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    1. May 22, 2015

      Lenders pour cash into UK property market

      Lending to property companies has jumped sharply as the market’s return to boom conditions and poor returns from other asset...

    2. May 19, 2015

      London on the rise as office construction leaps 24% in 6 months

      Office building in London has jumped sharply as developers rush to take advantage of rising demand from business tenants....

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    1. May 8, 2015

      Camden Market’s owners turn rebellion into money

      The cluster of stalls selling leather jackets and pink hair dye in north London’s Camden Market has barely changed for...

    2. April 29, 2015

      Demand for office space soars as Manchester finds its civic heart

      From the roof terrace of Manchester’s newest office block, the scale of the city’s resurgence becomes clear. A forest of...

    3. 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 equities. It...

    4. April 20, 2015

      Sir Stuart Lipton criticises housebuilders over ‘crisis’

      Sir Stuart Lipton, one of Britain’s most experienced property developers, has attacked housebuilders for their role in what...

    5. April 13, 2015

      Traditional landlords challenged by tech companies’ office needs

      London’s booming tech and creative economy is changing the way that people in the capital work — and that poses a challenge...

    6. April 7, 2015

      Savills chief’s pay jumps by 33% ahead of expansion push

      Jeremy Helsby, chief executive of the property adviser Savills, has seen his pay jump 33 per cent after launching the...

    7. April 1, 2015

      Macerich shares dip as Simon Property pulls $23bn bid

      The US shopping mall wars have halted for now. Shares in Macerich slipped nearly 7 per cent on Wednesday after the mall...

    8. March 31, 2015

      Birmingham Bullring’s Hammerson snaps up plot next to HS2 site

      The company that owns Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre has taken over one of the biggest development sites in the city...

    9. March 30, 2015

      Manchester builds on UK property revival

      Lenders have funded a £100m office block in Manchester that is only one-sixth full in a sign that the property revival has...

    10. March 26, 2015

      Government backtracks on offices-to-homes plan

      Plans to extend developers’ right to convert offices into homes have been abandoned by the government after a backlash led...

    11. March 22, 2015

      Thor bets on French economy with Paris nightclub purchase

      The home of one of France’s best-known nightclubs, Le Queen in Paris, has been bought by New York real estate investor Thor...

    12. 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...

    13. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Whitehall offices to be charged commercial rent

      The Treasury is to seize control of Whitehall departments’ offices and charge them a commercial rent to make better use of...

    14. March 3, 2015

      Dubai to build $1bn financial zone development

      Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund is to build a $1bn development in the heart of the emirate’s financial district, the first new...

    15. February 18, 2015

      Axa set to take over City’s Pinnacle skyscraper site in £300m deal

      The City of London’s most prominent stalled construction site is to become the Square Mile’s tallest skyscraper after French...

    16. February 18, 2015

      UK farmland returns more than Mayfair

      In the fertile fens of north Cambridgeshire lies the 560-acre Rummers Farm where potatoes, sugar beet, cereals and oil seed...

    17. February 16, 2015

      Hammerson benefits from shopping recovery

      Pre-tax profits at Hammerson, Britain’s biggest retail landlord, more than doubled as Britain’s economic recovery fed...

    18. February 11, 2015

      HMRC targets property scheme investors

      Investors in several commercial property ventures deemed to have misused generous tax reliefs now face demands to repay...

    19. February 9, 2015

      Morgan Stanley’s bet on Russia property exposes risks

      In 2012 and 2013, Morgan Stanley’s real estate fund set a record for Russian property deals by investing $2.3bn in two...

    20. February 9, 2015

      Property advisers scale up to challenge dominant global players

      International property advisers are on a consolidation and acquisition drive as they gear up to take on the dominant...

    21. February 9, 2015

      Distribution demands drive investment in logistics properties

      Ecommerce is fuelling a boom in logistics property investment in Europe, as retailers try to keep pace with changing...

    22. February 4, 2015

      UK plans to sell off historic government buildings

      Plans to sell off a swath of historic government buildings to property developers mean civil servants will be moving from...

    23. February 3, 2015

      London site of Madame Tussauds up for sale

      The landlord of Madame Tussauds hopes to raise more than £300m by selling the building that has housed the waxworks since...

    24. January 30, 2015

      How Qatar snared the Canary

      The view from Canary Wharf Group’s offices in One Canada Square — the first and tallest skyscraper in London’s Docklands —...

    25. January 28, 2015

      UK postwar office blocks make the grade for listing

      Slideshow: English Heritage lists postwar office buildings The modern office is, perhaps, too close to the drudgery of...

    26. January 19, 2015

      European banks step up sales of distressed property loans

      European banks have stepped up their sales of distressed real estate loans, as investors flock into the continent’s property...

    27. 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 the...

    28. January 14, 2015

      Fears of bubble rise as property investment volumes hit record

      Investors’ fears of a property market bubble are rising as a search for yield pushes record volumes of cash into real estate...

    29. January 12, 2015

      London Bishopsgate Goodsyard project faces storm of local protest

      An £800m plan to develop one the largest brownfield sites in London has run into a storm of local opposition, with...

    30. January 2, 2015

      London financial sector’s revival fuels office rental cost fears

      London’s office market is booming as the capital’s resurgent banking and finance sector encounters a shortage of new space —...

    31. December 22, 2014

      The fat lady sings for London concert venue Earls Court

      Earls Court Exhibition Centre has long been renowned for crowd-pleasing extravaganzas by the likes of Elton John, Pink...

    32. December 21, 2014

      Jeremy Helsby, Savills CEO: beyond the tweeds and Labrador

      When 33-year-old Jeremy Helsby returned to London in 1988, it was not a happy occasion. He had been sent out to Washington...

    33. December 18, 2014

      Songbird board urged to accept Canary Wharf bid

      US asset manager Franklin Mutual Advisers, the third-largest shareholder in east London business district Canary Wharf, has...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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