Access Key     Description
1Home - EC Harris leading global Built Asset Consultancy, generating positive outcomes
sSite Map

In the news

Highlights of recent EC Harris press coverage:

  • Both Head of Property, Simon Light and Head of Residential, Mark Farmer had comments picked up by Bloomberg and Bloomberg Businessweek. Simon's comments were in relation to the concerns investors have towards the Scottish Independence vote while Mark's comments related to how London lenders are rejecting homebuilders (July 2014)
  • Head of Education, Marcus Fagent commented on the appointment of the new Education minister, which was picked up by Construction News as part of their 'Leaders in the Industry' message to the new minister (July 2014)
  • Matthew Kitching discussed whether the UK is ready for HS2 with Railway Strategies, while Head of Infrastructure, Industry and Utilities, Steve Bromhead spoke to Infrastructure Intelligence about local growth deals (July 2014)
  • Head of Residential Mark Farmer appeared on BBC News to discuss the opportunity developers have to build on brownfield land as part of a bid to enable planning permission for as many as 200,000 homes (June 2014)
  • The announcement of duo Mark Langdale and Mark Barrow to the Government team was covered across the trade press including: Building, Estates Gazette and Property Week (June 2014)
  • The release of Global Built Asset Performance Index report was covered by CNBC, with Simon Rawlinson appearing live on their ‘Investing Edge’ programme (May 2014)
  • Gary Kitt's comments regarding the release of the ARCADIS Construction Disputes report were picked up by the Financial Times and covered across all trade publications in the UK (May 2014)
  • Our comments regarding the domination of London’s luxury housing market by Foreign buyers, after the sale of One Hyde Park, were covered globally by the BBC, Yahoo and Reuters. This also lead to coverage in National press in the Middle East (May 2014)
  • Simon Rawlinson’s comments on last year’s ONS quarter 4 statistics were picked up in the major trade press, including; Construction News, Building and Construction Enquirer (February 2014)
  • Weibin Xu’s comments on the ease of China home prices for the first time in 14 months was covered across Asian press and online, including; South China Morning Post, Yahoo, and Reuters (February 2014)
  • Representatives from EC Harris were named in prestigious industry awards, such as Mark Farmer (Britain's best residential  agents) and George Rowberry (Buildings 50 sustainability stars) (February 2014)
  • Simon Rawlinson’s reaction and comment to construction tender prices was featured in Construction Index, Construction Manager and Construction Enquirer (January 2014)
  • Head or Regeneration Richard Jones was featured on BBC Radio 4 discussing the future of affordable housing (January 2014) 
  • Building and Construction News covered the promotion to full partner of 18 EC Harris staff. The announcement of UK leadership team changes was also covered in Building (January 2014)
  • Mat Riley was quoted in 8 pieces in relation to Infrastructure Plans announced by the Government including Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent and Telegraph (December 2013)
  • Mark Farmer, Head of Residential spoke to Bloomberg about new tax that could dim the lure of London property to foreign buyers. Coverage was picked up globally, with comments in Washington Post, SF Gate, Khaleej Times and UK China Times (December 2013) 
  • News of EC Harris providing project management for QPR Football Club's new stadium complex was picked up in Building, Property Week and Construction News (December 2013)
  • The London Prime Residential Pipeline report had 16 direct pieces of coverage including The Sunday Times, Bloomberg, Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, South China Morning Post and Singapore Business Times. Coverage was also received in countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Poland and Nigeria, with further references adding another 5 pieces across Holland and USA (November 2013)
  • Alistair Kirk, Head of Infrastructure in the Middle East was quoted in over 15 pieces in relation to the Middle East Major Programmes including World Cement, Albawaba, Gulf Times, Qatar is booming, Zawya, UAE today, Construction Manager and Construction Week Online (November 2013)
  • Other coverage in November included the announcement of Lachlan Gyde as the new head of Retail Asset Performance for South East Asia, further mention of EC Harris project managing  Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia and Terry Povall, Head of Water’s comment in Utility Week discussing different types of contractor procurement models (November 2013)
