All Property Week articles in 05 December 2008

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  • Online

    APC Advice - Week 22: Supervisor and counsellor review (part 1)

    Jon Lever gives you an intoduction to the twelve-month meeting, and Ben Elder looks at the competency on leasing and letting

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    Hammerson submits plans for £100m Southampton development


    Hammerson has submitted plans for its £100m Watermark West Quay development – the third phase of its West Quay shopping centre scheme in Southampton.

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    Go ahead for £45m Northern Gateway project


    Cannock-based Pritchard Group has been given the green light to build a £45m hotel and ‘Employment and Innovation’ centre on the Stafford Road in Wolverhampton.

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    John Laing joins council for Tunbridge Wells plan


    John Laing has signed a partnership agreement with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to regenerate four Kent towns – Royal Tunbridge Wells, Cranbrook, Paddock Wood and Southborough.

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    Galliford appointed to develop Gloucester College site


    Galliford Try has been appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency to redevelop a six acre site in Gloucester.

  • News

    REITs booted from share indices


    The turmoil of the past year has taken the final toll on several once-mighty real estate investment trusts, which have lost close to 90% of their market value and are no longer eligible to hold a position in any key sharemarket index.

  • News

    Construction set for 10% fall


    After growing at a rate of 20% year-on-year over the past few years, overall construction costs are expected to fall.

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    Thaksin's daughter buys HK$45m house


    The youngest daughter of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra bought a luxury home in Ho Man Tin for HK$45 million last month, according to transaction information at the Land Registry.

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    Ruwaad S Africa scheme faces protest


    A Dubai developer’s plan to build one of the largest leisure and shopping centres in Africa faces protests from a community group that blocked a major motorway last week to demand the local government back out of the agreement.

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    SHKP sales better than expected


    Strong demand at two residential projects launched by Sun Hung Kai Properties at the weekend could encourage rival developers to bring postponed launches forward, analysts said.

  • News

    Melbourne set for collapse


    Melburnians can expect to see fewer cranes in the sky next year as commercial projects are shelved and builders struggle to maintain their usual volume of work.

  • News

    Mortgage woes hit record levels


    Despite government and industry efforts, the number of homeowners falling behind on their mortgages or already in foreclosure climbed during the third quarter and is poised to accelerate as the country's recession deepens, according to industry data released yesterday.

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    RICS warns commercial property slump worse than 70s


    The slump in the commercial property market will be worse than the downturns of the 1990s and 1970s, according to the RICS.

  • Online

    Knight Frank bucks trend


    Staff at upmarket estate agent and commercial-property consultancy Knight Frank have defied the credit crunch to bag £46m in bonuses this year.

  • News

    Home agency eases rules


    The head of Britain’s new property super-quango has relaxed its rules governing housing grants to prevent a collapse in the provision of affordable homes in the wake of the credit crunch.

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    House price outlook gloomy


    The survey by the RICS, due out tomorrow, is expected to show 83% more surveyors reporting that prices fell rather than rose during November, compared with 82% in October.

  • News

    HSBC plans to double mortgage lending


    HSBC yesterday bucked the trend for banks to pull out of the shrinking mortgage market by announcing plans to make £15bn of loans to UK homeowners next year – double the equivalent amount it lent last year.

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    New Star lenders keen on quick sale


    The banks which last week seized control of New Star Asset Management have asked the company’s advisers to sound out rivals about a takeover of the once-stellar City fund manager.

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    Dubai banks slash staff


    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have cut 10% of their staff in Dubai as the economic downturn hits the Middle East’s financial hub.

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    UBS to axe 4,500 jobs


    UBS is drawing up plans to slash a further 4,500 jobs, according to reports in Switzerland.