On a plane from Düsseldorf to London, I struck up a conversation with the gentleman next to me. (I don’t usually do this, but my child was plugged into her Kindle.) An orthopaedic surgeon, originally from Iran, we discussed emigration and the concept of “home”. His children had grown up in a midsized town in Germany, understanding little of the country he had grown up in. He felt increasingly nostalgic.
On his way to a conference in Oxford, he lamented that when you emigrate you are expected to make a life-altering decision based essentially on tourist propaganda. FT Residential is built on the idea that there is always something to learn about wherever you choose to call home — be it one place or many.
By calling on colleagues worldwide, we can offer insights into their cities, adopted and native. We are able to provide snapshots of a life in New York, a pied-à-terre in Paris or splitting your time between Shanghai and Sydney.
Drawing on the full range of FT content and beyond, Residential hopes to give readers a view of the lifestyle and culture around high-end property.
We want to engage with readers around the world about their homes, experiences and what they have learnt. To this end, we invite you to participate in our ongoing survey and share your story.
Welcome to Residential.