A considered view of real estate, investments and beyond

Data, data everywhere but what to do?

Rob Bould past chairman of the Investment Property Forum and NED of Coyote Group gives his perspective the tech revolution in the property industry and... Read More >


Investor's Notebook

Smart people from around the world share their thoughts

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The Macro View

The week's financial news and how it connects across all asset classes

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Fintech, proptech and what it all means

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A sideways look at the world of wine

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The Fund Manager

Real money - the capital allocators

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The Architect

Some of the profession's best minds

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The Auctioneer

What's going on in the auction world

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Residential Investor

Making money from residential property investment

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What's New

Roman fresco discovered thanks to nearly 2,000 years of construction

An ornate fresco that once adorned the residence of a wealthy Roman citizen was discovered by our archaeologists at 21 Lime Street, in London in 2016. They... Read More >
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The Tories will pay a high price for failing to tackle the housing crisis

What does a statistician do on a day off? He goes to Rightmove, and makes himself ill by looking up the prices of his first London flat, in dear old Bow... Read More >

What's the weather like with you?

Dear Editor, "What's the weather like with you?" The most common telephone question ever asked. We all ask it. It's a conversation opener rather like the... Read More >
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Why the Bank of England should scrap its inflation target

Fifty years have passed since Milton Friedman delivered his groundbreaking American Economic Association Presidential address on the role of monetary... Read More >

Britain will still do good business after Brexit

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has been taking criticism, both at home and in EU circles, for being unable to answer precisely the question of what... Read More >

Residential property is beginning to revert to being a long-term hold, not a short term trade

Willie Gething, managing partner of Lennox Investment Management, helped to pioneer the residential buying agent business in the Thatcher years, sold his... Read More >

The Professor

Analysis and opinion from the academic sphere

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Face to Face

Jonathan Davis interviews a leading figure in the property world

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The Farmer

Land economy, agriculture, conservation, soil & property rights

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The Analyst

Spotlight on real estate equities

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The History Man

A look back at previous cycles, events, characters

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The Economist

Money, rates and prices

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The Agent

Reflections on estate agency, today and in past times

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Political Insider

The inside scoop on Westminster and Whitehall

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Latest Articles

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Euro property investor

I have been active in the European real estate markets for over 30 years with a focus on the more liquid north-western countries. I have worked for agencies... Read More >

Speak up!

With the annual Consumer and Electronics Show (CES) having recently taken place in Las Vegas, now is a good time to assess which technology is set to make... Read More >

Wall Street carnage and Walt Disney

I will never forget last week’s stock market carnage. Global equities lost $5.2 trillion in value. The Dow Jones plunged 2000 plus points, with two 1000... Read More >

Speeches and the need to Act Now…

Both the Oxford farming conferences hosted Defra minister Michael Gove in January. At each he made much of a future domestic agricultural policy that has... Read More >

The power of emotion

Looking at the current market there are two key challenges - the first is high Stamp Duty and the second is Brexit. This is important to make clear... Read More >

Desert Diary

The UAE's appetite for attracting the great and the good (and sometimes the bad and the ugly) remains impressive. This week, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the... Read More >


My visit to Yale was not to study a post graduate degree but happily for me to look at the extraordinary range of Modernist Architecture over the length and... Read More >


Collaboration: a central factor in many property construction projects.  But what price collaboration, when a project's smooth running threatens to hit the... Read More >
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Which is a better bet: Bitcoin or the dollar?

Keeping your funds in cash is generally viewed as much safer than holding them in stocks. This is because, on any given day, the value of the US and UK... Read More >

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