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Comment from editor Liz Hamson and other senior journalists at Property Week.

  • Liz Hamson

    This will define us all

    2020-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

    I had thought we would see more companies start to “buy the dip” by now. But even those with the cash to splash must first make difficult decisions, as every business must, about pay cuts, furloughing staff, even making people redundant.

  • Liz Hamson

    Life in lockdown

    2020-03-27T00:00:00+00:00By

    There have been many dire warnings over the years about the threat of a global pandemic, but who seriously thought that when World War III broke out it would not pit nation against nation in nuclear Armageddon but the entire globe against a common enemy of a rampant and deadly ...

  • Liz Hamson

    We are here for you

    2020-03-20T00:00:00+00:00By

    OK, strictly speaking, that’s not true. We’re not physically here in Croydon. Like the rest of the UK, indeed global, workforce, we are adapting to the new norm that is working, or trying to work, from home (other halves, kids and pets permitting), so we are all over the place, ...

  • Guy Montague-Jones

    Budget 2020 offers no retail cure

    2020-03-13T00:00:00+00:00By

    Retail landlords are looking nervously to Asia, where measures to contain the spread of coronavirus have hit the retail sector hard.

  • Liz Hamson

    There are bigger issues that transcend coronavirus

    2020-03-06T00:00:00+00:00By

    This week’s issue was supposed to go to Mipim. That’s why it has an international focus. Like everyone else who was going, we have had to make some last-minute changes to our plans.

  • Guy Montague-Jones

    North West: plenty to be positive about

    2020-03-05T11:38:00+00:00By

    It says a lot about the state of today’s property market in the North West that much of this supplement is dedicated to stories about new development.

  • Liz Hamson

    Could Cannes be canned?

    2020-02-27T11:25:00+00:00By

    The fear surrounding coronavirus is spreading faster than the virus itself – and could ultimately have more serious implications.

  • Emma Shone index2

    Time for property to listen and learn

    2020-02-27T00:00:00+00:00By

    You don’t need me to tell you how valuable Mipim is as an opportunity to talk to clients.

  • Liz Hamson

    Be kind. Be the solution

    2020-02-21T00:00:00+00:00By

    Will people suddenly start to ‘be kind’ in the national press and on social media in the wake of Caroline Flack’s suicide? I’m not holding out much hope, but I’d like to think so.

  • Mitchell Labiak index

    The future of industrial and logistics looks bright

    2020-02-21T00:00:00+00:00By

    What will the next decade bring? That’s the question we’re trying to answer in our first industrial and logistics supplement of the 2020s.

  • Liz Hamson

    Don’t believe the HS2 hype

    2020-02-14T00:00:00+00:00By

    What an HS2 hullabaloo… err, not.

  • Guy Montague-Jones

    Is Emerald Isle losing its lustre?

    2020-02-07T00:00:00+00:00By

    When Green REIT put itself up for sale last April, a leading REIT chief executive told me, somewhat euphemistically, that it was “a sign”.

  • Julie Hirigoyen

    Time for radical change

    2020-01-31T00:00:00+00:00By Julie Hirigoyen

    Statistics suggest that more than 75% of us will have abandoned our new year’s resolutions by now. Yet this month also signifies the start of a new decade – one framed by the race to achieve the UN’s 17 globally accepted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, which together form ...

  • Liz Hamson

    Will we see a Brexit bounce?

    2020-01-24T00:00:00+00:00By

    This time next week, we will be officially leaving the EU – or, more accurately, entering a fraught transition period with a frighteningly tight deadline.

  • Liz Hamson

    Can retail rise from the ashes?

    2020-01-17T00:00:00+00:00By

    Last year was the worst on record for UK retail and the new year has not exactly got off to a flying start.

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