A considered view of real estate, investments and beyond


Having just delivered a panegyric on “Cities of Tomorrow” at a recent conference on Urban Sustainability, and praising the growing practice of... 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

Craigmore Commentary

What are the regional effects of climate change on farmland / crop yields?  As can be seen from the green (benefiting from climate change) and red... Read More >

Trump Tariffs and REITs

President Trump announced new tariffs this week on around $200 billion in Chinese goods, and Mr. Market just shrugged it off, as The Art of The Deal was old... Read More >

Broken Estate Agency Market

Who will be the winners in the “broken estate agency” market? We know that the current and foreseeable UK macro property market position lacks... Read More >

Investing in Agriculture – what should you think about?

Most of us have probably heard that the we need to increase food production by 70% to feed the world in 2050.  Sounds impressive.  Sounds like an... Read More >

The Long View

The online retail business is 11% of the total world wide retail sales and 16% of the UK’s. In both cases it seems to be growing at about 1% per annum but... Read More >

What Agriculture fits with future Environmental needs?

The construction of the World’s largest vertical farm, in Dubai, was recently announced. Effectively a high tech, multi-storied urban greenhouse, once... 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

Investing in Polish Commercial Property 3

In my last article I set out my company’s broad approach to investing in commercial property and in Poland in particular. I thought it might be... Read More >

Notes from Cambridge 2

The Prime Minister continues to cling to the nonsensical view that foreign students should be counted in the immigration numbers. The policy was based on... Read More >

Trends in UK Commercial Real Estate Investment

UK real estate transactions being undertaken by GCC investors which we commonly hear about include the acquisition of high end residential property (Chelsea... Read More >

‘X’ marks the spot – Where to find today’s gold to fund our ships

There is a natural interest in the maritime industry. As children we enjoyed the adventures of walking the plank, playing battle ships and imagining the... Read More >


Peter Warburton replies to Robin Marshall's response to his article. I am grateful to Robin Marshall for his comments on my article. I would like to... Read More >


What the journals are saying Knowledge is power, or so the cliché goes. But knowledge is much more than that, it is influence, it is authority, it is... Read More >

Property Valuation: Climate change and perpetual assumptions

"The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating." - John Schaar, Legitimacy in the Modern State (1981) Although the quote above... Read More >

The debate on higher rates: let battle commence

Robin Marshall has responded to Peter Warburton's article titled 'What does the flattening yield curve mean'.  The first paragraph ends with a perfectly... Read More >

Bond yields and real estate prices – where next?

The decade since the Global Financial Crisis has seen sharp increases in asset prices apparently driven by low interest rates. These low interest rates have... Read More >

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