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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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 ...
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 ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...