Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

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 >

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Smart people from around the world share their thoughts

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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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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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What's going on in the auction world

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Residential Investor

Making money from residential property investment

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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 to look out for if Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister

Unless there’s an extraordinary upset in the Tory leadership election, Boris Johnson will become Prime Minister next week.  What kind of government... Read More >

Time to short the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite Indices?

The S&P 500 index trades at 2990 as I write. The risk-reward calculus on the broad index no longer flashes a buy signal to me. The economic data around... Read More >

Are we drifting into recession?

Figure 1 shows the CBRE ‘real time’ G7 economy tracker, made up of the best and most timely monthly economic data.   The main developed... Read More >

The experiments of youth: unpacking the complexities of China's real estate market

With so many factors to consider, the division between doomsayers and optimists has never been so large There seems to have always been two starkly... 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 >

Why less council housing can help tackle unemployment

In some quarters the proposed solution to Britain’s housing problems is lots and lots more social – ie below market rate – housing. For the more... 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 >

Commercial real estate lending is a disastrous black hole – and now we have the proof

New research shows that lending at the end of a cycle always leads to disaster. The industry just can't seem to help itself The CRE property lending... Read More >

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