EG Property Podcasts

EG Property Podcasts

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The latest news, views and debates from the commercial property industry. A mix of regular short interviews and the weekly news round-up, covering the whole of the commercial property industry.


The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill explained
May 27 • 28 min
EG’s deputy legal and professional editor speaks with Helena Davies and Nikki Whittle, partners at Brabners, about the draft Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, published last week in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Davies and Whittle outline the…
Life after lockdown: hopes for a kinder real estate
May 22 • 30 min
As the world eventually recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, there is an invaluable opportunity to re-set priorities and re-focus business beyond just the bottom line. In this final Mental Health Awareness Week podcast from EG, our guests ask whether a…
On the Case: Supreme Court rules on rating of supermarket ATMs
May 21 • 23 min
EG’s deputy legal & professional editor Jess Harrold is joined by John Webber, head of rating at Colliers International, and Catherine Dear, an associate at Irwin Mitchell, to discuss the eagerly-awaited Supreme Court ruling in Cardtronics Europe Ltd and…
Managing post-pandemic workplaces and work practices for wellbeing
May 20 • 33 min
As companies map out a way for teams to return to the workplace after the Covid-19 pandemic, how can they ensure they are managing their buildings and the process itself in a way that supports the mental wellbeing of employees? And how can companies bring…
Mental health and Covid-19: Lessons from a crisis
May 18 • 27 min
The coronavirus pandemic has been an unexpected and unprecedented test of companies’ mental health and wellbeing strategies. Initiatives designed with the traditional workplace in mind have been tested by a workforce in isolation, while for many employees…
Are soulless, post-pandemic offices really the answer to the return to work problem? Plus, Sam McClary tries her hand at Everesting on the latest episode of We’re Still Here
May 15 • 37 min
On this week’s episode of EG’s We’re Still Here podcast it’s all about soul and cycle. First up host Emily Wright is joined by EG editor Sam McClary for a round-up of the week’s news and analysis trends. Following the release of government guidance they…
Hammerson boss: Sustainability is what we do, stopping it would be impossible
May 14 • 31 min
This episode of the EG Property Podcast is all about sustainability and the importance of it in business today. Joining EG editor Samantha McClary to talk about their journey are Hammerson chief executive David Atkins and group head of sustainability…
On the Case: What the Supreme Court ruling in Duval means for lease covenants
May 13 • 23 min
Joanne Wicks QC and Emer Murphy of Wilberforce Chambers discuss the significance of the Supreme Court judgment in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd with EG’s deputy legal and professional editor, Jess Harrold. Wicks and Murphy, who represented the…
Bricks & Mortar: APC study and assessment during lockdown – what’s different?
May 12 • 15 min
In this week’s episode of Bricks & Mortar, EG’s Sarah Jackman is joined (virtually) by Jen Lemen – co-founder of Property Elite – for a look at how APC candidates should proceed in the current climate. With the RICS having temporarily moved its…
The secret of bringing joy, creativity and heart into communities
May 7 • 34 min
In this episode of the EG Property Podcast we are talking about the value of creative space and the role it has to play in delivering and sustaining vibrant communities. EG editor Samantha McClary is joined – over the medium of Teams – by the crew from…
EDGE on why London’s greenest tower could be the blueprint for post-pandemic office design. Plus positivity, pancakes and socially distant street parties
May 7 • 43 min
On this week’s episode of EG’s We’re Still Here podcast host Emily Wright is joined by deputy editor Tim Burke for a round-up of this week’s news. From the future of flexible offices to predictions of rent plunges, it has been another week of uncertainty…
Recovery from Covid: Why balance, collaboration and understanding matter most in rebuilding the economy
May 4 • 28 min
In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary is joined by quartet of industry leaders to talk about enabling a viable future for our towns and cities, making sure that industry, politicians and Joe Public are all speaking the…
Seven-day weeks and half empty offices for a year after lockdown, staying sane in a tough week and why you might be surprised to find out who really owns UK retail
May 1 • 26 min
In this week’s episode of EG’s We’re Still Here podcast, host Emily Wright is joined by editor Sam McClary to reflect on a tough week and tentative signs of a return to relative normality. As lockdown continues, the duo discuss the benefits of the office…
Lockdown, Lockdown, Lockdown: A look at the residential market with Phil Spencer
Apr 29 • 31 min
In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary sits down, virtually of course, with TV presenter and residential property expert Phil Spencer to talk about all things residential, from how the market is faring during the…
Bricks & Mortar: The basics of the court process
Apr 28 • 27 min
The court process can be bewildering, costly and adversarial, but it can also provide closure and legal precedent. But where do claims start and how can claimants expect them to progress? To answer these, and other questions on the basics of the court…
Finance Talks: Real estate loan market risks year-long Covid-19 slowdown
Apr 24 • 13 min
Commercial real estate loan origination in the UK saw a double-digit fall last year, according to the latest instalment of a widely regarded report on the market – and its author has warned the coronavirus crisis could now lead to a year-long downturnIn…
“Virtually no firm will get the return to work right on day one. This will be a perpetual experiment.” Talk turns to how we return to the office on We’re Still Here
Apr 24 • 29 min
On this week’s We’re Still Here podcast host Emily Wright and EG reporter Lucy Alderson are joined by workplace expert Neil Usher as we start to think seriously about a return to the office. The good news according to Usher - Sky’s former workplace…
Future of Birmingham: Smart cities - enhancing existing environments (session 1)
Apr 23 • 25 min
Future of Birmingham: Next-generation communities (session 2)
Apr 23 • 39 min
EG Sustainability Live: Eyes on the horizon - let’s use this time wisely (session 4)
Apr 23 • 35 min
Sustainability Live: The BIG S in ESG (session 1)
Apr 23 • 34 min
EG Sustainability Live: Recognising the positives - what have we learnt so far? (session 2)
Apr 23 • 30 min
EG Sustainability Live: Ensuring social and economic robustness (session 3)
Apr 23 • 28 min
Covid-19 and construction: Confronting the challenges
Apr 23 • 19 min
Construction lawyers Stuart Pemble and Alison Garrett, a partner and senior legal adviser respectively at Mills & Reeve, discuss the issues being raised by their clients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Pemble and Garrett address key topics including delays,…
Bricks & Mortar: Final year real estate student Olly Roberts reflects on how he’s adapted to studying in lockdown
Apr 22 • 13 min
Olly Roberts’s final year as a BSc Real Estate student at Reading University changed quite substantially with the announcement of the nationwide lockdown. His campus closed, teaching moved online and a new method of final assessment was adopted. Here he…
Covid-19: How the UK’s real estate response compares to the rest of Europe
Apr 20 • 23 min
David Holland, partner at Squire Patton Boggs, discusses his firm’s extensive report, Covid-19 Government Measures in Real Estate, which compares the responses of 10 European countries, including the UK, to the pandemic. Holland addresses how well the…
“Don’t fight the last war”. Tips from industry leaders on preparing for recession and why real estate is in a strong position to enter a downturn in this week’s We’re Still Here podcast
Apr 17 • 22 min
On this week’s episode of We’re Still Here we’re talking recession and depression. Hardly the most upbeat of topics but there are silver linings to be found so it is worth a listen for tips from some of the industry’s leading lights on preparing for tough…
Bricks & Mortar: How the Covid-19 pandemic has affected teaching on real estate courses
Apr 16 • 19 min
The effect of the coronavirus outbreak on GCSE and A-level examinations has been well documented, but how is Covid-19 affecting undergraduate and post-graduate real estate courses? Paul Collins – a senior lecturer in the school of architecture, design and…
Litigating from home: How remote court hearings work in practice
Apr 15 • 19 min
Karen Mitchell, senior associate at Eversheds Sutherland, shares her experiences from the very first remote hearing at the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), discussing the advantages of having the case heard over Skype - and some of the drawbacks. Mitchell…
How can residential landlords ensure compliance during COVID-19?
Apr 15 • 20 min
From gas safety certificates to EPCs, tenancy deposits to essential repairs, there are a wealth of measures that landlords need to ensure compliance with. But with access to properties potentially restricted owing to the current crisis, how do landlords…
On the Case: Enfranchisement and LM Homes
Apr 14 • 8 min
Kerry Glanville, partner at Cripps Pemberton Greenish, analyses the recent Court of Appeal decision in LM Homes v Queen Court Freehold Company [2020] EWCA Civ 371; [2020] PLSCS 41 - a case which raised the question whether airspace above and subsoil below…
How well are companies looking out for their furloughed staff? Will slow and steady win the lockdown race? Could we see a resi bounce in 2021? Big questions on this week’s We’re Still Here podcast
Apr 9 • 31 min
In this week’s episode of the EG We’re Still Here podcast we ask the big questions. Host Emily Wright is joined by editor Sam McClary and residential reporter Emma Rosser as we look back on ‘the week of the furlough’, consider whether everyone is being…
How can property respond responsibly to the coronavirus crisis?
Apr 7 • 39 min
How should real estate react to a crisis on the scale of the Covid-19 pandemic, and how might the challenges we are working through today redefine companies’ ESG agendas? Ahead of EG’s Sustainability Live virtual event on 22 April, deputy editor Tim Burke…
Coronavirus: How has the student accommodation sector been affected?
Apr 6 • 15 min
With universities closing campuses and teaching moving online, the student accommodation sector has had to respond to new challenges. Can current students terminate their agreements? Will Autumn 2020 admissions be affected and what impact will that have…
Tensions build, confusion over site closures and the aftermath of quarterly rent day; a tough week but We’re Still Here rounding up news, trends and the healing power of omelettes and Ken the pug
Apr 3 • 19 min
In the third episode of EG’s We’re Still Here podcast we continue to help support the industry with a weekly round-up of news, analysis and tips for happier home-working. News editor Pui-Guan Man and reporter Lucy Alderson join tech editor Emily Wright on…
Does commercial real estate take fire risk seriously?
Apr 2 • 39 min
The fire at Liverpool’s iconic Littlewoods building 18 months ago is just one of several blazes in commercial buildings since the Grenfell tragedy. Adam Higgins, co-founder of the developer Capital & Centric, says that the experience completely changed…
The Coronavirus Act 2020: What it covers, and what it doesn’t
Mar 31 • 22 min
EG’s deputy legal & professional editor, Jess Harrold, asks Bryan Johnston, UK head of real estate litigation at Dentons, and his fellow partner at the firm, Richard Budge, what the Coronavirus Act 2020 means for property - and whether it goes far enough…
Duties, penalties and best practice – top tips for company directors
Mar 30 • 17 min
With many retailers reporting financial difficulty, directors’ duties are becoming ever more important. To examine the role of directors within companies and to explain their responsibilities, EG’s Professional & Legal Editor Sarah Jackman is joined by…
How real estate can make the right decisions as optimism slips. Plus new support for landlords, the future of the office and Iron Man onesies on this week’s ‘We’re Still Here’ podcast
Mar 27 • 24 min
On this week’s episode of We’re Still Here, EG’s podcast to get you through these strange times, tech editor and head of Special Projects Emily Wright is joined by EG’s deputy editor Tim Burke and deputy legal and professional editor Jess Harold. With…
Coronavirus and commercial leases: 10 key questions answered
Mar 25 • 17 min
Barry Shaw, head of legal at Greenland UK, addresses some of the major talking points for commercial landlords and tenants during the Covid-19 pandemic. Can a tenant terminate its lease, or pay less rent? Will much discussed “force majeure” clauses have…
On the Case: Rights of light in Beaumont v Florala
Mar 25 • 28 min
Barrister Andrew Francis, of Serle Court Chambers, the co-author of Rights of Light: The Modern Law discusses the High Court’s decision in Beaumont Business Centres Ltd v Florala Properties Ltd [2020] EWHC 550 (Ch); [2020] PLSCS 45 - a very significant…
The UK is open for business
Mar 23 • 34 min
With MIPIM postponed, EG sought to recreate many of the sessions we had planned for Cannes in our studio in London. Day 1, session 1: The UK is open for business Where are the hotspots for UK investment in 2020? Which sectors are showing the most…
Working from home? Feeling a bit weird? Want a round-up of this week’s top stories? EG’s new ‘We’re still here’ podcast is here to help
Mar 20 • 21 min
Welcome to We’re Still Here, EG’s new weekly podcast created exclusively to help you get through the strangest of times. The entire EG content team will be working together to bring you these weekly episodes that will not only provide a round up of the…
Coronavirus and the courts
Mar 20 • 20 min
EG’s deputy legal editor Jess Harrold and court reporter James Lumley discuss how the Royal Courts of Justice and the Business and Property Courts at the Rolls Building plan to keep the wheels of justice turning during the Covid-19 pandemic - including…
How are we driving inward investment?
Mar 19 • 30 min
With MIPIM postponed, EG sought to recreate many of the sessions we had planned for Cannes in our studio in London. Day 1, session 2: How are we driving inward investment? What makes the UK attractive for global investors? How do we boost the brand UK…
Infrastructure – Building a Britain fit for the future
Mar 19 • 39 min
With MIPIM postponed, EG sought to recreate many of the sessions we had planned for Cannes in our studio in London. Day 1, session 3: Infrastructure – Building a Britain fit for the future How do we work with domestic and internal investors to improve our…
If devolution leads, will investment follow?
Mar 19 • 25 min
With MIPIM postponed, EG sought to recreate many of the sessions we had planned for Cannes in our studio in London. Day 2, session 1: If devolution leads, will investment follow? Successful town centres: A platform for investment Town Fund - why public…
Where is the opportunity in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc?
Mar 19 • 40 min
With MIPIM postponed, EG sought to recreate many of the sessions we had planned for Cannes in our studio in London. Day 2, session 2: Where is the opportunity in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc? What are Government plans? Driving UK productivity Once in a…
Not just the trailblazers – how do we ensure the entire real estate industry embraces AI and tech?
