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INREV searches for new chief executive  

28 March 2017

INREV has announced its chief executive, Matthias Thomas will be leaving the trade association by September this year to join a real estate management company in Berlin.

Kevin Murrell

People Moves: Capita Real Estate, Goodwin, Lodders and more

28 March 2017

All the latest moves, appointments and promotions from across the property sector.

Luke Mackenzie

Mackenzie leaves CBRE for Avison Young

27 March 2017

Luke Mackenzie has been appointed principal at Avison Young, where he will focus on real estate investment  and acquisitions.

Sebastian Meredith UK European

UK & European gets new London lead

27 March 2017

UK & European Investments has appointed Sebastian Meredith as portfolio manager on its London team.

Heylo becomes registered provider

27 March 2017

Shared ownership specialist Heylo has been granted registered provider status and appointed former housing minister Nick Raynsford as its chair.

Marc Fomisani Mitsika REIM

Mitiska REIM expands European investment team with four new hires

24 March 2017

Mitiska REIM has announced four new hires following the successful final closing of its First Retail International 2 Fund (FRI 2) at €223m.

Ewan Montgomery Fidelity

Hired Fidelity: Montgomery joins as RE portfolio manager

23 March 2017

Fidelity International has appointed Ewan Montgomery to the role of portfolio manager for real estate, in which he will be responsible for UK wide investment and asset management.

Simple Stars_First floor_Toilets

Pluggers urge punters to bid at their convenience Video

23 March 2017

Metropolis has received many unusual press releases over the years - from one suggesting people redesign their rooms as Fifty Shades-style sex dungeons to another inviting us to the opening of a bus station - but no press agency has made a bizarre pitch quite as insistently as the folks at Simple Stars.

Charles Etienne Lawrence Lucy Arthur Ashby

Double promotion boosts AshbyCapital

23 March 2017

AshbyCapital has promoted Charles Etienne-Lawrence to investment director and Lucy Arthur to head of asset marketing

Stock Aitken Waterman

Mipim can’t stop the feeling

23 March 2017

In the first Mipim since the Brexit vote, it’s fair to say the entertainment wasn’t quite as extravagant as during Mipims past. But that doesn’t mean the partying had stopped completely - for fans of ’80s pop and ’90s sporting legends, at least.

Alex Bailes CBRE

CBRE builds proptech expertise with Bailes hire

22 March 2017

CBRE has announced the appointment of proptech expert Alex Bailes as head of product engineering.

Matthew Phillips Valor

Valor strengthens team with new VP & analyst

22 March 2017

Logistics investor Valor has appointed Matthew Phillips and Henry Kinnersley as its new vice president and analyst respectively. 

Big Interviews

Andrew Percival UPP

A man on the UPP: Andrew Percival interview

23 March 2017

Andrew Percival has every right to feel nervous. It is his first major interview since being appointed managing director of UPP Projects last July and he now leads a company that has been responsible for the development of a portfolio of 36,500 student accommodation rooms, not to mention a further £1bn of projects in the development pipeline.

Redrock Stockport leisure complex

A northern soul: Eamonn Boylan interview

7 March 2017

In 1979, Eamonn Boylan came to Manchester to study English and American literature. And but for a brief sojourn across the Pennines, Cumbria-born Boylan has stayed in the city that has become his spiritual home ever since.

Tim Rodber (left) and Matt Dawson

Instant results: Tim Rodber and Matt Dawson interview

24 February 2017

The word ‘disruptor’ characterised the whole playing career of former England rugby international back row Tim Rodber.


Irvine Sellar interview: My battle to create The Shard

24 February 2017

Irvine Sellar talked to Property Week in 2012 about his epic battle to create a global landmark for London.

Ian Worboys

The battle of Britain: Ian Worboys interview

15 February 2017

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.

Howard Phillips

Flying high: Howard Phillips interview

9 February 2017

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.

Killian Hurley

At the peak of his powers: Killian Hurley interview

3 February 2017

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

Shepherd's watch: Rob Shepherd interview

27 January 2017

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.

Gary Yardley

Court in the spotlight: Gary Yardley interview

20 January 2017

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.

More property interviews

David Atkins of Hammerson

Hammerson launches new sustainability strategy

23 March 2017

Hammerson has launched a new sustainability strategy covering environmental and socio-economic impacts, becoming the first real estate company globally with a ‘net positive strategy’.

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