Glasgow has for decades been touted by retail experts as the UK’s second shopping destination. Its multitude of shopping centres and famous main shopping road, Buchanan Street, has made it a go-to destination for retailers entering the UK. That reputation is, however, seemingly under threat, according to the panel at EG’s Glasgow Question Time at the Principal Grand Central Hotel. EG’s head of content David Hatcher was joined by Stuart Moncur, head of retail for Scotland at Savills; Mandy Watson, project director at Clyde Gateway; Will Hean, head of Scotland for Osborne & Co and Jason Pullen, managing director at Peel to debate the issues at the centre of the city’s property market.
It's episode 6 of The Agenda, and this time Jonathan Seitler QC's agenda is that our system of dilapidations is “perfectly formed” – which is why so few disputes ever make it to court.
But, for Jonathan Ross, property litigation partner at Forsters, dilapidations is anything but – not least because neither landlords nor tenants understand how it works.
Discussion ranges from the potential for improvement and the merits of the mediation process, to shopping for bananas and Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
But will either Jonathan persuade the other round to his point of view? Find out by listening to The Agenda.
Between his role at AXA - where he is associate director of development and sector specialist lead - and finishing his masters this summer, Richard Brazier has been a busy man.
In this interview, Brazier talks about what led him to property, what drives him forward and his thoughts on the industry's buzzwords.
The world of serviced offices is a fragmented one, ranging from global players to small firms offering one or two sites to niche industries. If you're looking for workspace, how do you navigate that?
That's where Cal Lee, global head of WorkThere, comes in. While working at Savills, Lee pitched an idea to start a business that helps companies find flexible workspace. The idea was a hit and now, two years later, Lee talks about his thoughts on his career, the serviced office market - and Steven Gerrard.
It took a chance encounter at a netball match to kickstart Beth Hampson's property career. Fast-forward a few years and she is now commercial director at London Executive Offices.
Covering everything from sports to the one key lesson she has learnt in her time at LEO, Hampson reflects back on the first five years of her property career and where she's heading next.
Nearly a decade ago, James Morris-Manuel co-founded a virtual tour company. In 2016, US tech company Matterport bought the company, taking Morris-Manuel on as managing director and vice president of EMEA.
He shares his thoughts on getting into property the conventional way and realising there are opportunities to take things in a different direction. He reflects on what it's like selling your own idea to a large company and becoming an employee again after years of being self-employed.
After years of sailing for GB, Robert Godwin decided it was time to change course and get stuck into the family business at Lamington Group. Now a managing director, he heads up 'hometel' brand room2.
Godwin speaks to Karl Tomusk about choosing between the Olympics and property, what it's like working for your family and his wine and spirits qualification.
Will the Dublin real estate market benefit from Brexit or does it represent a threat? In this podcast EG speaks with Eoin Condren, join ventures director at U+I and Sean O’Malley, senior economist at Savills Ireland about how the city is preparing for March 2019 and what it is doing about its current housing crisis.
Kimberly Hepburn's 'Plan A' for her life was a standard one - go to university and study mathematics. But soon, 'Plan A' stopped making sense and she became an apprentice quantity surveyor at TfL instead.
Hepburn looks back on why she decided to become an apprentice and why, four years later, she is still an advocate for apprenticeships as a route into property.
When a colleague told Priya Shah that she should get involved in a property networking group, she had a better idea: start one herself.
Shah founded BAME in Property to support those in the industry who are black, Asian and minority ethnic. She speaks to Karl Tomusk about tackling issues that property as a whole might not recognise as problems - and how ambitious she is about the future.