Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

UK regional cities are a good investment bet

With Brexit uncertainty hitting London hardest and high-grade office supply tight in the capital, investors are looking to other UK cities Brexit and... Read More >

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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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Technology

Fintech, proptech and what it all means

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Uncorked

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

Prop. Notes: WeWork, Bakelite telephones and London tribes

In my previous life as a RE Fund Manager, I was not very interested in meeting other professional investors. But one of the best bits about being... Read More >

Can Boris Johnson live up to Lord Palmerston?

The new PM shares his 19th-century predecessor’s charm, but on statesmanship skills it’s another matter  Our new prime minister is said to be... Read More >

Labour’s train fare gimmick is already coming off the rails

Labour’s plans to reduce rail fares by 33% takes from the poor to pay for the travel of the rich while inevitably providing less money for maintenance... Read More >

Risk, ruin and leveraged madness for the Arabian Gulf’s bond investors.

I was a tad unnerved by the thousands of views and hundreds of responses to my article that “This crazy bull market will crash and die in 2020”. Guess... Read More >

How to build a green economy that boosts growth and saves the planet

In the past there has been scepticism about climate change. The scientific evidence has put paid to that. It is unequivocal. Now, instead, the... Read More >

Private Debt Funds: Challenges and Opportunities in the Spanish Real Estate Debt Market

Since the GFC, Spain has seen a dramatic change in the commercial real estate debt market. Not only has the consolidation of banks helped the sector to... 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

Digging up a right royal history

Archaeologists have been thrilled at some unique finds in a sixth-century princely burial site near Southend-on-Sea In 2003 archaeologists from the... Read More >

Control? Alter? Delete? What to do about the tech tax

Nato’s birthday celebrations were marred by a row between two of the guests, Presidents Macron and Trump, over both the health of the military alliance... Read More >

UK farming can flourish outside Europe

Unleashing innovation is the key to a new, improved British agricultural policy  As discussions on the future of UK agriculture continue, many have... Read More >

PPM Research Note: Italia

This article is a republished version of one that appeared earlier in the year. Why? Because there’s another reason to sing about the virtues of Italian... Read More >

Marina City, Chicago’s hidden gem

The birthplace of the skyscraper overflows with famous buildings – but none as stunning as a lesser-known piece of architecture, Bertrand Goldberg’s... Read More >

An interview with Benn Zemek

Benn Zemek is the Chief Financial Officer of the Battersea Power Station project. Benn joined the project in early 2013, shortly after acquisition by the... Read More >

Smart Buildings

I just read a piece in Urban Land Magazinetitled "ULX: Smart Buildings." Smart in the UK typically means fashionable and expensive.  In... Read More >

Global real estate is set to badly overheat – but not quite yet

Temperatures could hit 70ºC in 250m years’ time. Oh, and all the continents will be squished into one The world is in a state of alarm – and... Read More >

For China, the 2020s will be a difficult decade

At the dawn of the 2020s, China is facing challenges that are perhaps the most serious since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. Until relatively recently,... Read More >

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