The lighter side of property

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

Property Run Club and Property Yoga Club

Running to end youth homelessness

15 September 2017

Members of the Property Run Club and Property Yoga Club now have an added sense of purpose.

Roland Emmerich Knightsbridge home

Live a life less ordinary...

15 September 2017

The Hollywood Hills may be 5,500 miles away, but the opportunity to live like a Tinseltown mogul is much closer to home.

The Bullring, Birmingham

Hammerson‘s spooky 75th anniversary celebrations

8 September 2017

You know when you see someone out of context and you just can’t remember their name?


Staunton flies high for charity

8 September 2017

It’s tough to achieve a genuine first these days but Staunton Whiteman founder Nick Staunton is having a good go at it by attempting to fly solo across Africa… in a tiny, open cockpit gyrocopter.


Breslauers reach new heights for teachers’ charity

24 August 2017

Patron Capital’s managing director Keith Breslauer is well known for making major moves, but now Metropolis has learned his daughter Samantha is getting in on the act too.

Paul Pogba v Swansea

Property Fantasy League – week 2

22 August 2017

Numbers swelled to close to 100 in the first-ever property-wide fantasy football league as more than 20 goals were struck in week of the new Premier League season.


A league of our own...

19 August 2017

The Premier League celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - and now there is another coveted crown up for grabs.

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Sam Quek

Separated at birth: Sam Quek and Jayme McArthur

Iceni Projects’ new director Jayme McArthur may not have the athletic prowess of Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Sam Quek, but she does share a strong likeness with the glamorous England hockey star.

Rich Sommer

Separated at birth: Rich Sommer and Andreas Scriven

Metropolis isn’t sure whether Andreas Scriven drove as hard a bargain in becoming Deloitte’s new head of UK leisure as Harry Crane did with the Sterling Cooper agency in Mad Men, but he does have some of actor Rich Sommer’s style.

Philip Hammond

Separated at birth: Philip Hammond and Tony Wheeler

Metropolis is not convinced Fleurets valuer Tony Wheeler would agree with the positive value chancellor Philip Hammond places on the 3% stamp duty surcharge, but looks-wise there is a definite likeness, don’t you think?

Michael Gallagher PGIM

Separated at birth: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Michael Gallagher

Many people were surprised to see Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg take such a strong stance on stamp duty, but Metropolis was equally surprised to see how strong a resemblance he shares with PGIM’s Michael Gallagher. .

No Deals Done book cover

Once upon a crime...

23 August 2017

Looking for a real page-turner for your summer getaway? Look no further. Metropolis has found the perfect book for you.

Flight Club

PW hits the target at Colliers darts tournament

20 August 2017

Property Week made a further foray into the sporting arena during the summer break when nine of the team accepted a challenge from Colliers International to step up to the oche.

Bees on honeycomb

Beesy does it: GVA makes Manchester sweeter

2 August 2017

It seems that the property industry is getting back to nature. First, Property Week reported last week that Barratt is installing ‘hedgehog highways’ in its 2,500-home Kingsbrook development in Aylesbury.

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RESI 2017: for those about to rock...

27 July 2017

Alongside the outstanding speaker line-up, opportunities to network and high-level debates on the key issues in the sector, PW’s annual RESI Conference is known for its entertainment.

PW FC with Jesus

Divine intervention for PW FC

19 July 2017

Property Week’s history on the football field is about as trophy-laden as that of our local team Crystal Palace.

Power 100 Liz watching

Presentation hits a bum note

13 July 2017

After months of painstaking research, Property Week launched its inaugural Power 100 last week at an event hosted by co-sponsor Dentons. Unfortunately, all the hard work was very nearly undone by a slip of the bum…

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