Leader

  • David parsley wide
    Insight

    Klépierre bid throws Hammerson’s future intu doubt

    2018-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Hammerson’s shareholders have a choice to make. Do they put their trust in chief executive David Atkins and push on with the £3.4bn takeover of rival intu, or do they force him to consider the offer from French shopping giant Klépierre? For me it has to be the latter.

  • Liz Hamson
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    Not such a jolly old boys’ club outing

    2018-03-16T00:00:00Z

    I am sure I am not the only one who flew out to Nice this week feeling a good deal of trepidation mixed in with the usual nervous excitement ahead of Mipim.

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Carry on investing… but not carrying on

    2018-03-09T00:00:00Z

    Even the most ardent of Leavers would surely not have predicted this. On Wednesday, Donald Tusk scorned Theresa May’s “pick and mix” Brexit plan, warning that there would be “negative economic consequences”.

  • Mia Hunt 480
    Insight

    Revival instinct – North West focus

    2018-03-09T00:00:00Z

    The North West region, buoyed by the ‘northern powerhouse’ and the ever-increasing attraction of Manchester as a place to live and work, is going from strength to strength.

  • Liz Hamson
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    Snowmaggedon. Bring it on!

    2018-03-02T00:00:00Z

    Oh to be a kid again. As I fired up the laptop and my two mobiles on Tuesday, I cast a look ruefully at the children outside throwing snowballs at each other and revelling in a day off school.

  • Richard Williams
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    PW Perspectives – Mipim 2018

    2018-03-01T07:00:00Z

    As half the property world come together in the (hopefully) sunnier climes of southern France for Mipim 2018, one common theme that is bound to be discussed at length in the Palais de Festivals and up and down Boulevard de la Croisette is innovation.

  • David parsley wide
    Insight

    Has Raab handed Capco an Earls Court escape route?

    2018-02-23T00:00:00Z

    Some may view housing minister Dominic Raab’s comments on Earls Court this week as a potentially fatal attack on Capital Counties’ plans for the west London site.

  • Richard Williams
    Insight

    Have shed developers lost their taste for spec build?

    2018-02-22T06:00:00Z

    Speculative development has long been the barometer by which developer confidence is measured. 

  • David parsley wide
    Insight

    What’s gone wrong at JLL and where does it go now?

    2018-02-16T00:00:00Z

    It is said revenue is vanity while profit is sanity. There must be a lot of mirrors and people losing their minds in JLL’s UK HQ then.

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Are we witnessing the rebirth of the high street?

    2018-02-09T00:00:00Z

    It wasn’t so long ago that we were repeatedly being told of the demise of the high street – and the reports of its death were not an exaggeration, as anyone who lives in a town whose lifeblood was sucked out seemingly overnight by a new out-of-town shopping centre knows ...