My genuine hope is that the UK gets back to properly addressing the big social challenges of our age rather than being distracted by Brexit.

Owen Michaelson and Andrew Kirkman

Increasing the supply of new housing, raising skills levels at all ages to improve productivity and decarbonising our environment all need a greater focus.

I expect the market to stabilise after the political choppiness. The fundamentals for our part of the industry remain in place – people need well-designed, well-thought-out places to live and commercial occupiers need well-connected, energy-efficient space in a market where not enough new units are being built to support growth.

Resolution: To deliver a fifth year of double-digit returns to the market. Personally, I intend to kayak past a couple of our major developments that are either river or canal connected to get a different view of what we do.

Owen Michaelson, chief executive, Harworth Group

 

 

My genuine hope is that the UK gets back to properly addressing the big social challenges of our age rather than being distracted by Brexit. Increasing the supply of new housing, raising skills levels at all ages to improve productivity and decarbonising our environment all need a greater focus.

I expect the market to stabilise after the political choppiness. The fundamentals for our part of the industry remain in place – people need well-designed, well-thought-out places to live and commercial occupiers need well-connected, energy-efficient space in a market where not enough new units are being built to support growth.

Resolution: To deliver a fifth year of double-digit returns to the market. Personally, I intend to kayak past a couple of our major developments that are either river or canal connected to get a different view of what we do.