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:
0208 253 8745
Email:
liz.hamson@propertyweek.com
  • Liz Hamson
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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.

  • Liz Hamson
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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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    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?

  • Liz Hamson
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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.

  • Liz Hamson
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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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    Why retail landlords are getting Intu tech

    2017-10-13T00:00:00

    The temperature has not dropped significantly, but Britain is still experiencing a freeze - a Brexit brain freeze. The political flip-flopping this week over Brexit ahead of the Budget next month was properly headache inducing.

  • Liz Hamson, editor of Property Week
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    How many Weinsteins are there in this industry?

    2017-10-20T00:00:00

    As grubby detail after grubby detail emerges of Harvey Weinstein’s appalling abuse of power and women in Hollywood, the question inevitably turns to how wide-scale the problem is - and how far it extends beyond the world of entertainment, which seems not only to have turned a blind eye to ...

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    East End boy: Henry Smith interview

    2017-10-27T00:00:00

    Aitch Group boss Henry Smith talks to Property Week about expanding the business beyond its east London PRS heartland and the challenges involved in negotiating the planning system… and the North Pole.

  • Liz Hamson
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    Long income… and the long road ahead

    2017-11-03T00:00:00

    This week, we heard the grim Bank of England forecast that 75,000 finance jobs could be lost as a result of Brexit.

  • Liz Hamson
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    Retirement and retail at critical junctures

    2017-11-17T00:00:00

    Retirement living used to be synonymous with care homes - and its prospects were seen as about as enticing as being sent to one. Not anymore.

  • Liz Hamson
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    Victory is Property Week’s… sort of

    2017-11-24T00:00:00

    It is a while since I can recall so many responses to a Budget landing in my inbox.

  • Liz Hamson
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    Black Friday? More like Black November

    2017-12-01T01:00:00

    Don’t you just hanker for the days when you panic bought your Christmas presents at full price with just hours to spare and then offered them up nervously on the big day in the full knowledge they would be returned on Boxing Day and re-bought at half price or just ...

  • Liz Hamson
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    Who’s next on the shopping list after Intu?

    2017-12-08T00:00:00

    Whoa. A few people might have thought something was afoot in June when it emerged that John Whittaker’s Peel Holdings had built up a 4.6% stake in Hammerson, but nobody gave it too much thought.

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    PW Power 100: Number 1 - Nick Leslau

    2017-07-06T20:00:00

    Prestbury Investments chairman Nick Leslau has had a phenomenal year by anyone’s standards. Secure Income REIT was the strongest performing REIT of 2016, he has been extremely bullish over Brexit and as well as continuing to influence the market, he has backed new influencer Savannah de Savary. Property Week asked ...

  • Liz Hamson, editor of Property Week
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    Celebrating the powerhouses of property

    2017-07-06T19:59:00

    The moment has finally come to reveal our Power 100 - our list of the 100 most powerful people in property.

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    Nick Leslau takes top spot in Power 100

    2017-07-06T20:00:00

    Prestbury Investments chairman Nick Leslau has topped Property Week’s inaugural Power 100 list.

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    PW Power 100: 51-75

    2017-07-06T23:54:00

    Covering retail, industrial, finance, offices, hotels and beyond, the third quarter of the PW Power 100 exert their power over a wide range of areas.

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    PW Power 100: 76-100

    2017-07-06T23:05:00

    Kicking off our inaugural Power 100 list, these 25 people made a telling impact and could shape the future further.

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    PW Power 100: Number 3 - Tony Pidgley

    2017-07-06T20:00:00

    There are not many bigger characters in property than Berkeley Group chairman Tony Pidgley. For more than three decades, he has been at the top of his game and the property legend, who was inducted into Property Week’s Hall of Fame in 2016, shows no signs of taking his foot ...

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