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August 3, 2019

Link to the video of the 6th Annual Commercial Real Estate Symposium at UW which examined the issue of PropTech;


February 22, 2018

A year ago I had no idea what Encephalitis was. I had vaguely heard of it, but that was it. This is despite an estimated 6,000 cases a year in the UK alone, 25,000 a year in the US. The figures are quite vague, and felt to under-estimate the true picture as many cases...

October 1, 2017

It is unbelievably 24 years this month since I moved to Dublin to start my PhD. That in itself is a scary thought. It is also, similarly unbelievably, 12 years since I left Ireland and moved to London. I have now been gone from Dublin as long as I was there, and that r...

September 8, 2017

The news from Amazon that it is to establish a “second but equal” HQ2 is as interesting for how the announcement was made as the announcement itself. This could have been done very quietly and far more subtly than it was. It could have merely been noted that as the com...

September 1, 2017

Nathaniel is five today. Given how late I came to this whole parenting thing, 42 when Nathaniel was born, I've been behind the curve compared to friends in appreciating just how life changing it is. Myself and Alison have though tried our best to make up for lost time,...

November 9, 2016

What is more surprising to me today than anything is that anyone is surprised that Donald Trump is now President-elect. We had our warning on June 23rd in the UK and make no mistake this is Brexit Part II. Trump appealed to the same voters that Brexit did and let’s be...

September 16, 2016

This week I start the process of moving to Seattle. I’ve been very lucky where I’ve lived, growing up in Yorkshire (God’s own county™) then university in Liverpool and Scotland. This was all followed by twelve unforgettable years in Dublin, a city that in many ways I s...

July 17, 2016

The UK is slowly returning to what is currently passing for normality. The Conservative Party have elected a new leader following David Cameron’s resignation and Theresa May has now taken office as Prime Minister. The speed with which that changeover occurred has helpe...

July 17, 2016

The immediate impact of the referendum result in the UK is starting to settle down. However, much uncertainty remains and this will have wide ranging impacts including many on the real estate sector. Whilst the UK market is obviously most exposed there may also be int...

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