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  • FIFA Cup Poster
    News

    Goals for a new year

    2021-01-22T00:00:00Z

     Barratt’s Samuel Stafford organises an e-gaming FIFA Cup tournament.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: RICS the focus of first Zoom

    2021-01-22T00:00:00Z

    Friday 22 January 11am: first Team P Zoom of the year! 

  • Francis Maude
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    This week in… 2000

    2021-01-22T00:00:00Z

    Then shadow chancellor Francis Maude backed Property Week’s campaign against further rises in stamp duty.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: New year. Same old.

    2021-01-15T00:00:00Z

    The David Bowie music celebration aside, the new year has not been a happy one for this co-founder of impoverished Pastis Communications.

  • Trump Plaza, NJ
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    The best of a bad lot

    2021-01-15T00:00:00Z

    Auctioneer offers bidders chance to push button to implode Trump Plaza.

  • Albert Embankment
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    This week in… 2020

    2021-01-15T00:00:00Z

    Ocubis secured a resolution to grant planning permission for a 600-bed hotel in London, after it abandoned plans for a residential led, mixed-use scheme on the site.

  • Fino's Wine Cellar, Mayfair_credit_Wikimedia Commons_Oxyman_8049968933
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    We’ll miss you, Marco

    2021-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Property industry mourns death of Fino’s wine bar owner Marco Fiori.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: New year honours

    2021-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Friday 8 January, still holed up at home: Year-end appraisals cancelled, yippee! No wary bonus chat with Gruppenführer Geoff. No weary chats with Team P. They always whine about pay! Even the Eighth Floor can see conducting appraisals remotely is as useless as dating on Zoom.

  • Xscape MK
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    This week in… 2013

    2021-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Landsec, formerly Land Securities, completed the £111.9m purchase of a 42% portion of the X-Leisure Unit Trust, and acquired 100% of its management company, X-Leisure Limited.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: Tier 3

    2020-12-16T14:15:00Z

    It was bad enough that London moved into Tier 3, but then Sophie and I got an invite we couldn’t get out of to a client’s Christmas quiz, wearing a Christmas sweater. I trawled the charity shops and got one in Scope for a fiver. Sophie’s team was called ‘Bring ...

  • David Cameron
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    This week in… 2011

    2020-12-16T14:13:00Z

    Then SEGRO chairman Nigel Rich was one of 20 businessmen who wrote to the Financial Times in support of PM David Cameron’s veto of a new European treaty.

  • Warehouse
    News

    Shed over heels

    2020-12-16T13:36:00Z

    It has been a stonking year for the UK industrial sector, so great, in fact, that some agents have been singing its praises… literally.

  • Jules Pipe
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    Ear and loathing

    2020-12-11T00:00:00Z

    Jules Pipe cops flak for earwax snack during virtual planning meeting.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: Festive cheer

    2020-12-11T00:00:00Z

    Friday 11 December, virtual Christmas drinks: I’d rather drink hemlock in hell, but the rest of Team P pinged ‘Yay!’ when Young Thruster suggested we should “bling up and drink up!” on Zoom at noon. Up the oik pops in an Eminem T-shirt, clutching a Becks. Is that a chromed-up ...

  • Finance chart wide
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    This week in… 2019

    2020-12-11T00:00:00Z

    Shares in UK property stocks surged on the morning after the Conservatives secured a large majority in the general election.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: a retail domino effect

    2020-12-04T00:00:00Z

    Arcadia, Debenhams, Divoc – what a week for business collapses. Three household names, although, tbh, Divoc is only a household name in two households – mine and Sophie’s.

  • Liv Cooke
    News

    Moda’s TikTok boom

    2020-12-04T00:00:00Z

    Football sensation Liv Cooke shows off skills on Angel Gardens roof pitch.

  • HSBC tower Canary Wharf
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    This week in… 2008

    2020-12-04T00:00:00Z

    HSBC took control of its eponymous Canary Wharf tower when its owner, Metrovacesa, struggled to meet its debt obligations.

  • Croydon Wellsesley Grove
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    Sorry I haven’t a clue

    2020-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Agents for 69 Park Lane grill each other on their knowledge of Croydon.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: Hot gossip

    2020-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Friday 27th November: Idling at home, bored. Fire up Zoom for a goss with my mate Joe at JLL. Mission: to suss his new EMEA boss, a Yank called Andy Poppink. “A basketball Jock who makes George Clooney look like George Soros,” sighs Joe, five foot three in his socks ...