Liz Hamson’s leader (‘It’s not about us, it’s about you’) resonated with us at Women in Property. She said: “We will endeavour to make our editorial content as diverse as possible… but I will not and cannot manufacture diversity.” How right she is.
Editor: Your leader last week responding to a complaint about the lack of gender diversity in the magazine made for difficult reading. And that’s because you are completely right – property has a diversity problem and the responsibility lies with us, your readers, not you.
Editor: Shareholder activism has swept across public markets in recent years with regular rebellions over pay, environmental concerns, diversity and social factors all becoming commonplace (‘Shareholders stage AGM revolts against REITs’ executive pay plans’).
Britain’s last large listed company with no women on its board says it is being “bullied” by the boss of a government-backed diversity drive to appoint a female to the top table, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Mandy St John Davey wants to do more work with schools and businesses to tackle gender imbalance
Nick Weber reveals how his team pulled in the investment and explains the company’s ‘big deal’ strategy
FORE Partnership co-founder Basil Demeroutis tells Property Week how a social investment and sustainability ethos binds together the developer’s otherwise diverse portfolio.
Mayfair Capital co-founder James Thornton says regulatory pressure means there’s not much of a future for small fund managers. But as he tells Guy Montague-Jones, thanks to Swiss Life, it’s a different story for his firm
Drees & Sommer chief executive Steffen Szeidl tells Property Week how the German real estate adviser is creating innovation labs to develop new technologies and make buildings more sustainable.