Topland are top of the props
It’s been quite a week for Sol Zakay, the property entrepreneur who runs the Topland Group together with his brother, Eddie. Their company was named Most Promising Newcomer of the Year at the annual Variety Club Property Awards, aka the Props. They beat RBS boss Stephen Hester and Philip Lewis — former senior director of both Hines and Heron. But the award is not enough to keep Sol Zakay in the UK, it seems. He has reportedly quit Britain for tax reasons, resigning as chairman and chief executive officer of Topland Group and the UK Topland companies to join the firm’s offshore parent company. Eddie will remain in Britain and become chair of the UK business.