The Property Chronicle – Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions
Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

Idealism and enthusiasm of this country’s youth is very much alive

As a former infantry officer, then international businessman, Parish Priest, and Chaplain to both metropolitan and county Police Forces, I have seen much... 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 American Revolution Occurred in the Middle of a Pandemic

One of the most marvelous books I’ve read this year is Donald Henderson’s personal story of the eradication of smallpox. The book is Smallpox: The... Read More >
St Paul's Cathedral viewed from the Millennium bridge over river Thames, London, England.

City thoughts: part one

How did the Great Fire of 1666 shape London's architectural history? Read More >

Boris, don’t copy FDR – it won’t end well

In the run-up to his big speech yesterday, all the talk was of the Prime Minister promising a ‘Rooseveltian’ New Deal for Britain. Fortunately, when it... Read More >

A statue of Oliver Cromwell at Westminster?

Outside Westminster Hall stands a prominent statue of Oliver Cromwell, which was designed by the Victorian sculptor Hamo Thornycroft and erected in 1899 to... Read More >

Lock Up musings from the Farm

This dastardly 'Chinese Virus' has challenged us all. 'Lock down' (we used to call it 'Lock up' at school) creates new initiatives and priorities,... Read More >

Singapore REITs - Monthly Analysis

* FTSE ST REIT Index up 745.45  to 823.64 (+10.49%) on the month update. *  Index has rebounded c41% as of June 12 closed after... Read More >

Face to Face

In-depth interviews with leading figures in the real estate/investment 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 Historian

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 to assess company culture

In my opinion, culture is probably the single most important thing in business. A good business model can be destroyed by bad management and poor... Read More >
Pavillon Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain

Buildings I love

The Barcelona Pavilion, by Mies van der Rohe. Read More >

US REITs: Offense Might Win Games, but Defense Wins Championships

Call it what you will. The Covid-19 pandemic. The Great Lockdown. The Coronavirus Recession. Whatever label you give it, it remains unprecedented. Never in... Read More >

The Specialist Polish RE Fund Manager (and Politician)

My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. The... Read More >

The Architect

My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. It seems... Read More >

There is still so much to build

Veritable housing soothsayer Tony Pidgley turned 70 in August, and in September, Berkeley was re-admitted to the FTSE 100 for the second time - its share price hitting a new all-time high. Read More >

An American Point of View: Office Investment in 2020

In over 30 years of involvement in US real estate, I have never encountered a dilemma in institutional office investment similar to what we are... Read More >

Transaction volumes show immediate effect of lost small deals

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on German real estate began to be quantifiable in April, according to new figures released by property advisor... Read More >

The monthly Startling Stats Index - comparison of UK and US lending and home affordability

Each month we present some statistics in the raw from Macrobond. This month UK and US lending and house prices. United Kingdom: Total amount of... Read More >

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