It looks as though Google’s new office in King’s Cross might have found the first piece of art to adorn its walls.
Property Week’s professional and legal editor, Sarah Townsend, found herself in humorous company at the BCO conference dinner in Madrid last Thursday night.
Gavin Scott, director of residential developer Simon Scott Homes, decided to recruit John Cleese, aka Basil Fawlty, to help launch a luxury apartment at 28 Lincoln House on Basil Street in Knightsbridge last week.
The sartorially savvy residential developer, Tom Bloxham, showed his appreciation for fine art earlier this month when he purchased “the Field” — a painting with Rothko-esque colour blocking used in Property Week’s Site Life Competition in 2010.
Tannoy announcement of the day at Sunday’s National Surveyors Rugby Sevens tournament came from one of the event organisers, Christopher Mackaness.
Retail agent to the stars, Tim Hance from Prime Retail, should be nonchalant when it comes to showbiz by now.
Last Thursday was the fifth Deloitte Real Estate indoor six-a-side cricket competition at Lord’s.
Martin Levy, head of tenant representation at ITRA Global, was preparing to sell a property in Edinburgh to some US clients when he spotted this poster stuck on to the side of a bin in an adjacent car park.
Twenty- five years ago, a sporting bunch of property professionals (pictured), including Helical Bar’s Mike Slade, ran the London Marathon and raised £500,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Do you have a cover drive to rival Ian Bell’s? Can you swing both ways like James Anderson? Or perhaps you have better glove work than Brad Haddin?
Property is known for its love of the oval ball — as shown by the 6,000- strong crowd expected for this year’s Surveyors Sevens but that hasn’t stopped its fans of the round ball from pulling off a coup.
Jonathan Moore, director at Coventry-based Shortland Penn & Moore, has brought it to Ludgate’s attention that his co-director, David Allen, bears an eerie resemblance to the man once named “the greatest living Yorkshireman”…
At the BCO conference in Madrid last week, professor David Begg of the campaign for High Speed 2 refused to stand behind the lectern to give his speech for the “Transport and offices — crisis, delusion or the British way?” session.
On hearing that OM Property Management had given its staff pedometers, Ludgate thought this was a rather cheeky and roundabout way of trying to get their stay into shape.
Will Hunting, asset manager at M7 Real Estate, pointed out to Ludgate that when M7 did its own version of the Harlem Shake (pictured), its industrial team was behind it, just as was the case in the Colliers Harlem Shake.
David Partridge, managing partner at Argent, breezed into an interview with Property Week TV on Wednesday wielding a pot of honey.
Clive Dutton, the recently retired director of regeneration and planning for Newham, may be best known as a visionary and regeneration guru, but his departing email to colleagues and friends also showed he is a NeilYoung fan.
One starred in Nil By Mouth, Hustle and the Fifth Element.
This week, Colliers International has gone one better than BNP Paribas Real Estate last week, by sending Ludgate a video that will leave viewers amazed, entranced and confused.
Loafers and red trousers get swapped for gum shields and Deep Heat a week on Sunday, as surveyors more used to pounding the streets of Mayfair gear up to pound the turf — or faces — at Richmond Athletic Ground.
Can you spot the difference between our lookalikes this week?