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Standing desks and breakout rooms, do they improve productivity?

The benefits, Standing Desks. What are standing desks and break out rooms? The benefits, break out rooms. What we are doing at Hurstwood to improve productivity and workplace well-being. ‘Sitting too much can Kill you’ seriously its true.

Flexible office space | Biggest shift in the property industry?

Why do some companies prefer flexible office spaces? The Growth in flexible working spaces WeWork Is this shift a good thing?     FACT: The gig economy is defined as a labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.

Social media – 4 ways it has changed the property industry

Facebook has become a powerhouse Using Instagram as a virtual brochure The importance of Video on YouTube Building Client relationships with LinkedIn Facebook has become a powerhouse. Everyone uses Facebook, well almost everyone, there are more people in the entire world that have a Facebook account than who don’t, that’s 2.23 billion monthly active users […]

3 REASONS WHY DESIGN IS IMPORTANT IN PROPERTY

What is Good design? Is there a real value of good design? Competition! To quote the great Steve Jobs, ‘Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. ‘Good design’ often a well-used saturated buzzword by marketers and Salespeople to try pitch the importance of whatever the product […]

AI-Smart Cities and the influence it could have on the property industry.

We love looking at future trends and what’s to come in the Real Estate business, so today we look at what Smart cites enabled by advancements in Artificial Intelligence would mean for Real Estate companies and how they should react. Key Insights. Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025 Smart cities will […]

Housing Market trends in 2018

Key Insights Interest Rates will stay low. Online Continues to Grow Stamp Duty Cut House Building will rise. The property market is a complicated place, the state of the industry can fluctuate every month and though it seems prices will always rise, which is not necessarily a negative as higher house prices can show how […]

Manchester Pride 2018

Pride is more than just a party, its celebrates the diverse culture we have in Manchester, it celebrates how far we have come in the goal of equality, though the fight never stops as prejudice against the community continues throughout the world, with LGBT’s  being arrested, persecuted and even murdered for just being who they […]

Fighting Youth Homelessness across the North West.

As a residential developer, we know the importance of having your own space. As Jane Austin once said; “there is nothing like staying home for real comfort”. Having somewhere to call home may seem normal to the majority of us. However, an ever-increasing minority, particularly youth, find themselves without a home. This leads to increased […]