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Paul White of Four Seasons on branded residences & the new world of luxury living

INTERVIEW: One of the biggest names in luxury, Canadian hospitality giant Four Seasons has pioneered the concept and delivery of branded residences since 1985, and now operates 41 such schemes across 19 countries around the world – including the recently-launched Twenty Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair; PrimeResi spoke with the man now in charge of the global residential rollout about choosing the right development partners, setting new benchmarks, and the shift in expectations at the top of the market…

Alastair Mullens of Vertus on Canary Wharf Group’s big move into BTR

One of  London’s most influential developers, Canary Wharf Group, has made a major splash in the build-to-rent sector, rolling out a dedicated rental arm and unveiling the first of three BTR mega-schemes on its vast east London estate; Alastair Mullens, the man in charge of new operator Vertus, talks timings, points of difference, and what’s in the pipeline…

Election 2019: What a Labour government might do to property & wealth taxes

There’s no 2019 election manifesto yet, but Mishcon de Reya has summarised everything that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has proposed about property and wealth-related taxation over the last few years into a handy crib sheet. Some punchy measures have been mooted – including replacing Stamp Duty with an annual levy based on property values… “For those buying a residential property to live in themselves, consider waiting until after the Election,” advises the law firm.