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  1. August 15, 2014

    Will £2bn makeover of London’s Victoria boost its real estate?

    The central London district of Victoria is not a good place to visit on a hot summer’s day. Arrive by over- or underground...

  2. 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 estate...

  1. July 29, 2014

    Letchworth social model contrasts with plans for Ebbsfleet

    In 1909, Letchworth in Hertfordshire had a railway station, a cinema and a community hall. Not so unusual for a small...

  2. June 25, 2014

    Land Securities buys stake in UK Bluewater centre for £696m

    Land Securities Group, the London-based commercial property developer, has bought Australian rival Lend Lease’s 30 per cent...

  3. 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 year,...

  4. May 15, 2014

    Land Securities takes cautious path as property market nears peak

    Land Securities has questioned how long the upturn in the commercial real estate market can last, following a rapid...

  5. 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...

  6. March 25, 2014

    More women on the board but men still get top jobs

    The UK is on course to hit a government target of 25 per cent female membership of FTSE 100 boards by the end of next year,...

  7. 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 nearly...

  8. 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 administration,...

  9. 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 up...

  10. February 10, 2014

    ‘Diversity deficit’ threatens FTSE 100 companies’ competitiveness

    Two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies still have an all-white executive leadership, according to research which warns that a...

  11. 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 companies...

  12. February 9, 2014

    Blue-chip chairwoman urges six-year breaks for mothers

    The only female chairman of a blue-chip British company has called for employers to allow women to take family-friendly...

  13. February 9, 2014

    Dame Alison Carnwath: chairman of Land Securities

    Dame Alison Carnwath is haunted by the spectre of Bob Diamond. There are many other things for which she could be known: as...

  14. December 30, 2013

    New Year Honours: Ex-BoE deputy governor Paul Tucker knighted

    New Year Honours List Highlights Paul Tucker, former deputy governor for financial stability at the Bank of England, is...

  15. 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 below...

  16. December 27, 2013

    Openings for women in the boardroom

    What do Glencore Xstrata, the London Stock Exchange and Antofagasta have in common? They are the three FTSE 100 companies...

  17. December 2, 2013

    Unilever awards auditing contract to KPMG

    Unilever has awarded its auditing contract to KPMG in a move that brings to an end its 26-year relationship with PwC, the...

  18. November 20, 2013

    UK Reits make £3bn bet on London house prices

    Britain’s biggest listed commercial property companies have taken a big bet on soaring London house prices and have...

  19. 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 its...

  20. November 12, 2013

    Owner of ‘Walkie Scorchie’ skyscraper close to glare solution

    Londoners may soon be able to park their cars on Fenchurch Street without fear of melting bodywork. A solution to the...

  21. November 3, 2013

    Movers & shakers: November 4

    ● Pimco has hired Virginie Maisonneuve as global head of equities from Schroders where she recently served as head of global...

  22. October 10, 2013

    Lettings data underscore transformation of London’s south bank

    It was once derided as a poor relation of the City of London, a place of windswept Victorian warehouses, disused wharves and...

  23. October 2, 2013

    Sir Stuart Rose to chair Oasis Healthcare dental group

    Sir Stuart Rose has added another position to his bulging portfolio of jobs after the former head of Marks and Spencer...

  24. August 30, 2013

    UK directors’ deals: Avation, Hellenic Bottling Company, Land Securities, Intu Properties

    Shares in aircraft group Avation have moved up since a series of 62p trades by Robert Chatfield reported here in June. The...

  25. August 7, 2013

    Intu retreats as real estate leads sell-off

    Intu Properties was a faller as real estate stocks led the FTSE 100 to its sharpest drop in nearly two months. The owner of...

  26. July 17, 2013

    Land Securities upbeat on London’s commercial real estate market

    London’s commercial real estate market is showing no signs of dimming, the UK’s biggest property company said on Wednesday,...

  27. July 5, 2013

    RSA Insurance rises despite dividend cut

    RSA Insurance held firm in a falling London market yesterday after its house broker defended the group’s surprise dividend...

  28. June 27, 2013

    The business guru: Sir Stuart Rose

    Sir Stuart Rose has worked in retail for more than 40 years, starting in 1972 at Marks and Spencer, where he stayed until...

  29. June 14, 2013

    Bonds remain cornerstone of wealth preservation

    It was all so easy in the 1990s. With yields on even the safest government debt comfortably north of 5 per cent and...

  30. May 30, 2013

    Interdealer brokers reap benefit of recovery in trading volumes

    Interdealer brokers were in demand on Thursday as the London market bounced from a two-week low. ICAP and Tullett Prebon...

  31. April 10, 2013

    Cable warns of women director ‘quotas’

    The business secretary has warned that companies face the “real possibility” of quotas after data confirmed that a drive to...

  32. March 21, 2013

    UK high street ‘polarisation’ on the rise

    The “polarisation” of retail between large destination malls and secondary high streets is increasing, said Robert Noel,...

  33. March 12, 2013

    Block party

    Sell equities, buy development property. That is the switch implicit in a £500m placing by British Land, topped up with the...

  34. March 12, 2013

    Petrofac rises on Kuwait and Russia hopes

    Contract hopes buoyed Petrofac as the FTSE 100 inched to a fourth straight gain. The oil services engineer rallied 4.1 per...

  35. March 3, 2013

    Leeds gains first large shops development

    The mantra of “location, location, location” is more critical than ever in UK bricks and mortar retailing, as the opening...

  36. January 23, 2013

    The City needs its own referendum

    We shall fight them on the beaches, on the landing grounds and at the bar of Edgbaston Golf Club. Ukip, that is. The...

  37. January 22, 2013

    Rose’s arrival raises questions on Ocado future

    Sir Stuart Rose is returning to the City as chairman of Ocado, triggering speculation over the lossmaking online retailer’s...

  38. January 15, 2013

    UK retail property: situation vacant

    Another one bites the dust. Music retailer HMV has called in the administrators and if they cannot conjure up a buyer 230...

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