A considered view of real estate, investments and beyond

The Wall of Equity ‘WACCs’ Cap Rates

Higher Interest Rates + Late Cycle = Lower Cap Rates. Huh? For the 22+ years I’ve been in this business, investors have relied on the relationship between... 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

The Premium of Place

By strange and satisfying serendipity the other day, my opponent in a seniors golf match against another club was someone I’d last met back in the early... Read More >

Global Investing: Risk is a four letter word - but then so is ruin!

Market View – Risk is a four letter word - but then so is ruin! Trading the financial markets has taught me that often what Dr. Kissinger (or Sun Tzu,... Read More >

There is no such person as a fat jockey

The result of the 1886 Cambridgeshire horse race shows that St Mirin was beaten a neck by Sailor Prince and that the losing horse carried a pound... Read More >

U.S. REITS At A Glance: From REIT to Shining REIT

Please allow me to skip a fuller introduction of myself - time is short, your time valuable, and article word counts understandably limited.  First,... Read More >

Chalk and cheese: Samuel Pepys at Ten Trinity Square

Our archaeologists excavated Ten Trinity Square beside the Tower of London, as part of the development of a luxury hotel and residential development... Read More >

Joseph Chamberlain and Retailing

Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914) the radical nineteenth-century businessman and politician who terrified Queen Victoria and many others, is back in the news... Read More >

The Professor

Analysis and opinion from the academic sphere

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Face to Face

In-depth interviews with leading figures in the property world

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The Headhunter

Recruitment and career moves

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The Analyst

Investment themes and trends

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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

It’s not too late to scrap HS2

It’s no secret that ambitious public infrastructure projects often end up running monumentally over budget. Recent transport history is littered with such... Read More >

The Price of Farming

Having sufficient food is a basic human need. Sadly it is not always the case in certain areas of our world and many still die of famine. However in... Read More >

Singapore REITs #2

In my last article for The Property Chronicle, I gave an overview on: The definition REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust) The reasons to invest in... Read More >

Desert Diary 5

Fitting in as a fifty-something in a country so diametrically different from one’s own is no easy thing. Apart from the obvious; you know, driving on the... Read More >

A bad deal on financial services will hurt the EU just as much as the City

The publication last month of the Government’s White Paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU grabbed headlines for the immediate... Read More >

Market View - Federal Reserve embraced a tight money policy last week

While the Federal Reserve did not raise the overnight borrowing rate at the August FOMC last week, I was chilled to read the US central bank explicitly... Read More >

Smart cities: Smart Real Estate Strategies

With real estate prices at cyclical highs, investors must look to the long term for outperformance. Understanding the evolution of global cities provides... Read More >

PLC Property Indices

When asked by a journalist why she had a mirror above her bed, Mae West answered, ‘to see how I’m doing.’ The same applies to property indices:... Read More >

When it comes to fake news, politicians should trust the people

Various shrill reports have been warning about a new crisis of “fake news” that imperils our democratic process. Damian Collins, the Tory MP who chairs... Read More >

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