Nice work, Amanda, if you can get it (and agree with the ethics of it)
Amanda Staveley, broker to the sheikhs, has pulled off another high-profile property deal for the emirate of Qatar, which is continuing its aggressive buying spree in London, according to the Guardian.
Staveley advised the Qatari property company Barwa Real Estate on the £250m acquisition of the Park House site in Oxford Street – the biggest development in the area since the Second World War – from the developer, Land Securities.
Staveley is best known for orchestrating Abu Dhabi's and Qatar's eye-catching £7.3bn investment in Barclays in 2008, followed a few months later by the takeover of Manchester City Football Club by Abu Dhabi's ruling family. The 37-year-old former athlete and model reportedly pocketed £5m to £7.5m in fees from the latest deal.
Nice work if you can get it (and agree with the ethics of it).