All articles by Liz Hamson

  • West End Covid
    News

    Roadmaps and brickbats

    2021-02-26T00:00:00Z

    As roadmaps go, Boris Johnson’s “cautious” plan to ease England out of lockdown is not exactly the easiest to navigate – and there seems to be at least one major road missing.

  • Climate apocalypse city
    News

    Do or die time for climate

    2021-02-19T00:00:00Z

    I thought there was only supposed to be one Blue Monday a year. The 15th of February certainly gave the third Monday in January a run for its money.

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    Reset or RIP for retail?

    2021-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Everyone (including me) keeps talking about long, dark tunnels, but I am starting to think we’re actually stuck in a very deep hole – one that it may prove impossible for some parts of the market to dig themselves out of.

  • RICS HQ London
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    RICS must face the music

    2021-01-22T00:00:00Z

    The genie is out of the bottle. The cat is out of the bag. Pandora’s box is open. RICS can no longer avoid its day of reckoning. 

  • RICS flags
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    A right ruckus at RICS

    2021-01-15T00:00:00Z

    Oh dear. It is never a good idea to keep sweeping stuff under the carpet when everyone suspects – or knows – there is a problem. 

  • What comes after pandemic shutterstock_1755144350 AndrilKoval
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    Long night’s journey into day

    2021-01-08T00:00:00Z

    New Year. New lockdown. Fanf***ingtastic.

  • Light at end of tunnel
    News

    Thank f*** it’s nearly over

    2020-12-18T00:00:00Z

    There can’t be anyone who won’t be happy to see the back of 2020.

  • Radiant sunshine
    News

    Hi ho silver lining

    2020-11-27T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 clouds are finally beginning to lift. 

  • Covid-19
    News

    Lockdown losers and winners

    2020-11-20T00:00:00Z

    Forget about the winter of discontent. This has been the year of discontent.

  • ESG
    Insight

    ESG values begin in the boardroom

    2020-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Property Week editor Liz Hamson joins Mishcon de Reya’s Alexander Rhodes to discuss how companies are addressing ESG risks, the changing agenda in boardrooms, the importance of a granular approach and B Corps.

  • Closed sign coronavirus
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    Brace for law and disorder

    2020-11-06T00:00:00Z

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse. As Property Week went to press the US presidential election was on a knife edge and England was bracing itself for a second national lockdown.

  • climate
    Insight

    UKGBC drives the climate agenda

    2020-11-06T00:00:00Z

    Property Week editor Liz Hamson and UKGBC chief executive Julie Hirigoyen discuss the drive to get real estate firms to commit to a net-zero-carbon target and why 2021 will be a crunch year for the climate agenda.

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    News

    Stop the world. I’m getting off

    2020-10-16T00:00:00Z

    Bored now. Really, really bored.

  • Businesswoman dominos
    News

    All change at the top

    2020-10-02T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • Stressed woman
    News

    Back to WFH? WTF?

    2020-09-25T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • Diversity
    News

    Diversity and the office matter

    2020-09-11T00:00:00Z

    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 – ...

  • Coronavirus/working from home/facetime
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    Home truths about WFH

    2020-09-04T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • ChinaRussia flag shutterstock_707059162 Glen Mackenzie
    News

    UK industry on red alert

    2020-08-07T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • Surrey County Council
    News

    Councils count the cost

    2020-07-31T00:00:00Z

    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
    News

    Light at the end of a long tunnel

    2020-07-24T00:00:00Z

    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.