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Angela Jameson Journalist

Property Week

Stories by this contributor.

  • Why the rules around off-site affordable housing provision need a shake-up

    25 February 2016

    Councils in London are increasingly taking payments from developers that wish to avoid their obligation to build affordable homes, according to a new report from business group London First and planning consultancy Turley.

  • Is Argos a make... or break deal for Sainsbury's?

    12 February 2016

    With its plan to buy Argos and open concessions in its larger grocery stores, Sainsbury’s hopes to attract non-food shoppers into its outlets. But will the audacious plan pay off?

  • After the Paris attacks: how is the property industry responding?

    4 December 2015

    In the wake of the terrorist attacks in the French capital, security is being stepped up at potential targets in the UK.

  • Salary Survey: Feast in the east

    8 March 2013

    Leap in Asian salaries underlines shift eastwards of power in property. Angela Jameson reports

  • Gym Group limbers up to branch out

    22 February 2013

    Budget gyms are burgeoning but analysts warn against over-expansion.

  • Techies could overtake financial services as powerhouses of global office take-up

    15 February 2013

    DTZ research shows rapidly growing TMT occupiers will take more space in London and overseas in 2013. Angela Jameson reports

  • British Land goes local in Hampshire

    15 February 2013

    REIT transforms Whiteley Village factory outlet into town centre high street. Angela Jameson reports

  • Morrisons marches on with local offensive in south-east

    1 February 2013

    Supermarket plans to open 50 M Local shops and 20 superstores in 2013.

  • Pickles’ logistical paradox

    30 September 2011

    The communities secretary will have to walk the thin line between encouraging industrial development and sympathising with local concerns if he is to help kickstart growth

  • Kicked While They're Down: rates change hits small businesses

    01 April 2011

    Today could mark the beginning of the end for some small businesses, as the government abolishes empty rates relief

  • Squatters to be kicked out quicker

    01 April 2011

    New government plans could make it easier for homeowners and commercial property landlords to evict squatters

  • Cuts mean Kier cannot predict growth

    24 September 2010

    Paul Sheffield, chief executive of construction group Kier, has been running the rule over Connaught assets, after the rival company went into administration.

  • Public sector cuts will strangle regions for years to come

    24 September 2010

    In the final part of her series on real estate revival, Angela Jameson predicts the likely impact of public sector cuts on the regions.

  • UK manufacturing is poised to deliver the goods

    17 September 2010

    In the third of a four-part series on areas key to real estate survival, Angela Jameson looks at manufacturing.

  • Planes, trains and automobiles could yet crush hopes of recovery

    10 September 2010

    In the second of a series on sectors that are critical to a real estate revival

  • Action is needed before energy crisis leaves UK in the dark

    03 September 2010

    In the first of a series of four special features about sectors that need to lead real estate revival, Angela Jameson examines the energy sector

  • Britain’s economic ‘trilemma’ will scare off investors

    03 September 2010

    Government must make decisions on UK’s energy policies

  • Mind the gap on Tube PFI bid list

    30 June 2000

    Four out of six bidders for London Underground’s non-operational property pull out of the competition

  • Westminster clamps down ahead of drink deregulation

    30 June 2000

    Licensees in Westminster are feeling the sharp end of the city council’s determination to clamp down on licences, ahead of the Home Office’s deregulation of drinking hours.Westminster last week imposed tough measures that will mean that most new restaurant and bar licences issued in the borough will only be granted until 11pm.The move is being felt by developers including Grosvenor and

    Camden OK for £20m Brunswick scheme

    16 June 2000

    Listing of 1970s Brunswick Centre site to be determined by government next month

  • Property heads list of PFI bank’s targets

    16 June 2000

    Government-backed organisation to develop public-private partnerships launches

  • EC delays alternative to PIP until year-end

    9 June 2000

    Regeneration projects falter as RDAs remain cash-strapped by EC intervention

  • Retail troubleshooter eyes high street assets

    9 June 2000

    US finance group seeks strategic alliances with UK landlords to shore up European launch

