All This week in... articles – Page 6

  • Peacocks
    News

    This week in… 2007

    2020-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Bahraini investment fund Arcapita made an unsolicited approach to buy discount retailer Peacocks for around £700m, after reports its owners were looking to sell.

  • Empty high street shops
    News

    This week in… 2008

    2020-11-05T00:00:00Z

    A survey by PwC predicted that one in five high street shops could be empty by the time the economy recovered from the financial crisis.

  • London Westminster Bridge
    News

    This week in… 2016

    2020-10-28T16:06:00Z

    London was one of the lowest-ranked global cities in the Urban Land Institute and PwC’s Emerging Trends in European Real Estate report.

  • Asda
    News

    This week in… 2008

    2020-10-21T14:47:00Z

    Some of the UK’s biggest companies, including British Airways, Tesco and McDonald’s, called on prime minister Gordon Brown to restore rates relief on empty buildings after the government’s tax change hit the commercial property sector.

  • One New Change, London
    News

    This week in… 2000

    2020-10-14T15:29:00Z

    Landsec – or Land Securities as it was – was picked by the Bank of England to redevelop the £175m One New Change site in the City, beating off competition from the likes of Hines Europe and Pillar Property.

  • Goldman Sachs sign
    News

    This week in… 2016

    2020-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Goldman Sachs completed its £350m purchase of the UK element of the Alecta portfolio.

  • One Blackfriars, OXO Tower, Shard, South Bank Tower and 240 Blackfriars Road
    News

    This week in... 2012

    2020-09-30T11:38:00Z

    Southwark Council gave the green light for Berkeley Group’s One Blackfriars.

  • Finance shares arrow
    News

    This week in… 1999

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    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
    News

    This week in… 2019

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    WeWork postponed an autumn listing after failing to win investor support for the multi-billion IPO.

  • Car park
    News

    This week in... 2016

    2020-09-09T11:08:00Z

    Davidson Kempner bought a portfolio of NCP car parks from Blackstone for £500m. 

  • Houses of Parliament
    News

    This week in… 2016

    2020-09-03T10:03:00Z

    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.

  • Philip Green
    News

    This week in…2008

    2020-08-28T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • Lakeside North Harbour
    News

    This week in…2019

    2020-08-06T08:47:00Z

    Portsmouth City Council acquired business campus Lakeside North Harbour from Northwood Investors for £138m in an off-market transaction.

  • Bedford street sign
    News

    This week in… 2011

    2020-07-29T11:13:00Z

    British Land launched a strategy to exploit the boom in prime central London housing with ‘opportunistic’ acquisitions of development sites and investments.

  • Woolworths
    News

    This week in… 2001

    2020-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Property Week revealed that London & Regional was in pole position for a £600m sale-and-leaseback deal for around 180 Woolworths stores.

  • Notting Hill Gate Estate
    News

    This week in… 2015

    2020-07-15T13:15:00Z

    Frogmore bought the Notting Hill Gate Estate in west London for £215m from The William Pears Group and LaSalle Investment Management.

  • Ron Spinney 2
    News

    This week in… 2008

    2020-07-08T11:49:00Z

    Former Hammerson chief executive and chairman Ron Spinney died aged 67.

  • Olympic Park
    News

    This week in… 2005

    2020-07-03T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • Canada Square
    News

    This week in… 2012

    2020-06-26T00:00:00Z

    The Daily Mail sold its south London Canada Water printing works site to British Land in a deal reportedly worth £50m.

  • Online auction
    News

    This week in… 1999

    2020-06-19T00:00:00Z

    JLL launched a service showing “real-time video footage of auctions, posting the result seconds after the hammer goes down”.