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Crosslane Property Group (CPG) is hunting for a partner to put up £325m to forward-fund its entire student accommodation pipeline.
The volume of investment-grade commercial property sold at auction in 2016 grew by 10% to £820m, the latest Commercial Property Auction Data (cPad) report has revealed.
Orchard Street Investment Management has acquired a Virgin Active gym in Wandsworth, south-west London, from TH Real Estate for £12.95m.
CLS Care Services has sold its entire portfolio of 18 care homes, totalling 683 beds, to Croftwood Care (Cheshire) for around £25m.
Private equity firm Henley is on the verge of snapping up a portfolio of more than 1,500 student beds from Liberty Living for more than £50m, Property Week can reveal.
Columbia Threadneedle has received planning permission for an amenity hub at its Croxley Park business park in Watford, Hertfordshire.
HM Treasury has responded to Property Week’s Call Off Duty campaign this week acknowledging industry concerns - as leading industry figures announced they have commissioned research to put the case for reform.
The developer behind Southend United FC’s proposed new football ground will build homes for the rental market directly into the stadium, Property Week can reveal.
Residential developer Pocket Living is set to deliver its biggest scheme yet after buying a development site in Croydon.
Metropolis has received many unusual press releases over the years - from one suggesting people redesign their rooms as Fifty Shades-style sex dungeons to another inviting us to the opening of a bus station - but no press agency has made a bizarre pitch quite as insistently as the folks at Simple Stars.
Keyrock Capital, the Spanish residential development arm of Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments, is seeking to raise at least €25m (£21.7m) to fund future acquisitions.
The property industry has welcomed revisions in this week’s Finance Bill to legislation on tax relief for interest costs that help to address potentially damaging and unintended consequences for property developers and investors.
It was back in 2006 that we at Land Securities started our transformation of London’s Victoria with the redevelopment of 80-100 Victoria Street and Cardinal Place.
On 1 May, a 12-week Department for Communities and Local Government consultation on build-to-rent (BTR) closes.
Philip Hammond’s first and last spring Budget earlier this month was something of an anticlimax for many in the property industry, who had high hopes of stamp duty cuts and more detail on business rate reforms.
The record field of finalists at this year’s Property Awards have been celebrated at the event’s launch party.
It is one of the most ambitious regeneration schemes in London - and also one of the most controversial. In the past few months, plans by developer Renewal to redevelop a 2.5m sq ft chunk of land surrounding Millwall Club in south-east London have hogged the headlines.
Croydon used to be a laughing stock. Seen as a drab, concrete backwater you merely passed through to get to and from Gatwick Airport, it was certainly not a place you would want to live, work or shop in (unless you worked for Property Week, that is, and truthfully, a couple of years ago, ‘want’ would have been stretching it).
What a difference a bit of nice weather makes. The mood at Mipim this year was far more upbeat than last year when ‘Washout Wednesday’ - and the then chancellor George Osborne’s announcement of a 1% increase in stamp duty on commercial property - put a real dampener on things.
The central south coast region is undergoing a major transformation, with significant public and private sector investment in new amenities and mixed-use commercial development.
Central Square has been at the centre of the Cardiff success story. Now, the Government Property Unit (GPU) is expected to take a pre-let on 300,000 sq ft at 3 Central Square in a deal that could lead to another record year in terms of office take-up for the city - if, that is, there is sufficient space left to satisfy rapidly growing demand. The problem is that there is not.
Westbury is an unlikely home for a commercial hub looking to attract SMEs - but that is exactly what one property company is hoping to create at the sleepy stop on the Great Western line down to the Cornish coast.
Professional & People
The economic value of London’s architecture sector was revealed for the first time last week in new research published by the mayor of London’s economics team in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture (LFA).
Until now, the focus of the debate surrounding the ‘northern powerhouse’ has been transport. Undoubtedly transport will be fundamental to delivering a thriving, connected economy in the north.
Property fraud is not new, but it is becoming increasingly sophisticated and affected parties may be surprised to learn that their professional advisers may not be liable for the losses suffered.