MIPIM 2014 Blogs
As ever, the flight home is very quiet. Gone, the heady excitement of the flight out and instead, hushed voices and plenty of caffeine.
“That’s 70 pairs of bespoke Christian Louboutins at £4,000 each. That makes £280,000, and that’s not counting the Diors. I’ve lots of those, but they’re only £600 each.”
The woman on the next table, rather the worse for wear, started up a conversation in broken English with my dinner guests.
Gatwick 5:15am. White fog. You couldn’t see a hippo if it kissed you.
Sunscreen, business cards and sensible shoes are all in the bag for Neil Campbell’s first trip to Mipim.
Sitting here at 1.20am writing this whilst listening to Radio 4 on my TuneIn app, I realise that I am doing MIPIM all wrong
I did a selfie with Boris. I’m not sure what made me do it
Real Estate Briefings
Infrastructure investment could create ‘northern powerhouse’ download subscription
You don’t have to look far to see infrastructure investment in the north is not at the level it should be.
Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription
The High Court has recently held that an adverse possession claim can be based on criminal trespass.
House prices rise 10.5 per cent: demand for housing still strong download subscription
New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have found that house prices rose by 10.5 per cent year on year for the 12 months to May 2014.
DLA Piper has added two partners and two associates from RPC to its real estate practice, including head of non-contentious construction and projects Stephen Malley.
Clifford Chance Bucharest partner Perry Zizzi has rejoined Dentons, almost seven years after quitting legacy Salans for the magic circle firm.
Mafarlanes upped its turnover by 22 per cent in the 2013/14 financial year, from £114.16m to £139.75m.
Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end
Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.
Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump