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It may be one of the most unlikely places a Property Week interview has ever been conducted.
Metropolis isn’t sure that Le Pain Quotidien can quite claim to be a phoenix rising from the ashes of London’s most famous fire, but just three-and-a-half centuries after its original bakery flamed out, London’s Pudding Lane has finally got itself a new baked-goods emporium.
Metropolis is well aware that the property industry loves to indulge in the festive party season, so it wasn’t surprised to read the ‘research’ that dropped into its mailbox this week declaring: “Property professionals admit they plan to go wild at Xmas do”.
Metropolis has been known to live by the lessons of Ron Burgundy in the past, but even we think Endurance Land’s Henry MacInnes took the concept of ‘staying classy’ too far when he conducted a recent viewing of The Cursitor Building in his full tuxedo and bow.
Stand-up comedian and author Tony Hawks kept the crowds entertained at MSCI/IPD’s annual bash in Brighton last week with tales of travelling around Ireland with a fridge, taking on the Moldovan football team at tennis and being mistaken for near-namesake Tony Hawk, the famous skateboarder.
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Lambert Smith Hampton chief executive Ezra Nahome’s predictions in last week’s issue may not have made 2017 sound the tastiest of dishes, but who could argue with the concoctions whipped up by doppelgänger MasterChef host John Torode?
With more than 40% of Britons making health-related new year’s resolutions, Metropolis expects a lot of the sector will already be on their bikes, but Club Peloton is giving women in property a chance to take it a pedal stroke further on the Legal & General Real Assets pedElle 2017.
With speculation rife about the impact of Brexit, the new US president and upcoming European elections on the property sector in 2017, it’s no surprise that Lambert Smith Hampton has turned to an expert in overcoming difficult situations for inspiration.
Christmas is the season for many outlandish antics but it was still a surprise to see Capco investment director Gary Yardley perched on the back of a Vespa with German stand-up comedian Henning Wehn at the end of the Movers & Shakers annual dinner.
Birds of a feather flock together, and so do Britain’s festive shoppers, according to a new study from Intu.