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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Tel:
020 8253 8745
Email:
liz.hamson@propertyweek.com
  • Surrey County Council
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    Councils count the cost

    2020-07-31T00:00:00

    Don’t try to catch a falling knife, the saying goes. Unfortunately, local authorities (LAs) have not heeded the advice, not when it comes to investment in commercial property, anyway.

  • Light at end of tunnel
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    Light at the end of a long tunnel

    2020-07-24T00:00:00

    Do my eyes deceive me? Is that light I spy at the end of the tunnel? This week, there was cause for cautious optimism on several fronts.

  • Pub closed sign
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    There’s not much to drink to

    2020-07-10T00:00:00

    Super Saturday wasn’t as super as some expected or, rather, hoped. The iffy weather didn’t help, but that wasn’t the real issue.

  • Tony Pidgley
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    Winners past and present

    2020-07-03T00:00:00

    It has been a week of extraordinary highs and lows.

  • Roger Wade
    Insight

    View from the top: Roger Wade, founder of Boxpark

    2020-06-26T00:00:00

    The charismatic Boxpark founder tells Property Week why he believes the retail and hospitality sectors face Armageddon if landlords, tenants and the government cannot work together to resolve the rent crisis.

  • Intu Watford
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    Hanged, drawn and quartered

    2020-06-26T00:00:00

    It has been a week of decidedly mixed fortunes for the retail and hospitality sectors.

  • Liz Hamson
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    Start of recovery… or the end?

    2020-06-19T00:00:00

    Social distancing? What social distancing? The review of the 2m rule was already looking moot when people started hitting the beaches, attending underground raves and participating in protests.

  • 100LiverpoolStreet
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    British Land’s Simon Carter on putting sustainability first

    2020-06-18T00:00:00

    The company has streamlined the sustainability targets in its 2030 strategy to focus on two key areas.

  • Liz Hamson
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    Slow down and fast forward

    2020-06-12T00:00:00

    While many of us have adjusted to a slower pace of life in lockdown (walking and cycling instead of taking the car or public transport, cooking with family rather than dining out or eating fast food, doing the gardening ourselves instead of paying someone else to do it or, in ...

  • Liz Hamson
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    The end of the Atkins plan?

    2020-05-28T14:00:00

    It had been coming (and critics would say he had it coming). The only surprise is that it did not happen sooner.

  • Liz Hamson
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    Going above and beyond

    2020-05-22T00:00:00

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

  • David Sleath
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    David and the industrial Goliath

    2020-05-15T00:00:00

    As SEGRO turns 100, chief executive David Sleath talks to Property Week about how it became an industrial powerhouse, the challenges Covid-19 poses and what the business plans to do next.

  • Liz Hamson
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    At a climate crossroads

    2020-05-15T00:00:00

    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 ...

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    The back to work minefield

    2020-05-07T00:00:00

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

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    The long road to recovery

    2020-05-01T00:00:00

    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.

  • Liz Hamson
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    The battle for survival

    2020-04-17T00:00:00

    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

    2020-04-09T11:50:00

    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 ...

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    This will define us all

    2020-04-03T00:00:00

    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
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    Life in lockdown

    2020-03-27T00:00:00

    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 ...

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    We are here for you

    2020-03-20T00:00:00

    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, ...

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