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Pavasal and Invesco create ground-breaking spec dev shed in Spain

24 March 2017 4:26 pm

Pavasal and fund manager Invesco have teamed up to create a 532,813 sq ft logistics platform near Barcelona in a rare Spanish speculative development.


Beckwith-backed Keyrock Capital seeks €25m to fund Spanish acquisitions

24 March 2017 0:00 am

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.

Care home

Senior Assist issues €161m bonds to finance care home acquisitions

24 March 2017 12:08 pm

Belgian healthcare operator Senior Assist has issued €161.17m-worth of 30-year bonds in two transactions to finance the acquisition and development of senior care homes.

Round Hill looks to build substantial German platform

23 March 2017 12:21 pm

Round Hill Capital has returned to the German market with the acquisition of a residential portfolio of 114 units in Hamburg and is looking to establish a substantial platform in the country.

Abba Hotel Berlin

AXA IM takes a chance on Abba Hotel in Berlin

22 March 2017 12:08 pm

AXA IM-Real Assets has completed the acquisition of the Abba Hotel in Berlin on behalf of one of its clients.


Skanska sells Maraton offices to Union for €62m

22 March 2017 10:42 am

Skanska has sold its Maraton office building in Poznan, Polanda real estate fund managed by Union Investment for €62m.

Amsterdam skyline

Blackstone buy 2.84m sq ft of industrial property in Europe from HIG Capital

21 March 2017 11:16 am

Blackstone and M7 Real Estate have made their second major European industrial portfolio buy in as many days, acquiring 2.84m sq ft of property from HIG Capital for an undisclosed sum.

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Commercial property auction sales defy market slowdown

24 March 2017

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.

Nova Victoria scheme

Embracing tech to help our people help our customers

24 March 2017

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.


Choice architects don't always put your interests first

24 March 2017

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.


Why 1 May is a red-letter day for build-to-rent

23 March 2017

On 1 May, a 12-week Department for Communities and Local Government consultation on build-to-rent (BTR) closes.

Supermarket returns

Supermarket property regains favour as trading improves

23 March 2017

Investor interest in UK supermarket property is returning after a tough 2016 that saw capital values fall by 4.7%, according to the latest UK Supermarket Investment Report from Colliers International and MSCI.

Business rate map UK

Hammond’s last-minute giveaways don’t mask deep problems with business rates system

22 March 2017

The extraordinary row that has played out in Westminster in recent weeks about business rates was no surprise to those in the retail and property world.

Millennium Bridge

Housing is as vital as transport to success of northern powerhouse

22 March 2017

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.

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