The construction industry includes general construction and allied construction activities for buildings and civil engineering works. It can include the production of construction materials, new builds, repair and alterations to buildings or structures.
The property industry involves the planning, design and construction, buying and selling, development and management of property. Both segments can be affected by economic conditions, government policy, labour and materials costs and general supply and demand fluctuations.
Alastair has 16 years research experience in addition to 12 years experience as a construction financial journalist. Previously, Alastair has held research positions at Dresdner and Investec.