Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

Fight or business class flight? The WHO needs to get its priorities straight

Expensive hotels, beach resorts, and staggering travel costs: the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) would have some tough questions to answer, if only... 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 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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Has the time come to properly consider Fracking in the UK?

For some time now, the UK Government has taken an open-minded approach to the potential development of UK shale gas, stating that it has the capacity to... Read More >

What does your choice of breakfast say about your politics?

“What did you have for breakfast this morning?” That’s something that broadcast media guests get asked surprisingly often. It’s also the reason why... Read More >

Do we get more Eurosceptic with age? That all depends…

It’s a truism that people get more conservative as they get older. A corollary of that is that older people tend to be more Eurosceptic – something... Read More >

An interview with Sally Doyle-Linden

Sally is one of the five founding partners at Clearbell Capital LLP, a niche real estate fund manager and advisory business with three... Read More >

REIT Investing Around The Globe

In a recent interview with NAREIT Scott Crowe said that “year-to-date the global real estate market has been relatively flat; however Europe has been... Read More >

The Conservatives would be rewarded at the ballot box for making work pay

If the Conservatives want to win the next election, then they are going to need a story to tell voters that will appeal not only to their minds but also to... 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

PropTech in Block Management

Surveying is not an industry generally renowned for perching on the cutting edge of technology. You would be hard pressed to find many established... Read More >

People want to live in town centres – finally the Government is letting them

A lesser spotted announcement in the recent Budget was a commitment to ensure that empty lots on high streets — flats above shops and disused malls —... Read More >

What is the risk reward calculus for Emaar Properties?

2018 has been a difficult year for GCC and Dubai real estate. Rents and capital values continued to fall in the third quarter, albeit at different rates in... Read More >

QE apologetics: the vampire strikes back!

Quantitative Easing (QE) has come under fire from many sides; it is charged with lowering capital expenditure and productivity, inflating pension costs,... Read More >

CAMBRIDGE DIARY 2

As I loaded up the boxes full of kitchen utensils, clothing and work, there was a different, more certain feeling about returning to Cambridge to start my... Read More >

Richard Rogers’ house for his parents in Wimbledon

I have met Richard Rogers on a number of occasions and I can say for a fact that he is an utterly charming man. When my wife and I were courting, many years... Read More >

Bavaria’s election shows the good old days of German politics are over

Under long-time Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany had always been used to stability. Regardless of which political crises would hit its neighbours and other... Read More >

Bringing the Greater Bay Area to the World Stage

Southern China is experiencing a once-in-a-century transformation. The change will be societal. The transition will be economic. The outcome will forever... Read More >

Britain should take the global lead in the fight for biodiversity

I have a pair of lucky underpants. They were acquired during an encounter with a Sumatran rhino called Rosa who had become accustomed to human contact. A... Read More >

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