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    2. December 18, 2014

      Songbird board urged to accept Canary Wharf bid

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    1. December 16, 2014

      Westminster council plans clampdown on housing developers to protect SMEs

      Westminster council is to clamp down on housing developers in an effort to protect Britain’s biggest concentration of...

    2. December 16, 2014

      Cerberus makes £2.3bn real estate bet

      Cerberus has acquired two portfolios of distressed property loans for £2.3bn as the US private equity group bets on a...

    3. December 12, 2014

      Commercial property lending bounces back

      Commercial property lending volumes have hit the highest level since the financial crisis in the first six months of 2014,...

    4. December 11, 2014

      Qataris appoint Ken Costa to Songbird Estates board

      Ken Costa, the City grandee and former Lazard and UBS banker, has been appointed to the board of Songbird Estates to...

    5. December 8, 2014

      Canary Wharf shareholder agrees to sell stake as battle hots up

      Madison International Realty has become the second shareholder to choose to sell out of Canary Wharf in the face of a...

    6. December 8, 2014

      London’s Camden Market brings alternative lifestyle to Stock Exchange

      The owner of London’s Camden Market, renowned for attracting tourists and musicians in search of a gig, is to float on the...

    7. December 4, 2014

      Standard Life to launch £250m property debt fund

      Institutional investor Standard Life is to launch a £250m debt fund, in the latest sign that alternative lenders are...

    8. December 2, 2014

      Dubai: the statelet start-up

      Daytime population: 3.3m GDP per capita: $41,670 Foreign workers in private sector: 95 per cent New businesses started this...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Lucy Kellaway v Tyler Brûlé on design’s role in the workplace

      Tyler Brûlé’s perfect workplace At the Monocle offices in London’s Marylebone, a young man sits at a sleek wooden desk, a...

    10. November 28, 2014

      Songbird takeover bidders consider withdrawing after 19% jump in asset valuation

      The bidders for Songbird Estates, the majority owner of the Canary Wharf business district in east London, are considering...

    11. November 27, 2014

      Office demand grows in Poland’s regions

      When pan-European developer Skanska sold a building in its Krakow office development Kapelanka 42 to a Polish investment...

    12. November 24, 2014

      Energy measures put UK office lettings under threat

      A fifth of all British office buildings risk becoming unlettable within five years as a result of new energy efficiency...

    13. November 21, 2014

      Yoga, dance and microbrewery beer at UK’s first community pub

      There is a yoga class in the morning, children’s dance in the afternoon, and 371 local residents own a slice of it – the Ivy...

    14. November 19, 2014

      Westminster sees 5% of offices converted into homes

      Westminster, London’s biggest borough for employment, has lost enough office space for 78,000 workers as a result of the...

    15. November 17, 2014

      Salesforce, City of London and the etiquette of skyscraper names

      A skyscraper by any other name Sports stadiums, road bridges, bicycle hire schemes, cable cars: it is increasingly common to...

    16. November 14, 2014

      Tower sales take London commercial property from gloom to boom

      London’s commercial property market has gone from gloom to boom in just 18 months – and its skyline is the biggest...

    17. November 13, 2014

      Battersea boosted by New Covent Garden redevelopment plan and Tube extension

      A huge London housebuilding zone has received two significant boosts, with planning permission given for the redevelopment...

    18. November 12, 2014

      China’s Jin Jiang outbids Accor for French budget hotel chain

      Shanghai-based Jin Jiang International Holdings has outbid Accor, Europe’s biggest hotelier, in a race to buy a group of...

    19. November 12, 2014

      Derwent London bets on long-lived demand for office space

      Derwent London, a commercial property landlord specialising in the Tech Belt and City fringe, is nearly doubling its...

    20. November 11, 2014

      Property recovery lifts Land Securities

      Land Securities, Britain’s biggest commercial property company by market capitalisation, has reported strong growth in the...

    21. November 11, 2014

      London office building hits 10-year high

      The amount of office space being built in London has hit a 10-year high as developers race to supply the capital’s growing...

    22. November 7, 2014

      Canary Wharf owner rejects Qatari bid approach

      Songbird Estates, the owner of Canary Wharf Group, has rejected a preliminary takeover approach from the Qatar Investment...

    23. November 6, 2014

      US commercial property prices reach new high

      Years of low interest rates and intense competition between lenders has helped push US commercial property prices to a new...

    24. November 6, 2014

      Songbird soars on takeover approach

      Shares in Songbird Estates soared almost 23 per cent on Thursday after the owner of Canary Wharf Group confirmed speculation...

    25. November 3, 2014

      Aberdeen office deal underlines Scottish resilience

      Legal & General Property has bought the new Aberdeen headquarters of oil services company Aker Solutions for more than...

    26. October 29, 2014

      Creative businesses face threat from homes policy, Portas warns

      Mary Portas, the government’s high street champion, has joined fashion and digital business leaders to warn that relaxing...

    27. October 28, 2014

      Battersea Power Station lands £1.4bn finance deal

      Battersea Power Station has secured one of the biggest UK real estate financings in several years, raising £1.4bn from a...

    28. October 27, 2014

      Qatar to buy HSBC’s global HQ for £1.1bn

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy HSBC’s global headquarters, London’s biggest and most expensive office...

    29. October 21, 2014

      Singapore’s GIC puts $1.7bn into Tokyo commercial real estate

      GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has paid $1.7bn for a landmark office block in one of the most desirable locations...

    30. October 19, 2014

      Wanda aims beyond China with international homes drive

      Wanda, China’s biggest commercial property developer by sales, has set out an ambitious global expansion plan – but has...

    31. October 14, 2014

      Reforms pave way for Italian property renaissance

      A concrete shopping centre surrounded by scrubland and low-rise apartment blocks on the outskirts of Rome is an unlikely...

    32. October 9, 2014

      Lehman in $350m settlement with Canary Wharf Group over rent owed

      Canary Wharf Group has reached a $350m settlement with the liquidators of Lehman Brothers over back-rent owed after the bank...

    33. October 9, 2014

      Scottish ‘mansion tax’ to hit rich buyers and investors

      Scotland’s grouse moors and castles have long been a draw for the globe-trotting wealthy. They will now face a land and...

    34. October 8, 2014

      Office to home conversions threaten future of City

      London mayor Boris Johnson has teamed up with business lobbyists and the property industry to warn that government planning...

    35. October 8, 2014

      Businesses evicted to make way for flats

      Businesses in the UK are losing out to housing developers, as a result of a change in government planning policy, according...

    36. October 1, 2014

      HK family group snaps up Canary Wharf site

      Songbird Estates has agreed to sell one of its Canary Wharf buildings, 50 Bank Street, for £153.5m to a prominent Hong Kong...

    37. September 22, 2014

      Canada pension fund in Paris property drive

      One of Canada’s biggest pension funds is stepping into the continental European property market by making its first Paris...

    38. 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...

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