Big interviews

Interviews with leading figures from commercial property and residential property.

Big interviews

  • Rick de Blaby Get Living

    Get Living gets living


    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

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


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

  • Aerial CGI of Portmarnock

    The Irish plan


    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.

  • Leeds CC Whitehall Road

    Whitbread and wisdom


    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.

  • David Sleath

    David and the industrial Goliath


    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.


    Interview with the duo behind Plus X


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

  • James & Luke - KONTOR - 27th Feb 2020 - 050

    Founders of Kontor map out its future


    James Townsend and Luke Appleby talk to Simon Creasey about their global expansion plans and the challenges of being a start-up consultancy in the US.

  • John Mandyck

    Turning the Big Apple green: interview with John Mandyck


    John Mandyck, chief executive of New York’s Urban Green Council, is working on a revolutionary real estate carbon trading system that could help New York and other cities slash emissions.

  • Inside of warehouse

    Smart sheds: interview with Segro’s James Power


    SEGRO is trialling sensor technology across 20 properties in the UK and Europe. Digital director James Power talks to Adam Branson about the potential benefits of smart warehouses

More interviews

View from the top

HB Reavis

View from the top: Steven Skinner, CEO of HB Reavis


HB Reavis’s CEO reveals to Property Week how the Covid-19 crisis has affected its developments, what he believes offices will look like post-lockdown and why sustainability is now more important than ever

Chris Ireland

View from the top: Chris Ireland, UK chief executive of JLL


The UK chief executive of JLL talks to Property Week about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the firm and his own way of working – and why he thinks it offers an opportunity to reimagine the sector.

Julie Hirigoyen,

View from the top: Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive at UKGBC


UKGBC’s chief executive no longer has to plead the case for sustainability but thinks stakeholders still have a long way to go if the UK is to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Duncan Owen

View from the top: Duncan Owen, global head at Schroder Real Estate Investment Management


Duncan Owen is finding life in lockdown a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, he has been able to spend more time with his family. On the other, work is intense and his 19-year-old son, who has moved back home from university during the lockdown, has taken a ...

Andrew Jones

View from the top: Andrew Jones, head of LondonMetric


The head of LondonMetric, which pivoted from retail to logistics several years ago, explains to Property Week why he thinks Covid-19 is merely accelerating retail’s long-term decline and logistics’ growth

Liz Peace CBE, Real Estate Balance chair

View from the top: Liz Peace, Real Estate Balance chair


The former BPF head and new Real Estate Balance chair explains why she thinks combatting gender inequality in property is more critical than ever during the current Covid-19 crisis

Tony Pidgley

View from the top: Tony Pidgley, founder of Berkeley Group


The founder of Berkeley Group talks about the operational challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, why he’s keeping sites open and what he thinks will happen after the lockdown.

Five minutes with

Richard Bains index

Five minutes with Richard Bains


Managing director of Chancerygate on cycling in China, career highs and his inspirational heroes.

Caroline Baker

Five minutes with Caroline Baker


Head of Cushman & Wakefield in Manchester on family, building more homes and embracing change

Andy Harding

Five minutes with Andy Harding


JLL’s industrial and logistics lead director on snakes, ornithology and diversity

Johnny Hawkins index

Five minutes with Johnny Hawkins


Knight Frank’s capital markets partner on building trust, younger generations and gender equality

Robert Dobrzycki

Five minutes with Robert Dobrzycki


Panattoni Europe’s chief executive on positive thinking, flexibility and spreading more happiness

Anthony Walker index

Five minutes with Anthony Walker


The chief executive of GoReport on ‘positive disruption’, fate and the importance of family.

Kevin Murray

Five minutes with Kevin Murray


Whitbread’s head of acquisitions for the north and Ireland on diversity, integrity and kicking things to relax

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