Social value London

Social value requires holistic thinking, say Grosvenor and COCREATIF

In the latest episode of PropCast, Kate Nottidge, director of social impact at Grosvenor, and Dr Eime Tobari, social value strategist and founder of COCREATIF, join Blackstock’s founder Andrew Teacher to discuss the challenges in defining and delivering social impact in real estate.
Hyde Housing

Hyde Housing’s CEO welcomes landmark legal victory

In the latest episode of BossCast, Andy Hulme, CEO of Hyde Housing, talks to Blackstock Consulting’s founder Andrew Teacher about the housing association’s recent legal victory over a construction contractor, and how the property industry can do better on equality and diversity.

The next frontier in diversity is levelling the field of senior leadership

The property industry has come a long way to create a more diverse environment, but there is still much more to do to ensure its inclusive nature in the long term. In the latest episode of PropCast, Martin Prince-Parrott, Founder of Sub\Urban Workshop and Muyiwa Oki, Architectural Manager at Mace and a 2023 RIBA Presidential candidate discuss barriers, corporate social responsibility and how the built environment can be more diverse.
cognitive diversity

Real estate needs more ‘cognitive diversity’, Canary Wharf tells BossCast

In the latest episode of BossCast, Canary Wharf Group’s managing director of people, culture and customer experience Jane Hollinshead speaks about the areas where real estate has been successful in championing equality, diversity and inclusion, and the lengths it still has to go.

Data can unlock Europe’s €50 trillion SFR sector, says proptech pioneer

IMMO’s co-founder Samantha Kempe explains how tech is helping institutional investors access single-family rental (SFR) and in the latest episode of BossCast with Andrew Teacher, she sets out her stall for why the most sustainable buildings are the ones already built.
Norges Bank

Active ownership preferable to divestment, Norges tells PropCast

In the latest ESG episode of PropCast, Christopher Wright, Norges Bank Investment Management’s head of ESG risk monitoring, explains how the sovereign wealth fund uses its size and influence to guide its investments towards better ESG outcomes.
Audley Group Later Living development

Later living communities need to be 'attractive enough to downsize', says Audley Group boss

In the latest BossCast, Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Group, discusses the pressing need for better retirement housing, the scale of the investment opportunity in the later living sector, and why we need to rethink how we treat the country’s older population.

Outgoing BOXPARK boss says retail is the cornerstone of healthy communities

After more than a decade at the helm of BOXPARK, a company that has enjoyed unparalleled success in demonstrating the power of experiential retail, Roger Wade announced this week that he is stepping down as CEO. Shortly before the news went public, Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher sat down with the enigmatic entrepreneur for a particularly spirited interview.
Marcus Meijer discusses beds and sheds

Marcus Meijer on MARK’s European ‘beds and sheds’ strategies

In the latest episode of BossCast, Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher sits down with Marcus Meijer, CEO of MARK, the pan-European real estate investment manager formerly known as Meyer Bergman. Starting off with his love of art, cities and architecture, which can be seen in the regeneration of Borough Yards and the Whiteley in London, Marcus then discusses the company’s multi-platform approach to investment and why aggregating granular assets underpins its European ‘beds and sheds’ strategy.