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Getting the right manager

Institutions are increasingly pushing underperforming listed property companies to take steps to create value, Guy Barnard of Janus Henderson and Alan Carter of Stifel tell The Property Chronicle Managers of UK-listed real estate companies have had a tough ride over the last few years, waiting for the uncertainties of Brexit to clear, but some should prepare for more testing times ahead, according to two established players in the sector. Guy Barnard, co-head of global property equities at... Read More >

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The writing on the wall
Alexander Chartres of Ruffer tells Property Chronicle how past crises inform the wealth manager’s outlook as the world economy approaches a turning point On the wall of Ruffer’s office in a modern glass block on London’s Victoria Street Read More >
Bickle’s captivating Irish jig at Glenveagh
Justin Bickle, formerly a Managing Director in Oaktree’s European Principal Group, tells Property Chronicle how turning around English National Ballet gave him the confidence to set up one of Ireland’s biggest housebuilders. Justin Bickle Read More >
A Northern property powerhouse
Lee Jones, founder of The Lettings Room and The Investment Room, in conversation with The Property Chronicle Lee Jones is the owner and director of The Lettings Room and The Investment Room based in Stocksbridge, Sheffield. Specialising in Read More >
Fund managers look beyond retail woe
Marcus Phayre-Mudge of BMO and Adrian Elwood of Clerkenwell Capital tells Property Chronicle that there are plenty of alternatives to back beyond shopping centres. Investors in listed European property companies may feel at a disadvantage. A Read More >
An interview with Amanda Clack Tony Williams interviews Head of Strategic Consulting at CBRE
Amanda Clack has had more career peaks than the Atlas Mountains in a wonderfully blended working life spanning more than 30 years! This has included partnerships at two of the Big Four accounting firms and being President of the Read More >
Everything we do is about relationships An interview with Alpa Bhakta, CEO of Butterfield Mortgages Ltd
Butterfield Mortgages Ltd is the UK property finance subsidiary of the Butterfield Group, the 150 year-old Caribbean bank, which is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Its CEO, Alpa Bhakta, is a phenomenon. She entered the financial Read More >
Residential property is beginning to revert to being a long-term hold, not a short term trade An interview with Willie Gething, Managing Partner of Lennox Investment Management
Willie Gething, managing partner of Lennox Investment Management, helped to pioneer the residential buying agent business in the Thatcher years, sold his company Property Vision to HSBC in 2001 and 11 years ago moved on to launch his own central Read More >
Spencer Levy The major disruptor of retail is not the internet, but demographics An interview with Spencer Levy, Head of Americas Research at CBRE
Spencer Levy is the Head of Americas Research for CBRE, the property consultancy firm. A former real estate investment banker, he has been with CBRE for 10 years. Having trained as a lawyer he moved into business as soon as he could, taking the Read More >
Blazing a trail in build-to-rent An interview with Jonathon Ivory, MD of Atlas Residential
Jonathon Ivory is managing director of Atlas Residential, a US-owned company that wants to build 10,000 build-to-rent units in the UK, with three sites already under construction. He explains the risks and challenges involved in blazing a trail Read More >
There is still so much to build An audience with Tony Pidgley, Chairman of The Berkeley Group
Veritable housing soothsayer Tony Pidgley turned 70 in August, and in September, Berkeley was re-admitted to the FTSE 100 for the second time - its share price hitting a new all-time high. Mr Pidgley’s 2017 fiscal pay packet was £26.9 million Read More >
Gerald Kaye interview The cycle’s not over yet Jonathan Davis interviews the CEO of Helical plc
Gerald Kaye is a 20-year veteran at Helical plc (formerly Helical Bar) and has been CEO since July 2016. His office overlooks Hanover Square, which today still looks like a bombsite, thanks to the ongoing Crossrail construction work. Were it not Read More >
David Lewis Governments understand very little about property Jonathan Davis interviews David Lewis about his 40 year career as a property developer and investor
Thanks to a successful 40 year career as a property developer and investor, David Lewis has created significant assets, but is better known today for his extraordinary art collection than for his property dealmaking. He sold most of his Read More >
We should be able to control land prices more efficiently Jonathan Davis speaks to leading property academic Andrew Baum
Professor Andrew Baum is one of the UK’s leading property academics, currently Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Oxford University’s Said Business School, responsible for developing the school’s real estate and real assets Read More >


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The Macro View

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Fintech, proptech and what it all means

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The Architect

Some of the profession's best minds

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The Auctioneer

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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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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 Historian

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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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