Mar 19 • 37 min
With MIPIM postponed, EG sought to recreate many of the sessions we had planned for Cannes in our studio in London. Day 2, session 3: Not just the trailblazers – how do we ensure the entire real estate industry embraces AI and tech? How does the built…
People and skills driving the change
Mar 19 • 39 min
With MIPIM postponed, EG sought to recreate many of the sessions we had planned for Cannes in our studio in London. Day 3, session 1: People and skills driving the change Rebalancing the UK Is not just about economics; but ensuring everyone has…
Evolving: The future of hotels and the city
Mar 19 • 40 min
With MIPIM postponed, EG sought to recreate many of the sessions we had planned for Cannes in our studio in London. Day 3, session 2: Evolving – the future of hotels and the city This panel brings together leading experts from across the built environment…
Future of Real Estate special: 2020 investment scenarios
Mar 16 • 35 min
In this special FORE podcast, originally broadcast live and on video, Fiera Real Estate’s Peter Cuthbert and Alex Price discuss 2020 investment scenarios with Damian Wild – post-Brexit and pre the worsening of the Coronavirus situation. What opportunities…
Budget 2020: What real estate can expect
Mar 6 • 17 min
British Property Federation chief executive Melanie Leech joins EG editor Samantha McClary to talk about what property can expect in Wednesday’s budget, the challenges new chancellor Rishi Sunak faces following the outbreak of coronavirus and how…
The Property Mediators on the benefits of mediation, the joys of collaboration and their new transactional offering
Mar 4 • 52 min
The Property Mediators - a group of ex-property litigators dedicated to full time mediation - join EG’s Professional and Legal Editor, Sarah Jackman, for a look at how the group works, the benefits of mediation in dispute resolution and their new…
Gearing up for the new RICS Code on Leasing Business Premises
Mar 3 • 18 min
On 11 February, the RICS published its new Code on Leasing Business Premises, which it hopes will improve the process of lease negotiation, making them fairer and more transparent. The Code comes into force on 1 September, giving practitioners six months…
The UK’s new Silk Road?
Mar 2 • 33 min
With the government setting out a preferred route for East West Rail ahead of further expected announcements in next month’s Budget, ministers have offered welcome, explicit support for the Oxford Cambridge Arc. But will the government’s levelling up…
Bricks & Mortar: Max Middlebrook on life as real estate undergraduate
Mar 2 • 13 min
This week’s episode of Bricks & Mortar sees Sarah Jackman joined by Max Middlebrook - a first year student at Nottingham Trent University studying for a BSc in Property Development and Planning. Tune in to find out what piqued Max’s interest in a career…
On the Case: The Tate Modern appeal, overlooking and nuisance
Feb 27 • 21 min
James Souter and Megan Davies, of Charles Russell Speechlys, join EG’s Jess Harrold to discuss the Court of Appeal’s decision in the high-profile case Fearn and others v Board of Trustees of Tate Gallery [2020] EWCA Civ 104; [2020] PLSCS 22 - which…
Law & Borders: Business rates confusion across the UK
Feb 25 • 38 min
Three experts from Colliers - John Webber, Louise Daly and David Hughes - join EG’s Jess Harrold to discuss the varying systems of business rates in operation in England & Wales, in Scotland and in Northern Ireland. They address the difficulties that…
Will talk follow action on Oxford Cambridge Arc?
Feb 19 • 36 min
There has been more talk than action from government in delivering on the promise of the Oxford Cambridge arc. But with a relatively new government, an imminent Budget and a prime minister whose appetite for infrastructure development is voracious that…
Politics and property: What the cabinet reshuffle means for real estate
Feb 19 • 26 min
Last week’s cabinet reshuffle included the bombshell of a new chancellor, as well as less unexpected news of yet anther change of housing minister. In this podcast, former Conservative MP and housing minister Mark Prisk and EG deputy editor Tim Burke…
Bricks & Mortar: How to interpret a judgment
Feb 17 • 27 min
This week’s episode of Bricks & Mortar sees Sarah Jackman joined in the EG studio by her colleague on the legal & professional desk: Jess Harrold. Amongst his many skills, Jess is a seasoned court reporter, having spent numerous years covering the courts…
“This feels like a mental health emergency”
Feb 13 • 37 min
When EG revealed last November that more than a quarter of real estate professionals had considered taking their own life, the industry was stunned. But not into silence. Stunned and then prompted into taking action, into speaking up, into embracing the…
Finance Talks: Geared up for a Boris bounce?
Feb 13 • 27 min
December’s general election gave the property market a much-needed injection of optimism. If the ‘Boris bounce’ does indeed continue, what kinds of deals and developments will keep financiers busiest, and what trends are likely to dominate in 2020? In…
Law and Borders: How the approach to energy efficiency differs in Scotland
Feb 11 • 19 min
Ann Stewart – a senior professional support lawyer at Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP – discusses the differences in energy efficiency provisions between England and Wales on the one hand, and Scotland on the other. Stewart compares and contrasts the two…
The three Ps of making property work
Feb 5 • 21 min
At Knight Frank’s annual London breakfast briefing, the need for real estate to continue to shift the dial when it comes to customer service was made abundantly clear. Buildings without occupiers are valueless and occupiers - and their employees - are…
Law & Borders: Ashurst goes global with real estate dispute resolution team
Feb 4 • 12 min
International law firm Ashurst has announced the next evolution of the firm’s global real estate dispute resolution practice as part of an initiative to assist clients navigate the risks and liabilities of regional and multi-jurisdictional real estate…
Bricks & Mortar: The importance of presentation skills
Feb 3 • 14 min
The need for strong presentation skills isn’t just confined to formal presentations, but to a range of scenarios. Telephone calls, emails and internal meetings, for example, all require them in order to make a positive and lasting impression. Its…
Making the most of marginal gains
Jan 30 • 35 min
When it comes to going green or fulfilling net zero carbon targets, throwing up a new building – planning and financing aside – is a relatively easy route. But what about the 80% of our built environment that already exists? If the nation is really to…
Bricks & Mortar: Colliers’ HR director on its graduate and apprenticeship programmes
Jan 20 • 13 min
Colliers’ 2020 graduate recruitment process sees non-cognate applicants included for the first time, in a move that it hopes will broaden its talent pool and help to increase diversity in the sector. To discuss the change, Sarah Jackman is joined by…
Bricks & Mortar: From architecture to party wall surveying: Shirley Waldron reflects on her career
Jan 2 • 19 min
Shirley Waldron, surveyor at Delva Patman Redler LLP started her career as an architect, before developing a career in party wall surveying. In this latest episode of Bricks & Mortar, she reflects on how she made the change and her career highlight to…
Top 10 property cases of 2019: part two
Dec 20, 2019 • 12 min
EG’s legal and professional team - Sarah Jackman and Jess Harrold - conclude their annual list of the 10 most significant property law court decisions in 2019, counting down from #5 to the privileged top spot. Which case will be crowned the biggest of…
General election reflection: what now for property?
Dec 18, 2019 • 23 min
Former Conservative MP and housing minister Mark Prisk discusses what is likely to be in store for the sector in the new year.
How real estate can improve quality of life
Dec 13, 2019 • 19 min
A Future of Real Estate Christmas cracker rounds off 2019. This year saw the Stirling Prize winner and government design chair Sadie Morgan launch a new Quality of Life Foundation. She tells Damian Wild how the foundation will improve the impact that the…
Top 10 property cases of 2019: part one
Dec 12, 2019 • 13 min
EG’s legal and professional team - Sarah Jackman and Jess Harrold - begin their annual list of the 10 most significant property law court decisions in 2019, beginning by counting down from #10 to #6. Watch the EG website next week as we reveal our top…
What can hotels do for the high street?
Dec 11, 2019 • 46 min
The role of hotels has expanded to form part of the regeneration of the UK’s struggling high streets. But is the industry reaching its full potential as a community destination? And how is the industry reimagining floorspaces to appeal to the changing…
Positive engagement: How owners and occupiers need to collaborate to save the planet
Dec 11, 2019 • 29 min
In this latest episode of the EG Property podcast, we look at how property owners and occupiers need to work together in the fight against global warming, how a new, clearer language needs to be utilised about what sustainability means and how best…
The steel city commits to a green agenda
Dec 11, 2019 • 67 min
Sheffield’s property leaders are looking to attract new businesses by focusing on health, wellbeing and a green agenda, in a move they hope will bolster investment in the steel city in the absence of devolved powers. On the same day it was revealed that…
Building strength through adversity
Dec 10, 2019 • 25 min
British Land has teamed up with Steel Warriors, a charity that melts down confiscated knives and turns them into outdoor gyms where young people can come together to build physical and mental confidence. It is all part of the Steel Warriors’ mission to…
What can UK real estate expect from a new government?
Dec 9, 2019 • 18 min
In this politics podcast, EG deputy editor Tim Burke talks to former housing minister Mark Prisk about the likely outcomes from this week’s general election With just days to go until a new government is confirmed, what are the potential repercussions for…
Bricks & Mortar: The challenges and potential of dual qualification
Dec 9, 2019 • 14 min
Charles Jones has opted for a unique career path and expects to become dual qualified with both the RICS and RTPI in May 2020. He admits that “it has been a challenge and I have had to invest in myself”, but sees no reason “why you have to choose. Why…
On the Case: What Finney means for section 73 and planning
Dec 5, 2019 • 12 min
Karen Cooksley, head of the planning department at Winckworth Sherwood, joins EG’s Jess Harrold in the Studio to discuss the recent Court of Appeal ruling in Finney v Welsh Ministers and others [2019] EWCA Civ 1868; [2019] PLSCS 211. The effect of the…
Glasgow Question Time: Building confidence
Dec 4, 2019 • 64 min
As a city, Glasgow seems to be quite self-deprecating about its achievements. That begs the question: why is it holding itself back?
Why not talking about mental health is killing us
Nov 28, 2019 • 31 min
A comprehensive survey of the real estate sector undertaken by EG last month, revealed that one in four in the industry had considered taking their own life and that 35% of the circa 700 people who filled out the survey thought that working in the sector…
How will Edinburgh capitalise on its position as a magnet for investment?
Nov 27, 2019 • 46 min
Edinburgh has a reputation for attracting and retaining talent. Some 59% of the working-age population holds a degree-level qualification and it was rated the UK’s second-most attractive city for property investors. As the city continues to flourish, how…
Law & Borders: The key differences between residential tenancy law in England and Wales
Nov 27, 2019 • 14 min
With the law between the various UK jurisdictions increasingly diverging, EG has launched a new podcast series – Law & Borders – to unearth some of the key differences to be aware of when dealing with property on both sides of the border. In this first…
On the Case: Forfeiture after Manchester Ship Canal
Nov 26, 2019 • 28 min
Matthew Bonye, head of real estate dispute resolution and Alice Dockar, partner in the transactional real estate team, both at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, join EG’s Jess Harrold in the studio to discuss the implications of the recent Supreme Court…
Bricks & Mortar: Jonathan Lonergan on the art of rights to light surveying
Nov 25, 2019 • 19 min
Jonathan Lonergan transitioned from a career in legal publishing to rights to light surveying and hasn’t looked back. Which isn’t surprising, since it’s been a career that’s afforded him immense variety, a broad client base and the ability to apply the…
Social impact? A no brainer(y)
Nov 13, 2019 • 21 min
We were blown away by the quality and quantity of entries for the new Social Impact category we introduced to this year’s EG Awards. It revealed an industry where firms of all shapes and sizes are committed to change and to thinking beyond just their own…
On the Case: A question of reasonableness
Nov 12, 2019 • 12 min
Jess Harrold joins Anna Favre, partner at Cripps Pemberton Greenish, to discuss the Supreme Court ruling in Sequent Nominees Ltd (formerly Rotrust Nominees Ltd) v Hautford Ltd [2019] UKSC 47; [2019] PLSCS 205 - in which the court ruled that a landlord’s…
Bricks & Mortar: Choosing the pathway that’s right for you
Nov 11, 2019 • 18 min
Real estate supports a range of careers, facilitated by a number of RICS pathways. But how best to choose the pathway that’s right for you? To answer that and other RICS pathway and competency questions, Sarah Jackman is joined by Jen Lemen - co-founder…
The Real Developer: Why we need to stand up for the little guy
Nov 4, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary meets Alex Harrington-Griffin, CEO of TrustedLand, and Jonny Britton, CEO of LandTech to talk about trust and perception. The pair have just launched a the Real Developer campaign to…
What could the future of real estate look like if everyone collaborated more?
Oct 30, 2019 • 31 min
Collaborative endeavours such as PFIs and PPPs have not always been successful in the past but working together has the potential to drive the property sector forward. So what could the future look like if people were better at working together? In this…
Bricks & Mortar: Ex-Wasps player James Cannon on how he’s preparing for a career in real estate post-rugby
Oct 28, 2019 • 19 min
James Cannon - rugby union player for English Championship club Ealing Trailfinders and previously Wasps and Connaught Rugby - joins Sarah Jackman in the EG studio to discuss why real estate is the future career for him. Conscious that his time as a rugby…
Future of Real Estate: London’s biggest growth centre?
Oct 18, 2019 • 15 min
Jo Negrini, chief executive of Croydon council, is this week’s guest. Come for Basil Brush’s first mention on the podcast, stay for insight on progress of the Westfield/Hammerson redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre and the future of local housing…
Property and the climate crisis: how should real estate respond?
