Financial comment

Expert opinion about financing in the property sector.
RSS feed for Latest Financial Comment

Latest Financial Comment

Richard Tice

REITs put open-ended property funds to shame

18 August 2016

Should the property industry be embarrassed that, post Brexit vote, some of its main domestic-property-owning institutions have been involved in a mini flash crash, caused by fundamentally flawed open-ended fund structures?

Open Source offices

Is flexible office space the answer to 2019’s increased leasing liabilities?

11 August 2016

With new rules on lease accounting on the horizon, businesses who lease their office space will face the prospect of having to list their property on their balance sheets as liabilities.


Expect the unexpected in the second half of the year

26 July 2016

The first six months of 2016 were challenging for the quoted real estate sector, ending a fantastic run of out-performance against the wider equity markets.

Toby Courtauld Chief Executive and Nick Sanderson Finance Director GPE

GPE 'well positioned to take advantage of EU Referendum opportunities'

25 May 2016

Chief executive Toby Courtauld and finance director Nick Sanderson discuss Great Portland Estates annual results including a 19.5% rise in net asset value.

David Parsley

Deloitte finally gives in to conflicts

18 April 2016

It may have been inevitable, but it took one hell of a long time to happen.

Hayley Scott

Changing markets are shifting investor attitudes

18 March 2016

Changing attitudes to joint ventures, debt, permitted development rights and speculative development are just some of the findings from the latest Investec Structured Property Finance client survey.

Banks and lending


Laxfield National secures funding for deals up to £100m

16 January 2017

Laxfield Group, a real estate debt investment manager, has revealed that it is now able to fund individual loans of up to £100m thanks to an increased allocation of capital for its Laxfield National programme.

More news on banks and lending

Fund Management


AXA Investment Managers appoints new head of Japan

17 January 2017

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (AXA IM - Real Assets) has appointed Yoshihiko Hayafuji as Head of Japan, effective immediately.

More news on property fund management

Mergers and acquisitions

Helen McArdle

HC-One acquires Helen McArdle Care and its 20 care homes

17 January 2017

Care provider HC-One has completed the acquisition of Helen McArdle, the largest independent care home operator in the North East of England.

More news on property firm mergers and acquisitions

Property Companies

Empiric’s student accommodation at College Green in Bristol

Empiric buys in York for £23m

17 January 2017

Empiric Student Property has acquired the freehold of a 220 bed student accommodation scheme in York for £23.3m.

More financial news on property companies