Change at the top as Countrywide proposes a massive private equity ‘recapitalisation’
Countrywide Plc has announced a proposed "recapitalisation of the business" with a £90m private equity injection creating a new controlling shareholder, contingent on a new Chairman and CEO.
Connells’ takeover of Countrywide confirmed
Countrywide Plc's major shareholders are supporting an improved £134.4m offer by Connells Group to acquire a majority stake in the estate agency behemoth.
Christie’s sells International Real Estate business to @properties
One of America's biggest residential brokerages has acquired the long-term brand licence for luxury property network Christie's International Real Estate, with plans to "build upon the success of the business…
Half of top-end estate agents are flouting AML rules – official report
50% of estate agencies advertising properties for sale at £5 million are either not registered for anti money laundering supervision with HMRC, or have failed to pay their annual fee, according to a new …
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Top-end property agency to open flagship Mayfair showroom as new owner looks to ‘transform’ luxury market
UK Sotheby's International Realty is rolling out some 'transformative' changes - including three new high-profile locations - designed to 'reshape the way exclusive real estate is bought, sold & rented'…
DDRE Global signs super-prime specialist from Knight Frank
Former KF partner Jessica Bishop is the latest name to join Daniel Daggers' brokerage-style firm.
Shell and core penthouse picked up in sales surge at luxury Westminster scheme
11 units were sold in a seven-day, £32mn flurry at Northacre's The Broadway.
‘Incredible’ Marylebone penthouse snapped up off-plan for £6.3mn
Boutique agency tucks away marquee apartment at the forthcoming W1 Place on Portland Street.
Chestertons recruits Foxtons’ Ops Director to lead Kensington sales
Seasoned PCL estate agent Ian Barrett has moved from Foxtons to Chestertons on Kensington High Street.
JLL buyout creates new estate agency
JLL's offices in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are now operating as 'Kingsdene', following a buyout by Louise Emmott, Oliver Dolan and Lynsey Smith.
Top lighting design consultancy opens studios in London & Dubai
Founded in Hong Kong 30 years ago, Light Directions is a brand partner of design giant HBA Group.
American family rents Hampstead ‘castle’ for £250k pa
Estate agency reports a flurry of high-value deals involving American money, including a tenant who paid nearly quarter-of-a-million pounds up-front for this Windsor Castle-inspired home in London.
‘One of the capital’s finest residences & a piece of British history’: Ultra-prime Winch-designed penthouse unveiled at The OWO
Buyer sought for 7,700 sq ft 'jewel in the crown' at reworked Whitehall landmark.
‘Sticky’ PCL set for deal drought as buyers & sellers enter deadlock
It will take time for vendors to accept the fact that buyers are far more price sensitive these days, says Black Brick.
Bayswater ‘well on the way’ to catching up with its prime London neighbours
Values are on the rise in the neighbourhood to the north of Hyde Park, along with its profile, as a trio of 'game-changing' schemes take shape.
Top law firm launches ‘more human’ conveyancing brand
National law firm has created a new identity for its personal conveyancing division, while refreshing its well-established main brand.
Ranked: America’s branded residence hotspots
South Florida and São Paolo lead the way for branded residential property development in North America.