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    1. August 24, 2015

      Real estate stocks hit by ‘bubble’ concerns

      Real estate stocks joined the global sell-off on Monday as the FTSE 100 had its worst day in nearly four years....

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 20, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - British Land's Cheesegrater 90% full

      Demand for office space in the City has helped its tallest building – the “Cheesegrater” – to a 90 per cent occupancy...

    1. July 17, 2015

      Battle for the heart of Spitalfields in London

      Doomed and grimly magnificent” is how architecture critic Ian Nairn described east London’s Spitalfields in 1966. Today...

    2. June 24, 2015

      Crown Estate: minted imperial

      Lombard’s royal correspondent Regina Plaudit has been honoured with an audience with the Queen*. I was fortunate to...

    3. June 2, 2015

      British Land joins rush to tap demand for convertible bonds

      British Land tapped strong investor demand for convertible bonds with a £350m deal on Tuesday, underscoring the...

    4. May 15, 2015

      New dining venues revive City of London’s social heart

      In the 19th century it was chops, beefsteaks and ale; in the 1980s caviar, champagne and lost afternoons. In the modern...

    5. May 14, 2015

      Adding ex-spy Sawers to BP board could spook nervous customers

      Different non-executive directors have different core competences. Some are good at passing the port with an avuncular...

    6. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - British Land profits beat forecasts

      British Land gets a boost from its commercial property, ITV posts double-digit revenue growth, Man Utd results kick off...

    7. May 14, 2015

      British Land reveals impact of property market rally

      British Land, the UK’s second-largest listed property company by market capitalisation, has unveiled a sharp jump in...

    8. May 12, 2015

      British Land takes more bullish stance than rival Land Securities

      Britain’s two largest listed property companies — British Land and Land Securities — are set to report strong annual...

    9. April 24, 2015

      Risk, reward and gearing in commercial property

      I like commercial property as an investment class. It has some bond-like qualities, but can rise in value like...

    10. April 10, 2015

      City grandee set to spearhead affordable housing start-up

      John Gildersleeve, the City and property industry grandee, has launched an affordable housing development company —...

    11. March 20, 2015

      Tesco in £733m property ‘swap’ to cut rent exposure

      Tesco has announced a £733m “property swap” enabling Britain’s biggest retailer to buy back 21 stores, in an attempt to...

    12. January 27, 2015

      No quarter needs to be given over changes to reporting

      Social media allows oversharers to update the world on topics the world is indifferent to, ranging from their love...

    13. January 14, 2015

      Cheesegrater owner reassures on fallen bolts

      The developers of the City landmark nicknamed the Cheesegrater said that an investigation into bolts, which fell from...

    14. January 1, 2015

      UK supermarkets store up problems with too much space

      Britain’s biggest grocers have a bad case of indigestion. For the past decade, the big four supermarkets — Tesco, Asda,...

    15. November 11, 2014

      London offices: selling into strength

      The Taiwanese are buying. The Brazilians are buying. The Qataris are trying to buy. So what is the logical thing to do?...

    16. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Tesco: Every little helped? – Tesco shares were down as much as 10.41 per cent on...

    17. September 22, 2014

      British Land’s ‘super-prime’ Mayfair penthouse breaks sale record

      A “super-prime” penthouse on the site of a former secret service building has broken the property price record for the...

    18. August 14, 2014

      British Land boosted by bargain hunters

      British Land and Land Securities found favour on Thursday as bargain hunters warmed to a forgotten sector. UK real...

    19. June 18, 2014

      London’s towering skyline comes to end of construction boom

      The era of tall towers that has transformed the face of the City of London is coming to an end, the man most widely...

    20. May 23, 2014

      Squeezing the last from the property boom

      There’s been a mad scramble for yield in the investment world over the past few years, and it hasn’t ended yet. This...

    21. May 14, 2014

      Recovering UK real estate market powers British Land

      The rapidly recovering UK real estate market has helped British Land’s annual underlying profit increase 8.4 per cent....

    22. April 21, 2014

      UK Reits turn sellers as overseas demand booms

      Britain’s biggest listed property companies are selling riskier assets and consolidating their borrowings amid rapidly...

    23. April 3, 2014

      British Land agrees £1bn of new financing

      British Land has agreed nearly £1bn of new financing, in a tightly-priced deal that indicates lenders’ increasing...

    24. March 23, 2014

      Movers & shakers: March 24

      ● Alexandra Altinger has been appointed as chief executive of SandAire, which is joining forces with Lord North Street...

    25. March 6, 2014

      Crossrail a shot in the arm for London property developers

      London’s Crossrail scheme is galvanising property development along the route of the new £14.8bn east-west line, with...

    26. February 24, 2014

      Game Group told to pay £3m in back rent

      Britain’s biggest landlords have won the right to be treated as priority creditors when a company goes into...

    27. February 21, 2014

      Six-day rally for stocks in Europe

      Europe’s main equities indices rose in early trade on Friday, taking the region’s rally into its sixth-straight day,...

    28. February 13, 2014

      Vodafone replaces auditor Deloitte with rival PwC

      Vodafone replaced its auditor for the first time since listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1991 amid a broad...

    29. February 11, 2014

      Planners seek cash for fast ruling

      Westminster Council has sought permission from the Treasury to accept cash payments from property developers to speed...

    30. February 9, 2014

      UK’s biggest landlords bid for legal priority over Game rent arrears

      Britain’s biggest landlords are going to court this week in a bid to set new rules about how much rent insolvent...

    31. February 5, 2014

      Stephen Hester: the Mr Fixit of financial services

      When Stephen Hester stepped down as chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland last September, he did so under a bit of...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 28, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, NEWS Honda has become the first Japanese carmaker to export more cars from the US than it...

    33. January 28, 2014

      British Land sheds assets to reduce debt

      FTSE 100 property developer British Land is taking advantage of the recovering market to shed assets and pay down debt....

    34. January 25, 2014

      The Reit answer for property investors?

      Few types of investment are so ingrained in the British pysche that they come complete with their own idioms. But is...

    35. December 29, 2013

      Land Securities: who will have the last laugh?

      Oh, how we laughed. When reflected light from Land Securities’ flagship development started to melt cars on the street...

    36. December 24, 2013

      Singapore’s GIC agrees £1.7bn Broadgate deal

      Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy half of Broadgate, a large office and retail complex at the heart...

    37. December 9, 2013

      UK secondary share issues soar as confidence returns

      The amount of money raised from secondary share sales by UK companies is at its highest level since 2010, raising hopes...

    38. November 13, 2013

      British Land: hard landing

      Wednesday was a bad day to be telling investors about big plans to invest in UK commercial property. British Land used...

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