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.

Metropolitan Thames Valley says sale of stake in Fizzy Living was ‘always the plan’

In the latest episode of BossCast, Geeta Nanda OBE, chief executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley and chair of the G15 of London’s largest housing associations, and Harry Downes, managing director of Fizzy Living, sat down with Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher to reflect on their ‘fabulous’ ten year build-to-rent partnership following the news that Metropolitan has divested its remaining stake in Fizzy Living to Greystar.

Argent, Portland Design and CACI on public space, data and flexible spaces on high streets

In the latest episode of PropCast, Anthea Harries, head of assets for Argent’s King’s Cross development, Ibrahim Ibrahim, managing director of Portland Design and Alex McCulloch, director at CACI discuss high street regeneration with Blackstock Consulting’s Anna Beketov.

Assura boss says GP surgeries are a healthy inflation hedge

Following BossCasts with Landsec, Shaftesbury, Argent and Grainger, Assura boss Jonathan Murphy sat down with Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher in the latest episode of BossCast, the property podcast putting senior executives through their paces on some of the industry’s biggest issues. Murphy discusses the changing face of high street health centres and considers their role in replacing retail as the anchor of many town centres.

Technology can fix “antiquated” construction industry and enable Government to meet net zero targets

Mark Farmer, chief executive of Cast and Chris Bone, co-founder of digital ConTech firm Modulous, sat down with Andrew Teacher from Blackstock Consulting in the latest episode of BossCast to discuss how construction is getting on five years after the Farmer Review warned the sector must “modernise or die”.

The Office Group’s boss hails London’s first timber office building in centuries as landlords respond to climate crisis

Charlie Green, co-founder of The Office Group sat down with Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher in the latest episode of our BossCast series to discuss the future of the work, why sustainability is at the core of its strategy and why he wants to be everyone’s flexible friend.

GPE’s sustainability chief says carbon pricing is key ahead of COP26

Janine Cole, sustainability and social impact director at Great Portland Estates plc (GPE), and Sarah Ratcliffe, chief executive of Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), sat down with Andrew Teacher from Blackstock Consulting to discuss how the commercial real estate sector can champion sustainability in the latest episode of PropCast.

The government must show leadership on building safety, says Network Homes

Helen Evans, CEO of Network Homes, and Jamie Ratcliff, the housing association’s executive director of people and partnerships, sat down with Andrew Teacher of Blackstock Consulting to discuss building safety, four years on from the Grenfell Tower fire.

Assael, Enfield Council and Be First say co-locating homes and commercial space is prime for Londoners and Amazon deliveries

Public private partnerships are enjoying a resurgence with the co-location of housing alongside offices and last-mile logistics becoming an emerging solution for urban regeneration, experts have told PropCast.

TopHat and Jo Cowen Architects say modern methods of construction are key to delivery of UK homes

Paul Buddin and Matt Evans from TopHat, alongside Jo Cowen, founder of Jo Cowen Architects, sat down with Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher in the latest episode of PropCast to discuss the future of the UK’s housing, particularly the growing contribution of modern methods of construction (MMC).

Modulous and Homes England on collaboration and innovation in construction

Sophie White, director of the Infrastructure Grant at Homes England and Sarah Horden, co-founder and COO of Modulous, a digital construction firm, sat down with Andrew Teacher from Blackstock Consulting to discuss the contributions that the public and private sectors can make to the future of housing.

Argent’s bosses prefer curation to control

Nick Searl and Robert Evans, Argent’s joint managing partners and Partners of Argent Related spoke to Blackstock Consulting’s founder Andrew Teacher in the latest episode of BossCast, where the leading figures in global real estate and proptech come to be grilled and share insight from their time at the top table.

Soho’s John James has a legacy of supporting independents, and building a new home for Harry Potter

In our latest BossCast, Soho Estates’ John James told Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher about his pride in collaborating closely with West End independents and why Warner’s new West End hub is a boost for London’s film industry.

Grainger’s Helen Gordon on the resilience of build-to-rent

Helen Gordon, chief executive of Grainger, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, says the company is on track to double in size again

MMC will soon dominate the housebuilding market, says Man Group

Modern methods of construction (MMC) are on track to be a dominant form of construction in the housebuilding industry, according to Man Group’s Shamez Alibhai and ilke Homes’ Patrick Bergin.

The built environment should be for everyone, say property industry leaders

Liz Peace, Sadie Morgan and Emma Cariaga speak on diversity and inclusion in the built environment.