Listen to Quintain investment guru Nigel Kempner on what makes a good deal

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pic_nigel“Timing is everything” in London investment. Those are the wise words of Quintain’s head of fund management Nigel Kempner, who welcomed Property Week podcast presenter James Max into his offices on Grosvenor Street this month.
In a wide ranging interview with the BBC London broadcaster, Kempner explained in depth how Quintain came together in its current form.
Kempner described how the company was “creating something special” at Wembley Central, as well as giving away some secrets about how to create a stellar London investment portfolio.
James Max was also joined in the studio by Mike Ingram, markets analyst at BGC Partners, for an in-depth chat about interest rates, national debt, exports and house prices.

Podcast: Green’s Gunne grilled as Ireland “kicks off,” plus Fleet Street Fox

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Green REIT is to focus on Dublin’s improving tech-focused office market, according to its co-founder Pat Gunne, who spoke on Property Week’s monthly podcast after closing €178m of deals in the past fortnight as Green “kicked off the new market”.

Gunne told presenter James Max that he thought Green RETI would have first-mover advantage in picking up deals across Ireland, and has already deployed more than half the equity it raised upon listing in July this year.

He said Irish capital was becoming longer-term as opposed to being dominated by private equity players, and was now looking forwards rather than back.

“There is still a huge amount of deleveraging that needs to take place,” he said, “but September to December is the kick off to the new market”.

Gunne also spoke about the make-up of the portfolios that Green had snapped up, and said he could envisage Green trying to emulate Derwent London’s successful track record in converting outdated London offices into the trendy headquarters buildings of the future.

James Max was also joined by divorcee Susie Boniface, the woman behind the online blog persona Fleet Street Fox, who spoke about social media, poltitics, and the future of the press.

“Property Ashes” Podcast Special: Meet The Captains

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Richard Crook, UK head of business development at Savills and Marty McCarthy, chief executive of Valad Europe, joined LBC’s James Max at Savills’s new headquarters following the Property Week “Property Ashes”, which took place on Tuesday.

he spicy pitch at Dulwich Cricket Club made it hard going for the batsman and bowlers dominated the Twenty20 contest that included players from the likes of Berkeley Group, Deloitte Real Estate and Strutt & Parker.

ThProperty Ashes Podcast with Richard Crooks and Marty McCarthye next day, following a resounding victory for England, the two captains, McCarthy and Crook, took to the microphone to analyse the game and talk more broadly about the state of the market and the economy.

Listen to the podcast below.

Property Week Podcast: “Tech” Special with Derwent London

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Derwent London leasing chief Celine Thompson and Hatton Real Estate partner Michael Raibin this week joined LBC Radio’s James Max at Property Week studios for a “TMT” special podcast.

The pair discussed in detail how best to understand and attract technology, media, and telecommunications occupiers to office schemes.

Thompson said that the growth projections for “tech” firms were “phenomenal”, explaining how leases were best structured to suit fast-expanding start-up businesses.

Raibin, whose firm focuses on the “City Fringe” locations that are currently attractive to trendy occupiers said that social media was becoming increasingly important for surveyors.O

He also talked about his office letting to booming company Mind Candy, which he said could become “the next Walt Disney”.

Raibin even added how he had sourced a £4.6m investment deal through the medium of Twitter.

Max was also joined by Readers’ Digest gadget columnist Olly Mann, who talked about tomorrow’s cleverest consumer inventions. Mann discussed how China could be the next place to look for the biggest technological innovations.

The Investment Podcast: Dr David Kuo on Japan, Libya and the markets

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Joining James Max for this episode i9s investment guru and BBC personal finance expert Dr David Kuo of The Motley Fool

The pair discuss the major human and natural disasters and conflicts which are affecting the world and look at how they are affecting investment and the investment markets.

Podcast 32: TV architect George Clarke, DTZ’s head of retail Mark Williams

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Joining James Max this time are TV architect and presenter of the Home Show and Restoration Man George Clarke, plus DTZ’s head of retail Mark Williams.

Property Week Podcast 28: Toby Courtauld, Guy Grainger and Papa Jules of Mahiki

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Joining James Max this time are Great Portland Estates’ chief Toby Courtauld, Guy Grainger, head of UK retail at Jones Lang LaSalle and cocktail maker to the stars – Papa Jules, owner of Mahiki

Property Week Podcast 27: Hamptons International’s Phil Tennant and planning lawyer Richard Max

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In the second epsiode of July’s podcast hear from Phil Tennant, director at Hamptons International, reveals his tips on the best places to buy a second home in the UK and overseas.

Property Week Podcast 26: Overseas money will move to the regions says CBRE’s Nutman

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The focus of overseas money on London’s retail assets will expand to key locations in the regions, CB Richard Ellis’s executive director of retail capital markets said in the latest episode of the Property Week Podcast.

Property Week Podcast 12 – Part 1: Credit Suisse’s Ian Marcus, City AM editor Allister Heath and the hot news from Property Week editor Giles Barrie.

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PW Podcast: ian Marcus and Alistair Heath

In episode one of the first anniversary edition of Property Week’s Podcast Ian Marcus, head of real estate banking at Credit Suisse, talks to Property Week’s podcast host James Max about what is happening in the world of bank lending, his views as chairman of the Bank of England’s property forum on what the public and private sectors need to do to aid recovery, and discusses whether more regulation and restraint is required from the finance world.

Allister Heath, editor of City AM, the free business newspaper, also pops in to challenge the belief that free newspapers are in trouble, discusses the UK economy and looks at what he has seen happening in the property sector, the banks and the City of London.

And Property Week editor Giles Barrie goes over what is making the news this week.

Catch the second episode of the podcast next week for DTZ head of UK retail Mark Williams and Secret Millionaire and entrepreneur Dominic List.

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