People features & campaigns

Property Week looks deeper at people issues in property with our diversity campaign and our annual PW Power 100

Women at work

Take responsibility for diversity

2019-06-19T23:00:00+01:00By Mandy St John Davey

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.

Diversity inclusion hands

Effecting change in industry is our job

2019-06-12T13:20:00+01:00By Vivienne King

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.


Institutions must help drive diversity

2019-05-29T15:14:00+01:00By Kate Hammar

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’).

Diversity inclusion hands

Daejan Holdings claims it is being “bullied” to put a woman on the board


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 National Chairman Women in Property 2019

Q&A: Women in Property’s new chair on the year ahead


Mandy St John Davey wants to do more work with schools and businesses to tackle gender imbalance

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Big interviews

Westin Paris-Vendome Exterior View

Q&A: Henderson Park founder on the firm’s $3bn fundraising


Nick Weber reveals how his team pulled in the investment and explains the company’s ‘big deal’ strategy

Basil Demeroutis

Interview with FORE Partnership co-founder Basil Demeroutis


FORE Partnership co-founder Basil Demeroutis tells Property Week how a social investment and sustainability ethos binds together the developer’s otherwise diverse portfolio.

James Thornton - Mayfair Cap

The last of its kind: interview with James Thornton


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

Steffen Szeidl

Interview with Drees & Sommer CEO Steffen Szeidl


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.

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