Caudwell Collection recruits a new CEO in France

Reynald Lapitz helmed the recent £84m refurbishment of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge. He’s now running John Caudwell’s luxury property business on the French Riviera, including transforming the historic Hôtel Le Provençal into super-prime resi.

Super-prime specialist Beauchamp to open a second French outpost

Top-end estate agency Beauchamp is re-opening its London and international offices after Coronavirus lockdowns, and has ranked the “detail and quantity of procedures” for Covid-19 safeguarding in each of its country locations: Israel is the most “comprehensive and stringent”, followed by Greece then France. The UK and USA currently offer relatively less in the way of guidance and/or regulation.