Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

How Much of a Threat is Build to Let to the SME Landlord?

At face value, high quality purpose-built units – complete with gyms, communal areas and concierge services – would appear to offer what the rental... Read More >


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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Fintech, proptech and what it all means

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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

Prop. Notes: Our Proprietor ruminates on Enoch Powell vs Roy Jenkins vs Tony Benn, negative interest rates and the crassness of BA

Back in sticky, sweaty July, discussion over lunch turned to techniques for getting back to sleep at 4am. I confessed that my trick is to watch old... Read More >

Can Boris Johnson live up to Lord Palmerston?

The new PM shares his 19th-century predecessor’s charm, but on statesmanship skills it’s another matter  Our new prime minister is said to be... Read More >

Politicians could use a lesson in neuroscience

“Daddy, Daddy.  Can we clean your car?”My then three and five-year-olds came bouncing up full of enthusiasm. “How much?” I... Read More >

Goldman Sachs’s $1.6 – 2.3 trillion valuation range for the Saudi Aramco IPO is insane!

I literally laughed when I heard that Goldman Sachs put a valuation range of $1.6 to $2.3 trillion on the Saudi Aramco IPO. One, a valuation range of $700... Read More >

There’s more to low pay than just the minimum wage

The governmental art of calling for an independent study is making sure you’ll get the answer you want before it begins. Much of that depends, of... Read More >

It’s all about MEES, MEES, MEES: the new rules on energy efficiency will change property forever

UK legislation enforcing minimum emissions standards for existing buildings can no longer be ignored  “A change in the weather is sufficient to... 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

Media and the British Railway Mania of the 1840s

A Prediction Not yet the railway mania flags, All are agog for speculation;But such a multitude of stagsMay terminate in a... Read More >

Trains and Gains: The Impact of Public Transport on Property Rents – September 2019

Today is my little boy’s sixth birthday. And as I sit here waiting for him to get home from school, ready for the joy and the chaos of his party, I... Read More >

UK farming can flourish outside Europe

Unleashing innovation is the key to a new, improved British agricultural policy  As discussions on the future of UK agriculture continue, many have... Read More >

A wine of elegance but not fashion

Hermitage is the supreme expression of the Syrah grape, but little recognised – making it a bargain among the Rhônes There’s a regular tale of... Read More >

How Will Alsop put architecture in its place

While his buildings were strikingly modern and fun, he was keen to connect them to their context and the past One of the most colourful members of the... Read More >

An interview with Benn Zemek

Benn Zemek is the Chief Financial Officer of the Battersea Power Station project. Benn joined the project in early 2013, shortly after acquisition by the... Read More >

Was that the bond market tantrum of 2019?

Sometimes economics and financial markets provoke a wry smile. This morning has already provided an example of that as Germany’s statistics office tells... 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 >

Ten artists to invest in this year

From blue-chips like Damien Hirst to rising stars like Sterling Ruby, these are the names whose values are on the rise The global art market reached... Read More >

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