Oct 16, 2019 • 36 min
In this EG podcast, deputy editor Tim Burke is joined by guests working across the built environment to discuss the challenges of ensuring that new and old buildings alike are helping to address, rather than add to, the climate crisis – as well as what…
Bricks & Mortar: Davina Goodchild discusses the range of services available via Lionheart
Oct 14, 2019 • 21 min
Lionheart is an industry charity that provides support to RICS members and their families. That support covers both financial and emotional and can be both reactive and proactive. To discuss the range of services that it offers to those in the industry,…
Delivering service: how the evolution of auctions is enabling greater customer engagement
Oct 11, 2019 • 25 min
Join auctions editor Lucy Barnard and a panel expert auctioneers as they look to the evolution of this dynamic and varied method of sale. Experts from Allsop, Acuitus, BidX1 and 547 discuss the resilience of the sector and look at the opportunities for…
Mental health awareness: Talk, listen and be patient
Oct 9, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary meets three mental health experts to talk about the role of the built environment in creating places and spaces that encourage mental wellbeing and finds out why this once hushed…
Future of Real Estate: Will Brexit drive UK real estate businesses abroad + LandAid on fundraising
Oct 3, 2019 • 31 min
M7’s Richard Croft tells Damian Wild about his new role at the business and how Brexit may force him to make fundamental changes to the way it operates. He also reveals that M7 is set to launch a tech fund. LandAid deputy Alice Lamb also joins the…
On the Case: Duval heads to the Supreme Court
Oct 3, 2019 • 10 min
Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing of the appeal in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2298; [2018] PLSCS 177 on 10 October, Laura Bushaway - a knowledge development lawyer at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP - explains the significance of…
Joanne Wicks QC talks Franses, EMA and life at the property bar
Oct 2, 2019 • 26 min
EG’s deputy legal editor Jess Harrold meets with leading property law silk Joanne Wicks QC to discuss her highly successful career - including her recent high-profile courtroom victories in two of the most significant cases of recent years. Wicks shares…
EG Question Time: The Greta Thunberg effect at Manchester QT
Sep 30, 2019 • 76 min
There was a time, not too long ago, that adults used to live by the motto that young people were to be seen but not heard. Now, we live in a world where this mantra has been flipped on its head. Generation Z has quite simply had enough. They are…
Bricks & Mortar: Operating an effective lease break
Sep 30, 2019 • 19 min
Break clauses detail the ability of either party to a lease to be able to terminate the agreement. But operating them is far from straightforward. A substantial body of case law - built up over many years - governs their operation and continues to evolve.…
Making scents: Inside retailer Lush’s store strategy
Sep 27, 2019 • 44 min
The rise of e-commerce has meant that high street retailers are throwing down the gauntlet on creating memorable store experiences – and perhaps none have stood out more than bath bomb retailer Lush. While famous for pioneering technology in its shops and…
On the Case: The Debenhams CVA challenge explained
Sep 26, 2019 • 28 min
EG’s deputy legal editor, Jess Harrold, joins Julie Gattegno, partner at CMS, to discuss the High Court challenge to the Debenhams CVA in Discovery (Northampton) Ltd and others v Debenhams Retail Ltd and others [2019] EWHC 2441 (Ch); [2019] PLSCS 186.…
Hope or fear? How the built environment needs to approach the climate challenge
Sep 20, 2019 • 34 min
Real estate’s role in helping to protect and/or destroy the planet on which we live is well known. The impact that buildings, development and the way we work, live and play have on the earth is a well told story. But only in recent months has it become…
EG Question Time: Is Dublin in danger of the San Fran effect?
Sep 16, 2019 • 63 min
Tech workers may struggle to afford homes in San Francisco, but in Dublin they often can’t even find a room to rent. Although the Irish capital is actively and successfully attracting skilled migrants, it is also criticised for failing to offer them…
Bricks & Mortar: How to develop and progress in your career
Sep 16, 2019 • 23 min
“Take control of your career, because no one else is going to do it for you” says Jo Owen, partner at law firm Proskauer and this week’s guest on Bricks & Mortar. She joins Sarah Jackman to look back on her career to date and to reflect on the things that…
Future of Real Estate: Derwent’s new man on where he sees opportunity
Sep 6, 2019 • 18 min
The Future of Real Estate podcast is back from its summer break with bang. Derwent London’s Paul Williams talks to Damian Wild about taking over as chief executive of London’s most admired developer, how the business is embracing the sustainability agenda…
Bricks & Mortar: How to master the art of public speaking
Sep 2, 2019 • 21 min
Climbing to the top of any profession will inevitably involve public speaking in some form, be it giving a talk, addressing large groups of colleagues or chairing an event. It can be a daunting prospect - particularly in the early stages of a career or if…
What is Manchester’s future?
Aug 27, 2019
Manchester’s ambitions are big. By 2050, it wants to be a zero-carbon city; it aims to continue to entice major occupiers out of the capital with its lower rents, and keep its pool of graduate talent by offering a better standard of living; and it wants…
Football stadiums and planning
Aug 23, 2019 • 22 min
With the new football season now in full swing, EG’s Jess Harrold is joined by Sue Chadwick, Arsenal fan and strategic planning adviser for Pinsent Masons LLP, to discuss some of the major planning issues involved in football stadium developments and…
Bricks & Mortar: How to change your career path
Aug 14, 2019 • 12 min
For a decade, residential property lawyer Anna Favre worked in fashion journalism. But after reading a book on civil liberties, she was inspired to make a change of career. A period of part-time study followed, before she qualified as a lawyer and…
Farewell to the AST? The government’s latest proposals on tenancy reform
Aug 1, 2019 • 27 min
The leasehold reform agenda gained further momentum last week, with the publication of a new consultation seeking views on how best to implement the proposals announced in April to abolish section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and replace it with a…
Bricks & Mortar: Supporting candidates through the APC journey
Jul 30, 2019 • 15 min
Counsellors and supervisors have a critical role to play in supporting candidates through the APC process. That support can take many forms, from providing regular feedback on their work and testing them on their competency and ethics knowledge to…
What the future holds for student housing investment
Jul 16, 2019 • 22 min
Investment in the UK’s purpose-built student accommodation sector is set to reach £53bn by the end of 2019. Meanwhile prime yields have now sharpened to some 4.5% across the UK. With student numbers broadly predicted to rise, and demand for affordability…
Future of Real Estate: Occupiers are willing to pay more for connected buildings
Jul 12, 2019 • 20 min
Research from Radius Data Exchange and others has demonstrated the value of connected buildings. Occupiers are willing to pay more, and landlords who prioritise connectivity are reaping the rewards. Joining Damian Wild on this week’s Future of Real Estate…
On the Case: Supreme Court rules on retail planning condition
Jul 11, 2019 • 9 min
Kathryn Hampton, senior knowledge lawyer at Hogan Lovells International LLP, explains the Supreme Court decision in Lambeth Council v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2019] UKSC 33; [2019] PLSCS 122. The council won a…
The end of ground rents? The government response on leasehold reform
Jul 10, 2019 • 10 min
The government has published its response to the consultation on “Implementing reforms to the leasehold system in England”, which was carried out from October 2018. Tim Reid, senior associate at Hogan Lovells, outlines the main points to be aware of -…
Bricks & Mortar: How to adapt to an APC referral
Jul 9, 2019 • 20 min
APC assessment is often the culmination of several years hard work and intensive study. So it inevitably comes as a huge disappointment for a candidate to receive a referral. Ralph Charlwood, DeLever APC expert coach, mock interview assessor, RICS chair…
A new work order
Jul 8, 2019 • 36 min
In this latest episode of EG’s REWIRE podcast, host Samantha McClary talks with Virginia Clegg, senior partner at DAC Beachcroft, Valeria Segovia, principal and design director at Gensler, Louise Kennison, head of people development and engagement at Swan…
Auctions in a Brexit Climate
Jul 3, 2019 • 42 min
Property auctions provide the UK property market with an unparalleled snapshot of what is selling in today’s market and what is not. The latest data makes gloomy reading with volumes down by about a quarter compared with a year ago as political…
Future of Real Estate: “Brexit could put the quality of London’s skyline at risk”
Jun 27, 2019 • 17 min
This month’s London Festival of Architecture might end up connecting more members of the public with the built environment than ever before. In this latest Future of Real Estate podcast, director Tamsie Thomson tells Damian Wild why this year’s event…
Bricks & Mortar: The benefits of part-time study
Jun 24, 2019 • 26 min
For many of those developing a career in property, part-time study is a must. It allows financial freedom and the ability to get established in the industry while qualifying for the next steps of the journey. Inevitably it’s not without its challenges and…
If we innovate, will they stay?
Jun 20, 2019 • 30 min
In a post-Brexit Britain, the real estate industry needs to embrace innovation in order to retain talent, improve our cities and keep the UK at the forefront of the business world. Tim Lowe, managing director, Lowe Guardians; Melanie Williams, partner,…
A fresh approach to global investment
Jun 20, 2019 • 31 min
What are international operators looking for when selecting investments? And what might make their choices different from UK-based property specialists? Sarah Hill, chief executive, Greater Sydney Commission, Rasheed Hassan, head of cross-border…
Can real estate and telecoms deliver 5G?
Jun 20, 2019 • 31 min
New legislation designed to accelerate the 5G roll-out is fuelling hostility between telecoms companies and building owners. Operators say agents and landlords are not doing enough to support connectivity. But owners believe they are not being fairly…
On the right path: discussing the power of mapping
Jun 18, 2019 • 28 min
We all lose our way sometimes. Particularly when it comes to innovation and trailblazing. When you are forging a new, potentially uncharted path, a little bit of guidance to point you in the right direction can be invaluable. Good news, then, that talk in…
The Agenda: The law of forfeiture is oppressive
Jun 17, 2019 • 27 min
In the latest episode of “The Agenda”, Jonathan Seitler QC’s alliterative agenda is this: the law of forfeiture is oppressive, obsolete and otiose. Seitler argues that it is oppressive “both when it is used and when it is not used”, putting fear into…
Why real estate should ‘take happiness seriously’
Jun 14, 2019 • 4 min
Employers need to “take happiness seriously”. This was the main takeaway from the BCO’s final session at its 2019 conference in Copenhagen. EG spoke to Woohoo’s chief happiness officer Alexander Kjerulf to find out just how workspaces can make people…
The PLA response on leasehold reform
Jun 13, 2019 • 34 min
Two members of the Property Litigation Association’s law reform committee - Thekla Fellas, partner at Eversheds Sutherland, and Emily Wood, partner at DMH Stallard, outline the PLA’s comprehensive responses to the Law Commission’s leasehold reform…
Bricks & Mortar: Getting the most out of commercial lease negotiation
Jun 10, 2019 • 17 min
The commercial lease will be familiar to all property professionals. Yet there are many questions to consider when negotiating one. “Which standard lease should I use?” “Should I take a lease with or without 1954 Act protection?” “What is an FRI lease?”…
Future of Real Estate: The Office Group’s Charlie Green on the power of flex
Jun 7, 2019 • 28 min
Already accounting for 6% of London office space, flexible offices could double their share in the next few years. The growth of The Office Group has been as impressive. And it too has ambitions to grow – at home and overseas. Co-founder Charlie Green…
Leeds: the future is green
May 30, 2019 • 59 min
Leeds, the destination of EG’s latest Question Time debate, hit national headlines this year – for better and worse. One particular good news story – the imminent arrival of Channel 4 into Leeds – was unsurprisingly the opening talking point of the…
Bricks & Mortar: Five top tips for securing a planning permission
May 28, 2019 • 25 min
Securing planning permission is a key initial stage of any development scheme. But how best to do this? Planning lawyer, Jay Das, offers listeners five top tips for securing a permission based on her experience of navigating the planning process. She…
Future of Real Estate: 146 bedrooms for young people at risk of homelessness
May 23, 2019 • 24 min
LandAid House opens in Autumn 2019, providing 146 bedrooms for young people at risk of becoming homeless. It’s been made possible by a £1m donation from Mike Slade, president of the charity and the outgoing chairman of Helical. He explains to Damian Wild…
Eleven years and counting: the sustainability challenge
May 22, 2019 • 30 min
There’s not much time left to avert a global warming disaster, and that means the real estate sector has to make big changes to existing building stock as well as to development projects in the pipeline.
The synergy between the UK and UAE markets
May 22, 2019 • 14 min
At EG’s Middle East Real Estate Forum, Andrew Jackson, HM Consul General at the British Embassy Dubai, talks about how deeper relationships between these two markets are strengthening trading links, with the profile of the Middle East being boosted by UK…
Bristol Question Time: ‘We’ve still got so much to achieve’
May 20, 2019 • 61 min
A joint spatial plan from the West of England Combined Authority aims to provide the development framework to guide the delivery of housing, employment and infrastructure up to 2036 across Bristol, Bath and Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Listen to…
On the Case: Supreme Court rules on rateable value
May 20, 2019 • 19 min
Roger Cohen, partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, returns to the EG studio, joining deputy legal & professional editor Jess Harrold to discuss the Supreme Court ruling in Hewitt (VO) v Telereal Trillium [2019] UKSC 23; [2019] PLSCS 90 - where a…
COLLABORATORS: How laziness has given real estate a bad name
May 16, 2019 • 30 min
So-called ‘poor doors’, segregated playgrounds and unwanted gentrification: it is not hard to find negative headlines about the property industry. Developers regularly face accusations of putting profit before people, of building poorly designed and…
Who owns the UK’s high streets?
May 15, 2019 • 16 min
EG’s latest findings, which analysed 3,200 retail premises across 22 of the UK’s busiest high streets, have revealed that 17.3% of these are owned by overseas investors, including international banks, investment funds and wealthy private individuals.…
Bricks & Mortar: Developing your career in a sustainable way
May 13, 2019 • 37 min
“I remember walking out of my APC the first time around and phoning my dad. I couldn’t focus. I couldn’t think about where I was. In that moment I knew that I needed to sort myself out and get some help.” Natasha Collins had been working at a frenetic…
Future of Real Estate: Hyperloop One has the power to transform cities
May 10, 2019 • 11 min
This week’s Future of Real Estate podcast will transport you to your destination at 600 miles per hour with an episode that focuses on what might be the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years. And, as Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director,…
Can the fourth industrial revolution fix the housing crisis?
May 8, 2019 • 15 min
In the wake of the public accounts committee inquiry into planning and the broken housing market, Sue Chadwick, strategic planning adviser at Pinsent Masons LLP joins us in the EG studio to discuss how the fourth industrial revolution holds the answers.…
Is beauty in the eye of the developer?
Apr 30, 2019 • 32 min
At EG’s latest Peter Wilson lecture last month, Dame Fiona Reynolds, former head of the National Trust, said: “Beauty can often be a means to deliver a better outcome, rather than a choice between no development and development. Beauty is not just…
Bricks & Mortar: An introduction to the conveyancing process - part 3
Apr 29, 2019 • 21 min
Katharine Fenn returns as this week’s guest on Bricks & Mortar for the third and final instalment of her series on the basics of the conveyancing process. In this episode she discusses what needs to be registered; how to record transactions with the Land…
The Gym Group’s chief exec on limbering up for expansion
Apr 26, 2019 • 14 min
Low-cost gyms have powered their way into the spotlight of the UK’s £5bn health and fitness market. Budget gym operators were highlighted as the fastest-growing segment of the industry in the latest findings by PwC, having increased their market share to…
Evicting section 21: what scrapping “no fault” evictions will involve
Apr 16, 2019 • 18 min
The government has announced plans to end “no fault evictions” under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. EG’s deputy legal editor, Jess Harrold, joins Jeremy Stephen, associate director at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, to discuss the controversial…
Bricks & Mortar: Understanding the basics of the conveyancing process
Apr 15, 2019 • 17 min
EG’s professional and legal editor, Sarah Jackman, is again joined by Katharine Fenn, professional support lawyer at City Law firm FieldFisher, to discuss the key concepts involved in the conveyancing process. In this episode, Katharine delves into more…
On the Case: The expert view on Canary Wharf v EMA
Apr 11, 2019 • 22 min
Two of the leading barristers in property law, Joanne Wicks QC and Jonathan Seitler QC (both of Wilberforce Chambers), discuss the recent high-profile case in which they went head-to-head - Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd v European Medicines Agency [2019] EWHC…
The leasehold pledge explained
Apr 10, 2019 • 22 min
What does the the government announcement of an industry pledge on leasehold deals mean in practice? As part of its commitment to reform the leasehold system, the government has announced an industry pledge to “crack down on toxic leasehold deals”. Over…
Bricks & Mortar: An introduction to the key concepts involved in the conveyancing process
Apr 1, 2019 • 15 min
The conveyancing process involves many concepts and key steps. In the first of a three-part series, professional support lawyer, Katharine Fenn, joins EG’s professional and legal editor, Sarah Jackman, to discuss the basic first steps in the process. In…
Committed sellers and invested buyers: reflecting the market at auctions
Mar 29, 2019 • 32 min
When it comes to understanding the real estate market there is no better place to learn than at an auction sale. In this EG Property Podcast we talk to Oliver Childs, head of commercial auctions at BidX1, George Walker, partner and auctioneer at Allsop…
The aftermath of quarterly rent day
Mar 26, 2019 • 12 min
In this podcast, EG discusses what has been happening in the retail occupier space in the run-up to the latest quarterly rent day, and how these decisions are affecting real estate.