  • EC Harris’ Mark Budden was quoted across Asia, commenting on the Property price report. Seen in Shanghai Daily, Sina and South China Morning Post (October 2013)
  • Coverage of the Megatall towers report continued through spokesperson Terry Tommason, seen in Construction Week, Travel Daily, Global Construction Review and Khaleej Times (October 2013)
  • Simon Rawlinson and Mark Farmer were seen commenting on the Government reshuffle, leaving Housing minister Mark Prisk “disappointed” after being asked to step aside by the prime minister. Their comments appeared in Building and Construction News (October 2013)
  • Marcus Fagent spoke to the Independent on Sunday around options for empty shops to be turned into schools (September 2013)
  • Research into hotel refurbishment in Dubai resulted in coverage across Ameinfo, The National, UAE Today, Hotelier Middle East, Construction Week, Travel Daily Media, Zawya, Arabian Business and Travel and Tour World (September 2013)
  • The Global Built Asset Wealth Index was launched in the Middle East receiving 28 pieces of coverage including an interview with Chris Seymour live on Dubai Eye and Simon Rawlinson appearing live on Arabiya TV (September 2013)
  • Simon Rawlinson spoke to Bloomberg about London luxury homes which was then picked up in Italian Monitor Immobiliare and Bloomberg Business Week (September 2013)
  • The Megatall towers report was released in the Middle East, receiving coverage in Business Intelligence ME, Ameinfo, Zawyaand Arabian Gazette (September 2013)
  • EC Harris’s research with the CBI “The next regeneration: unlocking local growth” was released with a press briefing and followed with Tim Neal discussing the report on BBC Radio 5 Live’s “Wake up to money” programme. Coverage also appeared in The Times, The Telegraph, Building, Construction News, Property Week, Wales Online, Moneyam, Retail Times,, Scotland on Sunday and Liverpool Daily Post (September 2013)
  • EC Harris’ annual International Construction Costs: A change of pace  report received coverage in Building, Construction Index, Architects Journal and Global Construction Review. Head of strategic research and Insight, Simon Rawlinson was als interviewed live on CNBC live and coverage in Sweden, Romania, Bulgaria (August 2013)
  • EC Harris’ report into tall towers, Megatall: What does it take? received coverage in The New York Times, Seattle Times, International herald Tribune, Singapore Business Times and Building Journal (August 2013)
  • China Daily Asia Weekly featured coverage of and an opinion piece from Mike Allen on the EC Harris Global construction disputes: A longer resolution report (August 2013)
  • Chris Seymour’s comments on affordable housing in the Middle East were picked up in Saudi Gazette, Emirates 24/7, Zawya, MENA FN, Trade Arabia and Realty Plus (August 2013)
  • Mark Farmer was asked for his views on Stratford development post-Olympics for Dutch publication De Standaard (August 2013)
  • Mark Farmer’s opinion on piece of UK government housing legislation also featured in a full page article in Property Week (August 2013)
  • EC Harris’s inaugural research with the CEBR,  Global Built Asset Wealth Index, was launched and received 67 pieces of coverage to date including The Daily Telegraph, South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal, Guangdong News, Building and Property Week  plus an appearance from Simon Light on CNBC. The report was downloaded 1,395 times, 195 tweets sent and LinkedIn updates included 12,962 impressions (July 2013)
  • EC Harris’ Construction 2025 report was featured in Construction News and Architects Journal (July 2013)
  • Head of Aviation, Asia, produced a viewpoint around planning airports in China which was featured in The Economic Observer (July 2013)
  •  Head of Beijing office, Simon Baxter, was featured in a feature for RICS magazine MODUS on the changing shape of the construction market in China (July 2013)
  • Mark Budden’s comments on the China Property price report received coverage across 19 publications including Reuters, Wall Street Journal and CNBC (July 2013)
  • The news of a win at Al Ain stadium was featured in  Ameinfo, Zawya and Construction Week (July 2013)
  • EC Harris’ rail event which featured leading speakers from across the rail community received commentary in NCE, Construction News and Architects Journal (July 2013)


For media enquiries

Andy Rowlands
34 York Way
N1 9AB
United Kingdom
t +44 (0)20 7833 6662
m +44 (0)7810 850 476

Middle East:
Julie Nguyen
t +971 4 423 3900
m +971 56 188 2465

Shaun Soh
27/F, Millennium City 6
392 Kwun Tong Road
Kwun Tong
Hong Kong
t +852 2263 7503

Contact press team

Fields marked with an * are mandatory.

Of further interest

Expert viewpoints

Research reports