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Aspect Warehouse Doncaster

Clearbell lets 123,000 sq ft warehouse in Doncaster


Clearbell has let the entire Aspect Warehouse in West Moor Park, Doncaster to MH Star on a 15-year lease.


Salmon submits planning application for 45,000 sq ft industrial scheme


Salmon Harvester Properties has submitted a planning application for a 45,000 sq ft industrial development on the last remaining 2.7-acre site in Orbital Park in Ashford, Kent.


Barings buys Paco Portfolio in France


Barings Real Estate has increased the size of its French assets under management to more than €200m with the acquisition of a 968,750 sq ft logistics warehouse portfolio.

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New industrial asset manager for BMO


Canada’s BMO Real Estate Partners has appointed a new asset manager to expand its industrial and logistics team in the UK.


CBRE GI teams up with Virtuo to eye €1bn logistics portfolio


CBRE Global Investors has partnered with French logistics developer Virtuo with plans to build a €1bn prime logistics portfolio across France for its Europe Value Partners 2 (EVP2) fund.

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M7 adds Dublin industrial estate to portfolio


M7 has acquired the Westlink industrial estate on the outskirts of Dublin for €13.9m (£12.4m).


FIH acquires Leyton industrial estate to house art handling business


FIH Group (Falkland Islands Holdings) has exchanged on the acquisition of a 2.5 acre industrial estate in Leyton, east London that is home to its art handling subsidiary Momart for £19.4m from H Young & Co.

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Tritax raises £400m from US private placement


Tritax Big Box REIT has signed up a number of new institutional investors for a private placement in the US of £400m new senior unsecured loan notes.

Speke Business Park

IOAM makes four Speke deals to take industrial park to fully let


IOAM has secured four new tenants to take its Speke Business Park on Merseyside to fully let.

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AXA IM adds new head of logistics from Prologis


Prologis’ Northern Europe managing director Thomas Karmann has joined AXA Investment Managers as head of logistics as the firm seeks to increase its sector specific focus.

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Wayfair eyes 1m sq ft shed at Midlands distribution hub


US online furniture retailer set to pre-let 1m sq ft distribution centre in Lutterworth.

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