‘Insight’ is our brand new webpage that showcases articles created in-house, based on experience and knowledge of the property industry.

‘Insight’ will address and highlight both topical and regional industry issues whilst also compiling advice on subjects specific to the sector based on the breadth of knowledge and expertise within the business.


A collaborative insight into data centres


We are all aware of the increasing reliance on data in all aspects of our lives; but how has...

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Building Surveyors - The Swiss Army Knife of property consultants!


Having qualified over 20 years ago as a fresh faced Chartered Building Surveyor, my understanding and feelings towards the phrase ...

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EWS1 Certification – important but how realistic in practice?


The RICS External Wall Fire Review Process (EWS), launched in December 2019 as a means to support the valuation of...

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Dilapidations on industrial assets: The Landlord viewpoint

POSTED 28 September 2020

Under the obligations of a commercial property lease, tenants are usually obliged to maintain their premises to a good...

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Top 10 project cost considerations when delivering new build and refurbishment warehousing

POSTED 21 September 2020

Covid 19 has brought about an abrupt change in market conditions, exacerbated by the continued effect of Brexit, on the...

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A different kind of industrial project management

POSTED 14 September 2020

Realising land value is the holy grail of property development especially when developing industrial assets, due to the often...

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Future proofing industrial property assets via sustainable development

POSTED 07 September 2020

Sustainability is key to the future proofing of industrial assets. The concept of a ‘green building’ is...

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Sustainability Due Diligence - Why collaboration, data and knowledge sharing is the key to meaningful reporting.

POSTED 12 March 2020


It’s taken a while, but sustainability is increasingly becoming a fundamental driver in the...

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Dilapidations - Changes for the better

POSTED 25 February 2020

One of Paragon’s first ever instructions over 10-years ago, involved a 5-storey 90,000 sqft office in Telford. ...

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Purchasing commercial real estate… The price of inaccurate cost estimates

POSTED 11 February 2020

Property Week recently reported that the commercial real estate sector in London is set to receive significant increased investment...

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First steps on dealing with distressed projects

POSTED 28 January 2020

Well 2019 has been quite a year and with the holidays now behind us, and having time to reflect, I...

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How drone technology is showing the construction industry the sky’s the limit with innovation!

POSTED 14 January 2020

When it comes to surveying, the property industry is a dinosaur that still uses slow, archaic processes. Yet through...

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