  • Workplace parking tax crisis as Midlands pilot collapses

    9 June 2000

    Birmingham City Council seeks emergency meeting with DETR minister as calls for rethink on transport taxes mount

  • UBS Warburg to embark on new voyage into PFI

    26 May 2000

    Investment banking giant sets up JV company with Jarvis to break into corporate outsourcing market

  • Westminster drives BID to clean up city

    26 May 2000

    Westminster City Council puts weight behind property owners’ plan for BID

  • Harvey Nichols building for sale

    19 May 2000

    Knightsbridge store’s owner Poon circulates confidential sale documents to raise £75m from freehold

  • Parkview powers on alone with Battersea landmark

    19 May 2000

    Hong Kong-based developer confident that 12.2ha power station site will finally be developed despite false starts

  • Large developments first in London Mayor’s line of fire

    12 May 2000

    Assembly takes legal advice in attempt to block Crystal Palace and White City schemes and questions GLA building costs

  • Benchmark says Yes in Mayfair

    5 May 2000

    Yes TV, the provider of video on demand, has signed up at Benchmark’s 16 Grosvenor Street scheme in London’s West End.The company, which has had to delay its float because of turbulent market conditions, has taken 1,490 sq m (16,000 sq ft) of space, at just under £538/sq m (£50/sq ft). Meanwhile, Benchmark has just completed the next door building, 15 Grosvenor Stre

  • Grosvenor makes bullish move in Spain

    5 May 2000

    Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster’s property company, has formed a joint venture with Spanish property company Grupo Lar in a bid to beef up its Spanish presence.The new vehicle, Grupo Lar Grosvenor, will manage a ‘620m (£370m) portfolio, pursuing a programme of development and investmen.The move follows Grosvenor’s entry into the Spanish market last year,

  • IoD launches £500m assault on serviced office market

    5 May 2000

    Director's organisation seeks insitutional nacking for joint venture with MEPC to open 22 serviced office centres.

  • Mansford brews up £15m Cardiff redevelopment

    5 May 2000

    A landmark brewery site in Cardiff is to be redeveloped as part of a £15m mixed-use scheme.Developer Mansford Holdings has formed a joint venture with the largest brewer in Wales, SA Brain, to develop a 7,400 sq m (79,730 sq ft) mixed-use scheme on the site of Brain’s brewery in St Mary Street. A detailed planning application was submitted for the scheme, to be called the

  • NCP seeks joint venture partner to strip Soho site

    5 May 2000

    NCP is to kick-start its nationwide development programme with a joint venture in Soho, London, designed to appeal to dot com companies.The mixed-use scheme will be the car park operator’s first project in the capital and has already attracted the interest of as many as 10 West End specialists. A further 30 to 40 projects, including one north of Oxford Street, are being prepared by NCP, which was bought by US giant Cendant two years ago. It has already started a 27,870 sq m (300,000 sq

  • Property's e-link up with Morgan Stanley

    5 May 2000

    Jones Lang Lasalle, Trammell Crow and CB Richard Ellis have joined forces with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter to increase their investment in property-related e-commerce ventures. The three-way 'Octane Alliance' formed last week, joined Morgan Stanley Dean Witter's 'Project Constellation' this week to become one of the founders of an alliance that will invest $135m in internet-related pro

  • Ad giant’s new campaign sees Knightsbridge move

    28 April 2000

    J Walter Thimpson heads for Pru sheme while Sotherby's ditches plans to move out of New Bond Street

  • RICS slams Treasury over 'selective' Stamp Duty data

    28 April 2000

    President hits out at Treasury's use of IPD figures, claiming urban regeneration initiatives could be blighted

  • Top US surveying firms join up for e-alliance

    28 April 2000

    Groundbreaking joint venture will concentrate on web-based buying and marketing in North America

