Big interviews

Interviews with leading figures from commercial property and residential property.

Big interviews

  • John Harcourt

    Kajima: The quiet giant is not just big in Japan

    2022-05-12T00:00:00+01:00By Simon Creasey

    Kajima’s European property arm has kept a low profile despite building a portfolio spanning many countries and sectors. Managing director John Harcourt tells Property Week why the business likes to fly under the radar.

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    Big interview with the founder of flex office start-up infinitSpace

    2022-04-28T00:00:00+01:00By

    Wybo Wijnbergen, founder of flex office start-up infinitSpace, tells Property Week how the lessons he learned at WeWork helped inform his white-label flex space service for landlords.

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    LCR Property CEO discusses post-Covid life and future plans

    2022-04-21T00:00:00+01:00By

    Peter Hawthorne is CEO of LCR Property, which brings forward land near railways for redevelopment. He tells Property Week how he plans to unlock and de-risk a pipeline of 300 sites across England and Wales.

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    Legal & General homes in on modular housebuilding

    2022-03-31T00:00:00+01:00By

    It got off to a slow start, but Legal & General’s modular housebuilding arm is now motoring ahead. Its CEO gives Property Week a tour of the factory and reveals how it will disrupt the way the industry works.

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    Big interview with Interim Spaces founder

    2022-03-17T00:00:00+00:00By Kate Parker

    Interim Spaces founder Dan Simon tells Property Week how a decade of squatting in central London inspired a charity that transforms vacant property into temporary workspace for tenants in the creative industries.

  • GLP Wroclaw V Logistics Centre, Poland

    The birth of a logistics giant

    2022-03-10T00:00:00+00:00By

    GLP Europe’s Daan van den Hoven and Nick Cook reveal to Property Week how the business has transformed itself into one of the biggest logistics developers in Europe.

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    GPA heads on plans for estate overhaul

    2022-01-27T00:00:00+00:00By

    GPA chief executive Steven Boyd and chair Pat Ritchie outline their plans for the government’s vast property estate to Anviksha Patel and reveal how they have changed as a result of Covid and sustainability concerns.

  • Guy Grainger

    A real stand-up Guy: interview with Guy Grainger

    2022-01-20T00:00:00+00:00By

    Exactly a year after becoming JLL’s EMEA global head of sustainability services and ESG, Guy Grainger took over on 1 January 2022 from David Partridge as president of the BPF. He sets out his stall to Liz Hamson.

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    Many happy retail returns to HGR

    2021-12-02T00:00:00+00:00By

    As the business turns five, the founders of London retail specialist agent Hanover Green Retail talk to Laura McGuire about their love for the troubled sector, how they weathered Covid and their future plans.

More interviews

View from the top

Neil Sinclair

View from the top: Neil Sinclair, chief executive of Palace Capital

2022-05-05T00:00:00+01:00By

The Palace Capital chief executive tells Property Week how the developer kept its cool through the Covid pandemic to pull off the Hudson Quarter scheme in York - and kept its faith in regional markets.

Chris Kingfisher

View from the top: Chris Bargate, group business director for B&Q

2022-03-24T00:00:00+00:00By

As B&Q opens a range of smaller-format stores, the DIY giant’s group business development director explains to Property Week the ethos behind the move and reveals how it plans to roll out the format.

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Q&A: Five minutes with Will Kinnear, director at HEWN

2022-05-19T00:00:00+01:00

Will Kinnear, director at HEWN, on how he got started in the property industry, his top book and podcast recommendations, the best and worst things he has spent money on and his number-one travel destination.

Kristy Lansdown

Q&A: Five minutes with Kristy Lansdown, project director at Lendlease

2022-05-16T09:54:00+01:00

Kristy Lansdown, project director at Lendlease, on how she got started in the property industry, her top music and book picks, and her number-one travel destination.

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Q&A: Five minutes with Scott Grayson, head of property acquisition at Fairhome Property Group

2022-05-16T09:07:00+01:00

Scott Grayson, head of property acquisition at Fairhome Property Group, on how he got started in property, his top TV and book recommendations, plus his number-one travel destination.

Yusoff Ghaznavi

Q&A: Five minutes with Yusoff Ghaznavi, managing director at MAC Construction Consultants

2022-05-12T00:00:00+01:00

Yusoff Ghaznavi, managing director at MAC Construction Consultants, on how he got started in property, his top TV and podcast recommendations, his best/worst purchase and his number-one travel destination.

Louisa Dalgleish

Q&A: Five minutes with Louisa Dalgleish, leasing director at Icon Outlet at The O2

2022-05-05T00:00:00+01:00

Louisa Dalgleish, leasing director at Icon Outlet at The O2, on how she got started in the property industry, her top TV and book picks, the celebrity she would most like to meet and her number-one travel destination.

Len Rosso

Five minutes with… Len Rosso, head of I&L at Colliers

2022-04-29T00:00:00+01:00

Colliers’ head of industrial and logistics on travel woes, industry role models and his passion for golf.

Hilary Witts

Q&A: Five minutes with Hilary Witts, director and head of operations at Colliers

2022-04-28T00:00:00+01:00

Hilary Witts, director and head of operations in Colliers’ rating team, on how she got started in property, her top TV and book picks, the best and worst things she has bought and her number-one travel destination.

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Q&A: Five minutes with Hannah Grievson, property director at Sloane Stanley

2022-04-21T00:00:00+01:00

Hannah Grievson, property director at Sloane Stanley, on how she got started in property, her favourite book and podcast, her best and worst purchases and the historical figure she’d most like to befriend.

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Q&A: Five minutes with Tracy Lovejoy, senior associate at Irwin Mitchell

2022-04-13T00:00:00+01:00

Tracy Lovejoy, senior associate in the planning team at Irwin Mitchell, on how she got started in property, her TV and book picks, her best and worst purchases and her number-one travel destination.

Andrew Crabbie

Q&A: Five minutes with Andrew Crabbie, head of real estate at Forsters

2022-04-07T00:00:00+01:00

Andrew Crabbie, head of real estate at law firm Forsters, on how he got started in property, his book and podcast recommendations, the celebrity he would most like to meet and his number-one travel destination.

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