Does SJ Berwin real estate head Bryan Pickup know something the rest of us don’t? Is SJ Berwin aligning itself for a changing of the colours in No 10? And does Pickup want to do the legals on the lease? You bet he does.
The firm’s head of real estate has been working very closely with the Conservative Party recently, helping it move to Millbank to secure the party offices that are just a short, tie-less trundle from the Houses of Parliament.
The Conservatives moved to their new digs all the way from Smith Square, which was still a short tie-less trundle from the Houses of Parliament.
But Pickup’s cunning lawyering skills helped the Tories land themselves a tidy profit on the sale of their former headquarters, which went for £30.5m.
But will SJ Berwin, with its nice blue logo and Berwin & Berwin tailored suits, ditch ties to be more hip and cool like David Cameron? Some at the firm might appreciate the feeling of the noose being loosened.