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CBRE has today announced two new appointments to its EMEA senior management team.
Renewed trouble in Northern Ireland has caused concern, but has not scared off all investors. David Hatcher reports
The Odyssey Pavilion riverside leisure scheme in Belfast city centre has been put up for sale for £10m.
Irish republican party Sinn Féin has tabled legislation to end upward-only rent clauses in existing leases - labelling the practice “anti-competitive and anti-jobs”.
Henderson Global Investors sealed close to £60m in retail deals during the final months of 2011, including the £31.9m purchase of Almondvale Retail Park, in Livingston (pictured).
Addington Capital pulls out of Birkenhead malls purchase, as Belfast’s CastleCourt bidders baulk at price
Westfield and Hermes to offload CastleCourt; further deals in Redditch and Corby bring total to £400m
Northern Irish housebuilder Carvill has been put into administration.
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) has bought a Northern Ireland retail park for £48m.
Metric Property Investments has bought its first property following its £190m flotation on the London Stock Exchange in March.
Northern Ireland’s Planning Appeals Commission opens the public inquiry into Westfield’s development of John Lewis and 19 other stores at Sprucefield, Lisburn, on 7 June
LaSalle Investment Management has bought a Sainsbury’s food store at Braidwater Retail Park in Ballymena for £17.9m on behalf of the Northern Ireland Local Government Officers Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC).
Kennedy Wilson has acquired 50% of an office building in Dublin for €15m, in its first office acquisition in the city.
Hermes Real Estate Investment Management has taken full ownership of three shopping centres with a combined value of £400m after buying the 50% stakes in them from Westfield.
Healthcare property investor Medicx has completed its first transactions since a £55m capital raising
Lloyds Banking Group has signed an agreement with Stephen Vernon’s Green Property Group to asset manage around €1bn of distressed Irish property loans.
Allied Irish Bank has agreed to sell a portfolio of around $1bn of US commercial property loans to private equity group Blackstone and US bank Wells Fargo
Belfast-based Knight & Co merged with McConnell Chartered Surveyors on 1 May. Shaun Wallace, principal of Knight & Co, joins McConnells as an associate director. He and colleague Andrew Agnew will continue to trade as McConnell Chartered Surveyors.
CBRE Investors has bought an 83,000 sq ft Marks & Spencer store in Belfast city centre for £8.75m.
Mayfair Capital Investment Management has appointed Ned Pumphrey as investment director and head of transactions
Developers are within weeks of completing Belfast’s four landmark office buildings on the banks of the River Lagan (see table) — without a tenant in sight