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Prepare for Protect Duty

Prepare for Protect Duty

May 2022

Following a series of terror attacks in public spaces, including those at Manchester Arena and London Bridge, the government plans to introduce new legislation, the Protect Duty, to improve safety and security at public venues. Read more »

Property Insurance and Coverage Predictions

Property Insurance and Coverage Predictions

May 2022

Emma Vigus, Business Development Director in the Aon Real Estate team discusses the key trends in investment property insurance with Dean Cloke, Head of Property Real Estate Insurance at Zurich. Read more »

The Building Safety Act 2022 and Directors’ & Officer’s (D&O) Liability Insurance

The Building Safety Act 2022 and Directors’ & Officer’s (D&O) Liability Insurance

May 2022

The Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament on 28 April 2022. Ian Yurasek, of Aon’s Financial Services Group team briefly explores the implications for real estate investors’ Directors and Officers insurance. Read more »

Ensuring correct cover for fire

Ensuring correct cover for fire

March 2022

Understanding the impact of insurers' concerns about fire risk is fundamental to managing property insurance effectively for a client. Read more »

Forward Funding Case Study

Forward Funding Case Study

February 2022

In this article Aon’s Emma Vigus and Craig Taylor explore how Forward Funding and Forward Purchase structures are commonly used in Real Estate transactions. Read more »

Does cyber pose a real threat to real estate owners and investors?

Does cyber pose a real threat to real estate owners and investors?

Technological change continues to accelerate rapidly as society becomes more reliant on a digital world. Read more »

Going deep in due diligence for property deals

Going deep in due diligence for property deals

In a traditional real estate deal where you’re just buying a building or a number of buildings, and you’re going to be a landlord with tenants for example, then the due diligence we do is often quite light from an insurance perspective; checking what the current insurance arrangements are and whether there are any outstanding claims, before making sure new insurance is in place for completion of the deal. Read more »

Climate Change Risk - Real Estate Sector

Climate change risks build for the real estate sector

There are clear signs that the regulatory environment may start to push the risks posed by climate change up the agenda. Read more »

The Evolution of Real Estate and real assets investment by insurers

The Evolution of Real Estate and real assets investment by insurers

Aon’s Gerard-Jan van Berckel discusses the evolution of real estate and property insurance while expanding on the growing significance of real estate debt to insurer investors. Read more

Smart buildings need smarter risk management

Smart buildings need smarter risk management

Smart Buildings are growing quickly. Adam Peckman, Global Practice Leader for Cyber Risk Consulting at Aon explains why landlords are increasingly concerned over cyber securityRead more »

The future of living and working

From Blueprint To Open For Business

How “Infratech” Has Become A Key Building Material. Dubbed “constructech,” dramatic advances in technology are quickly emerging in the construction industry, turning physical structures into data-collection devices. Read more »

The future of living and working

The future of living and working – is the property sector equipped to respond to our changing needs?

On 12 September 2018, delegates from across the real estate industry gathered in Aon’s Leadenhall office in London to listen and take part in a panel discussion on the future challenges confronting the property sector. Read more »

Skeletons in the closet threatening Real Estate deals

Skeletons in the closet threatening Real Estate deals

How a $700m deal collapsed owing to accounting irregularities. Read more »

The risks from a vacant property

The risks from a vacant property

For landlords of vacated properties, there is not only the hit from loss of rental income to manage but also the increased risks of problems such as illegal squatting, fly-tipping, vandalism, metal theft, or fire and flood damage. Read more »