Future of Real Estate: From here to philanthropy
Mar 22, 2019 • 21 min
In the latest Future of Real Estate podcast, we cast an eye over MIPIM. Meanwhile Tyler Goodwin explains how Seaforth Land is focusing on social mobility by offering internships to sixth formers from diverse backgrounds. Plus Cushman & Wakefield global…
Law Commissioners offer update on leasehold reform project
Mar 20, 2019 • 28 min
The project The Law Commission has been tasked by the government with providing proposals for leasehold reform, with the aim of improving consumer choice, and providing greater fairness and transparency for leaseholders. Its ongoing project currently…
How Pathways to Property is increasing diversity in the profession
Mar 18, 2019 • 19 min
Promoting diversity and raising awareness of a career in real estate are fundamental aims of Pathways to Property – an initiative run by the University of Reading for year 12 students in UK state schools and colleges who would like to find out more about…
On the Case: A lifeline for empty property owners from the ‘tax on failure’
Mar 14, 2019 • 14 min
Roger Cohen, real estate disputes partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, analyses the Court of Appeal decision in Rossendale Borough Council v Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd; Wigan Council v Property Alliance Group Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 364; [2019] PLSCS…
Collaboration is key: BPF President and tech consultant Dan Hughes on the need for a gov-backed digital forum
Mar 7, 2019 • 19 min
The results of The Liquid Report: Leading the Digital Transformation of Global Real Estate were published this week based on research carried out by proptech consultant Dan Hughes. It calls for the creation of a government-backed digital real estate forum…
“Misogyny is built into society”. Ground Zero masterplanner Daniel Libeskind on inclusive design and development
Mar 7, 2019 • 13 min
Daniel Libeskind, the architect behind the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Ground Zero masterplan talks to EG about how we can capture the “spirit” of great urban developments. Libeskind, who will be attending Mipim this year as part of a collaboration…
Future of Real Estate: Making progress on diversity and inclusion
Mar 7, 2019 • 30 min
In this week’s FORE podcast, we speak to CBRE’s Amanda Clack, former RICS president and author of the new book Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Real Estate. Where is the sector going right – and wrong? Also new editor Samantha McClary joins Damian…
Striking a balance on CVAs
Mar 7, 2019 • 28 min
Matthew Bonye, head of real estate dispute resolution at Herbert Smith Freehills, and John Chetwood, senior associate in the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group, join deputy legal editor Jess Harrold to discuss the rise of retail CVAs. Bonye and…
Bricks & Mortar: Top tips for managing your workload effectively
Mar 3, 2019 • 14 min
Drowning in email correspondence, unsure where to start and unable to prioritise competing demands. These are all common problems in the modern workplace. But what is the best way to tackle them? Fear not. Help is at hand in the shape of Bill Chandler,…
The Power of We: Why members matter most to WeWork
Feb 28, 2019 • 19 min
In this EG podcast we meet WeWork’s head of real estate transactions for EMEA and Australian, Mary Finnigan and talk about why WeWork is not really a real estate company, how the business works and why nothing matters more to the business than its members.
How e-sports could change the property game
Feb 27, 2019 • 18 min
Just like the video games it relies on, the next few years look set to be action-packed for the e-gaming sector, which seems likely to level up significantly in terms of growth. Predicted by PwC to reach $1.6bn by 2022, the niche market is still at…
The Agenda: The high street’s woes are permanent
Feb 26, 2019 • 23 min
In the latest episode of The Agenda, Jonathan Seitler QC has a dire prophecy for retail - in his view, the high street’s woes are permanent and society has to adapt to a fundamental change for bricks & mortar retailers. However, Belinda Solomon, partner…
On the Case: The expert view on the Tate Modern ruling
Feb 21, 2019 • 14 min
Last week, High Court judge Mr Justice Mann ruled in a high-profile dispute over the Tate Modern’s viewing gallery, which offers panoramic views of London - as well as into the flats of residents at neighbouring Neo Bankside. Megan Davies, an associate at…
Canary Wharf v EMA in 10 minutes
Feb 20, 2019 • 10 min
EG’s deputy legal editor, Jess Harrold, and court reporter, James Lumley, discuss the High Court decision in favour of Canary Wharf - a ruling that Brexit will not “frustrate” the European Medicines Agency’s £13m-a-year lease. Find out what the judge…
Future of Real Estate: How to make work joyful?
Feb 20, 2019 • 25 min
Bruce Daisley is the host of Eat Sleep Work Repeat, an Apple #1 Business Podcast on happiness and work culture. He is the author of the new book The Joy of Work, the Sunday Times number 1 bestselling business book in January no less. In an interview with…
SHEDMASTERS: What does industrial and logistics look like in 2019?
Feb 18, 2019 • 46 min
Industrial and logistics looks set to remain one of the top performing commercial property sectors in 2019. But with increasing consumer demand meaning more warehousing is needed, a labour shortage imminent and the yet still unknown effects of Brexit on…
Bricks & Mortar: Ensuring that you pass the APC final assessment first time around
Feb 18, 2019 • 21 min
EG rounds off its coverage of the APC final assessment with a look at the interview itself: what candidates can expect from the assessment centre; how they can best prepare for it; and what they need to demonstrate to ensure a pass. RICS assessor, Jen…
An employment law guide for the property professional
Feb 14, 2019 • 26 min
There are a number of developments in the employment law sphere in 2019 that will affect the property professional. Listen to EG’s Legal & Professional Editor, Sarah Jackman, discuss the detail with Katee Dias - a senior associate in the employment law…
Future of Real Estate: Grosvenor CEO on how developers can win back trust
Feb 6, 2019 • 18 min
Craig McWilliam, chief executive of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, is a developer who is putting his money where his mouth is and addressing “the crisis of trust” in real estate. This discussion – and his commitment - couldn’t be more timely: tonight,…
How much did the £1 shopping centre sell for?
Feb 5, 2019 • 6 min
Columbia Threadneedle Investments put a shopping centre in Scotland up for sale through auction with Allsop with a reserve of just £1. The sale was to be a test of where tertiary shopping centre values may well be. The first bid came in at £10 but where…
Bricks & Mortar: How to prepare a successful APC final submission
Feb 4, 2019 • 19 min
From writing to a precise word count, to demonstrating adequate knowledge of technical competency and hot topics, there’s a lot to keep in mind when preparing a final written submission for APC. Join EG for this latest episode of Bricks & Mortar with APC…
Future of Real Estate: Who do you trust?
Jan 31, 2019 • 22 min
The issue of trust is at the fore – in real estate and beyond. In this episode we hear from Tony Blair - yes that Tony Blair, who made a speech on trust this week – as well as TFT partner David Mann and JLL director Chris Walters who offer advice on what…
Code red: Time for property to wake up to one of 2019’s biggest disruptors
Jan 31, 2019 • 13 min
It’s just over one year since the new Electronic Communications Code - which governs the relationship between property owners and those who run communications networks through masts, cables, etc - came into force. And the result, so far, has been…
Future of Real Estate: Real estate is moving up the global corporate agenda – the view from Davos
Jan 24, 2019 • 19 min
In this week’s Future of Real Estate podcast Damian Wild speaks to JLL’s Guy Grainger who is at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Tech and environmental issues are combining to ensure global political and business leaders are paying more attention to…
Bricks & Mortar: Why an apprenticeship scheme could be right for you
Jan 21, 2019 • 10 min
In 2013, CBRE took on eleven apprentices in a new industry initiative. Those apprentices have now qualified as surveyors – among them Nick Jones, a then 18 year old with a passion for property. Unsure of going to university, the apprenticeship was for him…
Future of Real Estate: disrupting cities, landlords and working
Jan 18, 2019 • 18 min
Yes, we talk touch upon Brexit. But in this episode EG editor Damian Wild and deputy editor Sam McClary focus on Google’s ambitions to build a city from the internet up, a bad week for WeWork and the shopping centre on sale for a pound. Meanwhile Wired…
Sidewalk Labs founder Dan Doctoroff on why building a city from the internet up is “by far the most complicated thing” he has ever done
Jan 16, 2019 • 26 min
“It is hard to explain the future.” So says Dan Doctoroff, chief executive of Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet. And he should know. Explaining the future is something he is asked to do a lot these days following…
The frustration of Brexit: a guide to the issues involved in Canary Wharf v EMA
Jan 16, 2019 • 9 min
EG’s deputy legal editor, Jess Harrold, talks you through the major battlegrounds in the courtroom showdown between Canary Wharf and its £13m-a-year tenant, the European Medicines Agency, in a major case that raises the key question: will Brexit…
Future of Real Estate: Retail crisis & action on diversity
Jan 11, 2019 • 22 min
The Future of Real Estate podcast looks at the events, the people and the issues that are changing real estate. In this first episode Damian Wild is joined by Revo president Mark Robinson as well as EG deputy editor Samantha McClary and retail…
Bricks & Mortar: Making the most of the opportunities afforded by social media
Jan 7, 2019 • 19 min
Joining us in EG’s first Bricks & Mortar of 2019 is someone who needs little introduction: Susan Freeman, partner at Mishcon de Reya. Susan has amassed over 10,000 followers on Twitter and is active on other social media platforms including LinkedIn.…
How to prepare for the new service charge professional statement
Jan 3, 2019 • 14 min
The RICS is due to implement a new professional statement - Service Charges in Commercial Property - in April 2019, which supersedes earlier service charge codes of practice. All those involved in the management and administration of service charges need…
West Midlands: Still a good bet in 2019?
Dec 20, 2018 • 16 min
The West Midlands was one of real estate’s best-performing regions in 2018. But with Channel opting for Leeds for its regional HQ will 2019 be so successful? EG asks West Midlands Combined Authority chief executive Deborah Cadman what’s in store.
EG’s Top 10 property law cases of 2018
Dec 17, 2018 • 21 min
EG’s legal & professional team, Sarah Jackman and Jess Harrold, count down the most significant property law decisions of the year - from key landlord & tenant disputes, to major rating decisions, to fraud, misrepresentation and more.
Bricks & Mortar: Pathways to Property and what it’s really like on a real estate degree
Dec 17, 2018 • 18 min
University of Reading real estate undergraduate student, Aurora Barrett, is the guest on this latest episode of Bricks & Mortar. She talks about her initial exposure to the property industry through the University of Reading scheme Pathways to Property,…
On the Case: What Franses means for ground (f)
Dec 13, 2018 • 16 min
The Supreme Court has given judgment in one of – if not the – biggest property cases of the year, S Franses v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd involving the landlord’s ability to refuse a new business lease to its tenant due to an intention to redevelop,…
On the Case: Is Brexit a frustrating event?
Dec 11, 2018 • 17 min
Alison Hardy, partner at Ashurst, tackles one of the biggest property cases set to be heard in 2019: the dispute over whether the European Medicines Agency’s £13m-a-year lease of premises at Canary Wharf is “frustrated” by Brexit. Alison explains how…
As Savills leadership changes, new and old CEOs outline plans for the future
Dec 10, 2018 • 19 min
EG talks to the incoming and outgoing group chief executives of Savills about the firm’s plans for the future. Jeremy Helsby talks about the key deal that transformed Savills and why uncertainty always brings opportunity. Mark Ridley says the future will…
EG’s 2018 rating review of the year
Dec 10, 2018 • 22 min
“I can sum it up in one word: tumultuous. It has been a uniquely challenging year.” From the new 2017 rating list process “Check, Challenge, Appeal”; important court and tribunal decisions; the reopening of the 2010 rating list to reverse the effects of…
London West End property agent discusses the future
Dec 6, 2018 • 17 min
Edward Charles & Partners new recruit Craig Norton speaks with EG about its succession plans and the state of the west London market as the UK heads on the rocky path to Brexit.
Lynda Shillaw: Town Centre Securities, transforming her home city and being a leader in property
Dec 3, 2018 • 58 min
Lynda Shillaw sits down with EG a month into joining Town Centre Securities as group property director. Shillaw spent four years leading MAG Property, spearheading the £1bn Airport City development in Manchester and is now heading back across the Pennines…
Kerry Glanville discusses Pemberton Greenish/Cripps merger
Dec 3, 2018 • 14 min
On 1 December, Cripps and Pemberton Greenish formally completed a merger that creates a major mid-market practice. Headquartered in Kent, the newly merged firm has offices in Tunbridge Wells, Kings Hill, the City (Cannon Green) and Chelsea. It will have a…
Bricks and Mortar: Forging a career in rural practice surveying
Dec 3, 2018 • 30 min
Rural practice surveying has evolved significantly over the last few decades, with the introduction of milk quotas, the rise of renewable energy as an income stream and changes in valuation practice. The pathways into the profession have changed…
Inside Zaha’s $50m New York penthouse
Nov 29, 2018 • 7 min
Prime residential real estate “remains buoyant” in New York City as the Zaha Hadid-designed penthouse at 520 W 28th Street in New York City lists for $50m. Speaking on a tour of the iconic Hadid residences, Dan August Cordeiro who is leading sales on the…
‘We have to trust the retailers’: British Land on digital and physical retail
Nov 26, 2018 • 15 min
This month, Leeds-based clothing retailer Joe Browns is celebrating its one-year bricks-and-mortar anniversary at British Land’s Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield. EG spoke with Claire Barber, head of Meadowhall at British Land, and Simon Brown,…
In the past 12 months, investors have bought £1bn of UK commercial property through auction
Nov 26, 2018 • 58 min
Four key figures in UK commercial property auctions meet with EG auction expert Julia Cahill to discuss buying and selling high street retail investments in the current climate; what the drivers will be for bringing more commercial property stock to…
On the Case: Localism and business rates
Nov 22, 2018 • 17 min
In an On the Case special, Roger Cohen, partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, looks at the commercial background behind two recently heard appeals, both in the rating world: - The Supreme Court case of UKI (Kingsway) Ltd v Westminster City Council,…
Bricks & Mortar: How UCEM is breaking down barriers to working in the built environment
Nov 21, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode of Bricks & Mortar we talk to Ashley Wheaton of the University College of Estate Management about how it is helping people develop and build their careers across the whole spectrum of the built environment. We discuss how a flexible…
On the Case: Business rates and supermarket ATMs
Nov 15, 2018 • 16 min
In the latest episode of On the Case, Bryan Johnston, partner at Dentons, analyses the recent Court of Appeal decision in Cardtronics Europe Ltd and others v Sykes (VO) and others [2018] EWCA Civ 2472; [2018] PLSCS 194 - which raised the question of…
Can PPP ever be Practically Perfect Partnerships?
