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    1. March 23, 2014

      More state land must be used for homes, says Sir John Ritblat

      More needs to be done to free up land for housebuilding if the government is to reduce the risk of a bubble in the...

    2. February 22, 2013

      London’s powerhouses

      Global political and economic turmoil – and the runaway success of last summer’s Olympic Games – has cemented London’s...

    1. December 4, 2012

      Ritblat still willing to take the fresh approach

      Sir John Ritblat is starting to sound like a seasoned educationalist. Fifteen minutes into an interview and the...

    2. November 27, 2012

      Alpha Plus seeks £40m to pay debts

      Sir John Ritblat, the veteran property investor and Conservative party donor, has turned to retail bond investors in a bid...

    3. May 25, 2011

      In between flower show hedges

      Many of the corporate directors gathered to listen to a breakfast talk given by Lord Sharman on Tuesday seemed a bit...

    4. April 6, 2011

      Ritblats plan return to Plantation Place

      Delancey, the property fund manager run by Jamie Ritblat, is close to taking control of one of the largest buildings in the...

    5. April 6, 2011

      Three Olympic Village bidders shortlisted

      Computer generated image of the athletes’ village, destined to become private housing after the Games By Roger Blitz,...

    6. October 30, 2010

      Modern morality

      There was a lively debate between WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell, Sir John Ritblat, former British Land boss, and the Chief...

    7. July 15, 2010

      Arts donors ‘won’t plug spending gap’

      Leading arts philanthropists have written to the prime minister warning they should not be expected to make up the shortfall...

    8. June 2, 2010

      Ritblat era ends

      Another member of the Sir John Ritblat era at British Land is departing, as Peter Clarke makes plans to leave after 21...

    9. April 14, 2010

      A bite of lunch with Heron

      Inveterate developer Gerald Ronson attracted more than 400 of London's property and business crowd to the annual Heron lunch...

    10. February 6, 2010

      Ritblats target £900m portfolio

      Delancey, the property company, is poised to take on the management of a portfolio of properties secured by a £900m Royal...

    11. October 14, 2009

      Last orders

      Neville Kahn and Nick Edwards of Deloitte have been appointed administrators of pub group Merchant Inns, whose leading...

    12. October 7, 2009

      Colliers to raise £20m through share placing

      Colliers CRE, the commercial real estate consultancy, is to raise £20m ($32m) through a share placing to strengthen its...

    13. September 19, 2009

      Property bulls

      Sir Stuart Lipton stopped by the annual drinks party of the Stanhope developer that he founded more than 20 years ago, held...

    14. September 18, 2009

      Blackstone to buy 50% stake in Broadgate

      British Land is to complete the sale of half of the £2.2bn Broadgate office complex to Blackstone, the private equity...

    15. September 17, 2009

      British Land completes Broadgate deal

      British Land has completed the sale of half the £2.2bn Broadgate office complex to Blackstone, the private equity group, as...

    16. June 30, 2009

      Hester braves it

      Barclays executive Bob Diamond might have declined the invite but RBS chief executive Stephen Hester braved an LBS debate...

    17. June 19, 2009

      All eyes on Merv

      There was a lot of shaking of heads and rubbing of temples among guests during Alastair Darling 's annual speech at Mansion...

    18. April 9, 2009

      British Land in Broadgate sale talks

      British Land is in talks to sell half of its £2.5bn Broadgate office estate in the City of London to private equity...

    19. April 8, 2009

      British Land in Broadgate sale talks

      British Land is in talks to sell half of its £2.5bn Broadgate office estate in the City of London to private equity...

    20. January 31, 2009

      Partying on in snowy Davos

      It was full house at Prince Andrew's drinks party at the Steigenberger Belvedere's Salon Rotary on Thursday night as the...

    21. January 19, 2009

      Property groups to make further job cuts

      As many as half of companies across the property sector are set to continue to cull jobs this year as part of widespread...

    22. January 17, 2009

      Colliers to cut more posts

      Colliers CRE, the property services group headed by Sir John Ritblat, is to cut a further 70 jobs after revenue fell by a...

    23. January 16, 2009

      Colliers’ revenues drop by a third

      The steep decline in the price of commercial property and corresponding drop in the volume of transactions has caused...

    24. December 9, 2008

      Calling Morgan

      Carphone Warehouse deputy chairman D avid Ross 's connection to Morgan Stanley began well before the property venture that...

    25. December 5, 2008

      British Land revives sale of stake in flagship retail centre

      British Land has reignited talks to sell a large stake in its flagship £1.4bn ($2.3bn) Meadowhall shopping centre in the...

    26. December 5, 2008

      British Land in new Meadowhall talks

      British Land has reignited talks to sell a large stake in its flagship £1.4bn Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, with...

    27. October 13, 2008

      No-nonsense Hester tipped for bank’s hot seat

      Stephen Hester, the man expected to become the new chief executive of RBS, was described by one senior executive who knows...

    28. FT Alphaville

      September 12, 2008

      Ritblat rebuilds position in Plantation

      Delancey, the company backed by former British Land chief executive and property grandee Sir John Ritblat, has been quietly...

    29. September 11, 2008

      Ritblat rebuilds position in Plantation

      Delancey, the company backed by former British Land chief executive and property grandee Sir John Ritblat, has been quietly...

    30. August 27, 2008

      Incomers and leavers

      IN Stephen Hester runs one of Britain’s biggest property companies but has long been tipped to return to a senior position...

    31. June 28, 2008

      Ritblat blasts 'corporate whoring'

      Sir John Ritblat has hit out at speculative short-selling by hedge funds. The real estate sector is one of the most shorted...

    32. June 28, 2008

      Mastering the delicate art of boom and bust

      They say in the property industry that you need to be at least 42 years old to understand the current market downturn, but...

    33. June 28, 2008

      Mastering the delicate art of boom and bust

      They say in the property industry that you need to be at least 42 years old to understand the current market downturn, but...

    34. May 17, 2008

      Mint julep nights

      A "vicious mint julep" helped make the private equity group 3i's annual party a high-scoring 8 out of 10 event for one...

    35. May 13, 2008

      Brokers warm to Asos flair

      Asos , the online seller of celebrity-inspired fashion, was in focus yesterday after Cazenove initiated coverage of the...

    36. May 12, 2008

      Ritblat sees property recovery delayed

      Sir John Ritblat, one of the grandees of the UK property sector, has changed his view and has warned that the property...

    37. April 18, 2008

      Lazard luvvies

      Lazard international chairman Ken Costa had a joke at the ready that the 160th anniversary celebrations at Spencer House...

    38. March 29, 2008

      Laxey reveals its stake in West End investor

      Laxey Partners, the corporate activist that once agitated for the break-up of British Land, has emerged as the largest...

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