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%.
The National Landlords Association’s (NLA) raised concerns about the rental sector becoming commercialised.
Willow Corp secured a £68.5m loan to refinance Nobu’s first UK hotel in Shoreditch, east London.
Agencies including JLL and Cushman Wakefield cracked down on business travel to the Far East due to the outbreak of SARS.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) urged the government to act as the effects of the foot-and-mouth epidemic spread beyond farming and tourism.
A consortium of investors led by real estate tycoon Robert Tchenguiz made a £1.5bn bid for supermarket chain Somerfield.
Developer Irvine Sellar gave a “cast iron” guarantee that his £350m plan for the skyscraper that would eventually be known as The Shard would not be altered or “dumbed down”.
Argent won planning consent for its £2bn regeneration of King’s Cross Central. The decision from Camden Council followed six years of negotiations and more than 11 planning applications.
Queensgate Investments’ Fund II acquired Generator Hostels from Patron Capital and Invesco Real Estate for €450m (£393m).
M S launched a £40m Lifestore outlet in Gateshead in an attempt to break into the homeware and furniture market.
HS2 selected Lendlease ahead of Argent Related and a JV between Canary Wharf Group and MTR Corporation as development partner for the £4bn Euston regeneration project, out of which the new train line will eventually run.
Great Portland Estates made a £96m cash offer to buy the Pollen Estate in London’s West End.
CLS Holdings won permission to add more than 100,000 sq ft of extra office space to plans for its 1.5m sq ft Vauxhall Square mixed-use scheme, in place of a hotel.
Atlas Property Group bought Liverpool’s India Buildings for £45m in the largest investment deal the city had ever seen.
Ellandi and Tristan Capital Partners bought Prupim’s 445,000 sq ft Swan Centre in Eastleigh for around £40m from a private Irish investor, in a deal reflecting a yield of around 8.5%.
Westminster Council granted detailed consent for the final, 450,000 sq ft phase of Aviva Investors and Development Securities’ £600m Paddington Central.
IQ Student Accommodation acquired Pure Student Living from LetterOne Treasury Services for £869m.
The Telegraph Group prepared to shift its operations westwards from Canary Wharf to an office next to Victoria station in central London, marking the end of nearly two decades in London Docklands.
The Crown Estate bought a 50% stake in Land Securities’ 530,000 sq ft Princesshay shopping scheme in Exeter.
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