Nov 14, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode of the EG Property Podcasts we meet U+I chief executive Matthew Weiner as the developer commits to changing the image of Public Private Partnerships. Weiner talks about the public mistrust in the schemes and sets out some potential…
“I think I may have met my match”; From the New York Jets to Hudson Yards, meet the men delivering the biggest commercial project in America
Nov 14, 2018 • 9 min
Jay Cross always wanted to develop “big, complicated projects.” Now the president of Related Hudson Yards is responsible for delivering the biggest, most complicated scheme in America - a job he says comes down, in part, to “herding cats.” He said: “One…
GVA/Avison Young - How the deal went down, who is going to be in charge and what’s in the crosshairs next
Nov 9, 2018 • 22 min
EG sat down with Avison Young and GVA’s leaders to tackle the big issues around the Canadian firm’s £200m acquisition of the UK adviser. Following Avison Young’s £200m purchase of GVA, EG’s head of content David Hatcher sat down with Avison Young’s…
Bricks and Mortar: How to secure and progress on a trainee surveyor programme
Nov 5, 2018 • 14 min
“Our graduate programme is looking for leaders of the future. It’s very much about attitude, cultural fit with the business and whether they’ve got a real hunger to be in property.” With demand for the graduate programme at Savills outstripping supply,…
Budget 2018: Reaction to Hammond’s speech
Oct 29, 2018 • 15 min
CBRE UK research head, Miles Gibson, and Colliers senior property economist, Oliver Kolodseike, give their take on this year’s Budget.
Budget 2018: A resi breakdown
Oct 29, 2018 • 10 min
Great Marlborough Estates’ co-founder Dean Clifford discusses stamp duty, the council borrowing cap lift, the Letwin Review and other announcements in Budget 2018.
Budget 2018: Toscafund’s chief economist reveals his property wish list
Oct 26, 2018 • 11 min
Savvas Savouri does not have high hopes for this year’s Budget given that, in his view, “few chancellors have understood economics” in his lifetime. But Toscafund’s chief economist argues that Philip Hammond has the chance this year to set the scene for…
Bricks and mortar: How to choose the right career in real estate
Oct 23, 2018 • 15 min
From building surveying to rural surveying, the possibilities in real estate are endless. But how, if you’re considering a career in real estate, do you make sense of the opportunities available? Paul Collins, senior lecturer at the department of property…
Bricks and mortar: Soft skills are key to professional development
Oct 18, 2018 • 28 min
Starting out in industry can be bewildering. Aside from learning the day-to-day practicalities of the role, young professionals need to get to grips with a range of soft skills – some of which may be easier to grasp than others. As part of EG’s new…
Manchester depends on ‘Brexit-proof’ businesses
Oct 17, 2018 • 65 min
Manchester’s economy depends on identifying businesses that can withstand “the Brexit turmoil” amid risks to traditional sectors, a cautious panel at EG’s Manchester Question Time argued last week. Listen to the full debate to find out more.
A model regen project in south London?
Oct 12, 2018 • 50 min
Lambeth town hall has undergone an £80m refurbishment, in a project that will see the south London borough reduce the number of offices it occupies from 14 to two. The project is also boosting the supply of affordable housing – and affordable workspaces -…
On the Case: S Franses heads to the Supreme Court
Oct 10, 2018 • 9 min
Next week, the Supreme Court will hear a keenly anticipated appeal in S Franses v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2017] EWHC 1670 (QB); [2017] EGLR 34 - a major case in respect of the operation of section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Joanne…
EG Collaborators: The power of proper community engagement
Oct 8, 2018 • 28 min
The property industry has not had the best reputation when it comes to community engagement, but in an era where technology is enabling the market to get closer to the public there should really be no excuse. In this 30 minute podcast, EG talks to key…
Knight Frank’s new diverse KF X boards
Sep 25, 2018 • 15 min
Knight Frank has put in place eight new feeder boards as part of a new drive to enhance the diversity of the business and fast-track the company’s young talent. The KF X initiative involves 95 staff members, each of which sit on one of the development or…
EG Question Time: Glasgow retail under fire
Sep 21, 2018 • 54 min
Glasgow has for decades been touted by retail experts as the UK’s second shopping destination. Its multitude of shopping centres and famous main shopping road, Buchanan Street, has made it a go-to destination for retailers entering the UK. That reputation…
The Agenda: Dilapidations - perfectly formed or in need of reform?
Sep 20, 2018 • 24 min
It’s episode 6 of The Agenda, and this time Jonathan Seitler QC’s agenda is that our system of dilapidations is “perfectly formed” – which is why so few disputes ever make it to court. But, for Jonathan Ross, property litigation partner at Forsters,…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Richard Brazier
Sep 19, 2018 • 13 min
Between his role at AXA - where he is associate director of development and sector specialist lead - and finishing his masters this summer, Richard Brazier has been a busy man. In this interview, Brazier talks about what led him to property, what drives…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Cal Lee
Sep 19, 2018 • 10 min
The world of serviced offices is a fragmented one, ranging from global players to small firms offering one or two sites to niche industries. If you’re looking for workspace, how do you navigate that? That’s where Cal Lee, global head of WorkThere, comes…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Beth Hampson
Sep 18, 2018 • 9 min
It took a chance encounter at a netball match to kickstart Beth Hampson’s property career. Fast-forward a few years and she is now commercial director at London Executive Offices. Covering everything from sports to the one key lesson she has learnt in her…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: James Morris-Manuel
Sep 18, 2018 • 14 min
Nearly a decade ago, James Morris-Manuel co-founded a virtual tour company. In 2016, US tech company Matterport bought the company, taking Morris-Manuel on as managing director and vice president of EMEA. He shares his thoughts on getting into property…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Robert Godwin
Sep 17, 2018 • 10 min
After years of sailing for GB, Robert Godwin decided it was time to change course and get stuck into the family business at Lamington Group. Now a managing director, he heads up ‘hometel’ brand room2. Godwin speaks to Karl Tomusk about choosing between…
Dublin Question Time: ‘We need to grab whatever positives we can get out of Brexit’
Sep 17, 2018 • 8 min
Will the Dublin real estate market benefit from Brexit or does it represent a threat? In this podcast EG speaks with Eoin Condren, join ventures director at U+I and Sean O’Malley, senior economist at Savills Ireland about how the city is preparing for…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Kimberly Hepburn
Sep 17, 2018
Kimberly Hepburn’s ‘Plan A’ for her life was a standard one - go to university and study mathematics. But soon, ‘Plan A’ stopped making sense and she became an apprentice quantity surveyor at TfL instead. Hepburn looks back on why she decided to become an…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Priya Shah
Sep 16, 2018 • 14 min
When a colleague told Priya Shah that she should get involved in a property networking group, she had a better idea: start one herself. Shah founded BAME in Property to support those in the industry who are black, Asian and minority ethnic. She speaks to…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Tom Morris
Sep 16, 2018 • 11 min
After plans to become a royal marine took a turn, Tom Morris, now managing director South West at CBRE, fell into property. Years later, as head of CBRE’s Bristol office, Morris looks ahead to what the future of the industry will look like and why he…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Jack Sallabank
Sep 15, 2018 • 15 min
As the founder of the Future Places Studio, Jack Sallabank sees himself as an outsider in property. Future Places is a collection of researchers and creatives who work with companies - largely in property - to think about the future of whatever sectors…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Laura Acklandiene
Sep 15, 2018 • 11 min
Laura Acklandiene is the head of business development, global expansion, at Equiem. She is responsible for the Australian firm’s growth in North America and Europe. Having come from a background that has included everything from non-profits to luxury…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Kat Hanna
Sep 14, 2018 • 10 min
Kat Hanna doesn’t have her life mapped out. “Every job I’ve had so far I’ve never known existed until I applied for it or was told about it,” she says. So far that attitude has taken her from parliamentary research to the London Chamber of Commerce to the…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Oli Farago
Sep 14, 2018 • 11 min
A helicopter pilot in his spare time, Oli Farago is the chief executive and co-founder of property software company Coyote. With a background ranging from television production to IT support, Farago entered the property industry through twists and turns.…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Jack Sibley
Sep 13, 2018 • 16 min
In two years, 23-year-old Jack Sibley has gone from interning at TH Real Estate to leading its global tech strategy. He speaks to Karl Tomusk about how his journey from questioning whether property was the right industry for him to being a major player in…
EG Tech Live: Why is Manchester winning?
Sep 13, 2018 • 4 min
What is it like being a tech company in Manchester? Why do people choose to move into and stay in the city over other options? Mike Anderson, chief executive of Padoq, speaks to EG about his experience of setting up businesses in Manchester - where the…
EG’s Rising Stars 2018: Tripty Arya
Sep 13, 2018 • 11 min
Kicking off a series with this year’s Rising Stars, Tripty Arya, founder and chief executive of Travtus, drops by the EG studio to talk about her career leading the company behind the first automated property manager, Adam. She talks about the acceptance…
The collapse of Lehman Brothers: harrowing memories, lessons learnt and the next crash
Sep 12, 2018 • 25 min
The demise of Lehman Brothers and the global financial crisis that followed is the most significant economic event of recent memory. With real estate at the heart of the collapse, it scarred and devastated many in the industry as well as creating a…
How meanwhile use is the best affordable option
Sep 5, 2018 • 37 min
There weren’t many parties marking the 10th birthday of empty rates regulations earlier this year. But the widely despised policy has not been entirely without an upside: it has forced property owners to put their thinking caps on. Creative minds are…
Compete to get fit and end homelessness
Aug 29, 2018 • 14 min
Steptober, the first ever property industry-wide step challenge, is taking place throughout October. Raising money for LandAid, all you need are three colleagues to join you and a smart phone. LandAid’s Paul Morrish tells us how important the initiative…
Lessons from Grenfell: ‘The next tragedy could be an office-block fire’
Aug 17, 2018 • 50 min
What has the commercial property sector learnt since the Grenfell fire tragedy last year? And how far-reaching are new building safety regulations likely to be following the Hackitt Review? In this podcast, EG, in partnership with the Business Sprinkler…
Leading a business and being openly gay - and how property lags behind
Aug 7, 2018 • 40 min
Brian Bickell, chief executive of Shaftesbury, has been at the company for 32 years, seeing it grow from a £10m private property vehicle to a £2.9bn listed West End landlord. In this conversation with EG, Bickell reflects on more than three decades in the…
First interview: Avison Young buys Wilkinson Williams
Aug 1, 2018 • 17 min
Rapidly expanding Canadian property adviser Avison Young has bought out-of-town retail specialist Wilkinson Williams in its latest in a series of acquisitions. It now plans to broaden Wilkinson Williams so it attacks all areas of the retail market and…
How analytics are key in providing valuable advice
Jul 31, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode of the Radius Data Exchange podcast Richard Howling, UK chief operating officer at JLL, talks about the need for organised, structured data, the power of analytics and how a contributory database provides a much wider view of the UK…
The AGENDA: “Rights of light is witchcraft”
Jul 24, 2018 • 25 min
Jonathan Seitler QC of Wilberforce Chambers returns to the fifth episode of The Agenda with the assertion that “rights of light is witchcraft”. Setting out his case, he suggests seven key similarities between the ancient art and rights of light –…
Why data matters in the future of real estate
Jul 24, 2018 • 29 min
In this Radius Data Exchange podcast , we talk to Knight Frank partner Tim Robinson and Gerald Eve senior partner Simon Pritchard about why the industry has decided that now is the time to start sharing data, what impact that will have on the market and…
How true advice lies in what the data means
Jul 24, 2018 • 29 min
In this latest Radius Data Exchange podcast, we talk to Liz Craig, managing partner of the commercial division at Bidwells and Andy Martin, the UK chief executive of BNP Paribas Real Estate, about how when it comes to delivering something really important…
Connectivity counts in sealing the deal
Jul 23, 2018 • 37 min
The key to successful digital connectivity comes down to looking further than the tech in isolation and on embracing “connectivity full stop”. That and facing up to where the real estate sector’s shortfalls lie.
How real estate consultancy is adapting
Jul 19, 2018 • 35 min
More and more key real estate agents from across the UK have committed to start sharing their data as part of an industry led initiative to create a more accurate, reliable and timely view of the UK real estate market In this Radius Data Exchange podcast,…
How does the non-performing loans market work?
Jul 19, 2018 • 8 min
Close to a decade after the Lehman Brothers collapse, Europe is offloading tens of billions of euros’ worth of distressed real estate loans every few months. How does the market work and why is it not going away?
Tim Bannister explains what to do with 1.6 billion site visits a months
Jul 10, 2018 • 3 min
Tim Bannister, director of data services at Rightmove – the 9th most visited site in the UK – explains what it does with 1.6 billion page views a month, and how it can use that data to predict when the next crash is (and when you should sell your home).
