Andrew Teacher

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    Gentle giants: housing associations can deliver far more than just homes


    They pre-date every current housing provider, have greater heft than many FTSE-listed companies and do far more than just building properties. Yet housing associations have not received credit they deserve.

  • Budget

    Harnessing the spend of the baby boomer generation


    Groundhog Day – sorry, the Budget – is upon us again. Far from freeing up the green belt, turning up borrowing for social housing or seed-funding modular factories, we’re likely to see more pointless demand-side levers or the training of more brickies (a bit like shuffling the deckchairs on the ...

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    Perfect time to take a sabbatical


    In a week when we took a step closer to World War III, took a step back towards socialism with Jack White… sorry, Jeremy Corbyn, demanding rent caps, while his London mayor banned Uber, I was glad to see a few chinks of light prick through the gloom in your ...

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    RESI 2017: cheque mates


    With penthouses, Uber rides and running tracks aplenty to lure tenants, does build-to-rent still have hurdles to overcome? Property Week looks at the headline issues to be debated at next week’s RESI Conference.

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    Celebrating student housing’s graduation


    This year’s Property Week Student Accommodation conference will mark a record year for the asset class.

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    RESI 2012: Black clouds and revelations


    With the creeping inevitability of an oil slick, as the packed property choo-choo pulls out of Paddington, the splendid Western skyline is snuffed out by swathes of black cloud.

  • Blogs

    Retail lifeline vs upward only rents: is 'down' the new 'up'?


    Landlords this week agreed to create a new standardised leased for retailers. Or at least some of them did. Meanwhile, the retail lobby is secretly planning another assault against upward-only rent reviews. What will happen when the music stops?

  • Blogs

    Clintons: Shoplifters of the world unite!


    Clintons finally fell into administration yesterday in one of the most drawn-out retail demises ever. While landlords and other creditors have lost out, there are some who’ve walked away with a very nice pile of badges and cuddly toys. Is this what they call ‘enterprise’?

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    Green awards for incomplete buildings: no wonder people are cynical about sustainability


    The property industry is driving cynicism in it's green efforts by rewarding itself for things that haven't happened yet. Only by engaging with reality will be people begin to take it a bit more seriously.

  • Blogs

    MIPIM 2012: Why making a Splash in Cannes is vital for UK growth


    Tabloid criticism of Mipim over the last couple of days was at best predictable and at worst the very type of gutter journalism that's dragged down certain areas of the tabloid media. For those who went - and those who'll benefit from the relationsips struck there - it was of ...

  • Blogs

    Ed Miliband has no solution on housing


    Five years on from Gordon Brown’s failed promise to build three million new homes and the current Labour leader reveals that he too has “no solution” to Britain’s housing crisis. While the HCA makes real progress and green groups oppose the coalition’s planning reforms, Grant Shapps can at least take ...

  • Blogs

    Will Portas retail pilots fly us out of terminal decline?


    The latest high street vacancy figures show things will get worse in 2012. But what of the Portas review? Will 12 pilots be enough to turn things around, or should ministers cut the novelty act and do something to support what firms are already doing to help themselves?

  • Blogs

    Hot air: what could Boris Island do for property?


    Downing Street has woken up to the fact that pretty soon, all the Chinese businesses they keep going to see won't actually be able to fly directly to Britain as our air routes dwindle. Rather than risk losing a few votes in west London, the Tories want to find another ...

  • New Change is buzzing but some shoppers just have loose change

    LandSecs On Fire


    Having stood their ground last year buying and opening shopping centres, Land Securities delighted investors today by cutting voids and debt, lining up a heap of developments. Francis Salway has always been the man with the plan, but can his optimism for retail really be shared by those outside the ...

  • Blogs

    Mary Portas and the Chinese Democracy


    Few are surprised that having appointed one of Westfield's PR agencies - led by TV presenter Mary Portas - to 'review' the retail sector, that supermarket expansion is once again in the spotlight. While planners are clear that the planning system should not dictate who goes where is it ...

  • Blogs

    Office conversions aren't only threat to City


    Home conversions from old office blocks in the home counties may be rather sensible, but the City clearly has other ideas. However, there may be other more serious threats if businesses are forced to locate to other European cities.

  • Blogs

    Hunt shoots down Heritage, but localism is nowhere to be seen in Broadgate row


    Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt gave British Land the go-ahead today for its Broadgate redevelopment, but it's a worrying indictment of the Tories' localism agenda.

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    HMV - We Can Work It Out


    Despite off-loading Waterstones, troubled record chain HMV is still on the rocks. With the outlook for record sales looking about as rosy as Cheryl Cole's talent show judging career right now, will the £240m bank bail out turn things around?

  • Blogs

    Osborne bites head off VAT


    The sight of Harriet Harperson jangling around like a coathangered scarecrow in a storm, accusing everyone of being ‘fig leaves’ was highly comical.

  • Online

    BLOG: Brown and out - welcome to the Cameron and Clegg years


    As the police escort peeled away from Gordon Brown leaving Buckingham Palace at sunset, it was the final sad scene of New Labour’s epilogue which has lasted pretty much three years.

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