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  • Guy Montague-Jones
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    Guide to Borrowing: navigating the world of real estate finance

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Today’s debt market is pretty healthy. Developers and investors have a broad range of lenders to choose from and, so far, there is no sign of a return to the reckless practices that caused so much havoc a decade ago.

  • Guy MONTAGUE JONES 480
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    Is Atkins right to up the sales ante?

    2019-03-01T00:00:00Z

    When Hammerson exchanged contracts to sell a 50% stake in Highcross shopping centre for £236m at the start of October, shareholders would be forgiven for expecting the share price to rise. 

  • Richard Williams
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    PW Perspectives: the structural changes affecting the industry

    2019-03-01T00:00:00Z

    With the property world coming together in Cannes for Mipim 2019 just a couple of weeks before Brexit day (if in fact 29 March turns out to be Brexit day), there’s no doubt it will be a topic that is discussed at length in the Palais de Festivals and up ...

  • Mia Hunt index
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    Industrial and logistics: urban outfits

    2019-02-22T00:00:00Z

    The industrial and logistics sector continues to be the shining star of the property market. Demand is increasing unabated and rents and asset values keep going up, up and up.

  • Liz Hamson Leader
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    The good, bad and almost ugly

    2019-02-22T00:00:00Z

    OK, I have some good news and bad news. 

  • Liz Hamson Leader
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    High stakes for sheds and beds

    2019-02-15T00:00:00Z

    They say necessity is the mother of invention – and boy, is the shortage of land in and around London forcing people to be inventive. 

  • Guy Montague-Jones
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    Nothing ventured, nothing gained

    2019-02-08T00:00:00Z

    With Brexit putting the brakes on the market and retail seemingly in freefall, you’d think that there couldn’t be a worse time to launch a new venture. And yet now, like London buses, three come along at once.

  • Liz Hamson Leader
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    Time to ditch the optimism?

    2019-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Property is famously full of relentless optimists. Having written about the sector for years, it has even rubbed off on me.

  • Guy Montague-Jones
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    Brave bets on retail may pay off

    2019-01-25T00:00:00Z

    Rob Tincknell’s next move has been eagerly anticipated since he unexpectedly stepped down as chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company last spring after a decade in the job.

  • Liz Hamson Leader
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    Life after the death of May’s deal

    2019-01-18T00:00:00Z

    This Tuesday, all I wanted to do was stick my fingers in my ears, close my eyes and sing tra-la-la as the Brexit vote pantomime played out complete with gasps from the audience as the extent of the defeat for Theresa May’s deal became apparent. Unfortunately, there is no hiding ...