M&S refurbishment row: experts say demolition decisions need to be about more than just carbon

In the latest episode of PropCast, Asif Din, Anna Harper, and Patrick Brown speak to Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher about the recent row that has erupted around the planned demolition of Marks & Spencer’s flagship Oxford Street store and the Mayor of London, why it matters, and what the real estate industry can do to better engage on embodied carbon.

Life sciences titans We Are Pioneer Group and JLL discuss landmark new report

In the latest episode of PropCast, two of the largest and most experienced real estate providers in life sciences real estate discuss their landmark new joint report, the regional growth in UK start-ups, and the flexibility of space that they need with founder and managing director of Blackstock Consulting, Andrew Teacher.

Satellite Vu boss and DLUHC proptech lead say tackling ESG isn’t a moonshot

Satellite Vu boss Anthony Baker and Jessica Williamson, proptech strategist at DLUHC, spoke to Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher on the latest episode of PropCast about how technology is solving the built environment’s toughest ESG challenges.

Regal’s boss believes regeneration has to put communities first

Jonathan Seal, Regal London’s CEO, discusses the company’s unique approach to mixed-use development in the latest episode of BossCast, where the leading figures in global real estate share insight from their time at the top table with Blackstock Consulting founder Andrew Teacher.

Packaged Living says single-family rental is the next big opportunity for BTR

In this latest edition of our Bosscast series, Blackstock Consulting founder Andrew Teacher catches up with Jonathon Ivory, Packaged Living’s managing director of single family homes to discuss the company’s recent partnership with Aviva Investors and emerging trends in BTR (build-to-rent).

Hometrack founder Giles Mackay’s new “iBuyer” UPSTIX could be housing’s Cazoo moment

Giles Mackay has a strong claim to being the forefather of proptech in the UK. Following a triumphant track record in structured finance, performance marketing and founding the housing analytics company he sold to Zoopla, the serial entrepreneur has raised £50 million to launch an ‘iBuyer’ called Upstix and is on track to raise a further £200m in the coming weeks. As he discusses on this property podcast, UPSTIX could do for housing what Cazoo has done for second-hand cars.

Orion's Van Stults eyes new markets and calls on industry to back UrbanPlan charity

In one of the most energetic and varied BossCast episodes to date, Orion Capital Managers co-founder Van Stults discusses redeveloping BT’s headquarters, a constant desire to evolve into new markets, and why all companies should be backing ULI’s UrbanPlan charity.

M7 boss Richard Croft says future of office market is “hub and spoke” model

In the latest BossCast, Blackstock Consulting's Andrew Teacher talks to Richard Croft, executive chairman of M7, a pan-european real estate investment firm. The pair discuss changing patterns of work, lessons learned in the global financial crisis and uncharted waters in tech.

Design experts say immersive experiences will drive resurgence in luxury hotels

Changing consumer demands and a renewed focus on sustainable tourism has forced designers and developers to adapt their approach, according to global design experts from Perkins&Will and Accor. Neil Andrew and Federico Toresi joined Blackstock’s Andrew Teacher and Tamar van der Hoek to discuss where the hotel industry goes from here.

Pocket Living says affordable housing is key to keeping young talent in the capital

In the latest of Blackstock Consulting’s PropCast series, Pocket Living’s Marc Vlessing and Nick Cuff join Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher to discuss their approach to providing affordable modular homes to middle-income earners, or “city makers”, in London.

Meeting carbon targets may cause property prices to rise, say experts

In a jam-packed episode of PropCast, Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher discussed turnover rent, location decision-making with AI, the office market, and the environment with two experts in property: Malcolm Frodsham and Andy Martin.

alstria says desire for profitability is the ‘biggest problem’ for sustainability finance

In the latest episode of BossCast, Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher talks to alstria’s Olivier Elamine about the REIT’s thinking behind its ‘green dividend’ and lessons learned from Germany’s office market.

CEMEX Ventures says new technology makes net zero concrete viable

On the popular BossCast series, Gonzalo Galindo, Head of the Corporate Venture Capital arm of CEMEX, argued that investing in green technology is key to reducing the environmental impact of one of the world’s most polluting industries: cement manufacturing.

Ryan Prince says real estate is playing ‘catch-up’ with technology investment

Ryan Prince, founder of Realstar Group’s build-to-rent arm UNCLE, sits down with Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher for the latest episode of BossCast. They discuss the role technology can play within BTR and what the sector can learn from the world of hotels.

Etopia Group and Samsung say homes need to be built for consumers, not EPC ratings

In the latest episode of PropCast, Samsung Electronics’ Murtaza Bukhari and Etopia Group’s Joseph Daniels sat down with Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher to discuss what net zero really means for consumers and how the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) will revolutionise our homes.

Steven Norris says that Boris has reached the end of the road

In an explosive episode of PropCast, former Conservative cabinet minister Steven Norris slams Boris Johnson’s leadership, praises Michael Gove’s handling of the cladding crisis and calls for overhaul of how the West End is governed.

Nido Student says mental health services are a ‘differentiator’ for PBSA

On the latest episode of PropCast, Darren Gardner and Dr Tara Quinn-Cirillo explained how Nido Student is helping to support its residents and solve some of the problems they are facing through its mental health program.

Alecta says housing supply is crucial to retaining talent in cities

In the latest episode of BossCast, Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher sat down with Alecta’s Frans Heijbel to discuss the Swedish pension fund’s strategy in real estate.