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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.

Brexit

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

Graph - top 10 banks (UK)

Syndication deal volumes fall as investment market slows

17 February 2017

The volume of syndicated commercial property loans in the UK and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) fell sharply in 2016, Dealogic data has revealed.

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Fund Management

Wardour Street Thor

Hermes real estate debt strategy completes £29m loan

17 February 2017

Hermes Investment Management has provided a £29m loan to the joint venture of Thor Equities and Chenavari Investment Managers to fund the acquisition of 147-155 Wardour Street in London.

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Mergers and acquisitions

Hansteen portfolio

Hansteen secures 15.65% of IMPT in takeover battle

21 February 2017

Hansteen Holdings has acquired 14.81% of the shares in Industrial Multi Property Trust (IMPT) following its 300p takeover bid for the company last Friday.

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Property Companies

Students

Unite reports 12% NAV growth

22 February 2017

Unite Students has announced the acquisition of a development site in Manchester alongside full-year results that show EPRA NAV growth of 12%.

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