Party Near the Park, the property industry’s annual mega-talent show, raised more than £130,000 for Land Aid and the Unicorn Theatre last night.

A 1,000-strong sell-out at London’s Old Billingsgate Market, the competition was won by Henderson Global Investors, whose rendition of Barry Manilow’s `Copa Cabana’ was led by head of property investment Mike Sales in drag.

Other star performers included a trio of top investment agents - Jones Lang LaSalle European chief Alistair Hughes, Cushman & wakefield’s David Erwin and CB Richard Ellis’s Stewart Colderick, whose Sloop John B brought the whole crowd to their feet at the end of the night.

Land Aid president Mike Slade kicked off proceedings with his `Helicalettes’ with a storming `Summertime Blues’.

Other contestants came from the British Property Federation, Chainbow, Prudential, principal gig sponsor the Royal Bank of Scotland and Property Week.


Full coverage to follow in Property Week