All Property Week articles in 24 November 2006

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  • Online

    Property derivatives market grows to £3.7bn


    The value of trades in the UK commercial property derivatives market has risen to more than £3.7bn

  • Online

    Tonstate buys London and Birmingham Hiltons


    Edward Wojakovski’s private company Tonstate Group this week completed the purchase of two Hilton Metropole hotels in London and Birmingham.

  • Online

    Merrill Lynch plans £600m sale-and-leaseback


    Merrill Lynch is planning a £600m sale-and-leaseback of its City of London headquarters.

  • Excelsior Gallia Hotel, Milan.

    QIA to buy Milan Hotel for more than €100m


    Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is to buy the 237-room Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan from Starman, a joint venture owned by Starwood Capital and Lehman Brothers, for in excess of €100m (£67.5m).

  • Ken Livingstone

    Radical new plan for London's West End


    A report released today by a commission headed by former Land Securities chief Ian Henderson was immediately endorsed by Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.

  • Online

    Multiplex to establish new European property fund


    The Multiplex European Property Fund (MEPF) will have initial assets of €356m (£241m) - a portfolio of 67 properties

  • Jack Petchey

    Petchey sells 167 pubs for £94.57m


    Octogenarian investor Jack Petchey has sold a portfolio of 167 pubs and has taken a stake in the purchasing company.

  • Online

    Axa REIM's £300m Swedish retail splash


    Axa Real Estate Investment Managers has bought an island site in Stockholm’s most exclusive district

  • Online

    Teesland buys Therese House for £30m


    Teesland iOG, the pan-European fund and asset management company, has acquired Therese House in the City of London for £30m on behalf of the University Capital Trust fund from HDG Mansur

  • Oakmayne Plaza at Elephant & Castle, London

    £70m Elephant and Castle scheme given green light


    Developer Oakmayne Properties has received resolution to grant planning permission for the £70m Oakmayne Plaza at Elephant & Castle in London.

  • Online

    Wilson Bowden confirms takeover attempts


    Wilson Bowden has confirmed this morning that it is in discussions with a number of parties about a potential £1.7bn takeover of the company.

  • Online

    Brixton keeps hold of Pocock


    Brixton leasing director John Pocock has reversed his decision to leave the company

  • Online

    USS puts Telford Shopping Centre on the market for £460m


    Universities’ Superannuation Scheme has appointed Jones Lang LaSalle to market the 1m sq ft (92,902 sq m) property.

  • Online

    Arab Investments to acquire London's 'Helter-skelter'


    A consortium fronted by Middle Eastern investment firm Arab Investments has emerged as the front runner to acquire the site for DIFA’s proposed 945 ft ‘Helter-skelter’ tower in the City of London.

  • Online

    Grainger reveals £350m Birmingham plans


    Grainger Trust and Development Securities has revealed plans for a £350m 1.4m sq ft (130,063 sq m) mixed-use development on the 10-acre Curzon Park site in Birmingham.

  • News

    Trouble and strife

    24 November 2006

    Sanderson Weatheralls’ retail agency director Simon Taylor was taking a client out recently for a drink at Babble in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square on a Wednesday night.

  • Heron on earth: Ronson (pictured) is set to seal key deals at its schemes in the City and Barcelona

    Ronson on a roll

    24 November 2006

    Heron on brink of funding coup for £500m tower and £95m Barcelona leisure sale

  • Terry Snowball


    24 November 2006

    Question: We occupy an office building and the lease is coming to an end next year, and have identified a potential replacement building. Do we need to factor into our business plan the relative cost of business rates for each building?

  • Markets

    Roosecote Raceway

    24 November 2006

    Roosecote Raceway in Barrow-in-Furness could be turned into housing. Landowner the Hacking Trust hopes to raise £6.5m from the sale of the stock car racing circuit. The 22 acre (9 ha) site is being sold without planning consent. Hacking and agent Savills hope to capitalise on Barrow Borough Council’s ...

  • News


    24 November 2006

    Swedish kidswear brand POP plans a UK expansion after trialling stores at Hammerson ’s Brent Cross in north-west London and Windsor, and four House of Fraser concessions. It plans to open two stores a year for the next five years, advised by CB Richard Ellis . POP has 100 shops ...