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It has been said and written with such earnest despair to have become practically axiomatic: 22 will prove a year of acute pressure on household finances... 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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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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What's New

The country’s declining fertility is an underrated cause of the 20th century’s misfortunes. Britain’s population will soon be in natural... Read More >

Why they beat the rest of the high street as a retail experience. A bone china teapot, a pair of leather brogues, a poetry book, a velvet coat, an... Read More >

Originally published November 2021. It’s not often that I agree with Donald Trump, but on one thing he is surely right; the UK's new American Embassy... Read More >

Originally published March 2021. The collapse of Greensill involved a predicable cast of unwise enablers, but it should serve as a warning to the... Read More >

Re-alignment in a post-Covid world Despite successful vaccination programmes and economic support policies, Covid-19 continues to impact our real estate... Read More >

Not yet, but further change is needed. The harbingers of doom have been ringing the death knoll on the UK high street for some time now. The Great... Read More >

The Headhunter

Recruitment and career moves

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The Analyst

Investment themes and trends

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The Historian

A look back at previous cycles, events, characters

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The Economist

Money, rates and prices

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Latest Articles

During the Great Lockdown of 2020, les Echos reported the touristic town of Cannes was one of the five places in France worst affected, alongside... Read More >

The news on 2 December will have brought a beaming smile to the person responsible for the morning meeting at the Bank of England. They will have been able... Read More >

Originally published September 2021. The case of the London and Paris office markets. While the global framework of the Paris Accord is gradually... Read More >

Olaf Scholz is soon to be sworn in as the new chancellor of Germany after nearly two months of intense negotiations between the Social Democrats... Read More >

Originally published January 2021. The European real estate universe grows ever move diverse by the year, with the constant geographical expansion of... Read More >

Am I availing myself of any old sterling excuse? In the interregnum between voting to leave the EU and actually doing so, I claimed the UK’s final... Read More >

In June 2020, after 80 days of complete ‘confinement’, I wrote a piece about the “Coronavirus Time Machine”. Inspired by too much lockdown Netflix,... Read More >

When a clumsy attempt to muzzle German business journalists backfires. We always get slightly nervous at REFIRE when Germany goes all bullish on the... Read More >

This article was originally published in autumn 2020. Though the smaller format has a shorter shelf life, it provides the benefit of maturing faster –... Read More >

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