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Agent P

Agent P: Baltic Room

2020-01-15T13:41:00+00:00

8.30 am, 17 January, Baltic Room: Redacted client attitude survey towards GBH and our competitors lies smouldering on the table. An annual anal examination costing £50k!

Spin class

Spin class: Sunshine Sachs

2020-01-22T12:09:00+00:00

Goldman Sachs, Sunshine Sachs (Harry and Meghan’s PR firm)… what is it about Sachs that sells? “We must inject a bit of Sachs into Pastis Communications,” Sophie says, as I slump in the chair after my first outdoor lunchtime run (well, jog) for RED (Run Every Day) January.

India Buildings, Liverpool

This week in… 2004

Atlas Property Group bought Liverpool’s India Buildings for £45m in the largest investment deal the city had ever seen.

Swan Centre Eastleigh

This week in… 2013

Ellandi and Tristan Capital Partners bought Prupim’s 445,000 sq ft Swan Centre in Eastleigh for around £40m from a private Irish investor, in a deal reflecting a yield of around 8.5%.

fivekingdomstreet

This week in… 2010

Westminster Council granted detailed consent for the final, 450,000 sq ft phase of Aviva Investors and Development Securities’ £600m Paddington Central.

Students in corridor

This week in…..2017

IQ Student Accommodation acquired Pure Student Living from LetterOne Treasury Services for £869m.

Daily Telegraph cover

This week in…..2005

The Telegraph Group prepared to shift its operations westwards from Canary Wharf to an office next to Victoria station in central London, marking the end of nearly two decades in London Docklands.

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