Property Week Leader & Blogs

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

  • RICS flags

    RICS crisis is far from over


    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


    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?

  • Climate protest

    Don’t be a climate dinosaur


    Most people agree that urgent action is needed to address the climate crisis.

  • Tightly packed flats

    Planning for better PDR


    While people have been dreaming of living in large homes with gardens in the suburbs or countryside, the reality all too many have been waking up to is very different, especially if they live in a “home” delivered via permitted development rights (PDR).

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    ​Industrial and logistics sector abuzz with activity


    The industrial and logistics sector is abuzz with activity at the moment and many of the key issues are covered in this supplement.

  • Green office

    From the ESL to ESG


    What a week. First, former US cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd, prompting an outpouring of relief over the verdict. Then, we had the outrageous, but happily short-lived, proposals for a football European Super League (ESL), spearheaded by the so-called ‘big six’ UK football ...

  • Jess Carnaby Street

    Retail must reinvent itself


    After three months imprisoned within the same four walls, people in England were finally (partially) let loose from lockdown this week.

  • Pay gap

    Bubbly, bubbles and pay gaps


    Plenty of people will be raising a glass of bubbly on Monday as we reach the first significant milestone on the roadmap out of lockdown. Some, however, will have bubbles of a different sort on their minds.

  • Radiant sunshine

    Waking up to a brave new world


    After so many blue Mondays, how nice was it to wake up to Happy Monday on 29 March? It was the perfect spring day to emerge blinking from our WFH bunkers and resume interaction with the outside world – and what a brave new world it is.

  • Empty Carnaby St

    Out of the retail ashes


    We will soon find out what the new normal looks like for retail when non-essential retail – or what’s left of it – reopens on 12 April.

  • Emma Shone index2

    Spring is in the air


    Spring is with us, and bringing with it a renewed sense of optimism across the real estate sectors.

  • Building site closed Covid

    Things are finally looking up


    The industry may not quite be full of the joys of spring yet, but it appears finally to have left the winter of discontent behind it.

  • Guide to finance

    Guide to finance: sector report March 2021


    The past year has shone a bright light on the world of real estate finance.

  • RICS flags

    RICS CEO defends his stance


    It’s the explosive interview everyone has been waiting for. No, not THAT one (all I’ll say about the Harry and Meghan interview is that as a mixed-race woman, I think it’s critically important to address race and mental health issues.)

  • Rishi Sunak masked

    The ultimate fudge it Budget


    It was the best of Budgets, it was the worst of Budgets – the best in terms of the eye-watering £65bn rescue package, and the worst as that said package represents a drop in the ocean of what is required to kickstart the economy.

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