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Property skills can change lives

By Paul Morrish

At Metropolis, we’re constantly impressed with the extreme challenges property professionals take on to support vulnerable young people across the UK through LandAid.

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Presidential approval for PATRIZIA's KinderHaus-foundation

New building openings are among the most common emails to drop into the Metropolis inbox. But one last week featuring the Obama name definitely caught our attention.

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Ex-EY partner heads home to join champagne house Billecart-Salmon

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Raise a glass for Mathieu Roland-Billecart. Metropolis has learned that the Frenchman, who was a partner in the real estate corporate finance team at EY, has returned to his homeland to join the family firm – the champagne house Billecart-Salmon.

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Agent P: serviced solution

8.30am, air con knackered in GBH House. Cowering under tree in Portman Square: I begin jauntily. Can’t let Team P smell my fear. Just as well only three of the six are sprawled on the withered grass. Posh Girl is in Tuscany, Posh Boy in Bolivia and Sporty Girl sweating ...

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Party like it’s 1993!

Property bigwigs go out on the lash at Urban Splash 25th birthday bash.

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Spin class: summer holidays

“We’re just about to complete the Manchester deal, Henrietta, but let’s wait until the start of September to announce it, when everyone’s back from their holiday,” says one client at our monthly PR meeting.

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Vegging out at Work

Environmental concerns mean meat is off the menu for WeWork staff.

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Agent P: the shed is dead

2pm, Adriatic room: Meeting moved to 2pm to punish Old Tom. Teach him to roll back from The Guinea mid-afternoon last Friday. (Mayfair boozer. Pricey pints, even pricier £64 set menu. Place often crammed with Strutt & Parker guys, drinking to forget they now work for BNP Paribas.)

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Agent P: serviced solution

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8.30am, air con knackered in GBH House. Cowering under tree in Portman Square: I begin jauntily. Can’t let Team P smell my fear. Just as well only three of the six are sprawled on the withered grass. Posh Girl is in Tuscany, Posh Boy in Bolivia and Sporty Girl sweating ...

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