  • Councils sit on family silver, says watchdog

    14 April 2000

    Local authorities hold commercial properties worth £7.5bn, but largely fail to reap the benefit

  • Developers in two-way Paddington tower tussle

    14 April 2000

    Landowners battle it out to submit planning applications before the capital’s new mayor gets involved

  • Longbridge Taskforce seeks agent’s advice

    14 April 2000

    Byers wants property advice on threatened West Midlands car factory by end of month

  • West End frenzy fills Shell-Mex

    14 April 2000

    Witkoff’s £300m scheme full one year before completion as tenants sign up for entire 480,000 sq ft

  • Abbey gets new real estate habit

    7 April 2000

    Bank’s secret ‘Project Columbus’ will trigger complex sale-and-leaseback on entire 6m sq ft UK estate

  • Argent St George steams in to win King’s Cross race

    7 April 2000

    Joint venture beats Lend Lease and 15 other rivals’ 20ha (50 acre) schemes, but work won’t start until 2015

  • Internet firm snaps up West End HQ

    31 March 2000

    DoubleClick causes a stir as internet firms finally breach West End landlord resistance

  • Now LandSecs takes PFI plunge

    31 March 2000

    Bell-wether share buyback and portfolio shake-up followed by tie-up with Trillium for £2bn bid

  • Westminster in planning sell-off

    24 March 2000

    Tory council to start privatisation of Britain’s busiest planning department at meeting on Tuesday

  • Double departure disrupts Sec Cap’s Euro operations

    17 March 2000

    US real estate giant’s European activities suffer setback as Akeler and Access bosses quit to set up e-businesses

  • £1bn Arlington park for Disney

    10 March 2000

    7m sq ft scheme, three times the size of Stockley Park, planned at entrance to Disneyland Paris

  • Norris shocks industry with radical land tax proposal

    10 March 2000

    Tory mayoral hopeful stuns DJ Freeman/Property Week debate with plans to raise regeneration funds from property owners

  • Rising to the top

    10 March 2000

    Hammerson is performing well, but its new chief executive still has to convince the City that it is a worthwhile investment. In his first interview since he took the reigns, company man John Richards spoke to Angela Jameson

  • ICL hits another hurdle in £1bn outsourcing deal

    3 March 2000

    ICL ditches Integrated Workspace Solutions after months of negotiations in favour of Chesterton’s Prospero

  • King of the Hill

    3 March 2000

    American developer Bill Rouse, chief executive of Liberty Property Trust, is learning to mix US business park ideas with the UK's sensitive planning regime at Rouse Kent's Kings Hill scheme. He talks to Angela Jameson

  • No place like Dome

    3 March 2000

    At 1m sq ft it is the world’s largest covered space, and one of the most controversial. Angela Jameson joined an Investment Property Forum outing to the Millennium Dome to find out what the fuss is all about

  • Shaftesbury’s avenues

    3 March 2000

    Fashion designers, restaurants and café-bars are clamouring to get into Carnaby Street. Angela Jameson visits the revived etail ‘village’

  • Silicon cynics

    25 February 2000

    How do you rate a company that has doubled in value in the last year, but has yet to make a profit? This report turns to the United States for tips on accommodating hypergrowth companies

  • Uncommon knowledge

    25 February 2000

    Developing an internet strategy is as tough for established businesses as it is for start-ups. This report tries to solve the latest conundrum that is puzzling the property world – how do you find an e-commerce expert?

  • Ethical minority

    11 February 2000

    The Ethical Property Company’s first share issue raised £1.3m, proving that there is an appetite for ethical investments in direct property.

  • Bank guru says swings will persist through stable times

    4 February 2000

    Monetary Policy Committee member Julius tells property industry to expect volatility despite low inflation

  • Small firms service gears up for big time

    4 February 2000

    Gordon Brown's 1999 budget promise to launch a small business service is fast becoming a reality.

