Southwark Council gave the green light for Berkeley Group’s One Blackfriars.
Property Week reported that “new kid” Unite had seen its shares rise by 5p to 112p after releasing its first set of interim results.
WeWork postponed an autumn listing after failing to win investor support for the multi-billion IPO.
Davidson Kempner bought a portfolio of NCP car parks from Blackstone for £500m.
The government’s restoration and renewal committee suggested the Houses of Parliament be vacated for six years so that a £4bn refit could be carried out.
Billionaire retailer Sir Philip Green wrote to some of the UK’s top landlords to arrange a meeting to discuss concessions on service charges and insurance across his retail portfolio.
Portsmouth City Council acquired business campus Lakeside North Harbour from Northwood Investors for £138m in an off-market transaction.
British Land launched a strategy to exploit the boom in prime central London housing with ‘opportunistic’ acquisitions of development sites and investments.
Property Week revealed that London Regional was in pole position for a £600m sale-and-leaseback deal for around 180 Woolworths stores.
Frogmore bought the Notting Hill Gate Estate in west London for £215m from The William Pears Group and LaSalle Investment Management.
Former Hammerson chief executive and chairman Ron Spinney died aged 67.
The industry celebrated London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics, which pushed the button on £3.9bn of development and paved the way for the regeneration of east London.
The Daily Mail sold its south London Canada Water printing works site to British Land in a deal reportedly worth £50m.
JLL launched a service showing “real-time video footage of auctions, posting the result seconds after the hammer goes down”.
Frasers Hospitality acquired Malmaison and Hotel du Vin for £363.4m in a move that doubled the size of its hotel business in Europe.
In one of the UK’s largest office pre-letting deals, oil services giant Aker pre-let 215,000 sq ft at Blackstone’s Chiswick Park development in West London.
The developer formerly known as Lend Lease and the Olympic Delivery Authority announced that construction work had started on the London 2012 Athletes’ Village in east London.
Marks Spencer announced plans to expand following a 31% increase in operating profits to £629m.
A portfolio of eight shopping centres known as Project Swallowtail was put up for sale by Abbey Group and Foyleside Group for £710m.
A trio of Schroder funds bought Bruntwood’s City Tower in Manchester for £132m. The deal reflected a net initial yield of 7%.
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