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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?
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.
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.
Chief executive Toby Courtauld and finance director Nick Sanderson discuss Great Portland Estates annual results including a 19.5% rise in net asset value.
It may have been inevitable, but it took one hell of a long time to happen.
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 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.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (AXA IM - Real Assets) has appointed Yoshihiko Hayafuji as Head of Japan, effective immediately.
Mergers and acquisitions
Care provider HC-One has completed the acquisition of Helen McArdle, the largest independent care home operator in the North East of England.