In this fifth chapter of his professional memoirs, to be published in six parts, Oliver Ash recalls how one of the greats of Paris real estate, Miles d’Arcy Irvine, helped shape his career in the boom of the late 80s. To catch up with the first four chapters, please follow the link at the bottom of this piece.
Miles above all: driving for miles
As well as his considerable mental capacities, Miles had a wonderful sense of humour and I rarely found him unable to take a joke. The first time I recall this was after a near-death experience in his car after only a few weeks in my new job.