Ben Stapleton frames the shot with his hands like a movie director, sharing his vision of a junkyard he’s trying to sell for $3.5 million. He sees artist workspaces, retail shops and apartments with Los Angeles skyline views, steps from a riverfront oasis.
Lorenzo Dorsett, a former Arsenal Football Club youth team soccer player, spent more than three years in prison for drug possession. Today he works as a painter and decorator in London, where a building boom is creating jobs that benefit more than just the economy.
Quintain Estates & Development Plc rose the most since December 2010 after a Hong Kong investor agreed to provide 450 million pounds ($706 million) to help the company develop Greenwich Peninsula, close to London’s Canary Wharf financial district.
Carlyle Group LP, the second-biggest private-equity firm by assets, is seeking a venture partner to help fund the development of a 5.3-acre (2.1-hectare) land plot on the south bank of the River Thames.