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Skanska to co-develop Europe's largest co-working network

28 April 2017 10:12 am

Skanska has pledged to invest more than €10m to develop the largest network of co-working space and private offices in CEE.

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Grosvenor warns outlook for global property values is weak

27 April 2017 0:00 am

Grosvenor Group has forecast tougher times ahead for the global property market and “significantly weaker” returns this year for the company.

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Barings acquires Finnish second city shopping centre for €30m

27 April 2017 10:54 am

Barings RE Advisers has acquired the Entresse Shopping Centre in Espoo from the CapMan Group for €30.4m.


Materion gain for Verdion in Germany

27 April 2017 10:27 am

Verdion has invested in a new €16m logistics and production facility for Materion Corporation near Frankfurt in Germany.

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AXA & ATP acquire premium hotel development in Amsterdam

26 April 2017 10:24 am

Denmark’s largest pension fund, ATP, has teamed up with AXA IM-Real Assets in a 50/50 joint venture to forward purchase a 650-room hotel development in Amsterdam.


BlackRock completes €700m European fund close

25 April 2017 10:44 am

BlackRock Real Assets has completed the final close of its Europe Property Fund IV, having secured €700m (£595m) in commitments from more than 30 institutional investors.

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Global investment to hit $1.39trn and beyond, Atlas Summary

21 April 2017 10:41 am

Global real estate investment volumes are expected to hit $1.39trn in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s The Atlas Summary 2017.

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Flexible workspace in the regions can revive economy

28 April 2017

One can argue endlessly about the pros and cons of Brexit and how much Theresa May can use the forthcoming general election to strengthen her hand for negotiating with the EU, but one thing is for sure: going it alone is certain to create opportunities in the UK for businesses and building owners that are quick to adapt.

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Prime rents up 0.8% across UK CRE

28 April 2017

Prime commercial property rents increased by 0.8% on average in the first quarter of 2017, boosted by the strong performance of the industrial sector, according to CBRE.

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Vacancy rates on the rise in the London office market

28 April 2017

London office vacancy rates increased in the first quarter mainly because of the high volume of secondhand space hitting the market, according to data from Colliers International.


The demise of BHS has left a hole in the high street. What will fill it?

28 April 2017

The 25th of April marked a year since BHS collapsed into administration, an event that led to the loss of 11,000 jobs and an extraordinary parliamentary investigation that dragged in high-profile figures from retail, property and banking.

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Mixed uses are often better than one

27 April 2017

Mixed-use schemes are becoming increasingly popular among consumers, employees, employers and tenants alike. Just this month we’ve heard of new mixed-use schemes in the pipeline across Watford, Birmingham, Cardiff and Swansea.

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Visibility vital to end industry's stereotyping of women

27 April 2017

Earlier this month, the government announced it would fund the first statue of a female to sit in Parliament Square. The suffragist Dame Millicent Fawcett will stand alongside 11 men already being honoured outside the Houses of Parliament.

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Time to gen up on Gen Z

27 April 2017

The expectations of Generation Z are shaking up the whole shopping experience.

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