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.

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.

Network Homes says the government must accept 'proportionate risk' in building safety

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, Be First chief planning director Caroline Harper, Enfield Council’s executive director of place Sarah Cary, and Emily Newton, associate director at Assael Architecture 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).