Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

CBRE buying Telford Homes: a symbol of change

At Property Overview I teach people the basics of property, and how the industry, like any other, is in a constant state of change. In my consultancy work... 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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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 >

All change in the countryside

Farming in the UK is changing faster than anyone realises. There will be winners – and losers… The UK farming industry is facing a period of radical... Read More >

To understand Boris and Brexit, look to Edmund Burke

They are proud of Edmund Burke in Bristol. His statue stands on Colston Avenue, fist aloft, the inscription declaring “I wish to be a Member of... Read More >

Blain’s Morning Porridge

Weebles Wobble but they don’t fall down..”  In the headlines this morning Blain’s Financial Porridge Podcaston Website (Subscribe to... Read More >

It’s time to get serious about medicinal cannabis

“We’ve had a change in the laws,” says Gavin Sathianathan. “But that’s a necessary, not a sufficient, condition towards people getting access to... Read More >

A different form of sporting heritage: the language of sport

How sporting terms enter the mainstream In 1976, a Canberra cricketer who had moved there from Western Australia complained about the quality of the... 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 >

Anti-HS2 hysteria misses the point

The hidden benefits of Britain’s new railway are vast. The only problem is they’re hidden In recent months there has been no shortage of ill-thought... Read More >

How fake news is hindering farming

Pesticides and GM crops: the facts We live in a world of instant communication and 24-hour news, where the power of social media alone means any story... Read More >

The wine market is slow – but stirring

Burgundy continues its slide, but Bordeaux might be coming into its own. In the same way the media in March was completely dominated by Brexit, so was... Read More >

Peter Zumthor: A controversial figure

Uncompromising in his vision, architect Peter Zumthor faces his toughest challenge to date Not long after his celebrated thermal baths were completed,... Read More >

An interview with Jim Harding

Jim Harding is Finance Director and Company Secretary at Eskmuir Properties Ltd, a private UK property investment business. Eskmuir is also asset manager... Read More >

How Does WeWork Make Money

How did WeWork get such a high valuation if its making such big losses?  After some debate in the office and lots of commentary from various... 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 >

Full expensing: the small change that could reap big economic rewards

Even as the United Kingdom hurtles inexorably closer towards October 31 – the legal default date for exiting the European Union with no deal – official... Read More >

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