Episodes
Jess Harrold is joined by Samantha McClary and Alex Daniel for the latest weekly round-up from EG. Alex doesn't hold back in his assessment of London's new attraction, Marble Arch Mound - which has had a rough opening week. Thankfully, he is more optimistic for longer term plans to rejuvenate the Oxford Street area. Meanwhile, Sam offers an update on the ever growing "big green giant" that is CBRE. Together, they tackle more of the latest news that has been keeping them busy - but who...
Published 08/01/21
With its ease of access to four major motorways, Berkshire’s logistics sector has “gone wild” this year and its industrial market is busier than ever, according to Page Hardy Harris director and co-founder Nick Hardy. According to the Radius On Demand Rankings, PHH has done more deals (48) than anyone else in Berkshire this year and key to this has been a bullish industrial market which exists partly in response to the pandemic but also because of some notable occupiers far removed from the...
Published 07/29/21
Jess Harrold is joined by Joanne McIvor, property partner at Edwin Coe LLP, and Rachel Titley, associate director quantity surveyor at Adair Ltd, as they share their professional perspectives on the future of the office. Titley explains how workplaces will combine the best of physical proximity with the best of digital efficiency – “phygital” for short – and why she believes there will always be a need for the office. “It comes down to community,” she says. “That’s what being in an office...
Published 07/28/21
The real estate fund of funds industry is entering a new era, says the research director at the trade body representing investors. Iryna Pylypchuk, director of research and market information at INREV – the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles – describes funds of funds as undergoing “an evolution” in terms of scale and the diversification they offer to investors. In this 15-minute discussion, Pylypchuk tells Tim Burke, EG's deputy editor, about the growth...
Published 07/28/21
It's back to business as usual for EG Like Sunday Morning, as Jess Harrold welcomes back Alex Daniel and invites Piers Wehner along for his EG podcast debut. Piers - the tireless writer behind our daily must-read round-up of property news in the press - reveals what it is like to read every newspaper at 4am, and shares what he has learned this week about wooden buildings. Office guru Alex has the latest on an impressive looking development with major sustainability credentials, and more...
Published 07/25/21
Graham Shone is joined on this edition of 'No Filter' by Deputy Legal Editor Jess Harrold to discuss the life sciences research published last week, how it came about, and what it might mean for some of those locations highlighted.
Published 07/22/21
The commercial property market in Sussex has proved remarkably resilient and this has been helped by Brighton’s unique offering as a haven for independent retail - something other markets could perhaps learn from. We spoke to Flude Property Consultants director and head of Brighton agency Andrew Halfacree as well as director and head of retail & leisure Will Thomas to learn more. Flude sits comfortably ahead of the rest of the Radius market in the On Demand Rankings in both West and...
Published 07/21/21
The JLL Property Triathlon is back for 2021 and real estate athletes are getting ready to don their Lycra, pull on their wetsuits and whizz around the track at Dorney Lake near Eton on what has become one of the biggest industry events of the year. After being cancelled due to the Covid pandemic in 2020, the triathlon is back on 20 August and this 35-minute podcast is a must-listen for anyone taking part this year. Dive into the conversation to hear from four competitors about what the...
Published 07/20/21
This time last year, EG’s Bricks & Mortar host, Sarah Jackman, spoke to Toby Swindells and Megha Sharma – undergraduates at the University of Reading – about the transition to online learning and developing a career in a pandemic. 12 months later, both have completed their courses and secured employment within the industry. Here, they join Sarah for a look back on their degree, how they found searching for employment and why studying real estate can offer many benefits.
Published 07/19/21
Sam McClary, Tim Burke and Jess Harrold are united in renouncing racism in all its forms. Together, they discuss EG's response to the horrific abuse visited on members of the England national team following their defeat to Italy in last week's European Championships final. From a powerful piece in this week's EG from an author that was driven away from real estate by the racism he suffered in the workplace, to our imminent 2021 survey of racial diversity in the industry, they share their...
Published 07/18/21
As England face a major tournament final for the first time in 55 years, Jess Harrold asks Sam McClary and Alex Daniel for their thoughts on what a nation buoyed by summer sporting success could mean for the real estate sector. In addition, McClary shares her concerns about the "resi devy levy" and Daniel offers an office update. But who will hold their nerve best in the penalty shootout that is the EG quiz of the week?
Published 07/11/21
Jess Harrold speaks with Professor Nick Hopkins, law commissioner for property, about the Law Commission's current consultation on potential topics for its 14th programme of law reform. Hopkins recounts highlights of the Commission's 13th programme, including its major recommendations for leasehold reform, and shares his thoughts on some of the major real estate topics that have already been identified as possible projects for the future. And he calls for EG readers and listeners to share...
Published 07/09/21
Jess Harrold is joined by Gabrielle Theunissen-Blackshaw and Marcus Barclay, of CMS, to discuss the Court of Appeal decision in Capitol Park Leeds plc v Global Radio Services Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 995; [2021] PLSCS 119 - overturning one of the most surprising High Court decisions of 2020, and restoring the orthodox view on returning premises to a landlord with vacant possession. Theunissen-Blackshaw and Barclay, who acted for the successful tenant, explain the usual requirements for vacant...
