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.

eXp hires Realogy star for global rollout

Michael Valdes took Realogy’s platform into more than 70 new countries as senior VP of global servicing, and will now be in charge of growing eXp’s international footprint.

US giant Realogy reports $462m net loss

Parent company of some of the world’s biggest estate agency brands, including Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and Sotheby’s International Real Estate, has also suspended its partnership with Amazon