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Property Interviews

Interviews with leading figures from commercial property and residential property.

Darius Ziatabari

Touch of magic: Darius Ziatabari interview

Darius Ziatabari is standing at a kitchen counter in Surrey, merrily spraying playing cards into the air for the benefit of Property Week’s photographer.

Savannah de Savary

Property’s Shazam: Savannah de Savary interview

Imagine having a tool at your disposal that instantly provides information about the building you are looking at - the agents leasing it, the architect who designed it, the contractor that built it - a ‘Shazam for the built environment’, if you like.

David Camp

A new Stanhope: David Camp interview

Few developers make their name with a single project. But that is exactly what Stanhope did when in 1986 it embarked on the development of 4m sq ft of commercial property on 29 acres of land at Broadgate, just north of Liverpool Street station in the City of London.

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.

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.

Five minutes with...

Carolyn Dwyer

Five minutes with: Carolyn Dwyer of City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation’s director of the built environment on the Balancing Barn, Cuba and stovies.

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.

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