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.

Contact info

Tel:
020 8253 8745
Email:
liz.hamson@propertyweek.com
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    Stop the world. I’m getting off

    2020-10-16T00:00:00

    Bored now. Really, really bored.

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    All change at the top

    2020-10-02T00:00:00

    What is it that they say about buses? You wait ages for one and then three come along at once? That certainly seems to have been the case with senior industry appointments this week.

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    Back to WFH? WTF?

    2020-09-25T00:00:00

    Can you hear it? The loud clattering of wooden wheels accelerating downhill? That is the sound of the handcart we are all going to hell in, that is.

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    Diversity and the office matter

    2020-09-11T00:00:00

    I did not want to write this column. As a mixed-race person (half Trinidadian, half English), I am both black and white, but in the increasingly polarised debate over race, I am seen as neither, someone without enough skin in the game either way, the perennial outsider looking in – ...

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    Home truths about WFH

    2020-09-04T00:00:00

    God, I miss the office. I even miss the four-hour round-trip commute. Yes, things are that bad – and I am one of the lucky ones.

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    UK industry on red alert

    2020-08-07T00:00:00

    The siege mentality induced by Brexit and exacerbated by Covid-19 has made us fearful of almost everything – returning to work, going to the shops, travelling abroad. It has also made us fearful of almost everyone, especially if they’re not British.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Winners past and present

    2020-07-03T00:00:00

    It has been a week of extraordinary highs and lows.

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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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