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 almost 35 years’ experience covering the Property and Construction sector, encompassing UK, European and Emerging Market stocks. He previously worked as a research analyst at Investec and Dresdner Kleinwort, amongst other institutions. Prior to this, he spent twelve years as a financial journalist covering the construction sector. Known for his outspoken views, Alastair is often invited to speak at industry events and sits on the influential Experian Construction Forecasting panel. He writes a regular column in Property Week, and his former career as a property journalist helps him to uncover investment and news opportunities that others have missed.