All Big Interviews articles

  • Oppenheim Group
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    The super-prime resi agents who are primetime viewing

    2020-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Jason and Brett Oppenheim, reality TV stars and heads of ultra-prime LA resi agency Oppenheim Group, talk to Property Week about the drama and rewards of selling homes to the super-rich.

  • Brunswick Property Partners
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    Meet the new local heroes

    2020-12-03T00:00:00Z

    Brunswick Property Partners co-founders David Turner and Will Amies tell Property Week about their new London workspace venture Akoya and their ambitions for a £1bn portfolio.

  • Bridge pic spread
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    Interview with duo bringing big US player to UK

    2020-11-19T00:00:00Z

    Industrial real estate developer BRIDGE is a fixture in the US but a relative unknown here. That could be about to change. Simon Creasey talks to the two men heading its newly opened UK office

  • WeWork
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    The book of Adam: the rise and fall of Adam Neumann

    2020-11-12T00:00:00Z

    US journalist Reeves Wiedeman, author of a new book on WeWork, talks to Propety Week about the rise and fall of the flex workspace giant’s messianic co-founder Adam Neumann.

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    Interview with Maarten Jamin: ‘I’m not worried about competition’

    2020-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Maarten Jamin, IWG chief design officer and founder of design agency bs;bp, talks to Adam Branson about IWG’s two new office concepts, its quick flex-workspace rollout and the impact of the new WFH directive

  • Sunand Prasad
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    The time for the built environment sector to act on sustainability is now

    2020-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Newly elected UKGBC chair Sunand Prasad says time is running out for the built environment sector to act on sustainability, but remains ‘obstinately optimistic’ about the future. 

  • Will Lewis
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    The Mancunian candidate

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    OBI Property’s Will Lewis tells Property Week how the Manchester-based agency has grown in 10 years from a two-man band to a business handling around 40% of the city’s office lettings.

  • Colin Brooks and Mark Phillipson 2
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    Helping retail to turn over a new leaf

    2020-09-18T00:00:00Z

    Turnover-based rents will be vital for retailers to survive. Property Week talks to the founders of a new consultancy formed to help implement the new model.

  • Prologis Bow Yard
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    Prologis - the developer of business 'Parklife' talks to Property Week

    2020-09-18T00:00:00Z

    Prologis’s Robin Woodbridge talks to Property Week about its decision to sell the Platform portfolio, its last-mile logistics strategy and the sector’s growing importance to the economy

  • Jim Hartshorne
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    DHL ready to handle the fallout from Covid-19

    2020-09-18T00:00:00Z

    Logistics operator DHL is well placed to handle the extremes that Covid-19 has created for the commercial property market. Property Week finds out why.

  • American Dream
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    Is American Dream the future of retail?

    2020-07-16T00:00:00Z

    Triple Five recently launched one of the world’s biggest retail and leisure schemes. The firm’s leasing vice-president tells Property Week why experiential retail is key to survival for malls in America and beyond.

  • Andrew Lynch
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    ‘We never wanted to grow too quickly’: interview with Huckletree co-founder

    2020-07-09T00:00:00Z

    Huckletree co-founder Andrew Lynch talks to Emma Shone about the co-working firm’s community-based offering, the benefits of its Places model and his reimagining of the sector in a post-Covid world

  • Ryan Babel
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    Building the tower of Babel

    2020-07-03T00:00:00Z

    Dutch international footballer Ryan Babel tells Property Week why he thinks investing in residential property is cooler and sexier than splashing out on expensive watches and fast cars.

  • dan and jonny
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    Flexible office space done the Spacemade way

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    As companies pursue flexible leasing options in response to the pandemic, service provider Spacemade is capitalising by creating bespoke brands for landlords. Property Week meets its co-founders to find out more.

  • Rick de Blaby Get Living
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    Get Living gets living

    2020-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Chief executive Rick de Blaby talks to Property Week about its upcoming projects, the importance of ‘neighbourhood living’ and the impact of Covid-19 and changing residential demographics on its business.

  • Neil Young snooker
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    Q&A: Neil Young on relaunching start-up incubator business

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    The former Get Living chief executive talks to Property Week about his past successes, current challenges and future plans.

  • Leeds CC Whitehall Road
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    Whitbread and wisdom

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Whitbread head of property Mark Anderson tells Property Week how the hospitality company has approached managing its hotel and food-and-drink arms amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Aerial CGI of Portmarnock
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    The Irish plan

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Quintain Ireland’s Eddie Byrne tells Property Week how Covid-19 is affecting business and what it all means for its plans to become one of the republic’s biggest housebuilders.

  • David Sleath
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    David and the industrial Goliath

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    As SEGRO turns 100, chief executive David Sleath talks to Property Week about how it became an industrial powerhouse, the challenges Covid-19 poses and what the business plans to do next.

  • MAT AND PAUL TOGETHER
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    Interview with the duo behind Plus X

    2020-03-27T00:00:00Z

    Having established proof of concept, the duo behind incubator hub Plus X plan to roll it out across other U+I sites and beyond.