Professionalising renting: a source of rare cross party support

Build-to-rent has been one of those rare issues in real estate where there is a cross-party consensus of support. On the one hand BTR it...

The local authority potential for Build to Rent

We should not be ashamed of the fact Britain is reliant on private finance to deliver new infrastructure. And there’s no reason why we should...

Labour Land and Housing paper: For the Many?

Planning juries may be a stupid idea, but updating council tax, resourcing councils better and stabilising land costs are things everyone has been demanding for years.

Berlin housing vote a warning shot to HAs

News that Berliners may vote on effectively renationalising 200,000 rented apartments may have some institutional investors exploring build-to-rent in London looking nervously at the capital. With Labour mayor...

ASA bans Notting Hill Genesis ad

You have to feel a bit of sympathy for Notting Hill Genesis, whose shared ownership advert has been banned following a ruling announced today by...

Blackstock’s 18 for ‘18: A review

Last year, the Blackstock team put forward some predictions for how 2018 would play out. Let’s see if we were right:

Rent controls won’t solve the housing crisis

Claiming rent controls will help solve London's affordable housing crisis is about as honest as saying leaving the EU can give us £350m a week for the NHS, says Andrew Teacher, Blackstock Communications founder.

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...

Property podcast: JLL & L&G

The second of our property podcasts, produced to celebrate BPF Futures' first anniversary, sees Blackstock founder Andrew Teacher joined by Legal & General’s head of...

Property podcast: British Land & CBRE

The first of two property podcasts, produced to celebrate BPF Futures' first anniversary, sees Blackstock founder Andrew Teacher joined by British Land chief executive Chris...

PropCast: Architecture and Mental Wellbeing

Blackstock MD Andrew Teacher is joined by Ben Channon, senior architect at Assael Architecture, and Emmanuel Owusu, experienced building surveyor and champion of mental health,...

There’s room for the private sector in affordable housing

If anything should help dispel the notion that Theresa May is Margaret Thatcher 2.0, it should be her speech today at the National Housing Federation...