Big interviews

Interviews with leading figures from commercial property and residential property.

Big interviews

  • American Dream

    Is American Dream the future of retail?


    Triple Five recently launched one of the world’s biggest retail and leisure schemes. The firm’s leasing vice-president tells Property Week why experiential retail is key to survival for malls in America and beyond.

  • Andrew Lynch

    ‘We never wanted to grow too quickly’: interview with Huckletree co-founder


    Huckletree co-founder Andrew Lynch talks to Emma Shone about the co-working firm’s community-based offering, the benefits of its Places model and his reimagining of the sector in a post-Covid world

  • Ryan Babel

    Building the tower of Babel


    Dutch international footballer Ryan Babel tells Property Week why he thinks investing in residential property is cooler and sexier than splashing out on expensive watches and fast cars.

  • dan and jonny

    Flexible office space done the Spacemade way


    As companies pursue flexible leasing options in response to the pandemic, service provider Spacemade is capitalising by creating bespoke brands for landlords. Property Week meets its co-founders to find out more.

  • 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.

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View from the top

Nelson Mills

View from the top: Nelson Mills, CEO of Columbia Property Trust


The CEO of Columbia Property Trust chats to Property Week about the growing impetus to reduce office density, overcoming the psychological barriers to returning to work and the widening ‘bid-ask spread’.

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View from the top: Matthew Howell, RICS UK managing director


RICS UK managing director talks to Anviksha Patel about the challenges facing the institution as it grapples with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – and the major changes it has made in response

Mike Ingall Allied London

View from the top: Michael Ingall, CEO of Allied London


The Allied London CEO talks to Property Week about Covid-19 construction delays, seismic shifts in the perception of property caused by the pandemic and the critical importance of a diverse portfolio

Matt Crompton - managing director, Muse Developments

View from the top: Matt Crompton, managing director of Muse


Muse managing director Matt Crompton reveals to Property Week how the developer kept its schemes ticking over during lockdown and why he thinks it is well-placed to seize the post-pandemic opportunities.

Mark Robinson

View from the top: Mark Robinson, chair of High Street Task Force


The new chair of the government-led High Streets Task Force tells Property Week about the problems facing UK retail, his ambitions for the initiative and the importance of a sense of place.

Mark Ridley

View from the top: Mark Ridley, group CEO of Savills


Savills’ global boss talks to Property Week about the real estate winners and losers in the aftermath of Covid-19, what lies ahead for offices and his anticipation of a ‘swoosh’-shaped recovery

Roger Wade

View from the top: Roger Wade, founder of Boxpark


The charismatic Boxpark founder tells Property Week why he believes the retail and hospitality sectors face Armageddon if landlords, tenants and the government cannot work together to resolve the rent crisis.

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

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