Office Property News

All the news from the office property market – commercial office buildings, development, deals and investment.

the Avenue London

Skyscanner swoops for 24,000 sq ft pre-let at Tottenham Court Road

17 January 2017

Skyscanner has landed 24,000 sq ft at The Avenue, AshbyCapital and Exemplar’s office and retail development on Tottenham Court Road.


Reading’s White Building let to co-working provider Work.Life

17 January 2017

Work.Life. has taken the lease of the ground floor of the Boultbee Brooks Real Estate and CBRE Global Investors’ White Building in King’s Road.

James Feilden MCPUT

Mayfair Capital fund completes £66m of deals

16 January 2017

Mayfair Capital Property Unit Trust (MCPUT) has completed a series of acquisitions and disposals which have seen £65.84m of deals transacted to take the net asset value of the fund to £291m.

Torre Gloriés

Merlin Properties buys iconic skyscraper in Barcelona

16 January 2017

Merlin Properties has acquired Torre Gloriés in Barcelona from previous owner Agbar for €142m (£138m).

Folgate Court, DTZ Investors

DTZ Investors disposes of Folgate Court for £24.5m

16 January 2017

DTZ Investors has sold Folgate Court, its Spitafields-based office refurbishment and development opportunity, to Brockton Capital for £24.5m, reflecting a capital value of £736/ sq ft.

Regent Street Partnership buys 10 Piccadilly for £129m

13 January 2017

Regent Street Partnership, a joint venture between The Crown Estate and Norges Bank Real Estate Management, has acquired the long leasehold interest in 10 Piccadilly for £129m.

55 St James’s Street, London

Lothbury hooks AlbaCore

13 January 2017

Lothbury Investment Management has let the last remaining unit at its St James’s office scheme in London’s West End at a rent of £115/sq ft.

One Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith

Swedish firm takes 10-year lease in Hammersmith

13 January 2017

Brockton Capital and Landid have signed up Swedish firm BTS to a 10-year lease at One Queen Caroline Street in Hammersmith, west London.

Spaces Mappin House

Spaces to open office hub at Park Royal site

13 January 2017

Creative workspace provider Spaces will open its second London centre, at Park Royal, as it continues its UK expansion.

Europa in pole for Goodman's £500m ABPP

13 January 2017

Goodman and L&G are expected to make a decision on the buyer of its Arlington Business Park Partnership (ABPP) portfolio next week.

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Millennium Bridge

Why Brexit vote could be more of a help than a hindrance

To kick off the new year, Property Week asked our inaugural panel of regional experts to give their forecasts for the North East market in 2017 and, despite the challenges, the outlook is positive.

Manish Chande

2017 Predictions: Manish Chande

The Brex factor: how will the triggering of Article 50 impact on property?

Simon Brooks

2017 Predictions: Simon Brooks

Structured property finance banker, Investec

Ezra Nahome

2017 Predictions: Ezra Nahome

Topic: Office exodus - but not abroad

Steve Jude

2017 Predictions: Steve Jude

Topic: Office exodus - but not abroad


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