The lighter side of propertyProperty news with a light-hearted angle, plus news on charity work by people in the property industry.
A footballer should be able to kick a ball, a baker should be able to make a cake… and a US president should probably know where Sweden is.
Third wheels and spare parts may rejoice as apparently shared ownership was all the rage this Valentine’s Day.
Last weekend was an eventful one for Blackstock PR founder Andrew Teacher, who appeared on BBC News and then got into a Twitter spat with a former X Factor winner.
Rates rises have claimed an unlikely victim among lovers of fruit diversity.
Mexicans, the disabled, POWs, Africans, women… the list of social groups which Donald Trump disparaged in his presidential election campaign is pretty expansive. However, he appears to hold particular disdain for one group close to Metropolis’s heart - journalists.
As anyone who attempted to get anywhere in the capital during the tube strike carnage would agree, last Monday was not the ideal time to host a meeting about quality connections.
It may be one of the most unlikely places a Property Week interview has ever been conducted.
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When he’s not managing Lambert Smith Hampton’s London properties, Rob Faulkner can often be seen taking on dangerous cases with his dog Snowy. Or is that Belgian cartoon reporter Tintin? Metropolis can’t tell the difference.
Readers of last week’s comments section may have wondered what that guy from High Fidelity knows about property, so close is the resemblance between British Land’s David Lockyer and actor John Cusack.
Frogmore chief executive Jo Allen is hitting the streets, not to find the firm’s next deal - but to undertake her first-ever marathon.
“Warehouses are our passion,” proclaims the website of European logistics outfit P3 Logistic Parks. And sure enough, the firm openly showed its lurve on Valentine’s Day.
Having commenced work on renovating the O2 Arena in Greenwich, workers from construction firm ISG thought they’d struck gold last week when they cracked into a capsule beneath the surface.
Investec and English cricket. BNP Paribas and the French Open. Now Delancey and British skiing?
Savills’ chartered surveyor Harry Wentworth-Stanley has completed a heroic voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, raising more than £550,000 in the process for a suicide prevention charity.
Given the property industry’s propensity for enjoying fast living and the finer things in life, Metropolis was surprised to learn that there was a gaping hole in the market for a classic car-racing club.