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The Beyond Meat IPO is up 260% in two weeks!

Despite the global fame of its brand ambassadors Leonardo DiCaprio and Snoop Dog, Alternative faux meat specialist Beyond Meat (symbol BYND)... 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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Betting on Retail

A version of this article first appeared in the May 2019 edition of the Forbes Real Estate Investor. Every May for the past 20 years, I’ve made a... Read More >

The death of the small European investment manager

Established talent is being hoovered up – where are all the start-ups vying for their place?  Small real estate investment managers are becoming... Read More >

The polls point towards a dramatic realignment. Are they right?

For a year or more after the 2017 election, your columnist’s most frequently asked question from politicians, journalists and many others, was why the... Read More >

Global Investing

The Uber IPO is absurdly overvalued on NASDAQ  Uber Technologies goes public in the most controversial and global tech IPO since Facebook seven... Read More >

The fall of Philip Green and the power of disruption

Few tears will be shed for the disappearance of a considerable portion of Sir Philip Green’s fortune.  According to The Sunday Times rich... Read More >

Hollywood’s love affair with the architect

And why other property professionals get lumped with the bad guy roles “I don’t build in order to have clients, I have clients in order to build!”... 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 high wages actually kickstart the Industrial Revolution?

Academics are at war over new evidence suggesting high pay didn’t spark the rush for labour-saving devices It has been more than 200 years since the... Read More >

Control, Alt, Data: do we really understand the technology and data that will soon control our investment decisions?

Data is all the buzz around real estate, but how do we categorise it, what data do we need, what are the concerns and why should I care about the content... Read More >

Are farmers’ glasses half full or half empty?

As we look forward over the coming year, British agriculture is having to manage uncertainty – much like any other sector. Britain’s departure from the... Read More >

The February 2019 Market Report

February was a relatively quiet month for the wine market. The month started with the Chinese New Year celebrations which meant Asia was quiet and it also... Read More >

Case Study Houses

There is often a great desire for the keen student of architecture to see buildings in the flesh rather than as idealized photographic images which are so... Read More >

An interview with Sandy Gumm

Tim Green speaks to Sandy Gumm, Chief Operating Officer of Prestbury Investments LLP Sandy Gumm is an Australian-qualified chartered accountant. She is... Read More >

If life is getting worse then why are we so happy?

Last year I was asked to give a presentation on the challenges facing Western policymakers. We ranged widely across a depressing set of subjects, from... Read More >

Exactly how many stars are in the Milky Way?

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 >

How a million new homes could make the green belt greener

When Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss made the bold call for one million homes to be built on the green belt, some were quick to point out that... Read More >

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