Headlines for Tuesday 16th January 2018

Savills confirms Ridley as Helsby’s successor in 2019, in a suite of succession planning announcements

Mark Ridley will replace Jeremy Helsby as Savills’ Group Chief Executive at the start of 2019; James Sparrow to become Chief Exec of UK and Europe; Richard Rees to become UK MD

Council agrees compulsory purchase of the new Chelsea stadium’s shadow

Hammersmith & Fulham helps Chelsea FC circumvent rights of light challenge from local residents

Raft of senior hires for Darling

Non-Exec Rupert Eastell joins the fast-growing architectural practice along with three new Project Directors

Nigerian prince ordered to pay £1m after mansion deal falls out of bed

High Court rules in favour of couple from Mill Hill after £5m sale fails to complete…

Knight Frank & Savills bolster Birmingham operations

Agencies ramp up resi sales and development divisions as regional centres continue to outperform

Developers reluctant to take a swing in super-prime Surrey

Stock shortage predicted in St George’s Hill and Wentworth as development plots fall out of favour with high-end housebuilders  

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