Prime residential PR challenges

It’s not the easiest market in which to be marketing prime residential luxury property. Together with the Brexit chaos, recent media reports around prime London...

Banks’ real estate lending losses revealed

New research has revealed for the first time that UK banks collectively made no profit from real estate lending during the market cycle from 1992...

Wembley no-go is no blow for build-to-rent

It had been mooted as the biggest transaction yet in Britain’s nascent build-to-rent sector. Yet regrettably for a consortium of institutional investors from Canada, Holland...

Learning from Nike’s PR gamble

Firms should be braver and more prepared to take a proactive PR position on big issues. But the key to this is knowing your customers,...

Oxford Street: A national disgrace

A national high street or a national embarrassment? That’s the question many are asking about Oxford Street these days, amid the car crash in retailing...

Blackstock founder responds to Social Housing Green Paper

Responding to the Social Housing Green Paper, published today, Andrew Teacher, managing director at Blackstock, said:  “What we needed was an overhaul of funding and...

PR advice for housing associations: be braver!

After the Dispatches hatchet job, how can housing associations get a fairer hearing? They are not only on the front line trying to solve the...

Hammerson has a calm head for the storm

Times are a changin’ in retail. That was the message on 24th July from Hammerson, the FTSE 250 owner of mega-malls like Birmingham’s Bullring and...

Fill the information vacuum or face the music: how to do crisis comms

Having worked in the media for years, I am still staggered at how ineffective many major companies are at dealing with crisis communications situations and...

Low Street: Alarms but no surprises in retail report

The only things more frequent than retail insolvencies are reports on what needs to be done to fix the sector. And it’s notable that former...

What Heathrow Has To Do With Energy, Railways & Housing Policy

Brits love to sneer bitterly at China. Yet the unlikely bastion of global capitalism they have become in the era of Donald Trump certainly knows...

Trends and Predictions for the Real Estate Industry

March is a great time to look forward and a little bit back, setting out some predictions for what housing, commercial property and the built...