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Features, analysis, big interviews and video - in-depth articles on the property sector.

Big Interviews

Tom Atchison

Lettings from America: Tom Atchison interview

Tom Atchison greets Property Week with a firm handshake and a broad grin that reveals a set of perfect teeth.

Paul Crosbie

Speculate to accumulate: Paul Crosbie interview

Finding suitable investment opportunities in the industrial sector isn’t easy at the moment, according to M&G’s head of logistics and industrial, Paul Crosbie.

John Burbage

London’s called: John Burbage interview

Burbage Realty has been one of the best-performing industrial agencies through good times and bad. Now it is on a growth push, looking to capitalise on the strong market fundamentals in the industrial and logistics sector.

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Professional and legal features

Theresa May

The Conservative manifesto unveils more changes to the business rates system

The Conservatives are planning further changes to the business rates system if they retain power in next month’s general election, the party’s manifesto has revealed.

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Let us create buildings that make people feel better

With even the famously stiff-upper-lipped Royal Family opening up about their mental health, it seems the stigma surrounding the topic is finally beginning to fade away, so it was heartening to see the property industry come out so strongly recently for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Supreme Court

Supreme Court rules on importance of ability to demonstrate a five-year housing supply

Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court handed down a judgment that will have profound implications for the development of green-belt land.

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Sheds Conference Charles Spicer Savills

Video: Talking Sheds - the distribution revolution Video

23 May 2017

As part of the 2017 PW Sheds Conference, Property Week teamed up with Yardi to present ‘Talking Sheds - the distribution revolution’, a series of interviews with leading names in logistics on how advances in technology will have a profound impact on suppliers and occupiers in the industrial and logistics sector and drive decisions on the location and size of units in the future.

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Video: Sheds Conference 2017 highlights reel Video

16 May 2017

Tech topped the agenda at the 2017 PW Sheds Conference - watch our highlights from the conference including talks from KPMG, SEGRO and Savills.

David Montague speech

Video: RESI Awards 2017 highlights reel Video

15 May 2017

L&Q’s David Montague won the headline award of ‘Personality of the Year’ as the RESI Awards 2017 celebrated the great and the good of the residential sector. Watch what it means to win a RESI Award from all of the winners in this highlights video.

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Property Analysis

John Forrester

Cushman & Wakefield: two years on

It was two years ago this month that DTZ revealed its $2bn deal to buy rival Cushman & Wakefield from Exor, the investment company of Italy’s billionaire Agnelli family, to produce a new group to challenge CBRE and JLL.

200 Capital Dock, Dublin

‘More to follow’ JP Morgan’s Brexit-related Dublin move

JP Morgan’s acquisition last week of 200 Capital Dock was the first concrete example of a major company expanding in Ireland because of Brexit.

Wakefield Eurohub

Secondary and tertiary sheds: time for a makeover?

Barry Woods is a happy man. The director at property group Parabola took, in some people’s view, a gamble.

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Property market features

Crowdfunding coins into a mixer

Crowdfunding: a safe bet or a risk to avoid?

26 May 2017

Over the last few years, the traditional residential property investment fraternity has watched in awe as a series of new crowdfunding companies have launched and successfully attracted round after round of funding.

Proptech

The pioneer pushing proptech into the mainstream

26 May 2017

Mere mention of the word ‘proptech’ is enough to send some board members of traditional property agency, landlord and investment companies rushing for the nearest exit.

Future Carrington, Manchester

Future Carrington could be a ‘transformative’ development

19 May 2017

One of the largest development opportunities in Greater Manchester is under way after Trafford Council gave the nod to the first phase of the Future Carrington project, in a move that many anticipate will unlock significant and ‘transformative’ new development in the area.

Mayfield, Manchester

Will Mayfield’s street-food offer go down well in Manchester?

19 May 2017

When Manchester City Council, London & Continental Railways and Transport for Greater Manchester announced that they were seeking a development partner for the 30-acre Mayfield site in 2016, many outside the property industry were unaware that this sprawling former railway depot site next to Piccadilly station even existed.

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