Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

Letter from Washington

The Federal Government in D.C. is closed today because of an ice and snow storm. "Federal Reserve Board offices in Washington, D.C. are closed due to... Read More >


Investor's Notebook

Smart people from around the world share their thoughts

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The Macro View

Recent 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 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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The Professor

Analysis and opinion from the academic sphere

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What's New

The Green Line - February 2019

Once a month we will bring you an interesting chart with a short commentary. Our aim is to illuminate the corners of financial markets. TINA... Read More >

The Wisdom of Crowds

Why was our “Solving for 2019” audience less worried about recession but more cautious on equities? At our flagship annual conference for the EMEA... Read More >

Letter from Washington

FOMC Minutes -- 2 PM Wednesday Fed Monetary Policy Report -- 11 AM Friday 2019 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, New York, NY: Fed Vice Chair Clarida,... Read More >

Blain's Morning Porridge

“A February Super Snow Moon? Its warmer than a Scottish Summer out there...” In the headlines this morning... I note with some delight Bernie... Read More >

Banning short selling stops the market from doing its job

The German authorities have recently banned short selling in a company called Wirecard – this is the wrong decision. It misses the point of what... Read More >

Real Estate Market Cycle Monitor

Real Estate Physical Market Cycle Analysis - 5 Property Types - 54 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). It appears mid-term elections should not... Read More >

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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Political Insider

The inside scoop on Washington, Westminster and Whitehall

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The Agent

Reflections on estate agency, today and in past times

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Alternative assets

Investing in tangible assets

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Latest Articles

How railways helped change the economy of Britain and the consumption habits of its people

The railways made a rapid impact on Britain. It was only in 1830 that inter-city rail travel started with the link between Liverpool and Manchester, but by... Read More >

The miracle we all take for granted

“If someone was ready to fork over $1 million to you to stop using the Internet – forever – would you do it?” Economics professor W. Michael Cox,... Read More >

Proud to be British

It is always a pleasure to come across someone who makes you proud to be British. Baroness Trumpington, who died, aged 96, on 26 November, was one such... Read More >

Wine market report Q4 and review of 2018

In a year, and particularly the last quarter of great uncertainty, the wine market has proved to be a place of great refuge - the WO 150 increased by 10.3%.... Read More >


The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Stirling Prize, named after the renowned architect James Stirling, was introduced in 1996 and is presented... Read More >

An interview with Philip Churchill

Philip is Founder & Managing Partner of 90 North, a real estate investment manager headquartered in London, with offices in Chicago, Kuala Lumpur and... Read More >

The V in Volatility

The equity rally is likely just the start of a volatile adjustment to a new fundamental reality. “Investors who sit out now could miss a chunk of this... Read More >

In maritime investments it pays to cast your network wide

In our last article we looked at how Ship Owners were attracting financial investments through innovating their product offering and slowly catching up... Read More >

Auction Watch - November 2018

More than £4bn of residential and commercial property has been sold at in-room auctions across the UK in the past 12 months. Perhaps surprisingly given the... Read More >

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