  • Professional plus

    28 January 2000

    Is CPD just another chore for your firm? Angela Jameson visited King Sturge, which is working with Sheffield Hallam University on a CPD programme that reaps rewards for the firm, the individual and the profession.

  • Agents of gloom

    14 January 2000

    Will there be a place for agents in the new millennium? Following a year of great change for the surveying profession, we discover whether agents are delivering the service occupiers require.

  • On the precipice

    17 December 1999

    This report finds out how the awful truth about the recession dawned on leading industry figures

  • Hungary for success

    3 December 1999

    TrizecHahn Europe has just celebrated the opening of its first major European development in Budapest. Phillip Rose, chief operating officer of the Canadian company, talks about its pan-European strategy

  • Leisure Tyne

    26 November 1999

    Commercial schemes in Gateshead are being kick-started by lottery-funded arts projects.

  • AIG takes 25% stake in TrizecHahn centre

    19 November 1999

    TrizecHahn has sold a 25% stake in its newly opened West End City Center in Budapest to US insurance giant AIG.The sale, confirmed on the day the Canadian developer cut the ribbon on its first major European scheme, values the 80,000 sq m (861,120 sq ft) shopping centre at more than $300m (£190m).The three-level shopping centre was built in just 13 months with TrizecHahn’s Hungarian joint venture partner, entrepreneur Sandor Demjan. With a total project cost of $190m (£120m), th

  • Driven to disruption

    19 November 1999

    Pressure on the UK's motor trade to cut car prices is shaking up the market in motor dealerships.

  • Getting Britain moving

    19 November 1999

    Getting the country moving again is the government's number one priority. As the Commons starts a new session, Property Week asked the property industry what it thought of the latest planning guidance on transport.

  • Planning pain

    12 November 1999

    Government guidance is pushing more and more infrastructure costs on to developers. But the industry is fed up with bearing the brunt of regeneration and transport initiatives. Report on the growing backlash over planning gain

  • Billing time

    22 October 1999

    Small firms who rely heavily on rating work have been seriously hampered in attracting new clients by the government’s delay in supplying information on the 2000 revaluation.

  • Bank balance

    8 October 1999

    Technology makes Bank of Scotland’s bid for NatWest credible. It also threatens to drag the rest of the banking world into turmoil. Angela Jameson examines the property implications of the bid

  • Bright future

    17 September 1999

    After four months as MEPC chief executive and with results looming at the end of the month, Jamie Dundas is confident that his leadership of the company will meet the City's high expectations.

  • Unicorn flies into a new field

    20 August 1999

    Ex-Johnson Controls head Wayne Felton is back on the acquisition trail following last week's £37m buyout of Unicorn Consultancy, a subsidiary of FM firm Building & Property.

  • Grand central

    6 August 1999

    Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic are now the leading destinations for developers wanting exposure to emerging European markets. In the concluding part of our series, the property market in these nations are examined

  • Small wonder

    6 August 1999

    After just six months running his own business, Jon Turner is discovering that small is beautiful when it comesto winning work in a town like Hereford. We pay a second visit to his practice

  • Eastern promise

    30 July 1999

    Once upon a time, senior executives complained that they had to fly 10 hours or more to find a region combining rapid growth, huge investment potential and Western-style political and economic reforms. Today, such a market is right on Europe’s doorstep. Central and Eastern Europe now provide just the right ratio of risk to reward that many property investors and developers are searching for. From Tallinn to Warsaw, the region stands to gain massively as it prepares to join the European

  • Moving on up

    16 July 1999

    Building societies and clearing banks are squaring up to their German counterparts by following aggressive loan programmes. This report profiles eight lenders

  • Aiming for the top

    2 July 1999

    Quitting a big firm for a niche practice doesn't always mean leaving ambition behind. We report on the latest activities of Hamptons International Commercial

  • Wills power

    2 July 1999

    The Labour government has won plenty of friends in big business, but what does it offer small firms and entrepreneurs? Mike Wills, the minister responsible for small business, talks to us.

