Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

The Bank of England should raise interest rates, not cut them

Almost all the commentary ahead of the Bank of England’s monetary policy meeting at the end of the month has focused on whether interest rates should be... 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

Cautiously optimistic?

A famous quotation, probably erroneously dedicated to the financier J. P. Morgan, is that, when asked for an outlook on the stock market, he replied, “it... Read More >

Where are the forests when we need them?

Farming uses too much land, thanks to wasteful practices and inappropriate incentives. Let’s plant trees and save the world instead Woodland has a... Read More >

What’s really behind Oxfam’s big inequality report?

It’s Davos time, which also means it’s time for Oxfam’s annual whine about wealth inequality and how ghastly everything is. It would help more... Read More >

Branching out: what trees can do for farming

As UK agriculture faces major funding changes, one important resource should not be overlooked in developing sustainable farming systems Those who... Read More >

The Aga Khan and Portugal’s golden real estate market!

Portugal has been a fabulously profitable market for a few prescient real estate investors from the UAE since 2015, with close friends telling me that... Read More >


Following the deaths of property tycoon Charles Rudd and his CEO Nick O’Keeffe in a sailing accident in Liverpool Bay, insurance investigator William... Read More >

Face to Face

In-depth interviews with leading figures in the real estate/investment 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

Boosting the internet economy is a great way to help level up Britain

The internet is an integral part of our daily lives, providing vital products and services, but most of us probably don’t realise just how much it... Read More >

Let’s kick lower-league football up a notch

To stop small clubs going under requires not extra cash but an independent body charged with developing the game as a whole After death throes worthy of... Read More >

Leasehold reform could drive long-term investment out of the property market

The housing sector has potential to unlock a vast amount of political capital for the new Government. With new-found support for the Prime Minister across... Read More >

Heard on the road: residential, retail and London all appeal

What do investors want right now? Which are their preferred opportunities, and what do you need to know about them? This new series sums up what one... Read More >

The poisoned prize: the quest for oil, money and power in Libya.

Libya, more than any other province of the kingdom of black gold apart from Iraq, has been a tragic victim of the “oil curse”. Libya possesses 48... Read More >

The diary of an alternative assets dealer

The looming crisis in list stocks and bonds is driving interest in alternatives – but their inherent illiquidity can defeat risk managers’... Read More >

What The Next Generation Of Investors Means For Financial Advisers

The inter-generational transfer of wealth is a trend that has taken many analysts by surprise. With the asset-rich, baby-boomer generation slowly... Read More >

Flexible leasing isn’t going to change

WeWork, with its space-as-a-service model, began a chain reaction that will have a lasting impact on the commercial property market The term ‘smart... Read More >

2020: year of destiny, year of peril

What a difference a year makes! And why should the calendar matter so much, if at all? Many investors began 2019 with their performance in shreds, bracing... Read More >

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