The Middle East flip: UK money heads to the emirates
Jul 5, 2018 • 40 min
The UK has long been a draw for Middle Eastern investors looking to deploy capital. Now the Middle East is looking to attract investment from the UK in established and emerging emirates. This latest EG Property Podcast hears from investors, developers and…
On the case: Full analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in First Tower Trustees
Jul 5, 2018 • 19 min
The Court of Appeal has given judgment in First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd - a case dealing with misrepresentation and the question of whether the Misrepresentation Act 1967 applied to the non-reliance clause in the lease. To…
GRIMSEY REVIEW 2: “It’s not about shopping”
Jul 4, 2018 • 7 min
The second Grimsey Review into the future of retail was launched in Birmingham this morning. EG’s retail analyst James Child, who contributed data to report, was in Birmingham to speak to co-author Matthew Hopkinson and insolvency expert Nick Hood about…
GRIMSEY REVIEW 2: How to fix the high street
Jul 3, 2018 • 26 min
The high street has never been in more desperate need of help. With almost 11 million sq ft of retail space lost this year due the closures of stores, and thousands of jobs lost so dfar this year – EG asks what exactly needs to be done. EG Editor Damian…
The CEO of the UK’s largest property company speaks out on diversity
Jul 3, 2018 • 16 min
In his new role as president of the British Property Federation, chief executive of LandSec, Rob Noel tells EG the property industry has not even begun on its journey towards diversity and sets out his ambitions for his tenure.
Tomorrow’s Leaders: Sarah Hayes on becoming a partner at KPMG the unconventional way
Jul 2, 2018 • 41 min
Years before Sarah Hayes was made partner at KPMG, she was growing up in Bodmin Moor with dreams of becoming a vet working with large animals. Now, Hayes has spent the last 15 years at KPMG and was made partner in the real estate transaction services team…
EG London Question Time: Sir Stuart Lipton discusses his current project, the upcoming City of London skyscraper 22 Bishopsgate
Jun 28, 2018 • 8 min
22 Bishopsgate, the largest tower under construction in the City of London at the moment, is slated to complete next year and already has three tenants signed up. Stalwart member of the property industry Sir Stuart Lipton muses on the role of placemaking…
EG Oxford Question Time: The conflict between preservation and growth
Jun 28, 2018 • 10 min
We talk to Debbie Dance, director of the Oxford Preservation Trust, and James Latham, associate at Carter Jonas on the future of Oxford real estate. How can it preserve its historic buildings as well as regenerate its city centre?
Damaged Goods: The Sunday Times’ Oliver Shah on the rise and fall of a former high street king
Jun 26, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode of EG Property Podcasts, Oliver Shah, the newly-promoted business editor of The Sunday Times, sits down with EG’s head of content David Hatcher and senior reporter Pui-Guan Man to talk about his expose on Sir Philip Green. Ahead of the…
No more 9 to 5: Why a night-time economy is vital for survival
Jun 25, 2018 • 48 min
London mayor Sadiq Khan is committed to developing a night time economy in the capital. The introduction of the Night Tube has already generated almost £200m of benefits to the economy and his appointment of a Night Tzar in Amy Lame to help foster greater…
‘It’s a great time to be a property litigator’ - get to know the PLA
Jun 21, 2018 • 27 min
EG’s Jess Harrold talks to the chair of the Property Litigation Association, Martin Edwards, and the chair of the PLA’s law reform committee, Mathew Ditchburn, about the organisation and its work. Edwards (partner at Shakespeare Martineau) and Ditchburn…
Is the future of valuations virtual?
Jun 20, 2018 • 36 min
In this EG Property Podcast a valuer, client and software solution expert sit down to discuss the future of valuations in an increasingly technological world. During the 30 minute roundtable, Lambert Smith Hampton’s head of valuations Simon Jones, John…
London needs to speed up digital connectivity
Jun 18, 2018 • 49 min
LREF: London is failing to keep up with other global cities such as Singapore and still sits outside the top 20 European cities in terms of digital connectivity, meaning its economy and property industry face being left behind. According to industry…
All together now: changing attitudes to community engagement
Jun 15, 2018 • 43 min
In the week marking the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster, leading figures from developers, non-profits and architecture firms sat down at LREF with EG to discuss the lessons learned from the tragedy as well as broader approaches to…
Peace achieved in Bristol eight months after EG Question Time
Jun 13, 2018 • 12 min
After facing off over the role of politics in planning at last year’s EG Question Time Bristol City council’s cabinet member for spatial planning and city design Nicola Beech and developer Generator South West’s managing director Paul Isaacs claim to have…
Workman launches new office-focused property management service
Jun 8, 2018 • 20 min
The battle for tenant retention at office buildings has been thrown into the spotlight by the rapid expansion of WeWork and now Workman has entered the fray with its new offering Welcome - Workman Offices, which is aiming to mesh the best bits of office…
TECHTALK RADIO: Meet the man tasked with spending $100m on tech for JLL Spark
Jun 5, 2018 • 31 min
In this week’s episode of TECHTALK RADIO, JLL Spark co-chief executive Mihir Shah, talks to EG about the creation of a $100m fund to invest in proptech start-ups. The JLL Spark Global Venture Fund will invest in companies focussed on leveraging technology…
Leeds needs devo deal to capitalise on investor interest
May 25, 2018 • 14 min
Investor interest in city centre residential development will be “the ongoing story of Leeds over the next 24 months” as the city region continues to target a devolution deal with government, according to Martin Farrington, Leeds city council director of…
“There is no way Berlin will ever be a London. It hurts me, but it’s true”
May 25, 2018 • 11 min
Brexit or not, Berlin will never rival London as Europe’s leading tech hub says CBRE’s EMEA head of digital innovation Thomas Herr. “There is only one London,” he says. “There is no way Berlin will ever be a London. It hurts me to say that, but it’s…
On the Case: Avoiding problems with oral variation of contract post-Rock Advertising
May 24, 2018 • 14 min
The Supreme Court has given its verdict in Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd on the oral variation of contracts. To discuss its implications for the property industry, EG is joined by Michael Paget of Cornerstone Barristers, who…
Tomorrow’s Leaders: What is a brainery and can it fix property’s diversity problem?
May 24, 2018 • 33 min
“Some pretty disgraceful things have been normalised,” Nick Walkley, chief executive of Homes England, says, reflecting on diversity in property. But how do you change that? Walkley and Tim Heatley, co-founder of regeneration specialist Capital & Centric,…
Workplace of Tomorrow: Design is important but location and price dominate
May 23, 2018 • 4 min
Workplace design can attract talent but tomorrow’s office markets will still be dominated by cost and location says Alex Lifschutz, director, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Workplace of Tomorrow: Embrace change or be damned
May 22, 2018 • 3 min
Generational differences and their effect on the workplace rely less on age and more on the ability to embrace the unknown, according to Ray Richards of Do Something Different. “Really what I am talking about is change” he said, speaking at the EG…
On the Case: Who pays for property fraud, post-Dreamvar?
May 22, 2018 • 20 min
The Court of Appeal has given judgment in two much-discussed cases that raise important questions over who should be held liable to victims of conveyancing fraud: Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya and P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP – each of…
Meet Bidwells managing director Catherine Spitzer
May 21, 2018 • 36 min
In this EG Property Podcast we meet Bidwells managing director Catherine Spitzer. Spitzer, who was promoted to the role in July 2017 after joining the Cambridge-based agent in 2014 as chief operating officer, is refreshingly un-property. With a degree in…
The Agenda: Is the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 a complete waste of time?
May 17, 2018 • 24 min
The Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act offers commercial tenants the important rights to remain in occupation after their lease comes to an end, and apply to court for the grant of a new lease - but landlords and tenants can “contract out” of these provisions…
Pull of Crossrail and rise of WeWork reshaping South East occupier demands
May 16, 2018 • 14 min
Knight Frank’s head of national offices Emma Goodford discusses the hottest office markets tipped for 2018, changing occupier demands and the lure of Crossrail.
Why we need need to talk about mental health
May 16, 2018 • 23 min
One in four people are suffering from some sort of mental health issue. Last year more than 12.5m working days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety. Collectively, those lost days of work cost businesses some £16bn. All this week at EG we are…
Elections will not be the end for property’s battle with politics
May 4, 2018 • 26 min
Concerns from property bosses over the local elections may have been mollified after Labour failed in its attempt to take key councils, but uncertainty still remains. London’s mayor Sadiq Khan is at the halfway point in his term and is still falling short…
CBRE: Serviced office sector to become a core part of the office market
May 4, 2018 • 9 min
CBRE’S head of research Kevin McCauley, head of investment properties James Beckham and Stewart Smith, head of CBRE’s occupier business discuss the renaissance of serviced office providers, which last year acquired 17% of take-up in the central London…
On the Case: what does One Step (Support) Ltd v Morris Garner mean for the calculation of damages?
May 2, 2018 • 8 min
The Supreme Court has given judgment in One Step (Support) Ltd v Morris Garner – its much-awaited decision on calculating damages. To find out what it means, tune in to the latest episode of On the Case with property litigator and Charles Russell…
Savills management shake-up: Life after Helsby, mergers and fixing the gender pay gap.
May 1, 2018 • 26 min
Savills has put in place new management for its UK business ahead of the retirement of group chief executive and chairman Jeremy Helsby at the end of the year. Helsby, who has been with the company for almost 40 years, will be replaced by Mark Ridley, who…
Grosvenor profit rockets 81% as total return dips
Apr 24, 2018 • 14 min
Grosvenor’s group chief executive Mark Preston discusses the company’s latest financial results and what lies ahead in 2018 and beyond.
THE AGENDA: Are leases a stitch up in favour of the landlord?
Apr 19, 2018 • 26 min
Episode 3 of The Agenda sees Jonathan joined by property litigator Joanna Lampert to debate the idea that leases are heavily biased in favour of the landlord. In a discussion that ranges from dilapidations and user clauses to service charges and rent…
Co-workers force London landlords to rethink offer
Apr 18, 2018 • 51 min
With London now home to as many as three times the number of co-working spaces as New York, the influence of WeWork, the Office Group and others is forcing landlords to overhaul their offer – from lease lengths to design. In this EG London round table an…
Tomorrow’s Leaders: I was born in a caravan - and they made my fortune
Apr 17, 2018 • 42 min
Alfie Best was born in a caravan in Leicester and has since made a fortune selling mobile homes. He joins EG to reflect on overcoming poverty and entering the property industry while grappling with his identity as a Romany gypsy.
TECHTALK RADIO: Data has the power to eliminate the alpha. So why are we still more likely to listen to Adam than Eve?
Apr 17, 2018 • 39 min
On this week’s Tech Talk Radio, co-hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary speak to Tripty Arya about her property and project management start up Travtus. Arya delves into how data eliminates the alpha, a trait often associated with the real estate…
On the Case: What Generator v Lidl means for joint ventures
Apr 13, 2018 • 13 min
In the latest episode of On the Case, James Souter, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, analyses the Court of Appeal decision in Generator Developments Ltd v Lidl UK GmbH [2018] EWCA Civ 396; [2018] PLSCS 46 - a dispute in which the supermarket chain…
A tale of two professions: Nick Dowding QC on his “new lease of life” at Malcolm Hollis
Apr 10, 2018 • 32 min
Almost a year on from the announcement that renowned property silk Nick Dowding QC was leaving Falcon Chambers after 35 years to join surveying firm Malcolm Hollis as in-house legal counsel, EG’s Jess Harrold caught up with Dowding to discuss this latest…
TECHTALK RADIO: Vicky Pollard has the answer to whether an AI will take your job
Apr 10, 2018 • 45 min
In this week’s episode of TechTalk Radio, we bring you a lesson in how to survive in an increasingly AI driven world. Antony Slumbers, commentator and founder of PropAI, a new firm that looks to understand how the latest technologies can be utilised to…
Gender Pay Gap: British Land’s Emma Cariaga on why supporting shared parental leave matters
Apr 9, 2018 • 27 min
British Land’s head of operations for Canada Water, Emma Cariaga believes that balancing gender roles across the business not just at the top will help solve the gender pay gap and that business need to do more to fully support and promote shared parental…
Gender Pay Gap: GVA boss Gerry Hughes’s diversity pledge
Apr 9, 2018 • 26 min
GVA’s chief executive Gerry Hughes is not afraid to admit the agent’s gender pay gap figures were not where he would have liked them to be. But he is also not afraid to commit to improving them. Here he talks to EG deputy editor Samantha McClary about…
Gender Pay Gap: UK MD Ciaran Bird on CBRE’s diversity commitment
Apr 9, 2018 • 31 min
CBRE’s UK managing director is passionate about all things diversity. He spoke to EG deputy editor Samantha McClary about how CBRE is tackling the gender imbalance issue facing the real estate industry.
How do you solve a problem like the pay gap?
Apr 6, 2018 • 98 min
In this long listen podcast, EG deputy editor Samantha McClary talks to three key players in the real estate industry about the sector’s unsurprising gender pay gap figures and how the industry must now work together to solve the issue. CBRE UK managing…
TECHTALK RADIO: When two male-dominated worlds collide: how do we tackle gender equality in proptech?
Apr 3, 2018 • 45 min
As tomorrow’s deadline for companies with 250 or more employees to file their gender pay gap report looms, EG looks back through the Tech Talk Radio archives to an episode that addressed the gender imbalance in tech. When Metaprop’s Aaron Block and Zak…
Southampton’s real estate opportunities and challenges
Apr 3, 2018 • 12 min
Mike Harris, director for growth at Southampton City council discusses what lies ahead for Southampton. Topics include devolution for the region; what next for the stalled Royal Pier scheme and plans for attracting investment.
EG Question Time: Growth – and frustration – in Southampton
Mar 29, 2018 • 58 min
Building on the growth sparked by the launch of Southampton’s masterplan six years ago is the main priority for the coastal city’s council as it embarks on the second phase of its plan to attract £3bn of investment by 2030.
