All Big Interviews articles – Page 9

  • Rob Shepherd
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    Shepherd's watch: Rob Shepherd interview

    2017-01-27T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Gary Yardley
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    Court in the spotlight: Gary Yardley interview

    2017-01-20T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Matthew Crichton-Brown and Mark Allnutt
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    American apparel: Greystar interview

    2017-01-12T05:00:00Z

    To some, it is the private rented sector (PRS). To others, it’s the professional rented or build-to-rent sector. With the arrival of US giant Greystar in the market, another moniker is rapidly gaining traction: multi-family housing.

  • Gerry Hughes GVA lead
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    GVA’s new ringmaster: Gerry Hughes interview

    2016-11-30T23:59:00Z

    When Swedish private equity firm EQT announced in October that it was renaming Bilfinger GVA’s parent company Apleona, the new name for Bilfinger GVA itself was conspicuous by its absence.

  • Inteview Mark Granger Carter Jonas
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    Granger in a foreign land: Mark Granger big interview

    2016-11-18T00:00:00Z

    Under Mark Granger’s leadership, Carter Jonas has evolved from being a largely rural agency to encompassing residential, commercial and industrial - now the plan is to expand into Europe.

  • Left to right: Steven Underwood, Neil Dickinson, Jeremy Greenland and Jonathan Harris
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    Power play: Peel Logistics interview

    2016-11-15T07:00:00Z

    In September 2016, Peel Logistics Property - a joint venture formed by the Peel Group and Macquarie Capital in 2015 - announced that it had joined forces with logistics developer Evander Properties to create a specialist UK industrial property development and management platform.

  • Tom Horne, William Green and Sheila King
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    Tales of the Hood: L’Estrange interview

    2016-11-11T00:24:00Z

    Tom Horne and William Green, founders of start-up menswear brand L’Estrange, are holed up in Mayfair’s Arts Club with one of their key supporters, Sheila King.

  • Chris Hayward
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    City of angles: Chris Hayward interview

    2016-11-04T00:00:00Z

    Banks abandoning London, financial services firms moving staff abroad, falling occupier and investor demand and dwindling rents… while many of the fears expressed immediately after the Brexit vote have not been realised, or not yet anyway, the property industry nevertheless remains in a state of limbo as the meaning and ...

  • Gym
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    Sit up and listen: F45 Training interview

    2016-11-01T11:31:00Z

    A workout craze from Down Under is set to turn the UK’s fitness scene on its head. As revealed by Property Week in September, Australian operator F45 Training is embarking on a programme to open 50 studios across the country by autumn next year.

  • Jonathan Goldstein
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    Citizen Cain: Jonathan Goldstein interview

    2016-10-28T00:00:00Z

    There are plenty of football fans in the property industry - and plenty of Spurs fans in particular. Not many attempt to buy the club they support, though. Then again, not many are like Cain Hoy’s Jonathan Goldstein.

  • Hoola, Royal Docks
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    HUBba bubba!: Steve Sanham and Robert Sloss interview

    2016-10-21T00:00:00Z

    “Why not?” is a question residential developer Hub’s newly promoted managing director, Steve Sanham, likes to ask a lot - and why not if you are one half of a double-act that prides itself on providing “aspirational yet attainable homes for hard working Londoners”?

  • Nick Leslau
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    Top dog: Nick Leslau interview

    2016-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Sitting in his swanky offices on Cavendish Square, complete with Mini bonnet signed by the 2003 World Cup-winning rugby team, the chairman of Prestbury Investments, Nick Leslau, has just acquired the 55-hotel Travelodge portfolio for £196.2m on behalf of the Secure Income REIT he advises.

  • Dror Nagel
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    A house proud man: Dror Nagel interview

    2016-10-07T00:01:00Z

    If you thought the UK government had done a lot to push home ownership in the past few years, it’s nothing compared with what’s been happening in Israel.

  • Ian Rickwood Henley 1
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    How Henley’s ‘candy store’ is filling pockets

    2016-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Ian Rickwood has an unusual CV for the boss of a private equity real estate business.

  • Lars Huber
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    New Hines variety: Lars Huber interview

    2016-09-30T00:00:00Z

    During an hour-long interview, Hines Europe co-head Lars Huber barely mentions offices - which is surprising given that Hines is one of the biggest global office developers of the past half century.

  • Hanover, Germany
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    Logistic optimistic: Michael Hughes interview

    2016-09-29T05:48:00Z

    Back in 2010, Michael Hughes had a vision. Hughes, who had built up a strong reputation for delivering sheds through industrial developer Helios, could see that the UK and European warehouse and logistics market was changing.

  • Jo Allen and Paul White Frogmore
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    Changing of the guard: Frogmore interview

    2016-09-23T00:00:00Z

    For years, the business was referred to as Paul White’s Frogmore. Not any longer. “Jo runs the business now,” says the company’s irrepressible chairman, flanked by his successor as CEO, former COO, Jo Allen.

  • Barry Tallintire
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    Five-star service: Harvey Nichols interview

    2016-09-16T00:00:00Z

    You won’t find many retail property directors who are capable of talking in depth about their company’s products.

  • William Newton and Tom Redmayne
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    Digital score draw: WiredScore interview

    2016-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Fundamentally, office occupier requirements have barely changed in decades. Cost and location are still the two overriding factors that determine a company’s decision.

  • Left to right: Andy Carson, Karl Whiteman and Tony Pidgley
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    Berkeley Homes: urban house masters

    2016-09-09T00:00:00Z

    If you tap the word ‘urban’ into Google, ‘Urban House Berkeley Homes’ is fourth in the list after ‘urban’ itself, ‘urban dictionary’ and ‘Urban Outfitters’ - quite an achievement when you consider the new flexible housing concept, complete with roof terrace, was only launched in June.