John Welsh's articles

  • Insight

    The king is dead…

    17 October 2003

    So I'm off. After four-and-A half years on Property Week, I am to edit Travel Trade Gazette, a weekly newspaper for the travel industry that is also owned by CMPi. I leave with the inevitable excitement of a new challenge but also a sense of loss. I have really liked you lot.

  • Insight

    Members' revolt tells RICS it's time to make cuts

    10 October 2003

    Enough RICS members look set to come together to threaten the institution's sumptuous Great George Street headquarters in Westminster with an extraordinary general meeting. Its agenda will be a reversal of the increase in subscription fees and the appointment of an 'ombudsman' to keep the executive

  • Insight

    An offer they could refuse

    3 October 2003

    I felt frustrated. There was little information and even fewer leads. I cruised the bars and hotels for a day and then, as I ate my breakfast, I had my first and only break. The British Property Federation had come to town, led by Dave 'the Scot' Hunter. He had forced Wicks into a room, surrounded

  • Insight

    Down these mean streets a property man must go

    3 October 2003

    It had been a long, hot summer. Joggers were still running along the beaches of Bournemouth, passing the occasional sunbather determined to eke out a tan.

  • News

    Deutsche weighs up regional moves

    26 September 2003

    Real estate chief Ward considers moving back office staff out of London

  • News

    Myers appointed to South Bank board

    26 September 2003

    Mountgrange chairman to inject property expertise to London arts committee

  • Insight

    If a company cuts too much, it will cut out its heart

    26 September 2003

    You would have enjoyed meeting CoreNet’s Bruce Russell. I sat next to him at lunch during the corporate real estate network’s conference in Amsterdam earlier this week.He painted a picture of his life in retirement on America’s east coast. After a career with Kodak, where he became vice-president,

  • Online

    Myers appointed to South Bank board

    2003-09-25T10:31:00Z

    Martin Myers has been appointed as property and funding tsar on the South Bank board in an attempt to kick-start the redevelopment of the South Bank of the River Thames.

  • Insight

    A lively discussion with a minister who likes to listen

    19 September 2003

    It is rare for the world of development to be upbeat, let alone optimistic, about the government's proposed reforms of the planning system. But following a meeting earlier this week, there is a sense that the government might just be listening to some of the industry's concerns while accelerating

  • Insight

    As the recovery begins, the vultures begin to circle

    12 September 2003

    The spectre of the vulture fund has suddenly returned