Moth murder, daylight savings and why failure is no bad thing
Mar 27, 2018 • 71 min
On this episode of Tech Talk Radio, hosts Emily Wright and Sam McClary look back to EG’s Tech Live event at Mipim where eight panellists from the worlds of tech and property debated whether the real estate sector is comfortable enough to embrace failure -…
Tomorrow’s Leaders: Allan Lockhart on launching NewRiver REIT with his father and “stepping out of the shadows”
Mar 26, 2018 • 31 min
Allan Lockhart is stepping out of the shadows. After years as property director at NewRiver REIT, he is taking over as chief executive from his father, David Lockhart, on 1 May. He joins EG to talk about his start in property, the opportunities and…
Shake your windows and rattle your walls: Liz Peace on how the times they are a-changin’
Mar 24, 2018 • 18 min
At the Property Litigation Association’s annual conference in Oxford, PLA president Liz Peace CBE addressed a packed audience, seeking inspiration from Bob Dylan to speak on the rapid pace of change affecting the real estate sector - and the important…
Mainly for Students: The lease renewal episode
Mar 22, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, property consultant Jen Leman discusses the skills needed by lease consultancy surveyors when advising landlords & tenants on lease renewals. She covers what the surveyor should think about when appointed by the respective parties, the…
Battersea Power Station unveils retail and leisure vision
Mar 22, 2018 • 12 min
Battersea Power Station Development Company has launched the retail and leisure element of its development which will eventually host 100 shops and more than 40 restaurants. The Power Station is due to reopen in 2020 and will include 700,000 sq ft of…
On the Case: What No 1 West India Quay means for lease assignments
Mar 22, 2018 • 16 min
Jess Harrold, EG’s deputy legal editor, and Katherine Lang, professional support lawyer at Taylor Wessing, discuss the Court of Appeal decision in No 1 West India Quay (Residential) Ltd v East Tower Apartments Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 250; [2018] PLSCS 34 It’s…
Industrial market sees highest take-up on record
Mar 20, 2018 • 7 min
More than 400 industrial and logistics developers, investors and advisers attended this year’s Shedmasters event at MIPIM. With the market going from strength to strength – driven by a significant uptick to continued activity by online retailers - they…
MIPIM 2018 – Hubbard on Europe’s star markets
Mar 20, 2018 • 5 min
Industrial, and specifically logistics, is the most sought-after real estate sector for European investors, overtaking office for the first time, according to CBRE’s annual EMEA Investor Intentions Survey. Stephen Hubbard, UK chairman of CBRE, explained…
MIPIM 2018: Why TH Real Estate is pivoting towards debt
Mar 20, 2018 • 4 min
With global real estate broadly considered to be “late cycle” one of the sector’s biggest fund managers, TH Real Estate, is steadily upping its exposure to the debt market. The company has held a first close of its second UK debt fund of close to £500m…
MIPIM 2018: The week that was
Mar 19, 2018 • 30 min
After a week in MIPIM, EG’s Damian Wild, Sam McClary, Emily Wright and Louisa Clarence Smith pick through the week’s most important discoveries from diversity to tech, market sentiment to lunches on secret islands, and from the growth of urban farming to…
MIPIM 2018 debate: ‘London’s future rests on connectivity’
Mar 14, 2018 • 3 min
Unless London’s delivers world-class digital connectivity, the city will lose fast-growing businesses to other parts of the world, warned experts from LendLease, WiredScore and Cluttons at a debate this week at MIPIM in Cannes.
LISTEN: West Mids mayor Andy Street on the Spring Statement
Mar 13, 2018 • 2 min
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street talks to EG editor Damian Wild about the funding announced in the Spring statement for the combined authority.
How the cost of a flat white could help you make your next investment decision
Mar 7, 2018 • 14 min
The only thing we can truly be certain of in real estate at the moment is that we are navigating uncertain times, says Yolande Barnes, Savills’ head of world research. But there are destinations around the world that have strong enough fundamentals to…
Waterstones on the hunt for 15 new UK stores
Mar 7, 2018 • 32 min
Waterstones head of property Katie Rees explains why our love affair with the printed word means the time is right for the bookseller to expand. Find out what she’s looking for in a location, why she wants to take Waterstones into airports and train…
The planning podcast: the NPPF
Mar 7, 2018 • 37 min
EG invited four experts of the planning world to give a hopefully simplified and certainly on point view of what was in the revised NPPF, and what the industry needs to know. It was joined by Ian Fletcher, director of policy (real estate) at the British…
TECHTALK RADIO: Pancakes, rollercoasters and fighting back against the tech giants
Mar 6, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode of TechTalk Radio Samantha McClary and Emily Wright bring you not one but two interviews in the run up to Mipim week. First they talk to David Twohig, the former chief development officer of Battersea Power Station who created new…
TECHTALK LIVE: Hiring the right CTO
Mar 2, 2018 • 103 min
While many braved the snow to attend the first TECHTALK Live event of the year, brought to you in partnership with KPMG, LGIM Real Assets, CBRE, Wiredscore and Metaprop NYC, not everyone was able to make it. Those of you that couldn’t make it missed one…
TECHTALK RADIO: WiredScore expands into Scotland
Feb 28, 2018 • 41 min
William Newton and Tom McClellan of WiredScore feature in this special extra episode of TECHTALK RADIO to talk about the company’s expansion into Scotland, its rapid growth journey, plans to expand outside of the offices sector and, oddly, how sewers and…
BIrmingham: Savills’ John Griffiths gives the agents view
Feb 28, 2018 • 4 min
John Griffiths, head of development in Birmingham, Savills, on the unheard of levels of optimism in the Birmingham property market.
TECHTALK RADIO: Be bold, brave the snow and get zen
Feb 26, 2018 • 42 min
In this week’s episode of TechTalk Radio, co-hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary give you one last chance to attend the first TechTalk Live event of the year (register for your free place atwww.egi.co.uk/eg-techtalk-live-2018/), talk to Caleb Parker,…
EG Peter Wilson Lecture: Property can deliver “inclusive growth” says Manchester’s Andy Burnham
Feb 26, 2018 • 71 min
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has called on the property industry to play a bigger role in delivering “inclusive growth” by regenerating underfunded town centres and supporting a new employment charter. Listen to the full lecture to find out more.
TECHTALK RADIO: A new launch, AI and the random mention of a Helter Skelter…
Feb 19, 2018 • 50 min
In this week’s episode of TECHTALK RADIO find out about an exciting new tech magazine being launched by EG at next month’s MIPIM conference and meet the man and the money behind AI-powered property management platform Askporter. Co-founder Tom Shive and…
INTERVIEW: BNP Paribas Real Estate’s new UK leadership
Feb 19, 2018 • 52 min
Towards the end of 2017, we finally got confirmation of the marriage we had long been waiting for. No, not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but BNP Paribas Real Estate and Strutt & Parker. It was a flirtation that had been talked about at several MIPIMs…
Segro’s David Sleath: Frustrations at Heathrow, the booming investment market and the evolution of e-tailing
Feb 16, 2018 • 8 min
Sergo’s chief executive David Sleath talks to EG’s head of news & finance, David Hatcher, following the company’s full year results and explains why the company has been unable to proceed with major Heathrow development, how it is still accessing the land…
TECHTALK RADIO: Bruised knees, artificial intelligence and a Valentine’s request
Feb 13, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode of TechTalk Radio, Samantha McClary and Emily Wright talk to Laura Acklandiene and Bronny Wilson of building services platform Equiem about their ambitious global expansion plans and the roll out of their platform at International Quarter…
Tomorrow’s Leaders: John Forrester on lessons learnt in recessions and opening the industry to a new, diverse generation
Feb 8, 2018 • 81 min
John Forrester, global president of Cushman & Wakefield, reflects on more than three decades in real estate, lessons learnt from booms and busts, diversity and what he expects from the next generation. In a conversation with EG, Forrester says: “I felt at…
London office market: six myths dispelled
Feb 7, 2018 • 4 min
Knight Frank’s central London briefing this year focused on market myths versus reality. Lee Elliott, head of comercial research and Abby Brown, partner, central London leasing each select their top 3 perceived myths and tell us what they think is really…
TECHTALK RADIO: The power of real time data, the challenges of hiring a team and online dating
Feb 6, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode of TechTalk Radio, Samantha McClary and Emily Wright talk to Alex Hill and Joe Warren of energy management system ZTP about the power real time data, the challenges of hiring a team and building a business and much,much more. And they ask…
On the Case: What Mundy v Sloane Stanley means for leasehold
Feb 6, 2018 • 11 min
In the first epidode of On the Case - a new regular podcast series offering expert analysis of important property law decisions - Jess Harrold joins Tim Reid, senior associate at Hogan Lovells, to discuss the Court of Appeal judgment in Mundy v Trustees…
The property industry after 100 years of women’s suffrage
Feb 6, 2018 • 95 min
Today marks the 100 year anniversary of when (some) women got the right to vote in the UK. In this special podcast, Emily Wright and Samantha McClary speak to a collection of women from across the industry and business about how far we have come in 100…
Meet the woman powering the Midlands engine
Jan 30, 2018 • 29 min
After four months in post, Deborah Cadman speaks to EG about being the first chief executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority, the region’s £8bn, 30-year investment programme and what she wants to see the private sector deliver. She also explains…
TECHTALK RADIO: “You need such a thick skin”: Why a career in tech is not for everyone
Jan 30, 2018 • 33 min
In this week’s Tech Talk Radio hosted by EG’s Emily Wright and Samantha McClary, leasing platform VTS’s co-founder Ryan Masiello braves the rain to discuss why it takes a certain type of person to make it in the tech sector. The chief revenue officer of…
The rise of regional resi: Deloitte Real Estate’s Crane Surveys explained
Jan 29, 2018 • 10 min
EG sits down to discuss the rise of the regions and the rise of resi, looking at Deloitte Real Estate’s latest Regional Crane Surveys. Construction activity is booming across the UK, largely thanks to residential activity. But the picture is not entirely…
What drove 2017 UK property fund returns? Mayfair Capital’s James Thornton explains
Jan 23, 2018 • 3 min
James Thornton, chief executive officer and fund director at Mayfair Capital explains what has been driving property fund returns in 2017.
TECHTALK RADIO: Grow up! Why it is time for the industry to accept that the workplace is not a playground
Jan 23, 2018 • 60 min
In this week’s Tech Talk Radio hosted by EG’s Emily Wright and Samantha McClary, the man behind the new offices at Sky reveals why clean lines and “grown up design” should be the future of successful workplaces. Neil Usher also reveals his pet hates when…
New place-making agency launched to inject creativity into developers’ contributions
Jan 19, 2018 • 10 min
Meet Phil Dawson, Allied London’s former head of brand & marketing and founder of This Must Be The Place agency, which aims to shake up developers’ community contributions.
TECHTALK RADIO: The power of data sharing
Jan 19, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode of TECHTALK RADIO, co-hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary, take a look at how the UK’s agent community has come together to start sharing data. And how there is a growing realisation among agents that sharing means more, not less,…
TECHTALK RADIO: Turning the tables and supporting the start-ups
Jan 16, 2018 • 67 min
Welcome back to the first episode of 2018’s series of TECHTALK RADIO podcasts. A new year and a new jingle. What more could you want? Apart from the first in series of must-listen interviews. This week co-hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary sit down…
Employment law round up
Jan 9, 2018 • 34 min
From the Taylor Review and gig economy to the apprenticeship levy and gender pay gap reporting, 2017 was a big year for employment law. EG talks to Clare Gilroy-Scott, partner at Goodman Derrick LLP, to find out how those changes have impacted the…
Oxford Brookes Proptech Conference: How to get a job and keep it in the age of automation
Jan 3, 2018 • 41 min
As university students settle into their real estate careers the property world is being transformed by technology, with around 90% of the core tasks that surveyors currently train for being altered. Will this spell the death of the agent? No. But it will…
Holyoake v Candy: The judgment at last
Jan 2, 2018 • 26 min
EG’s deputy legal editor Jess Harrold and court reporter James Lumley discuss Mr Justice Nugee’s epic judgment dismissing Mark Holyoake’s claims against Christian and Nick Candy, summing up the judge’s findings, picking out key passages from the 193-page…
The Year According to Diary
Dec 20, 2017 • 30 min
Jess Harrold and Karl Tomusk provide an alternative view of 2017, selecting their favourites from the stories that caught the eyes of EG’s Diary over the last 12 months.
Trial as theatre: The dramatic highlights of Holyoake v Candy
Dec 18, 2017 • 6 min
With judgment still awaited in Mark Holyoake’s claim against brothers Christian and Nick Candy, EG’s court reporter James Lumley takes a look back at the trial of 2017, together with Alan Read, professor of theatre at King’s College. Alan was a regular in…
The Top 10 Property Cases of 2017
Dec 15, 2017 • 19 min
Sarah Jackman and Jess Harrold, EG’s Legal & Professional editors, offer a rundown of the year’s most interesting, important and significant property law decisions — taking in areas including landlord and tenant, planning and valuation negligence. Don’t…
CBRE acquires a stake in industrial start-up Stowga
Dec 12, 2017 • 13 min
CBRE has acquired a stake in logistics start-up Stowga, the online platform that acts like “Airbnb for the industrial sector” as part of a strategic partnership. The 18-month old start-up, set up by EG Rising Star Charlie Pool to address the issue around…
Tomorrow’s Leaders: John Burns on his property heroes, Derwent’s share prices and why he is a hit with real estate’s rising stars
Dec 11, 2017 • 53 min
John burns, chief executive of Derwent London is a popular figure among the property industry’s emerging leaders, but it is the “Ritblats and the Ronsons” and Lord Samuel, the founder of Land Securities whose work he admires the most. “They were the real…
MEES: What you need to know about upcoming regulations
Dec 6, 2017 • 26 min
Are you ready for the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards coming in April? EG sits down with Malcolm Hollis partners Philip White, who runs the ENS team, and Chris Sullivan, who runs the dispute resolution team, to talk about how the regulations will…
EG LONDON QUESTION TIME: Did Khan’s plan deliver?
Dec 6, 2017 • 66 min
Did mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan, published last week, answer the capital’s housing needs? “I very much doubt it,” says Bill Hughes, head of real assets at Legal & General Investment Management. Listen to the full debate to find out more.
TECHTALK RADIO: The 12 TechTalks of Christmas
Dec 5, 2017 • 40 min
It has been a busy year of interviewing, learning and stumbling over their words for TECHTALK RADIO hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary. In this special episode, the last of 2017, we look back at a number of recordings to bring you a Christmas…
London Plan: the builder’s view of density and mayoral messaging
Nov 29, 2017 • 4 min
The clarity in policy and the Mayor’s strategic objectives can only development across London says Steve Harrington, director of planning at Regal London.
LONDON PLAN: The agent’s view on 35% affordable in schemes
Nov 29, 2017 • 4 min
The 35% flat rate of affordable housing required in London developments is providing welcome clarity for schemes but risks penalising marginal sites. James Barton, senior partner at Knight Frank’s City and East Residential team, said the affordability…
LONDON PLAN: Pipe says London can meet housing need through densification
Nov 29, 2017 • 6 min
London deputy mayor Jules Pipe says that the policy of densification in the Draft London Plans will allow the capital to meet its housing need without resorting to building on the green belt. Despite this the plan still includes provisions for working…
LONDON PLAN: GLA needs fivefold increase in funding for affordable program
Nov 29, 2017 • 5 min
Deputy mayor James Murrays says that London’s 35% affordable housing policy is working but the GLA needs £2.7bn a year to build more affordable homes.
