All Property Week articles in 16 November 2007

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  • The Marriott hotel in Sheffield has been sold.

    Irish-Israeli Marriott owners sell five hotels


    The Irish-Israeli joint venture behind the purchase of the £1.1bn Marriott hotel portfolio in April this year has sold five of its ‘non core’ hotels for $69m (£48m).

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    M&S moves into Imperial Wharf


    Marks & Spencer has become the latest retailer to move into St George’s riverside development, Imperial Wharf, after taking 17,229 sq ft for a food store.

  • News

    Countrywide to close branches as sales halve.


    Britain’s biggest chain of estate agents, Countrywide, is to close down branches after being hit by a spate of cancelled sales amid the gloomiest outlook for the housing market since the early 1990s. Financial Times (Saturday)

  • News

    Tchenguiz brother to carry out ‘radical review’


    Vincent Tchenguiz, bother of Robert, is starting to feel the effects of the credit squeeze and is carrying out a 'repositioning' of his business. Financial Times (Saturday)

  • News

    Investors urge LandSecs buyback


    Laxey Partners is calling for Land Securities to buy back up to 20% of its share capital to improve its share price performance. Sunday Times

  • News

    JP Morgan chooses City for new HQ


    P Morgan has snubbed Canary Wharf and chosen to build a £600m European headquarters in London’s Square Mile. Sunday Times.

  • News

    Property fears drive down price of debt


    Credit jitters are beginning to hit heavily indebted companies snapped up by private equity at the height of the buyout frenzy, with property related firms hardest hit. Sunday Telegraph

  • Jeff Schwartz

    ProLogis goes to Dubai


    ProLogis has signed a deal to build its first distribution centre in the Middle East in Dubai.

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    RICS warns of rental growth slowdown


    Tenant demand for commercial property is waning, which could lead to a slowdown in rental growth, according to an RICS report released today.

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    Hermes signs Asda Living


    Hermes Real Estate has signed up Asda to open its first Asda Living concept in London.

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    Cheshire county council plans care home initiative


    Cheshire County Council has pushed the button on a £200m PFI scheme to create five care homes in the county.

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    Claridge's extension gets planning recommendation


    Derek Quinlan looks set to get planning permission to build two extra floors on top of his prestigious Claridge’s hotel in London’s Mayfair after planning officers recommended his application.

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    Teesland to plough ahead with new funds


    Teesland said today that it will continue with its plans to launch new property funds, despite ‘challenging investment conditions’.

  • News

    Racecourse resist takeover bid


    A battle is being fought over the future of the century-old Newbury Racecourse after the group rejected a £33.5m hostile takeover bid from its biggest shareholder, the investment company Guinness Peat. The Independent

  • News

    Platform cuts loans for buy-to-let landlords


    Buy-to-let lender Platform has cut the amount it will lend to landlords relative to their rental income. Daily Telegraph

  • News

    Galliford Try buys affordable housing builder


    Galliford Try the construction and housebuilding group, said that it has bought Kendall Cross Holdings, the affordable housing contractor, for £9m. The Times

  • News

    Segro sale and leaseback


    Segro has paid €159.8 million (£113.2 million) for 26 distribution warehouses via a sale and leaseback with DHL, the transport group. The sites provide total annual income of about €11.2 million. The Times

  • News

    Pinewood plans 'live in' film sets


    Pinewood studios has applied for planning permission to build new sets on 100 acres of greenbelt land, which will be sold for occupation. The Times, Daily Telegraph.

  • News

    Hammerson and British Land veto split


    British Land and Hammerson, two of Britain’s biggest diversified property companies, have both signalled they will not follow Land Securities’ decision to split up. Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, The Times

  • News

    Barclays reveals 1.3bn hit


    Barclays yesterday insisted that growth prospects for its investment banking arm remained good despite being forced to write off £1.3bn as a result of the turmoil in the credit markets. Financial times, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian