Property InterviewsInterviews with leading figures from commercial property and residential property.
Ian Worboys is indulging in a bit of well-deserved dolphin spotting. The chief executive of P3 Logistic Parks is speaking to Property Week from a boat off the coast of the Maldives, days after his company was acquired by GIC from TPG and Ivanhoé Cambridge in one of the biggest real estate deals of 2016.
It isn’t often that a chief executive of seven years’ standing - and one, moreover, who has worked for their company for 25 years - decides to jack it in and start again. But that is exactly what Howard Phillips did four-and-a-half years ago when he quit retirement living housebuilder McCarthy & Stone to set up a rival.
In 2013, Killian Hurley, co-founder and chief executive of London developer Mount Anvil, stated that his ambition was to build an average of 500 homes a year. Any more than that and he would worry about losing control.
Rob Shepherd may not look as though he deals daily with the likes of Mad Max, but ‘road warriors’ are precisely the demographic the development director for Europe at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) says it caters for at its Holiday Inn chain - with a good deal of success, it seems.
It is fair to say the redevelopment of Earls Court has encountered its fair share of challenges over its decade-long gestation, from concerns over the number of foreign investors buying London’s newest housing stocks to Deutsche Bank issuing a special note last year warning that it would be affected particularly badly by the Brexit vote.
To some, it is the private rented sector (PRS). To others, it’s the professional rented or build-to-rent sector. With the arrival of US giant Greystar in the market, another moniker is rapidly gaining traction: multi-family housing.
When Swedish private equity firm EQT announced in October that it was renaming Bilfinger GVA’s parent company Apleona, the new name for Bilfinger GVA itself was conspicuous by its absence.
Under Mark Granger’s leadership, Carter Jonas has evolved from being a largely rural agency to encompassing residential, commercial and industrial - now the plan is to expand into Europe.
In September 2016, Peel Logistics Property - a joint venture formed by the Peel Group and Macquarie Capital in 2015 - announced that it had joined forces with logistics developer Evander Properties to create a specialist UK industrial property development and management platform.
Tom Horne and William Green, founders of start-up menswear brand L’Estrange, are holed up in Mayfair’s Arts Club with one of their key supporters, Sheila King.
Five minutes with...
Revo’s chief executive on crazy French waiters, passion for retail and the impact of technology.
IDI Gazeley’s senior vice-president on Richard Branson, the impact of ecommerce and dog walks.
Strutt & Parker’s head of industrial agency on inflatables, young Wasps and the need for speed.
Shaftesbury’s restaurant strategy executive on Kingly Court, cupcakes and the night of 300 gins.
The head of out-of-town retail at Savills on giving honest advice and fainting in presentations.