollout of coronavirus vaccines which have now been…


Going Past the Point of No Return

24.02.2021, 18:06 Going Past the Point of No Return Rufus Grig, Chief Strategy Officer with managed SIP trunk services provider Maintel, comments on HSBC’s announcement of a significant reduction in the office space it occupies. It has been revealed that HSBC is cutting office space by 40 per cent. This latest announcement shows that a…

Energy Management

Is HSBC Jumping the Property Gun?

24.02.2021, 12:58 Is HSBC Jumping the Property Gun? Kas Mohammed, VP of Digital Energy at Schneider Electric UK & Ireland, comments on a recent announcement committing HSBC to halve its office space. The pandemic has permanently transformed the world of work, forcing us all to rethink our ideal working environment. Whilst HSBC and other companies…


FRC Investigates Grant Thornton

11.04.2019, 16:18 FRC Investigates Grant Thornton The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the independent regulator for auditors, accountants and actuaries in the UK and Ireland, has opened an investigation into Grant Thornton’s audits of Interserve’s 2015, 2016 and 2017 financial statements. Grant Thornton, the world’s seventh-largest accountancy firm network, served as Interserve’s auditor before the British…

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