MIPIM 2014 Blogs
Tempted as I am to finish the line of that song, it would not be entirely accurate.
Day two is nearing its close, I don’t expect anybody to be here on day three apart from the cleaners. Conferences used to be all about the speakers, the exhibition stands were a side show.
The property developer thought it wasn’t up to much and wanted to go home because he had a sore throat. But there was an architects’ party to go to and well, you never know.
No flights to book, no accommodation to haggle over, no eye watering expense claims – yes, MIPIM UK has arrived and instead of the Croisette we have the Hammersmith Road.
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
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At last there is a political consensus that there is a massive housing shortage in this country.
Service provision changes under TUPE: who is the ‘client’? download subscription
The ‘client’, for the purposes of a service provision change under TUPE, may include the plural.
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In Andrew Parissis v Blair Court (St John’s Wood) Management, the judge in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) provided some useful guidance.
Forced to wake up at the ungodly hour of 8am to attend a breakfast I wonder what sort of sadist thinks that 9am on the Thursday of MIPIM is an acceptable start time. I tweet this.
Greenberg Traurig Maher is set to expand its London space by almost 50 per cent in a bid to work more efficiently, after hiring consultants to seek a new office of up to 25,000 sq ft.
A raft of firms including Clifford Chance, Morgan Lewis, Nabarro and Pinsent Masons have advised on the acquisition of Liberty Living by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
Despite a growing momentum in favour of alternative and ‘agile’ working models, many firms are still struggling to find a way to fit their working practices around reducing their property costs.
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Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country