Helen Gordon

Helen Gordon

Helen Gordon is chief executive of Grainger

 

 

  • Wellbeing
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    Health is now the priority on the home front

    2020-09-24T00:00:00

    Experience of the pandemic has taught us many things, but the importance of our health and wellbeing, and that of our family and friends, sits front and centre. Many people are now recognising the importance and need to focus on their physical and mental health and the importance of the ...

  • Predictions - what happens next
    Insight

    What happens next? Helen Gordon’s reforecast for 2020 and beyond

    2020-06-19T00:00:00

    In the second in our three-part series, figures from the residential and property finance sectors share their outlooks for a post-lockdown world.

  • Construction
    Insight

    It’s time to redefine our industry

    2020-06-18T00:00:00

    There’s never a dull moment in the property sector, but the past year has had plenty of twists and turns with Brexit, a general election and Covid-19. Last July, I had the honour of being appointed as president of the British Property Federation (BPF) and as I reach the end ...

  • Working from home
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    We are all reshaping how we live

    2020-03-26T00:00:00

    If 2019 was the year of uncertainty, 2020 is the year that started upbeat but by the end of the first quarter we were reeling from something we had never heard of.

  • Office meeting
    Insight

    We need to step up and do more

    2019-11-01T00:00:00

    I have just returned from a fascinating trip walking in Napoleon’s footsteps. Those who know me might think I have an unhealthy obsession with this diminutive leader, but I have always taken an interest in how people can succeed despite not fitting normal perceptions – in Napoleon’s case, of a ...

  • Flats
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    Cautious welcome for the government's rental plans

    2019-04-24T23:00:00

    The UK desperately needs two things: more homes and a better rental sector. The government’s proposal to abolish section 21 could support this, but only if the court process is strengthened and expedited.

  • clippers quay
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    PRS can boost UK’s productivity

    2019-01-31T00:00:00

    Since the global financial crisis, Britain’s GDP has lagged perilously behind that of the other G7 economies. Despite working more hours than the US, Germany and France, Britain falls significantly short when compared with their productivity levels. Brexit aside, I believe this is our biggest issue as a country.

  • Brexit
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    PRS is well placed to weather a 'no deal' Brexit storm

    2018-11-08T05:37:00

    It’s hard to remember a time when Brexit didn’t dominate the news and irrespective of political stance, it’ll be a nice respite when it’s no longer in the headlines every day.

  • Roof terrace, Argo
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    Healthy homes can help relieve pressure on the NHS

    2018-08-16T05:43:00

    The concept of ‘wellness’ is one trend that has really struck a chord with Grainger and our customers. It influences how we are designing and operating our buildings.

  • Apex house scheme, Seven Sisters
    Insight

    We must explain BTR better to stop poor policy decisions

    2018-05-17T14:42:00

    The build-to-rent (BTR) sector has come a long way in the past few years. The benefits of BTR to accelerate housing delivery, increase supply and improve housing standards are beginning to be recognised.

  • Silicon Roundabout, Shoreditch
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    Home truths: we need to improve housing to attract and retain talent

    2018-02-08T06:01:00

    Launching Britain’s industrial strategy on the day of the royal engagement was the kind of misstep we have come to expect from today’s politicians.

  • Helen Gordon
    Insight

    Enduring the painful slowdown to the election

    2015-05-01T00:00:00

    One of the most popular phrases used about the election must be: “I will be glad when it is over.”

  • Helen Gordon
    Insight

    How the property industry can beat the winter blues

    30 January 2015

    Maybe it is the contrast to all those Christmas parties and presents and the warmth of friends and families but January always seems the bleakest coldest month, and February isn’t much better.

  • Helen Gordon, RBS
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    Banker's statement: Eating elephants and the UK housing shortage

    19 September 2014

    Last week, hot on the heels of Cameron, Obama and other world leaders at the Nato summit, hundreds of property professionals involved in the residential sector gathered at Celtic Manor for RESI2014 to discuss the big challenge of the day — a solution to the UK housing shortage. I am ...

  • Helen Gordon
    Insight

    Why going to the gym and PRS investment are good for you

    30 May 2014

    I nearly fell off the cross-trainer. I know it will shock some readers to hear that, at this relatively mature stage in life, I have taken to going to the gym in the mornings. But it may also surprise you that the other thing I have taken to is residential ...

  • Helen Gordon
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    My secret passion for small business tenants

    14 February 2014

    As it is Valentine’s Day, I thought I would reveal a secret love: the small business tenant.