The lighter side of propertyProperty news with a light-hearted angle, plus news on charity work by people in the property industry.
With tensions rising between the US and North Korea, the world is an even scarier place than usual right now. But never fear: the good people at Matthew Joyce have a solution.
Property is not short of people who have proven themselves tough negotiators. But the founder of developer BlackOnyx, David Ardley, is taking things to another level by getting into the boxing ring to prove his status as ‘The Hard Man of Property’.
Landlords sometimes get a bad rep for their overly strict checkout procedures but new research that dropped in Metropolis’s inbox this week suggests that tenants may be even more guilty of not playing ball at leaving time.
Britain’s historic buildings are at risk due to a restoration skills crisis the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has warned.
The startling growth of the proptech sector has been matched by that of algorithm-based dating apps like Tinder and eHarmony.
Walking the walk and talking the talk was the theme as LandAid’s greatest supporters gathered at London’s Walkie-Talkie building to celebrate the charity’s annual Ambassadors’ Awards.
There is just one month to go until I run the London Marathon and the time has flown.
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We’re not sure if CBRE’s new data expert Alex Sharp celebrated his appointment with “a pint of wine” but he does share a strong likeness with Crystal Palace and former England manager Sam Allardyce.
It’s a good thing Citibase’s Steve Jude raises some serious points in his latest column on the rise of the regions otherwise Metropolis could easily have confused him with BBC Radio 4 funny man Miles Jupp.
Metropolis wouldn’t want Brexit to come and go without acknowledging the striking likeness between president of the European Council Donald Tusk and Metrus’s head of asset management David Edwards.
Maybe the charged atmosphere of Article 50 and indyref2 has got BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg on Metropolis’s brain, but we couldn’t help notice the similarity between her and Tritax’s new head of research Sally Bruer.
On current form, England’s footie squad is unlikely to give its fans much to celebrate. Just as well, then, that the first-ever Property Week Cup will provide the opportunity to hark back to happier days.
Last week Metropolis hot-footed it down to the Royal Academy for the starry send-off of Cllr Robert Davis, the departing head of Westminster’s planning committee.
Last year’s tweeting tirade against the media aside, Prince Andrew is not usually known to be in the same class as his father Prince Philip for making gaffes at public events.
Panther Securities’ Andrew Perloff took aim at the housing white paper in the latest instalment of his legendary ‘Chairman’s ramblings’ last week.
Metropolis has received many unusual press releases over the years - from one suggesting people redesign their rooms as Fifty Shades-style sex dungeons to another inviting us to the opening of a bus station - but no press agency has made a bizarre pitch quite as insistently as the folks at Simple Stars.
Mipim is well known for its symbols of excess, from Vincent Tchenguiz’s Veni Vidi Vici super-yacht to King Sturge’s ‘last days of the Roman Empire’-themed bash in 2008.