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The lighter side of property

Property news with a light-hearted angle, plus news on charity work by people in the property industry.

Recruitment

A recruitment consultant that can’t recruit for itself

22 February 2017

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.

St Johns Way

Share the love and the home

15 February 2017

Third wheels and spare parts may rejoice as apparently shared ownership was all the rage this Valentine’s Day.

Andrew Teacher, BBC News

Trash-talking X Factor star taught a lesson by Teacher

10 February 2017

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.

Winterson_delicatessen

Oranges squeezed out by sharp business rates rise

1 February 2017

Rates rises have claimed an unlikely victim among lovers of fruit diversity.

Donald Trump

People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

25 January 2017

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.

Sam_tube_strike

Deputy mayor’s connect flaw

18 January 2017

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.

Dolphin

Commotion in the ocean

11 January 2017

It may be one of the most unlikely places a Property Week interview has ever been conducted.

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Tintin

Separated at birth: Tintin and Rob Faulkner

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.

John Cusack

Separated at birth: John Cusack and David Lockyer

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.

Jo Allen_Floor Work

Exec turns miles into smiles

22 February 2017

Frogmore chief executive Jo Allen is hitting the streets, not to find the firm’s next deal - but to undertake her first-ever marathon.

P3_shed

At last, confirmation that sheds really can be sexy

15 February 2017

“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.

O2 Arena, Greenwich

ISG strikes Blue not gold

8 February 2017

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.

Dave Ryding Val dIsere

Going downhill fast? Good!

1 February 2017

Investec and English cricket. BNP Paribas and the French Open. Now Delancey and British skiing?

Row for James 1

Savills' he-row-ic effort raises £550,000 for suicide prevention charity

25 January 2017

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.

PRRC Main Image

Call for property’s petrolheads to hit the road

18 January 2017

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.

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