  • Working on the chain gang

    2 July 1999

    A year from now and a new power will take control in the capital. In the second of our features on lobbying,this reportdiscovers whether the property industry is ready for the Mayor of London

  • London calling

    25 June 1999

    London's inward investment agency has launched a task force to build on the capital's success in attracting call centres.

  • Code for credibility

    18 June 1999

    Today the Investment Property Forum finally launches its code of practice for property performance reporting. This report examines why the code is one step further along the road to credibility for property investments

  • Weighing up the net gains

    11 June 1999

    Not content with building concrete malls, one US real estate company is investing in a virtual mall. Friend or foe, landlords ignore the internet at their peril.

  • The Peto principle

    21 May 1999

    New hands are taking the reins at DTZ Debenham Thorpe, but is Robert Peto’s appointment as chairman the start of a new chapter for the firm?

  • Prime movers

    14 May 1999

    The National Audit Office approves of it, and the Inland Revenue is planning its own version. We talk to the DSS and Trillium about the lessons learned from year one of the landmark Prime deal

  • Cost - cutters

    7 May 1999

    Small estate agency firms are facing relentless pressure to slash commissions. We ask whether the latest resurgence in the market could stem the downward spiral

  • Affiliate to accumulate

    30 April 1999

    Canadian firm Colliers Macaulay Nicolls has turned down the chance to be part of global giant Insignia. Angela Jameson talks to those who question the current trend of international mega-mergers

  • Culture clash dooms Insignia merger bid

    16 April 1999

    Insignia’s bid to buy the Canadian operation of Colliers International, Colliers Macaulay Nicolls, has collapsed after more than six months of discussions.Directors at Colliers Macaulay Nicolls finally spurned Insignia’s offer earlier this month. A well-placed source at Colliers said the deal fell through because certain directors were unhappy with the culture at Insignia.Jamie Horne, president of Colliers Macaulay Nicolls, said there was ‘a potential clash of cultu

  • End of the paper trail

    16 April 1999

    In the next decade, electronic conveyancing and land registration will become a reality. Meanwhile, volunteer local authorities are needed to pilot the project. We attend a consultation meeting in the City of London

  • Traineespotting

    26 March 1999

    Of these four land economy students, just one will become a surveyor. The other three have been seduced by a merchant bank, an accountancy firm and a law firm. In the first of an occasional series of features examining the profession’s education crisis, Angela Jameson asks why the industry’s reputation has hit rock bottom with the latest crop of graduates.

  • Hands on experience

    19 February 1999

    Britain’s best-paid banker, Guy Hands, is homing in on those aspects of the property industry that have been traditionally left to property specialists. In an exclusive interview with us, he explains why it will be worth the extra effort

  • Striking it lucky

    12 February 1999

    Citex's Oliver Jones talks to us about outsourcing opportunities, post-merger

  • Perks of office

    5 February 1999

    Before Regus, serviced offices had a shoddy reputation. A decade on, the main players aim to supply UK plc's entire property needs. Angela Jameson talks to Mark Dixon and his rivals. Christine Eade, meanwhile, talks to the latest newcomer to the domestic market.

  • Capital gains

    22 January 1999

    Nick Raynsford, the minister for London will tell next month's Nacore conference how he plans to make the capital a world-class business location for occupiers and their employees.

  • Merger baffles rivals due to duplicated London strengths

    15 January 1999

    Richard Ellis is likely to pay close to £25m in cash and shares for the 320-strong St Quintin and has rubbished speculation that it was prepared to pay up to £40m.St Quintin's 14 equity partners will receive the largest pay-out from the cash and shares deal with Richard Ellis, run by Alan Froggatt.However, in the future a consideration will also be shared out amongst the other staff, including salaried partners and associate partners. 'There will be incentives, but in order to receive


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