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An interview with Amanda Clack

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 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, or RICS, for 17 months in 2016 and Amanda was only the second female to hold this office, becoming the 135th President since 1868. She was also the longest serving in 123 years. “I applied for 10 jobs as a trainee when I was... Read More >

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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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