Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

Blain's Morning Porridge

“Once I built a tower, now its done, Brother, can you spare a dime?” In the headlines this morning Another fascinating weekend… It’s a... 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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What's New

The Green Line - February 2019

Once a month we will bring you an interesting chart with a short commentary. Our aim is to illuminate the corners of financial markets. TINA... Read More >

The Wisdom of Crowds

Why was our “Solving for 2019” audience less worried about recession but more cautious on equities? At our flagship annual conference for the EMEA... Read More >

Jeremy Corbyn Provides the Best Chance of Retrieving Margaret Thatcher’s Property-Owning Democracy

When considering the investment risks that would arise from the implementation of an anti-capitalist labour manifesto, we should start by considering both... Read More >

Blain’s Morning Porridge

Not as glamorous as Brooklyn, as cool as Staten Island, or as private as Manhattan… ”* *In the headlines this morning Bit of jolt to stock... Read More >

The UK Housing Market in 2019 - The Deep Trends (Part 2)

PART II: the UK Macro Factors Following on from Part 1, where I analysed global macro factors in the forecasting the near-term future of house... Read More >

Real Estate Market Cycle Monitor

Real Estate Physical Market Cycle Analysis - 5 Property Types - 54 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). It appears mid-term elections should not... 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

How railways helped change the economy of Britain and the consumption habits of its people

The railways made a rapid impact on Britain. It was only in 1830 that inter-city rail travel started with the link between Liverpool and Manchester, but by... Read More >

The miracle we all take for granted

“If someone was ready to fork over $1 million to you to stop using the Internet – forever – would you do it?” Economics professor W. Michael Cox,... Read More >

Proud to be British

It is always a pleasure to come across someone who makes you proud to be British. Baroness Trumpington, who died, aged 96, on 26 November, was one such... Read More >

Wine market report Q4 and review of 2018

In a year, and particularly the last quarter of great uncertainty, the wine market has proved to be a place of great refuge - the WO 150 increased by 10.3%.... Read More >

THE STIRLING PRIZE

The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Stirling Prize, named after the renowned architect James Stirling, was introduced in 1996 and is presented... Read More >

An interview with Philip Churchill

Philip is Founder & Managing Partner of 90 North, a real estate investment manager headquartered in London, with offices in Chicago, Kuala Lumpur and... Read More >

The V in Volatility

The equity rally is likely just the start of a volatile adjustment to a new fundamental reality. “Investors who sit out now could miss a chunk of this... Read More >

A View of the Sales Ground

I had spotted them earlier, walking the sales ground at the Hippodrome de Bequet, La Teste-de-Buch. Two elegantly dressed men – swept back white hair,... Read More >

Auction Watch - November 2018

More than £4bn of residential and commercial property has been sold at in-room auctions across the UK in the past 12 months. Perhaps surprisingly given the... Read More >

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