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  1. September 18, 2014

    Songbird gets boost from rise in value of Canary Wharf mall

    The property portfolio of Songbird Estates, the company behind London’s Canary Wharf development, increased 8.4 per cent in...

  2. September 14, 2014

    Qataris sued for £10m over former US embassy deal

    A Qatari developer is being sued for £10m by its partner on the redevelopment of the US embassy in London because the...

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  1. September 12, 2014

    Amazon to join rush for Silicon Roundabout

    Amazon is opening new offices in the heart of Silicon Roundabout, the cluster of start-ups in east London, joining other US...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Property buyers add Scottish exit clause

    “Exit clauses” are being inserted into commercial property contracts in Scotland to allow buyers to scrap deals or...

  3. September 5, 2014

    Battersea seeks to create international business quarter

    Battersea power station is launching a global campaign to attract foreign businesses to the centrepiece of the rapidly...

  4. August 28, 2014

    Paramount Group: NY or SF

    Feel good about Wall Street’s prospects? Buy the shares in an investment bank and pray that the bankers don’t do anything...

  5. August 25, 2014

    UK commercial property owners lose £100m in tax rule change

    Owners of commercial properties in the UK have lost £100m of tax reliefs in the four months to the end of July after an...

  6. August 14, 2014

    Queen’s property company in £345m Chinese tie-up

    The Crown Estate, the company that owns and manages the Queen’s property portfolio, has established a £345m joint venture...

  7. August 8, 2014

    Converting offices to homes threatens London enterprises

    Premier House, an unassuming office block that looms over the main shopping street outside Edgware underground station in...

  8. August 7, 2014

    Lords of the London skyline vie for design supremacy

    In the past decade London has hosted an architectural competition that echoes, in intensity of rivalry and the creativity of...

  9. August 1, 2014

    Gherkin owners fight back against receiver’s move to sell tower

    The owners of London’s distinctive Gherkin skyscraper are fighting a move to sell the building, after lenders forced it into...

  10. July 31, 2014

    Invesco property trust investors to lose 100%

    Shareholders in Invesco Perpetual’s Property Income Trust are set to lose their entire investment as the company is being...

  11. July 29, 2014

    City of London’s £650m Gherkin put up for sale by receivers

    The City of London’s Gherkin building has been put up for sale by administrators who hope to attract bids of at least £650m....

  12. July 24, 2014

    £1bn docklands plan receives go ahead

    A £1bn plan to create an Asian business district in a rundown part of east London’s docklands will go ahead after the local...

  13. July 22, 2014

    Nick Leslau sells Max Property to Blackstone for £448m

    Nick Leslau, the property entrepreneur, has agreed to sell one of his listed property companies to Blackstone Real Estate...

  14. July 22, 2014

    London’s Canary Wharf gets greenlight for expansion

    Canary Wharf, London’s second financial district, is set for a big expansion after the local council gave the go-ahead for...

  15. July 16, 2014

    Irish bad loan bank turns to task of property sales

    Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency, set up to administer the loans attached to the collapsed real estate market, is...

  16. July 15, 2014

    Topland snaps up £75m Hallmark Hotels portfolio

    One of Britain’s biggest privately owned property companies, Topland, has bought the Hallmark Hotels portfolio for £75m in...

  17. July 8, 2014

    Smithfield market saved from partial demolition

    London’s historic Smithfield Market has been protected from partial demolition after the government ruled against a...

  18. July 6, 2014

    Science parks’ role as innovation centres ‘under threat’

    The chairman of the UK Science Park Association has warned that their role as centres for business innovation is under...

  19. July 2, 2014

    Metro Holdings invests in Manchester homes and offices

    A Singapore developer has made its first UK investment as part of a £600m scheme to build more than 2,000 homes and offices...

  20. 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...

  21. June 24, 2014

    China commercial property carries biggest risks for investors

    The last place in China you would expect to find an oversupply of property is between the beautiful lake city of Hangzhou...

  22. June 20, 2014

    China Life takes majority stake in Canary Wharf tower

    Chinese state-backed insurance group China Life has taken a majority stake in one of Britain’s biggest office towers, in its...

  23. 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 credited...

  24. June 13, 2014

    Largest-ever European real estate IPO seeks to raise €1.5bn

    A new Spanish real estate investment trust is seeking to become Europe’s largest-ever property IPO in a €1.5bn flotation....

  25. June 12, 2014

    Asia-Pacific takes top place for property investment

    Asia-Pacific has overtaken Europe to become the world’s biggest real estate investment market for the first time, thanks...

  26. June 10, 2014

    International capital drives up demand and price for UK property

    The commercial property market is booming. Annual investment in UK property hit £42bn in the first quarter of 2014, the...

  27. June 10, 2014

    US investors snap up UK care homes

    Earlier this year a Wall Street hedge fund best known for its role selling the Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer...

  28. June 5, 2014

    Nick Leslau lists real estate investment trust on Aim

    Property entrepreneur Nick Leslau’s latest venture, a real estate investment trust that owns Madame Tussauds and the Alton...

  29. June 4, 2014

    Australand / Frasers: hot property

    Winter may be coming down under, but Australian property is hot. Look no further than recent residential launches: top-end...

  30. 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,...

  31. May 23, 2014

    Non-bank lenders rapidly expand into commercial property

    Insurance companies, debt funds, asset managers and other alternative lenders are rapidly expanding into the commercial...

  32. May 20, 2014

    London office construction recovers to near pre-recession level

    London’s skyline is dotted with cranes as 64 offices with a total space of 9.2m square feet – equivalent to 15 Shards,...

  33. May 18, 2014

    First defaults in second-generation CMBS emerge

    The former headquarters of ATI Careers Training Center, in a rundown suburb of Fort Worth, Texas lies vacant. Where once...

  34. 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...

  35. 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....

  36. April 24, 2014

    Sale of HSBC tower hints at return to property boom times

    London’s biggest and most expensive office building, HSBC’s global headquarters, is up for sale at what would be a record...

  37. April 24, 2014

    Receivers called as ‘Gherkin’ falls into a financial pickle

    Life has turned sour for the “Gherkin”. Deloitte has been appointed receivers of the Lord Foster-designed City of London...

  38. 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...

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