canary wharf

Franklin boss urges Songbird to accept £2.6bn bid or find better offer

18 December 2014 5:09 pm

Franklin Mutual Advisers has written to Songbird Estates’ board urging it to accept a £2.6bn takeover bid for the company or seek a higher offer from another party.

Royal Bank of Scotland

Apollo lands RBS portfolio in huge PRS deal

19 December 2015

The Royal Bank of Scotland has sold a £210m residential portfolio to a US private equity firm in one of the UK’s largest ever PRS investment transactions.

Dunfermline Building Society

Dunfermline to sell £350m loan portfolio

19 December 2015

The remaining commercial property loans from Dunfermline Building Society are to be put up for sale in a £350m portfolio in the New Year.

Two Pancras Square

King’s Cross poised for new rent record with office deal

19 December 2015

King’s Cross is close to securing a record rent of £80/sq ft, in a deal that will put the north London district on a par with some prime areas of the capital’s office market.

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Houndsditch Estate

Henderson lands £120m finance

19 December 2015

TIAA Henderson Real Estate has secured a £120m debt facility from Santander and ING on behalf of The Houndsditch Estate.

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Review of the Year

Liz Peace

Review of the Year: January to June

19 December 2015

The most outrageous gazump, the most embarrassing revelation, the worst name for a building and much more from the first six months of the year.

Two Snowhill

Review of the Year: July to December

19 December 2015

The Scottish referendum, guidelines over double dipping, the most eye-watering London office rent and other notable events of the last six months in property.

Smithfield market

Review of the Year: The big talking points

19 December 2015

Our Open Plan campaign, the Smithfield Market saga, the silliest portfolio name and other issues that got the property industry talking in 2014.

More of our review of 2014

Barts Square

New Year boon for Helical Bar as £300m Barts Square starts

19 December 2015

On 5 January 2015 at 8am, the first spade will hit the ground at Helical Bar’s Barts Square scheme in the City of London.

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Student Accomodation

Student housing boom

8 December 2014

This weekend I drove past the former Opal 1 building in Birmingham. The towering red-brick student housing block is now adorned with a Campus Living Villages flag, following the company’s purchase of one of the giant portfolios from the collapsed Opal Group last year.

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Central London faces shortage in prime office space as demand rockets

19 December 2015

2015 will see grade-A office demand outstrip supply in the capital.

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Cushman & Wakefield fashion show

Cushman & Wakefield gets in fashion with students

12 December 2014

Global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield teamed up with world renowned art and design institution Central Saint Martins to sponsor an innovative student project.

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