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Canary Wharf

Songbird bidders break through 90% support barrier

30 January 2015 8:25 am

The successful bidders for Songbird, the majority owner of Canary Wharf Group, have been awarded 14 extra days to complete their £2.6bn takeover, as predicted by Property Week.

Building

L&G makes first major move into PRS

30 January 2015

Legal & General (L&G) is making its first major foray into the private rented sector (PRS).

1-5 Howick Place

German fund swoops on £210m Howick Place

30 January 2015

A Berlin-based pension fund for German doctors and chemists is buying a major office and residential development in London’s Victoria for close to £210m.

Regent Street

Crown Estate head of development steps down

30 January 2015 2:13 pm

Alastair Smart has resigned as head of development at the Crown Estate after almost six years at the company.

Criterion Capital, East India Docks Estate

Criterion to sell Docklands estate

30 January 2015

Criterion Capital is poised to put a £200m ‘for sale’ sign over its Docklands office estate, just months after signalling its intention to convert the site into a 1,500-unit residential scheme.

Embankment development

Pioneering Birmingham PRS initiative reveals first scheme

30 January 2015

Birmingham council has unveiled plans for its first purpose-built private rented sector (PRS) residential scheme, which it is developing through a new wholly-owned company.

Royal Bank of Scotland

Loan sales could hit €100bn in 2015

30 January 2015 8:15 am

PwC has predicted there will be even more loan portfolio sales in Europe in 2015 than there were last year.

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PROPERTY FINANCE

Westfield, Stratford

Retail set for a strong 2015 in wake of global oil price drop

30 January 2015

The lower price of oil is already having a positive effect on retail sales, with UK shops enjoying strong quarter.

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Regent Street

Crown Estate head of development steps down

30 January 2015

Alastair Smart has resigned as head of development at the Crown Estate after almost six years at the company.

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Baltimore House, Wandsworth

Q&A: Wandsworth leader on ambitious housing plan

30 January 2015

The London borough on why it hopes to build 18,000 homes over the next decade, up 60% on its original target,

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PROPERTY ANALYSIS

Commercial property investment data

Commercial property investment hits record high

30 January 2015

Investment in the UK commercial property sector totalled £20.5bn in the final quarter of 2014

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Andrew Deverell-Smith Video

A focus on diversity can boost recruitment Video

27 January 2015

If companies within the property industry pay greater attention to boosting diversity, their companies will prosper says Andrew Deverell-Smith, chief executive of recruitment agency Deverell Smith.

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INTERVIEW

Exemplar co-founders Daniel Van Gelder (far left) and Clive Bush

Exemplar – a small firm that thinks big

30 January 2015

Exemplar co-founders Clive Bush and Daniel Van Gelder explain why Fitzroy Place was “an absolute labour of love” and reveal what they are planning to do next.

MARKETS - North West

Corn Exchange

Some areas of North West leisure are prospering while others play catch up

30 January 2015

The leisure scene in the major hubs of the North West is buzzing — and is having a positive knock-on effect on the main retail territories.

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SONGBIRD SAGA

canary wharf

Qatari flags fly at Canary Wharf

It has been one of the most bitterly fought takeover battles in property history. But now Songbird has sung, and the saga appears to have reached its denouement.

Commercial property investment data

Commercial property investment hits record high

30 January 2015

Investment in the UK commercial property sector totalled £20.5bn in the final quarter of 2014

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Hot Property Blog

David Parsley

Songbird war is over, so give peace a chance

29 January 2015

Songbird’s capitulation to the £2.6bn Qatari-led bid yesterday must be tough to take for a management team that was convinced it would fend the unwelcome bidders off.

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FINANCE DAILY

Finance Daily

Property Week launches daily financial newsletter

15 January 2015

Property Week has launched Finance Daily, a weekday morning newsletter to provide readers with the most up-to-the-minute finance news, data and analysis.

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