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International Property News

Global property news - the latest property stories from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Swedbank

Swedbank takes 177,500 sq ft in Sundbyberg

20 September 2017 3:12 pm

Nordic-Baltic banking giant Swedbank has taken a ten-year lease at Fabege’s Sundbyberg complex to leave the office part fully let.

Peakside Frankfurt Airport Center I

Peakside and Madison complete on Frankfurt airport acquisition

20 September 2017 12:33 pm

The joint venture of Peakside Capital and Madison International Realty has completed the acquisition of a leasehold interest in Frankfurt Airport Center I from UBS Real Estate.

Toys ‘R’ Us store, Purley Way Retail Park, Croydon

‘No immediate impact’ for UK stores as Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy in US

19 September 2017 1:03 pm

Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts.

Mitiska REIM Freiberg

Mitiska REIM expands in Germany with retail acquisition

19 September 2017 10:27 am

Mitiska REIM has made its second German acquisition, buying Häuersteig Retail Park in Freiberg in partnership with Frankfurt-based real estate firm Zamberk Real Estate Ventures (ZREV).

Roxy Palast_Barings

Barings acquires Berlin office and retail

19 September 2017 12:20 pm

Barings Real Estate Advisers has acquired an office and retail property in Berlin-Friedenau on behalf of a separate account mandate and will have responsibility for both the refurbishment and asset management of the property.

Barcelona

AXA & Greystar JV acquires Spain’s largest student accommodation portfolio

18 September 2017 12:47 pm

AXA IM-Real Assets, Greystar and a Dutch institutional investor have formed a joint venture to acquire all 37 Spanish student accommodation facilities owned by Resa.

Munich

BlackRock acquires Munich office

18 September 2017 11:27 am

BlackRock Real Assets has completed the acquisition of a 808,000 sq ft office complex in Munich as the tenth acquisition for its European value-add strategy.

PDR map

Interactive map: PDR continues to slow in latest DCLG stats

20 September 2017

New data published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has revealed a year-on-year decrease of 8% in the reported overall number of permitted development rights (PDR) applications.

Grenfell Tower

Javid shows housing associations are 'serious business'

20 September 2017

Forget for a moment the content - sweeping as it was - of Sajid Javid’s speech yesterday; it’s the language that finally marks an end to the Cameron government’s spleen-fuelled approach to housing associations.

Lexicon Bracknell

Lexicon is the blueprint for retail-led revivals

15 September 2017

Last week, the rebuilt Bracknell town centre opened to the public. Customers in local shops and restaurants may not have been aware of the hard work and endeavour needed to get this far.

Help to Buy

Help to Buy helped builders to profit – and helped the politicians too

15 September 2017

What did George Osborne expect as chancellor in April 2013, when he granted state aid to first-time buyers of new homes in the generous guise of Help to Buy equity loans?

Grenfell Tower

We need to get housing to the top of the agenda

15 September 2017

As summer fades, September feels like the start of a new term. Needless to say, housing has slipped off the priority list for many in Westminster. So, as MPs return from the summer recess, we should work to get it back to the top of the agenda.

Blockchain

How Blockchain will revolutionise the industry

15 September 2017

By now, many within the property industry will have heard of blockchain, but perhaps not know what it is.

Manchester

Delay to Greater Manchester plan is an opportunity for wider input

14 September 2017

The recent announcement of a delay in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) was no great surprise. Burnham made no secret of his intention to undertake a “radical re-write” of Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) planning policy.

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