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  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Hammond dashes high street’s high hopes

    2018-11-02T00:00:00Z

    ‘Malities, malities, malities, malities – that’s the four malities over.’ Now that’s a funny joke.

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Will Saudi investment be banned? Should it be?

    2018-10-25T23:00:00Z

    The most startling image in the news this week has to be that of Jamal Khashoggi’s son Salah shaking the hand of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday three weeks after his father’s brutal murder. What must he have been thinking as he met the man allegedly ...

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Hammond must use Budget to help rescue retail

    2018-10-18T23:00:00Z

    Just as you thought things couldn’t get any worse in the retail sector, they do… much worse.

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Not so caught between a rock and a hard Brexit

    2018-10-11T23:00:00Z

    Is the industry just sensibly keeping calm and carrying on as Michel Barnier continues to lob brickbats at Theresa May’s Brexit plans – or fiddling (increasingly nervously) while Rome burns?

  • Richard Williams
    Insight

    International investors still find UK industrial attractive

    2018-10-04T23:00:00Z

    At first glance, the data from Real Capital Analytics on European real estate investment looks ominous. Investment levels in the first half of 2018 were 9% down on the same period in 2017. And worryingly, the industrial and logistics sector, which had been the belle of the investment ball in ...

  • Mia Hunt 480
    Insight

    The shed of the future?

    2018-09-27T23:00:00Z

    What will the shed of the future look like? Will it be partially – or even totally – underground? Will it take the form of a ‘shedscraper’ several storeys high? Or will it be long and thin, allowing landlords to slice and dice the space depending on occupier requirements?

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Diversity is about more than slapping ‘fe’ on to ‘male’

    2018-09-27T23:00:00Z

    As a Cambridge graduate, I was depressed and, frankly, embarrassed at how lowly the university ranked on social diversity in The Sunday Times ’ latest Good University Guide – with only Oxford scoring lower.

  • Mia Hunt 480
    Insight

    It's not all doom and gloom for the retail and leisure sector

    2018-09-20T23:00:00Z

    Few property landlords have had as tumultuous a time in 2018 as owners of retail, food and beverage (F B) and leisure assets. 

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Ten years after the world turned upside down

    2018-09-20T23:00:00Z

    As with 9/11 and, if you are longer of tooth, the assassination of JFK, most of us remember where we were when Lehman Brothers collapsed. It is one of those seismic events that are branded like a hot iron into the collective psyche.

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    A letter to the new housing minister

    2018-09-13T23:00:00Z

    Dear Kit, thank you for joining us at the RESI Convention in Wales this week. We are delighted that you have chosen to give your first major public address to the sector as housing minister at our event.