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Property Interviews

Interviews with leading figures from commercial property and residential property.

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.

James Silver

Silver bullet: James Silver interview

It is rare for the development director of a property company to admit to “over-speccing” offices, but Landid’s James Silver does just that when we meet at the developer’s HQ off Carnaby Street to discuss its joint venture with Brockton Capital in the Thames Valley.

Jean-Marc Vandevivere

Platform_ soul: Jean-Marc Vandevivere interview

Jean-Marc Vandevivere looks down on his former employer. His stance is literal rather than attitudinal. From Platform_’s boardroom, he has a view out over the offices of British Land, where until the end of last year he was head of residential.

Craig McWilliam

The man with a 20-year plan: Craig McWilliam interview

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland’s chief executive Craig McWilliam is looking to inject some hustle and bustle into genteel Mayfair and Belgravia. In his first interview since taking the role, he explains how.

David Lloyd and Martin Helme

All under one roof: David Lloyd and Martin Helme interview

A new venture from health club pioneer David Lloyd and Martin Helme of Holmes Investment Properties looks to shake up the leisure market with family-focused multi-activity centres.

Cal Lee

Space man: Cal Lee interview

Workthere has all the usual attributes associated with a proptech company - a cool-looking website, hip young staff and a funky name that would not sound out of place in Silicon Valley. But Workthere is not your average VC-investor-backed start-up. It is the brainchild of Savills.

Eyal Weizman

Conflict interest: Eyal Weizman interview

If you constructed a Venn diagram representing architecture, investigative journalism, acoustic engineering, human rights law and psychology, you would find a tiny area of intersection in the middle.

Kevin Nowlan

Bring on Brexit: Kevin Nowlan interview

Whatever opportunities the UK’s exit from the EU throws up for the Dublin office market, Hibernia chief executive Kevin Nowlan plans to capitalise.

Richard Cherry

Estate of mind: Richard Cherry interview

Political interest in estate regeneration comes and goes, depending on the fiscal position the government of the day finds itself in and, crucially, the personalities involved.

Five minutes with...

Tim Johnson

Five minutes with: Tim Johnson of Chancerygate

Chancerygate’s head of development on rugby, Indian food and the challenges of securing land.

James Ryman

Five minutes with: James Ryman of Capital & Regional

Capital & Regional’s investment director on partying, why the Gherkin wins and driving tractors.

David Burrows

Five minutes with: David Burrows of Benmore Group

Ever travelled to a meeting by air ambulance? The chief executive of Benmore Group has…

Dan Davies

Five minutes with: Dan Davies of Metis Real Estate Advisors

Metis Real Estate Advisors’ director of leisure on lateness, DIY and the joy of a crisp sandwich.

Ed Cooke

Five minutes with: Ed Cooke of Revo

Revo’s chief executive on crazy French waiters, passion for retail and the impact of technology.

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