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Agent P

Agent P: posh girl

2020-07-29T10:56:00+01:00

31 July, noon: Standing with Posh Girl on the ninth floor of an empty 1970s office block by a flyover on the A13 at Pitsea in Essex. With us is Mr X, beaming with pleasure.

Spin class

Spin class: It’s August

2020-08-06T08:42:00+01:00

It’s August and the non-stop workdays of cycling through emails, Zoom calls, press releases, LinkedIn posts and new business presentations are on pause.

Lakeside North Harbour

This week in…2019

Portsmouth City Council acquired business campus Lakeside North Harbour from Northwood Investors for £138m in an off-market transaction.

Bedford street sign

This week in… 2011

British Land launched a strategy to exploit the boom in prime central London housing with ‘opportunistic’ acquisitions of development sites and investments.

Woolworths

This week in… 2001

Property Week revealed that London & Regional was in pole position for a £600m sale-and-leaseback deal for around 180 Woolworths stores.

Notting Hill Gate Estate

This week in… 2015

Frogmore bought the Notting Hill Gate Estate in west London for £215m from The William Pears Group and LaSalle Investment Management.

Ron Spinney 2

This week in… 2008

Former Hammerson chief executive and chairman Ron Spinney died aged 67.

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