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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


PHP makes second Irish deal and agrees major refinancing

23 March 2017

Primary Health Properties (PHP) has made its second investment in Ireland as the company embarks on its first private placement issuing £100m in 10-year senior secured notes.

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Fund Management


AEW beats €400m target for European retail fund

14 March 2017

AEW has raised more than €415m of equity from several international institutional investors for its Europe City Retail Fund – exceeding the fund’s initial target of €400m. 

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Mergers and acquisitions

Eastern Europe

GVA Worldwide gain two new CEE affiliates

13 March 2017

GVA Worldwide has established two new affiliated partners covering Croatia, Slovenia and Bulgaria to further expand its position in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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Property Companies

Stephen Inglis Regional REIT

Regional REIT delivers solid maiden annual results

23 March 2017

Regional REIT has reported a 2.25% increase in the like-for-like value of its portfolio in 2016 in its maiden full year results.

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