Property Funds

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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.

Christian Janssen, TH Real Estate

TH Real Estate closes £377m loans in Q1 2017

15 February 2017

TH Real Estate has kicked off 2017 with three senior loans in the UK, totaling £377m.

Rathbone Place, London

GPE sells Rathbone Square for £435m

10 February 2017

Great Portland Estates (GPE) has sold the freehold of Rathbone Square to Rathbone Place Jersey for £435m, and is proposing returning £110m of the cash to shareholders.

Net outflows from Henderson fund hit £860m last year

9 February 2017

The Henderson UK Property fund suffered net outflows of £860m during 2016, the annual accounts of Henderson Group revealed this morning.

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) building

FCA lays out options for property retail fund reform

8 February 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has ruled out banning retail investors from investing in open-ended property funds in a discussion paper on potential reforms in the wake of the fund suspensions that occurred after the EU referendum.

Kamila Bouyahiaoui

BMO strengthens EMEA investment team

31 January 2017

BMO Real Estate has announced the appointment of Kamila Bouyahiaoui as a senior analyst in its Paris-based European fund investment team.


Kier and CPT picked for Liverpool’s £200m Pall Mall scheme

22 February 2017

Kier Property and Manchester developer CPT have been selected by Liverpool City Council to deliver its new mixed-use commercial quarter, Pall Mall Exchange.

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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Property companies


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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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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