All Leader articles – Page 5

  • Liz Hamson
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    Emergency on Planet Earth

    2019-05-16T23:00:00Z

    Having written about property for a long time, I’m not shocked by much.

  • Mia Hunt index
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    Industrial & logistics supplement

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    In recent months, much has been made of companies taking warehouses to stockpile goods ahead of Brexit, but ask agents and institutional investors and they will tell you it has not quite been the phenomenon it was expected to be .

  • Liz Hamson Leader
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    It pays to be best in class

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    What do you want from your employer? Or perhaps the better question is: what do you expect of it?

  • Emanuele Midolo index
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    Guide to auctions

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    Welcome to Property Week ’s first-ever Guide to Auctions.

  • Liz Hamson Leader pic
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    Actions speak louder than words

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    JLL should be commended for its decision this week to withdraw from managing nearly £2bn of hotel assets owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

  • Liz Hamson Leader pic
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    Rabbit hutches and stable doors

    2019-04-25T23:00:00Z

    Jeez. Talk about closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Labour is a bit late to the party with its pledge to end office-to-resi permitted development, isn’t it?

  • Liz Hamson Leader pic
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    Once more unto the Brexit breach

    2019-04-17T23:00:00Z

    We are a nation on the verge of a Brexit breakdown. 

  • Liz Hamson Leader pic
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    The resilience of the residential sector

    2019-04-11T23:00:00Z

    As retail lurches from crisis to crisis, the residential sector this week demonstrated its extraordinary capacity to resolutely soldier on come what may or, more accurately, despite May.

  • Liz Hamson Leader pic
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    We need to mind the gap

    2019-04-05T00:00:00Z

    It is a concept people think they understand, that a good percentage (but arguably not a big enough one) believe in fervently and that depressingly, we are making very little, if any, progress on.

  • Mia Hunt index
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    Ireland supplement: lots of activity in Dublin and Belfast

    2019-04-04T00:00:00Z

    Dublin’s office market continues to go from strength to strength. Last year, take-up hit 346,000 sq m, the highest ever recorded. This was driven by a mammoth hike in the average letting size of 50% in the last five years . And this, in turn, has been driven by an ...

  • Guy Montague-Jones
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    Retailers misjudge landlords’ resolve

    2019-03-29T00:00:00Z

    And so it continues. As we reveal this week, William Hill has written to landlords demanding 50% rent cuts.

  • Liz Hamson Leader
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    A good time to bet on retail

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Has the bloodied and bowed retail sector finally bottomed out – or does it still have further to fall? With the retailer casualties continuing to pile up, the likes of Nick Leslau think the latter , and you have to wonder when you hear that the bookies expect to offload ...

  • David parsley wide
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    Brexit silence is deafening

    2019-03-15T00:00:00Z

    Two decades ago, I spent a couple of years writing dire warnings about planes falling out of the sky, the army keeping the peace on the streets and the lights going out across the world.

  • Mia Hunt index
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    North West: time to rejuvenate tired locations

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Manchester has long dominated the North West market, and with more major schemes in the pipeline, it shows no sign of slowing down. But where now to develop?

  • Liz Hamson Leader
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    No sugar-coating the Brexit pill

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    You might want to pour yourself a stiff one (or large rosé if in Cannes) before you read this.

  • 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.