Peter Bill writes a column Property Week and formerly for Estates Gazette, the weekly bible of the property sector, which he edited for 11 years up to 2009. He also wrote a weekly column for the London Evening Standard City pages on real estate between 2008 and 2015 Peter spent 21 years in the construction industry as a surveyor. He worked for Wimpey for 11 years and regional house builder in the West Country and Wales for three years.
He became a journalist in 1983, joining Contract Journal as a reporter. In 1985 Peter joined Building magazine, where he rose to become editor in 1990. Peter left Building in 1996 to work at Flemings, the merchant bank. He returned to journalism in 1997 to edit Estates Gazette, from where he retired in February 2009.
Peter has won eight awards for his writing, including the Periodical Publishers Association business writer of the year prize, the industry Oscar. He has edited several publications for the Smith Institute think tank, including three on housing supply and one on climate change called The Green Shift. In 2014 Troubador published his first book, Planet Property on the commercial real estate. Broken Homes, published in October 2020, is also by Troubador.