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  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Life in lockdown

    2020-03-27T00:00:00Z

    There have been many dire warnings over the years about the threat of a global pandemic, but who seriously thought that when World War III broke out it would not pit nation against nation in nuclear Armageddon but the entire globe against a common enemy of a rampant and deadly ...

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    We are here for you

    2020-03-20T00:00:00Z

    OK, strictly speaking, that’s not true. We’re not physically here in Croydon. Like the rest of the UK, indeed global, workforce, we are adapting to the new norm that is working, or trying to work, from home (other halves, kids and pets permitting), so we are all over the place, ...

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    News

    Budget 2020 offers no retail cure

    2020-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Retail landlords are looking nervously to Asia, where measures to contain the spread of coronavirus have hit the retail sector hard. 

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    There are bigger issues that transcend coronavirus

    2020-03-06T00:00:00Z

    This week’s issue was supposed to go to Mipim. That’s why it has an international focus. Like everyone else who was going, we have had to make some last-minute changes to our plans.

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    Markets

    North West: plenty to be positive about

    2020-03-05T11:38:00Z

    It says a lot about the state of today’s property market in the North West that much of this supplement is dedicated to stories about new development.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Could Cannes be canned?

    2020-02-27T11:25:00Z

    The fear surrounding coronavirus is spreading faster than the virus itself – and could ultimately have more serious implications.

  • Emma Shone index2
    Insight

    Time for property to listen and learn

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    You don’t need me to tell you how valuable Mipim is as an opportunity to talk to clients.

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Be kind. Be the solution

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    Will people suddenly start to ‘be kind’ in the national press and on social media in the wake of Caroline Flack’s suicide? I’m not holding out much hope, but I’d like to think so.

  • Mitchell Labiak index
    Markets

    The future of industrial and logistics looks bright

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    What will the next decade bring? That’s the question we’re trying to answer in our first industrial and logistics supplement of the 2020s.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Don’t believe the HS2 hype

    2020-02-14T00:00:00Z

    What an HS2 hullabaloo… err, not.

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    News

    Is Emerald Isle losing its lustre?

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    When Green REIT put itself up for sale last April, a leading REIT chief executive told me, somewhat euphemistically, that it was “a sign”.

  • Julie Hirigoyen
    News

    Time for radical change

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    Statistics suggest that more than 75% of us will have abandoned our new year’s resolutions by now. Yet this month also signifies the start of a new decade – one framed by the race to achieve the UN’s 17 globally accepted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, which together form ...

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Will we see a Brexit bounce?

    2020-01-24T00:00:00Z

    This time next week, we will be officially leaving the EU – or, more accurately, entering a fraught transition period with a frighteningly tight deadline.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Can retail rise from the ashes?

    2020-01-17T00:00:00Z

    Last year was the worst on record for UK retail and the new year has not exactly got off to a flying start. 

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Beware echo chambers

    2020-01-10T00:00:00Z

    Is that… is that light I see at the end of the tunnel? Since the EU referendum in 2016, it feels as though we have been in perpetual darkness.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The end of a year and decade

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    Wow, what a month, what a year… what a decade. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be glad to see the back of all three. It’s been exhausting.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    It’s time to build bridges

    2019-12-13T00:00:00Z

    So how is everyone feeling? Bleary-eyed after staying up until the early hours glued to the TV? Shocked? Relieved? Confused?

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The final countdown – or is it?

    2019-12-06T00:00:00Z

    There is less than a week to go until the general election and still no one has a Scooby-Doo what is going to happen.

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Party manifestos: three very different visions

    2019-11-29T00:00:00Z

    Two weeks today, the general election will be done if not dusted. 

  • Emma Shone index
    Insight

    PW Perspectives: winter 2019

    2019-11-22T12:09:00Z

    Welcome to the 12th issue of Property Week ’s Perspectives supplement, the latest collection of thought leadership essays by experts from across the real estate spectrum.