Although Peter Ferrari alleges that his previous table tennis experience is limited, he certainly scored a resounding victory against Property Week deputy news editor Nick Johnstone at Redleaf Polhill’s ping pong table last week.

Ferrari, former managing director of development at Heron International, announced the launch of his company, Ashby Capital, to focus on real estate opportunities in prime central London.

He said:

“While I may not be a seasoned ping pong player, I’ve conducted enough complex property deals that batting something backwards and forwards across a table comes fairly naturally.”