All Leader articles – Page 2

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Going above and beyond

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Mental Health Awareness Week will have resonated more than usual this year for many of us as we struggle to cope with Covid-19.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    At a climate crossroads

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    What might have been. In January, 2020 was shaping up to be a transformative year for the climate agenda. Inspired by cataclysmic floods and fires, the Extinction Rebellion and the stirring rhetoric of Greta Thunberg, the industry finally seemed to have woken up to the gravity of the situation and ...

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The back to work minefield

    2020-05-07T00:00:00Z

    The odds are if you have not been struck down by coronavirus, you will have caught coronaphobia.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The long road to recovery

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    You can see why conspiracy theorists are having a field day over Covid-19. None of the global health crises of the past century or so have turned into global economic ones. Why this one? Some sinister force must be at work.

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    News

    Final cost is anyone’s guess

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    The latest rent and service charge collection data makes for pretty grim reading. 

  • Topshop
    Insight

    Guide to law

    2020-04-21T16:25:00Z

    ‘Unprecedented’ doesn’t really cut it.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    The battle for survival

    2020-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Normally, it is a case of survival of the fittest. Not this time. With the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasting that the economy could shrink 35% by June and the International Monetary Fund starkly warning that the global economy faces its biggest downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, ...

  • Liz Hamson
    Online

    The worst Good Friday

    2020-04-09T11:50:00Z

    I think we can all agree that Good Friday is anything but this year. Aside from the obvious – the grim escalation in the number of deaths as we approach the expected peak of the Covid-19 pandemic – there are the horrendous economic, social and personal ramifications of this unprecedented ...

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    This will define us all

    2020-04-03T00:00:00Z

    I had thought we would see more companies start to “buy the dip” by now. But even those with the cash to splash must first make difficult decisions, as every business must, about pay cuts, furloughing staff, even making people redundant.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Life in lockdown

    2020-03-27T00:00:00Z

    There have been many dire warnings over the years about the threat of a global pandemic, but who seriously thought that when World War III broke out it would not pit nation against nation in nuclear Armageddon but the entire globe against a common enemy of a rampant and deadly ...

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    We are here for you

    2020-03-20T00:00:00Z

    OK, strictly speaking, that’s not true. We’re not physically here in Croydon. Like the rest of the UK, indeed global, workforce, we are adapting to the new norm that is working, or trying to work, from home (other halves, kids and pets permitting), so we are all over the place, ...

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    News

    Budget 2020 offers no retail cure

    2020-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Retail landlords are looking nervously to Asia, where measures to contain the spread of coronavirus have hit the retail sector hard. 

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    There are bigger issues that transcend coronavirus

    2020-03-06T00:00:00Z

    This week’s issue was supposed to go to Mipim. That’s why it has an international focus. Like everyone else who was going, we have had to make some last-minute changes to our plans.

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    Markets

    North West: plenty to be positive about

    2020-03-05T11:38:00Z

    It says a lot about the state of today’s property market in the North West that much of this supplement is dedicated to stories about new development.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Could Cannes be canned?

    2020-02-27T11:25:00Z

    The fear surrounding coronavirus is spreading faster than the virus itself – and could ultimately have more serious implications.

  • Emma Shone index2
    Insight

    Time for property to listen and learn

    2020-02-27T00:00:00Z

    You don’t need me to tell you how valuable Mipim is as an opportunity to talk to clients.

  • Liz Hamson
    Insight

    Be kind. Be the solution

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    Will people suddenly start to ‘be kind’ in the national press and on social media in the wake of Caroline Flack’s suicide? I’m not holding out much hope, but I’d like to think so.

  • Mitchell Labiak index
    Markets

    The future of industrial and logistics looks bright

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    What will the next decade bring? That’s the question we’re trying to answer in our first industrial and logistics supplement of the 2020s.

  • Liz Hamson
    News

    Don’t believe the HS2 hype

    2020-02-14T00:00:00Z

    What an HS2 hullabaloo… err, not.

  • Guy Montague-Jones
    News

    Is Emerald Isle losing its lustre?

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    When Green REIT put itself up for sale last April, a leading REIT chief executive told me, somewhat euphemistically, that it was “a sign”.