Welcome to Building Value

Building Value provides advice and leadership in strategy, planning, corporate finance and communications to the key industries of construction, building materials, real estate and support services; and does so with independence, integrity and insight.

Its Chairman and founder, Tony Williams, has specialised in these industries and disciplines internationally for over 30 years in a portfolio career as investment banker and industrialist with leading companies such as UBS, Morgan Stanley, ING Barings and ABN AMRO. He was also a Director of Tarmac plc and AMEC plc - and has wide experience as a Non Executive Director in both the UK and China. 

This provides Building Value with a unique perspective and an ideal base from which to proffer help and direction; and it does so from a NEW (as of January 2016) Head Office in west London and a Scandinavian subsidiary in Sweden.

Building Value: it does just that

What's New

November 2018 - European construction output is forecast to grow at less than 2% per annum through 2021

The latest Euroconstruct Conference, the 86th, was held in Paris in November. It promulgates construction output forecasts for 19 nations and - for these combined - real growth is modest at 2.8% this year, 2.0% in 2019, 1.6% in 2020 and 1.3% in 2021. Of the Big Five, it is Spain (+3.6% average per annum in 2018 through 2021) which leads - with support from Italy and France. The UK, meantime, is tepid with the sole 2018 negative followed by average growth each year of 1.7% in 2019-21 while Germany turns negative in 2020 and, again, in 2021. Of the smaller nations, Portugal (especially) is going gangbusters (average growth per annum of 6.7% over four years) plus Norway and The Netherlands are doing great too. More broadly, in Central and Eastern Europe (here represented by Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia) growth is exponential with a forecast 13.4% this year, followed by 9.1% next, 3.9% in 2020 and 6.0% in 2021.

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November 2018 - a musical autumn

The double bill to end all double bills took place at the O2 in November with The Steve Miller Band and John Fogerty (ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival) and the BVL Board was humbled to be there. Both band leaders are 70 plusers and were breath-takingly good. This was followed by Israel Nash at a tiny venue near Kings Cross - the boy is such a star (in everything that is good about that) and the incandescent Lera Lynn at the Zonnehuis in Amsterdam - and the Board met her after the show. 

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October 2018 - UK Housebuilding: Q3 2018, the cow, the train and beyond

In our latest quarterly review of UK Housebuilding, we examine progress in Q3 2018 and the continued undulations in value - as well as embracing the philosophy of Mauricio Pochettino. See Papers


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