Firms should be braver and more prepared to take a proactive PR position on big issues. But the key to this is knowing your customers, being prepared to take a long term view and recalling other notable things that have gone before.

It is one of the most fascinating consumer and social experiments of recent times. Nike, to all intents and purposes, pitted itself against those on the right of U.S. politics on 3 September after unveiling its campaign with Colin Kaepernick, the NFL player known for kneeling during the national anthem.

In many countries, like Britain, a sports player…


Ed Fowkes, development director of Prosperity Capital Partners discusses with Andrew Teacher the company’s new Build to Rent in scheme in Manchester and the growth of BTR in the regions.

Property developers are turning to regional cities to meet growing demand for housing. As house prices have outstripped wage growth in the capital, people are now moving to cities like Manchester and Birmingham for more affordable homes.

On our latest podcast, “BTR in the regions: Boddington’s Regeneration”, for PropCasts by Blackstock Consulting, we interviewed Ed Fowkes, development director at Prosperity Capital Partners.

Ed revealed their approach to development in the…


Blackstock MD is joined by Graham Chilver (Barclays), Alex Notay (Places for People) and Richard Jackson (Apache Capital)for a lively discussion about the rise (and financing!) of build-to-rent developments across the UK.

Join us for this year’s RESI Convention, the largest residential property event in the UK, on September 12–14 to learn about all the latest developments from the UK housing sector. Buy tickets at www.resiconf.com


Blackstock MD Andrew Teacher discusses the changing face of Britain’s high streets with Johnny Caddick (Moda), Alex Notay (Places for People) and Jo Moon (Whitbread).

Join us for this year’s RESI Convention, the largest residential property event in the UK, on September 12–14 to learn about all the latest developments from the UK housing sector. Buy tickets at www.resiconf.com


Blackstock MD Andrew Teacher is joined by Natalie Elphicke, chief executive of the Housing and Finance Initiative whose stated mission is boost the capacity and delivery of housing, and Phil Laney, founder and CEO of Lyvly, a co-living platform that helps renters find high-quality shared living accommodation. Phil and Natalie discuss whether home ownership is the best policy to solve the UK’s housing crisis.

Join us for this year’s RESI Convention, the largest residential property event in the UK, on September 12–14 to learn about all the latest developments from the UK housing sector. Buy tickets at www.resiconf.com.

To read about the podcast session in full, head over to Property Week.


Félicie Krikler, director of Assael Architecture and Donald Roberts, head of Assael new exteriors division discuss wellbeing and how exteriors can transform buildings and communities.


Parul Scampion, co-founder of Propio and Peter Cosmetatos, CEO of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Europe discuss alternative lending and technology disruption in the property finance and lending sector, hosted by Andrew Teacher.


Caroline Marston, managing director of Marston Properties and Dean Clifford, co-founder of Great Marlborough Estates discuss the importance of heritage in the development sphere and the challenges that developers face with older buildings


The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) UK Young Leaders announces the appointment of new chairmen Alex Jezeph, associate director of JLL, and Chris Roche, development manager of The Collective. Buy your tickets to the upcoming ULI UK Annual Conference on June 5th.


Félicie Krikler, director of Assael Architecture and Keith Brooks, chairman of Cast Consultancy discuss the state of the Later Living market in the UK and what incentives are needed to boost the market as our population ages.

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