Mayfair and St. James’s just aren’t big enough for all the companies that want a piece of London’s most expensive neighborhoods. Many are now settling for less prestigious city-center addresses, creating new hot spots in the office-property market.
The real estate unit of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System agreed to buy a 50 percent stake in the commercial real estate part of a 320 million-pound ($483 million) London project for an undisclosed amount from Britain’s Crown Estate.
Jane Ong thought she had a good case to sue her accountants in Singapore over asset valuations during a two-decade divorce fight. Short of money, she persuaded a litigation funder -- an investor that pays for a lawsuit in return for a share of the proceeds -- to help.
When the British drama “Mr. Selfridge” debuted on PBS this week, American viewers saw two things rarely on display in contemporary popular culture: a businessman hero and, more remarkably, a version of commercial history that includes not just manufacturing but shopping.
Volkswagen AG’s premium Audi brand is unveiling a London showroom featuring giant LED screens that let customers design their own vehicles, part of the carmaker’s effort to bring in younger, media-oriented buyers.