Property Week Leader & Blogs

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

  • Liverpool

    Will Liverpool walk on?

    2021-07-30T00:00:00+01:00By

    Few cities currently illustrate the ups and downs of the world of property development quite like Liverpool.

  • Cafe reopening Covid

    Property presses the play button

    2021-07-23T00:00:00+01:00By

    Freedom day wasn’t quite the ‘disaster day’ some had forecast, but it didn’t feel particularly liberating, did it? With Covid cases continuing to rise and some of the double-jabbed among them, it is little wonder that people remain anxious about returning to the office (or heading to the shops).

  • Business people

    Kick racism out of property

    2021-07-16T00:00:00+01:00By

    There was a sickening inevitability to it – so much so that I switched my phone and the TV off as soon as the game ended and I realised what was coming – but I did not think for a second that one of the idiots taking to social media ...

  • Office building

    The times they are a-changin’

    2021-07-09T00:00:00+01:00By

    Headlines blaring “unprecedented” this and “uncertain” that have dominated the news over the past year and a half.

  • Finance chart Covid-19

    The holiday is now over

    2021-07-02T00:00:00+01:00By

    Amid all the confusion and chaos over planned foreign trips to countries designated as red, amber or green, we can say with certainty that there is one holiday that will no longer be happening.

  • Warehouse

    Industrial & logistics sector continues to boom

    2021-07-02T00:00:00+01:00By

    Industrial & logistics is one of the few sectors to have emerged strongly from the pandemic. Indeed, such has been the boom in demand for shed space, mainly from ecommerce retailers but also cold storage operators and data centres, that speculative development is booming, too.

  • Covid office worker

    Fewer people, more space?

    2021-06-25T00:00:00+01:00By

    One of the nice things about going into the office during a pandemic is how much space you have to yourself.

  • Closed due to Covid sign

    More rent misery for landlords

    2021-06-18T00:00:00+01:00By

    We all knew it was coming, but that did not make the government’s announcement on Monday that so-called Freedom Day would be delayed until 19 July any easier to stomach, not least because of the likely ramifications.

  • Grenfell Tower

    Four years on from Grenfell

    2021-06-11T00:00:00+01:00By

    Who can forget the harrowing images of fire ravaging Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Wednesday 14 June 2017, or the shocked incomprehension on the firefighters’ faces as they rushed towards the blaze, which having started as a seemingly innocuous kitchen fire on the fourth floor would spread so ...

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    UK recovery gathers momentum

    2021-06-04T00:00:00+01:00By

    Happy days. The sun has been shining, the Covid death rate has hit zero for the first time since the pandemic began and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is forecasting that the UK economy will grow 7.2% in 2021, up from its prediction of 5.1% in March.

  • Finance chart Covid-19

    Time for British Landsec?

    2021-05-28T00:00:00+01:00By

    Are British Land and Landsec waving or drowning?

  • Emma Shone index2

    The new normal

    2021-05-28T00:00:00+01:00By

    The world is opening up again and people are starting to get back into old routines.

  • Social distancing

    Another step towards a new normal

    2021-05-20T23:00:00+01:00By

    There may have been plenty of clouds in the sky this week, but the outlook is brighter than it has been for some time.

  • RICS flags

    RICS crisis is far from over

    2021-05-14T00:00:00+01:00By

    It never rains but it pours – or it does at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), anyway.

  • Auction generic

    Auction market has proved its resilience

    2021-05-14T00:00:00+01:00By

    Who would have guessed that more than a year after we were plunged into lockdown that the auction market would prove to be one of the most resilient parts of the property sector?

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