London Plan: boroughs to lose authority
Nov 29, 2017 • 7 min
Lorraine Hughes, senior director in CBRE’s Planning team, explains how the London plan could overrule London borough’s decision making.
LondonMetric’s income focuses strategy deliver 4% NAV rise
Nov 29, 2017 • 5 min
LondonMetric has delivered a 4% uplift in EPRA NAV to 155.7p a share and reported profit of £79.6m driven by £52.8m revaluation surplus in the six months to the end of September.
David Lloyd secures first sites for ‘Adrenaline World’ adventure parks
Nov 28, 2017 • 12 min
Leisure tycoon and former tennis player David Lloyd has secured the first two sites for his adventure park concept, which will be called ‘Adrenaline World’.
The guys at the top taking more of a back seat
Nov 28, 2017 • 21 min
The incoming and former heads of Savills’ Birmingham office Simon Farrant and Barry Allen lay out the direction for the agent as Birmingham heads into a new era.
TECHTALK RADIO: How workplace is not about the space and all about the people
Nov 28, 2017 • 50 min
In this week’s episode of TechTalk Radio we talk about how tech has transformed the way in which we work and how sometimes, just sometimes we need to switch off all our notifications, forget about the FOMO and just be happy. Listen in to hear from Bruce…
CBRE: Should the UK rental market take advice from the US?
Nov 28, 2017 • 17 min
CBRE’s build to rent team of Arthur McCalmount, Helen Gray and Pete Burns give their views on how much the UK market can or should be influenced by the US.
TECHTALK ACADEMY: The live event
Nov 23, 2017 • 106 min
Earlier this month six finalists in EG’s first TechTalk Academy had the unenvious task of pitching their businesses in front of some of the toughest business minds in the country. Listen in to hear the pitches and the grillings.
What impact will the Budget have on commercial property?
Nov 22, 2017 • 13 min
The industry has responded with mixed reactions to the Autumn Budget. From business rates and stamp duty changes, to infrastructure investment and that capital gains tax bombshell, there was plenty for the property sector to chew over. This podcast…
TECHTALK RADIO: AI, Data and re-skilling
Nov 21, 2017 • 67 min
FROM THE ARCHIVE: While the TechTalk Radio team work on some fresh new content for you, we take a look back through the TechTalk archive and bring you a classic episode that discusses the impact of AI on the industry, the growth of flexible working, data…
Robotics and Tinder: the future of UK industrial & logistics?
Nov 21, 2017 • 9 min
INDUSTRIAL & LOGISTICS SUMMIT: Charlie Pool of Stowga and robotics expert Chris Middleton discuss the future of of the industrial and logistics sector in the UK. Will automation change the industry? Is the sharing economy making its way into sheds? Will…
EG QT: The next big thing for Nottingham
Nov 21, 2017 • 2 min
David Bishop, deputy chief executive of Nottingham City Council, explains what the next big thing is for the city.
THE AGENDA: Mediation versus litigation – which one has the edge?
Nov 20, 2017 • 30 min
Episode 2 of The Agenda sees barrister and EG columnist, Jonathan Seitler QC of Wilberforce Chambers, go head to head with Jacqui Joyce of The Property Mediators to discuss the merits of using mediation instead of litigation to resolve property disputes.…
Cambridge Question Time: Speculative office on the cards for Howard Group
Nov 16, 2017 • 5 min
Cambridge-based Howard Group is considering speculatively building 60,000 sq ft of offices in response to the growing demand from life sciences companies for new accommodation at relatively short notice. The development company’s plans will be subject to…
MAPIC 2017: Time Out Market on track for expansion
Nov 16, 2017 • 22 min
Time Out Market chief executive Didier Souillat tells EG that the business is on track to meet its target of opening five market in five years and how the model could become the future anchore for retail developments worldwide.
MAPIC 2017: Gravity eyes European expansion
Nov 16, 2017 • 14 min
Michael Harrison, co-founder of Gravity trampoline parks, speaks to EG about his beackground growing up on a travelling fun-fair and how his childhood roots in leisure have given him the skills to build a £30m leisure buisiness in less than three years.
EG RESI SUMMIT: What is holding SME builders back
Nov 16, 2017 • 2 min
Nicole Bremner director of East Eight Group, explains what is holding smaller builders back.
Cambridge Question Time: just 18 months of laboratory space in the pipeline for life sciences businesses
Nov 16, 2017 • 6 min
The ongoing ambition to position Cambridge as the centre of the UK’s life sciences industry is significantly unmatched by the pipeline of suitable space for businesses to move into. Currently there is just 18 months’ worth of laboratory accommodation in…
MAPIC 2017: Famous Italian pasta restaurant plots global expansion
Nov 16, 2017 • 4 min
The owner of one of Rome’s oldest pasta restaurants has launched two new restaurant concepts called Fettuccine Alfredo and is looking to expand in London and Europe.
EG RESI SUMMIT: MODA’s South East push
Nov 16, 2017 • 3 min
MODA’s director of developments Lee Savage explains the developer’s push into the South East.
TechTalk Academy winner announced
Nov 15, 2017 • 5 min
In front of an illustrious, albeit all male (we know, we asked) panel of judges at the New Diorama Theatre in London last night, six proptech start-ups pitched their businesses for the chance to claim as much as £150,000 of investment from VC investor Pi…
Cambridge Question Time: affordable housing crisis is acute in Cambs
Nov 15, 2017 • 61 min
A lack of transport infrastructure is a major constraint to housing development in Cambridge where the shortage is regarded as “acute”, and unless addressed, truly affordable accommodation will be but a pipe dream for the city’s young adults. This was one…
MAPIC 2017: Owners of Manhattan mega mall American Dream seek UK brands
Nov 15, 2017 • 8 min
The owner of American Dream in New Jersey, a $5bn retail led development on the outskirts of Manhattan, is looking to secure UK retail and restaurant brands for its 3m sq ft project. Retailers that have already agreed deals include Hermès, Saks Fifth…
Nottingham QT: “If you are going to make a forward commitment, you want to know its going to be delivered”
Nov 15, 2017 • 2 min
The council and private developers need to work together to give occupiers and other players the confidence to sign up to new developments says Vivienne Clements, director, Henry Boot Developments.
MAPIC 2017: Meyer Bergman unveils £300m Borough Yards plan
Nov 15, 2017 • 9 min
Meyer Bergman’s £300m retail-led development on the former Vinopolis wine-tasting site, SE1, near London Bridge will be called Borough Yards. The investment manager has instructed CWM and JLL as letting agents on the scheme, and is now actively looking…
Dilapidations questions answered: The JPLA dilapidations seminar
Nov 13, 2017 • 79 min
At the Junior property Litigation Association’s recent dilapidations seminar in Birmingham, a highly experienced panel answered questions from JPLA members. Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC (Falcon Chambers), Nick Dowding QC and Christopher Sullivan (Malcolm…
Property Litigation Association appoints new chair, Martin Edwards
Nov 10, 2017 • 11 min
New PLA chair, Martin Edwards, discusses his aims for the coming year, his work on the committee to date and how he hopes to drive forward the organisation.
TECHTALK RADIO: Meet the Academy finalists
Nov 10, 2017 • 86 min
In this special (aka bonus) episode to the TechTalk Radio podcast, we feature interviews with all six of the finalists selected to take part in EG’s first TechTalk Academy on 15 November. The six firms - AccuCities, Beringar, Chimni, Demand Logic, Sorbet…
Northacre chief executive Niccolo Barattieri di San Pietro updates on New Scotland Yard site and high-end residential in a market slowdown
Nov 9, 2017 • 19 min
Valuers guilty of “fashionable pessimism” since the UK voted to leave the EU
Nov 9, 2017 • 2 min
Valuers have been guilty of “fashionable pessimism” since the UK voted to leave the European Union, according to John Redwood MP. He is urging the property industry to “cheer up”.
London Development Summit: Printworks could be a permanent feature of the Canada Water masterplan
Nov 8, 2017 • 7 min
The former Daily Mail printing factory, now known as Printworks, sits within British Land’s Canada Water masterplan and opened in February this year to be used as an events venue as a temporary use while the site goes through planning. However, the…
London Development Summit: “Genuine” motivation to solve the housing crisis is missing
Nov 8, 2017 • 5 min
Is there genuine motivation in the industry or in politics to change the way we build and deliver houses? Barry Jessop, managing director of First Base, talks about modular construction, what the industry can learn from Tesla and why there is a need for…
London Development Summit: The Crown Estate’s James Cooksey on development
Nov 8, 2017 • 2 min
EG head of news David Hatcher talks to The Crown Estate’s James Cooksey about occupier demand, the impact on development and the challengers developer face.
TECHTALK RADIO: Meet the AI set to revolutionise lease agreements for SME landlords and tenants
Nov 7, 2017 • 53 min
In this week’s episode of the TechTalk Radio, Samantha McClary meets Chrissie Lightfoot (@thenakedlawyer) to talked about her freshly launched AI LISA. Robot lawyer LISA aims to provide legal services for the 9 out of 10 landlords and tenants that are…
Tomorrow’s Leaders: Frogmore’s Jo Allen on professionalism, regrets and ice cream parlours
Nov 2, 2017 • 38 min
She’s one of the property industry’s few female chief executives, and a self-confessed “miss clipboard” who spends her days negotiating with investors, raising capital and flying the flag for the company she has dedicated the past 23 years to. But away…
CBRE chief economist Prof Richard Barkham: How do global capital allocators view London property?
Nov 2, 2017 • 5 min
What is the current appetite from global capital allocators for London property? What will the impact of a rate rise be on the market? Is lending getting risky? EG spoke to CBRE global chief economist Professor Richard Barkham following CBRE’s London…
LOMA Q3: Pre-lets and the return of financial services
Nov 2, 2017 • 19 min
London’s leasing market was dominated by pre-lets and a resurgence in financial services in Q3. What does that mean for the market going forward? Where is tech and media in all this? And what happened to the City Fringe? EG’s head of London offices,…
Is London’s office take-up clouding the real impact of Brexit?
Nov 2, 2017 • 9 min
While London take-up recovers, net stock absorption is at a 15-year low. Occupiers are vacating more space than during the financial crisis. Simon Durkin, director of strategy, research and operations at Seaforth Land, discusses why this is happening and…
L&O and Lai Sun’s 1.2m sq ft City of London skyscraper plans revealed
Nov 2, 2017 • 20 min
EG interviews London & Oriental partner Mark Cannell about L&O and Lai Sun’s plans for a 56-storey tower at 100 Leadenhall Street.
Former COO of tech giant Skyscanner on how start ups can conquer the world, separating good data from the bad, and the next big thing in tech
Nov 1, 2017 • 45 min
After appearing at EG’s Edinburgh Question Time, former Skyscanner COO Mark Logan talks to Rebecca Kent with advice for scaling tech companies for maintaining innovation, he discusses “energising” offices and office locations, the devastating effect of…
Retail marketplace eLocations launches in London
Nov 1, 2017 • 15 min
There’s a new prop-tech platform on the block which is looking to revolutionise the way that retailers find properties in the UK. Online retail marketplace eLocations has arrived in the UK. Despite only launching eight weeks ago, the website already has…
RICs What’s hitting commercial and residential market sentiment?
Oct 31, 2017 • 5 min
The RIC’s Simon Rubinsohn explains the mood in the residential and commercial property markets in the run up to Christmas.
TECHTALK RADIO: Finalists, flights and frights
Oct 31, 2017 • 32 min
In this week’s episode of TechTalk Radio, hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary list the six finalists shortlisted to battle it out at EG’s TechTalk Academy on 15 November for as much as £150,000 of investment from PiLabs, Floored founder Dave Eisenberg…
How to be a better restaurant agent. Tips from London restaurateurs with an eye on the property market
Oct 26, 2017 • 16 min
Restaurant agents could improve their service to operators by taking more care to match their concepts with the right property, according to Steven Tozer, one of the founders of popular London eatery Le Bab.
Redefine: Interest rates rise and inflation will be key
Oct 26, 2017 • 9 min
Redefine’s Mike Watters and Stephen Oakenfull explain what’s on the horizon for income focused REITs.
Inside Bloomberg’s new City headquarters
Oct 24, 2017 • 12 min
Founder Michael Bloomberg and architect Norman Foster explain how Bloomberg Place was conceived at a New York diner, why occupiers are better clients than developers and what Bloomberg thinks about the future of London post-Brexit.
TECHTALK RADIO: Meet Chandra Dhandapani, CBRE’s chief technology officer
Oct 24, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode of TechTalk Radio, Emily Wright and Samantha McClary sit down with CBRE’s chief technology officer Chandra Dhandapani to talk all things tech and data. With a global role at the world’s biggest broker, Dhandapani has a massive job on her…
Why football fans will visit Tottenham Hotspur’s new north London stadium and their jaws will hit the ground
Oct 24, 2017 • 12 min
Wifi, lamb flatbreads, Spurs-branded gin and leisure and entertainment facilities at every turn will be some of the key features of the new £850m Tottenham Hotspur Football Club stadium, at the centre of a vast regeneration area in Tottenham, N1. Speaking…
MIPIM UK: Space exploration comes to Bedfordshire as RAF site earmarked for world’s deepest commercial commercial diving pool for astronaut training
Oct 23, 2017 • 10 min
Hugh Keir, of Blue Abyss talks through plans to build the world’s deepest and largest commercial diving pool for astronaut training, in Bedfordshire, as space exploration becomes more accessible thanks to the likes of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Amazon founder…
MIPIM UK: Can you see into the future? Tim Harford on the perils of economic forecasting, the role of AI in predicting events, and why he is sceptical about crypto currency
Oct 20, 2017 • 61 min
Economist, writer and broadcaster Tim Harford examines, in front of a MIPIM UK audience, the future of economic forecasting.
MIPIM UK: Collaboration is key, says the first metro mayor for the West of England
Oct 20, 2017 • 3 min
Working together is the key to delivery of new homes and commercial space, says Tim Bowles the first metro mayor for the West of England. Elected in May, alongside five other metro mayors across England, the former business development manager will…