Published 07/08/21
Bristol’s real estate professionals see a vibrant, sustainable and moral post-pandemic recovery ahead for the city. In this 35-minute conversation, EG deputy editor Tim Burke is joined by Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative’s James Durie, Savills’ Paddy Hales and University of the West of England’s Elena Marco. EG’s guests discuss what the real estate industry needs to offer to help Bristol as it recovers from the pandemic – how it can continue to attract occupiers to its offices,...
Published 07/08/21
For our second webinar in EG’s Future of Work series, we turn to the topic of reopening strategies.   What are the three main objectives for today’s landlords? • Reopening the office • Encouraging the return of tenants • Re-engaging those tenants   To bring new insight into this discussion, we hear from three leading experts.
Published 07/06/21
News editor Pui-Guan Man and residential editor Emma Rosser join Jess Harrold for the latest weekly round-up. As Pui delivers some welcome good news for the hotel sector, Emma returns to a previous EGLSM debate, with hard evidence on why the build-to-rent sector is better than offices - and together they cover more of the big news of the day, including business rates reform. But who will triumph in the newly-competitive quiz of the week?
Published 07/04/21
In this episode EG's residential editor Emma Rosser is joined by the founders of build-to-rent startup Goodstone Living. In February, EG reported that Australian Bank Macquarie was gearing up for its first UK BTR investment, working with Essential Living founders, Martin Bellinger and Darryl Flay. The pair started one the first BTR specialist platforms back in 2011. A decade later their new venture aims to raise and deploy £1bn in this fast growing market. This week, that venture...
Published 07/02/21
In a sequel to one of the most significant property law decisions of recent years - the Supreme Court judgment on lease renewal in S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2018] UKSC 62; [2019] EGLR 4 - Central London County Court has ruled on the terms of the tenant's new lease. Joanne Wicks QC, barrister at Wilberforce Chambers, and solicitor David Cooper, of David Cooper & Co, who acted for the claimant tenant, textile dealership S Franses, explain the court's decision and...
Published 06/30/21
In this latest EG podcast, professional & legal editor Sarah Jackman catches up with Becky Annison, Clare Harman Clark and Simone Potter. All three either work for or are contributors to The Chancery Lane Project – a global initiative that sees lawyers and industry professionals collaborate to produce contract clauses that deliver climate solutions. Each clause is peer reviewed and then published free of charge on its website for anyone to use in their legal work. Real estate is no...
Published 06/30/21
Glenhawk, a provider of short-term real estate finance, has become the first bridging lender to achieve a carbon neutral certification from the Carbon Trust.   In this podcast, group treasurer Daron Kularatnam tells EG deputy editor Tim Burke about the work it took and why he wants the lender to be at "the front of change" as a corporate and as an example of how real estate finance can bolster its environmental credentials – and the next steps for the company on its ESG journey.
Published 06/30/21
In this latest episode of EG's TechTalk Radio EG editor Samantha McClary is mashing up tech with sustainability in a bid to secure a successful journey to net zero carbon. Net zero and the pathway to it is a topic high on everyone’s agenda today. Increasing numbers of real estate businesses are outlining their commitments to achieving net zero, but reaching those commitments will require hard and intelligent work. Technology will play a key role in helping businesses adapt to...
Published 06/29/21
Swathes of sunseekers famously swarmed the shores of Dorset during lockdown but the key to the resilience of the commercial property market in Thomas Hardy county lay further inland where advanced manufacturing companies are taking space for surprisingly high-tec projects, reveals Sibbett Gregory agency director Alastair Knott. Sibbett Gregory currently tops the Radius On Demand Rankings for Dorset, with 62,952 sq ft of space transacted across 24 deals, which puts it comfortably ahead of...
Published 06/28/21
Alex Daniel and Graham Shone join Jess Harrold to round up the week, with a focus on the latest state of the ongoing discussion on flexible working and evolving office needs. In addition to their expert insights on the future of the workplace, Daniel picks out his news highlights - and faces the quiz of the week. But what are Shone and Daniel's predictions for Wales and England in the European Championships?
Published 06/27/21
Shams Rahman, partner in property litigation at law firm Edwin Coe, joins EG's senior deputy legal editor Jess Harrold to discuss the impact of the nine-month extension of the moratorium on commercial rent arrears recovery measures including forfeiture. Rahman addresses the detail of the extended moratorium and its impact on landlords, but explains why they do still have options on the table - particularly if they are prepared to think outside the box. He outlines the process of bringing...
Published 06/24/21
In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary is taking a look at the world of life sciences and just what the growth of the sector means for real estate. Over the course of this 45-minute listen guests Colleen O'Connor from BioMed Realty, Steve Lang from Savills, Anna Strongman from Oxford University Development and Rob West from Clearbell Capital, discuss everything from whether we know enough about the life sciences market from a property perspective, what the...
Published 06/22/21