IMMO

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.
BOXPARK

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.
Marks and Spencer demolition

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 report

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.
Huckletree

Huckletree, Farebrother and CO-RE bosses double down on workspace revival

In the latest episode of PropCast, Gabriela Hersham, David Hutton, and Alistair Subba Row speak to Blackstock Consulting’s Andrew Teacher about how the events of the last two years have caused a shift in priorities in the office sector.
Satellite Vu

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

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

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).
UPSTIX

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

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

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.
Luxury hotel

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

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.
Carbon targets

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

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.