Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

McDonnell’s startling sterling claims

One of the many problems with John McDonnell is that he doesn’t understand how markets work. His latest outlandish claim is that Jeremy Corbyn... 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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Thatcher – my part in her downfall…

Listening to the Today programme a voice from my past comes over the airwaves. Lord, Kenneth of old, Baker was explaining how the toppling... Read More >

Thinking outside the box

How forging a new path in the property market can reap big rewards I have several guidelines to which I have mostly adhered when investing. Amongst... Read More >

What should the next US ambassador do?

In all of the sound and fury and sordid events that led to the resignation of the British ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, there has been little... Read More >

The Indian rupee trade idea was a winner – unlike Yes Bank!

I had recommended buying the Indian rupee at 69.25 as I expected the Union Budget to focus on fiscal prudence since the BJP’s landslide election win... Read More >

The millennial shift in US homebuying

Homeownership in the U.S. is still being held back by two key demographic and lifestyle trends. The millennial generation has delayed marrying and... Read More >

Universities are destroying the value of their own degrees

Is there anything else British universities can do to prove the worthlessness of a degree? It appears not, as this week it was revealed that grades have... 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

Did government covertly restrict mortgage availability?

Post war British economic policy and house-building Macroeconomic policy frameworks followed by governments have definite impacts on all sectors of the... Read More >

Algorithms are the future of shopping – but at what cost?

The internet has opened a huge window onto the range of products and services available to consumers, and revolutionised the way we purchase them.  In... Read More >

Migration perils and unrequited love

The chiffchaff, willow warbler and wood warbler are not easily distinguished from one another, except, as discovered by the curate of Selbourne, Gilbert... Read More >

Is the 2018 Bordeaux a classic?

The wine world’s spin doctors are up to their usual hype. But last year’s weather has made for a fascinating vintage. It’s that time of year... Read More >

Experiencing the architectural highs and lows of South America

Much as I believe in Samuel Johnson’s maxim, that a man bored of London is bored of life, I still find an escape from London invigorating. It offers... Read More >

An interview with Richard James

Tim Green speaks to Richard James, Chief Financial Officer of Savills Investment Management Richard James is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of... Read More >

50 years on, who really still believes people the moon landings were faked?

Fifty years ago today, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins took off from Cape Canaveral in a Saturn V rocket as tall as a football... Read More >

What would happen if a large object hit the Earth?

So that we don’t take Real Estate, economics and investing too seriously and to keep our daily lives in perspective, here is our very own Property... Read More >

Bickle’s captivating Irish jig at Glenveagh

Justin Bickle, former head of European distressed debt at Oaktree, tells Property Chronicle how turning around English National Ballet gave him the... Read More >

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