Property Week Leader & Blogs

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

  • Climate apocalypse city

    Do or die time for climate


    I thought there was only supposed to be one Blue Monday a year. The 15th of February certainly gave the third Monday in January a run for its money.

  • Industrial and Logistics

    Is the future for industrial and logistics still bright?


    Last year was a record-breaker for the sector as the combination of a global pandemic and looming Brexit sent take-up through the roof.

  • Empty high street_credit_shutterstock_zjtmath_1734215396

    Reset or RIP for retail?


    Everyone (including me) keeps talking about long, dark tunnels, but I am starting to think we’re actually stuck in a very deep hole – one that it may prove impossible for some parts of the market to dig themselves out of.

  • Croydon town hall

    A taxing issue for councils


    The pandemic has focused minds on a raft of ethical questions: how landlords treat their tenants; what more the industry can do to rise to the climate crisis challenge (launching green bonds, for example, as Atrium European Real Estate has); and how RICS could better have handled its governance crisis. ...

  • Debenhams Southsea shut

    Boohoo for Debenhams


    If this lockdown ever ends and we are allowed to go shopping again for fun, non-essential things (remember those?), I’m seriously starting to wonder if there will be any shops left on the high street to shop in. The signs are not good.

  • RICS HQ London

    RICS must face the music


    The genie is out of the bottle. The cat is out of the bag. Pandora’s box is open. RICS can no longer avoid its day of reckoning.

  • RICS flags

    A right ruckus at RICS


    Oh dear. It is never a good idea to keep sweeping stuff under the carpet when everyone suspects – or knows – there is a problem.

  • What comes after pandemic shutterstock_1755144350 AndrilKoval

    Long night’s journey into day


    New Year. New lockdown. Fanf***ingtastic.

  • Light at end of tunnel

    Thank f*** it’s nearly over


    There can’t be anyone who won’t be happy to see the back of 2020.

  • Philip Green

    There are many actors in this tragedy


    It is all too easy to blame larger than life retail ‘tycoons’ like Sir Philip Green for the devastation that has been wrought across our high streets in the past few weeks and years.

  • Topman & Topshop shuttered

    Tomorrow’s world starts now


    Well, that lockdown certainly ended with a bang. On the eve of the grand reopening of ‘non-essential’ stores, Philip Green’s Arcadia empire came tumbling down, and I’ll be damned if it didn’t just drag Debenhams down with it.

  • Radiant sunshine

    Hi ho silver lining


    The Covid-19 clouds are finally beginning to lift.

  • Covid-19

    Lockdown losers and winners


    Forget about the winter of discontent. This has been the year of discontent.

  • Warehouse

    Industrial and Logistics supplement November 2020


    Almost every part of the property industry has been detrimentally affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Food and beverage operators have spent more days closed this year than open, retailers have shuttered stores after going under or entering into CVAs and administration and offices have lain empty during the biggest WFH ...

  • RESI thank you

    A resounding RESI success


    Some said it was sheer madness to attempt it – and I think I speak for all the Property Week team involved in RESI when I say we were bricking it on Tuesday morning as we prepared to kick off our first fully virtual two-day event during a national lockdown.

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