Blogs by Property Week journalists and leading figures in the property sector.

Dreamland, Margate

Scenic Railway is a Dream for Margate

In 1919, John Henry Iles purchased Margate’s The Hall By The Sea dance and music hall for £40,000.

Logicor Bardon

All eyes on Amazon

When news broke this month that Amazon had agreed ten-year leases on two UK distribution warehouses totalling 562,000 sq ft – one in the south and one in the Midlands – the rumour mill went into overdrive.

David Parsley

Holiday season is bad news for the market

This time last year us news gatherers were thinking we would get our annual break from the news.

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RICS conference addresses issues of diversity Video

About 250 property professionals – most of them women – attended a RICS conference on “diversity and inclusion” in central London last week.

James Stauton

How property CEOs should deal with the menace of fake news

Leading figures from the property industry need to worry about ‘fake news’ - the distortion of facts or the deliberate spread of misinformation served up as genuine news.


Brexit: one year on

A year ago today the UK electorate made the now familiar trip to the polling station and took one of the most momentous decisions in our nation’s democratic history.


Short term pain of Brexit could result in long term gain for real estate

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union will herald a period of uncertainty and increased volatility which will weigh on the UK economy over the next few quarters. This is likely to be a short term phenomenon and should not be interpreted as a structural weakness going forward.

David Parsley

Tesco makes progress but more work needed on property portfolio​

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has made great strides in getting Tesco closer to its roots, being a good retailer, but this morning’s announcement is missing some crucial elements, especially when it comes to its property portfolio.

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Built-in wellness is becoming a fact of life

22 September 2017

When the White Collar Factory in Old Street, London, opened its doors earlier this month, it wasn’t so much the office space that drew attention as the 150-metre running track that sits atop the 16-storey building.

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Joined-up thinking is starting to underpin regeneration

22 September 2017

Disruption is the word of the moment. It was the theme for this year’s RESI Conference, with a focus on proptech and the precision manufacturing of homes.

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