Liz Hamson

Liz Hamson

Liz Hamson has been the editor of Property Week since July 2014 and writes a weekly leader column as well as other features across the property sector.

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0208 253 8745
Email:
liz.hamson@propertyweek.com
  • Liz Hamson
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    An anniversary no one is celebrating

    2018-06-22T00:00:00

    Who would have thought that the two years since the EU referendum would be so painful and politically humiliating?

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    Are we on the brink of a new industrial revolution?

    2018-06-15T00:00:00

    Who would have thought that we Brits, a nation of folk who not so long ago scorned US-style customer service – proudly preferring service with a snarl to anything with a smile – would become such converts to the service culture?

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    Heathrow’s third runway is not off the ground yet

    2018-06-08T00:00:00

    Whoa, hold your horses – or should that be: leave those chocks where they are? Transport minister Chris Grayling may have rubber-stamped a third runway at Heathrow, but it hasn’t been given final clearance for take-off yet and might not be for some time.

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    There’s nothing voluntary about CVAs for landlords

    2018-05-24T23:00:00

    The only surprising thing about the news earlier this week that Marks & Spencer plans to shut more than a hundred stores is that it did not resort to the current vehicle du jour, the company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

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    BTR is not the panacea to all the housing sector’s ills

    2018-05-10T23:00:00

    Is it just me or is anyone else starting to get a distinct whiff of the emperor’s new clothes from build-to-rent?

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    Is the big four poised to become the big three?

    2018-05-03T23:00:00

    Could the battle for retail survival get any more intense?

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    Why Hammerson’s just not that into intu anymore

    2018-04-19T23:00:00

    That was some U-turn from Hammerson. Just weeks ago, it was talking up its retail portfolio in a bid to KO the Klépierre bid, noting that values had fallen by less than 1% despite the recent CVAs and retail failures and insisting that tenant demand was strong for its centres.

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    Living in the Upside Down...

    2018-04-12T23:00:00

    It sometimes feels as though we are living in a parallel universe like the Upside Down, the alternate dimension in cult sci-fi series, Stranger Things.

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    I mind the gender pay gap. But do you?

    2018-04-05T23:00:00

    Are we witnessing the end of the pale, male and stale era? Nah, probably not – not in property, anyway. But we could just be witnessing the beginning of the end.

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    At halfway point is Brexit glass half empty or half full?

    2018-03-28T23:00:00

    What’s going on people? You’re usually such a relentlessly optimistic bunch!

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    The French investment woman: Isabelle Scemama interview

    2018-03-23T00:00:00

    Isabelle Scemama took over from Pierre Vaquier as chief executive officer of AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets in February 2017. Last week, Property Week caught up with her at AXA IM – Real Assets’ Mipim base just off the Croisette to quiz her on the annual property jamboree, the ...

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    Not such a jolly old boys’ club outing

    2018-03-16T00:00:00

    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.

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    Carry on investing… but not carrying on

    2018-03-09T00:00:00

    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”.

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    Snowmaggedon. Bring it on!

    2018-03-02T00:00:00

    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.

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    Are we witnessing the rebirth of the high street?

    2018-02-09T00:00:00

    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 ...

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    Where does the industry go from here?

    2018-02-02T07:43:00

    I think it’s safe to say that we have all been shocked by the revelations about the Presidents Club.

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    All the Presidents men

    2018-01-26T12:40:00

    Last weekend, I went to see the Oscar nominated film The Post, which tells the story of how the New York Times and Washington Post published the Pentagon Papers.

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    If it wasn’t for Carillion’s misfortune…

    2018-01-19T00:00:00

    Mondays don’t get much bluer than this one was for Carillion, do they? And let’s not delude ourselves otherwise: the fall-out will not be confined to the construction and service sectors.

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    2018 preview: another year of living dangerously

    2018-01-05T00:00:00

    So what’s it going to be? A year of limbo as we await further clarity on Brexit, with everyone sitting on their hands, fingers crossed that come 2019 the deadline doesn’t pass without a trade deal, sending investors and occupiers running for the (foreign) hills?

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    That was the year that was

    2017-12-15T00:00:00

    No, sadly I cannot predict the future. When I asked in last week’s leader ‘Who’s next on the shopping list after Intu?’, I did not suspect for a second that we would have an answer just days later in Unibail-Rodamco’s proposed £18.5bn takeover of Westfield to create an even bigger ...

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