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Dealing with death threats and development, Sherin Aminossehe on the road from Whitehall to Lendlease

Sherin Aminossehe is relishing her new role at Lendlease as the company embarks on a series of high-profile – and controversial – schemes in the capital. She talks to EG

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London’s latest shopping street fills up

The once-unloved yards at the back of King’s Cross station are emerging as one of London’s newest must-visit locations

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Finding the right tools for a well-managed building

At a time when tech-enabled building management systems are rife, how do you know which ones are best for the job? Alpha Property Insight’s Dan Hughes rounds up five of the best

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Lloyds sells Irish residential mortgage portfolio for £4bn

Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to sell its Irish residential mortgage portfolio to Barclays Bank for £4bn at current exchange rates.

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Allied gets go-ahead for Granada Studios scheme

The building will include more than 26,000 sq ft of offices space and 22 flats.

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Hackitt slams ‘indifferent, inadequate’ high-rise safety

The Hackitt Review into regulations covering high-rise buildings in the wake of the Grenfell tower tragedy has slammed the current system.

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Moda and Caddick win planning in Leeds

The first phase of its £300m SOYO build-to-rent scheme will deliver 515 homes.

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London Square unlocks £500m Holloway Prison

The Ministry of Justice has agreed a deal to sell Holloway Prison in Islington, N7, to residential developer London Square and housing association A2Dominion

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Grainger to double portfolio 

Housebuilder Grainger is to double the size of its portfolio in the next three years as it completes its repositioning strategy

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Khan directs refusal for Berkeley Hotel over lack of affordable homes

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has directed Westminster City Council to refuse planning consent for the proposed extension of the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, SW1, citing a lack of affordable housing

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Martin’s Properties signs Kings Road tenants

London investor and developer Martin’s Properties has agreed lettings in Chelsea, SW3, for Sticks’n’Sushi, Schoen Clinic and Kobox, bringing in further initial annual rent of £1.1m

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Amro plots €300m student housing jv in Iberian expansion

Student housing specialist Amro Real Estate Partners is seeking a joint venture partner for a €300m (£262m) capital investment in Spain and Portugal, as part of plans to ramp up its presence in both countries.

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Q&A: What does the varying prevalence of mobile phone users mean for real estate markets around the world?

Q&A with Chris Marriott, chief executive, Savills South East Asia

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Raymond Estates to demolish 21 Great Windmill Street

The new building would provide replacement restaurant space and a residence.

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Government to pay for post-Grenfell cladding work

The government has announced it will fully fund replacement cladding on council and housing association blocks around the country in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

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L&G buys into Croydon PRS

L&G have agreed a £100m deal with HUB to forward fund a 35-storey tower in the redevelopment of Taberner House in Croydon.

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A2 Dominion secures £150m funding stream

A2Dominion has secured a new £150m funding stream though three loans from MUFG, BNP Paribas and HSBC

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Khan pledges funds for 10,000 council homes

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced new funding to help get 10,000 council homes built over the next four years

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GLA goes interventionist in London’s land market

The GLA, led by London mayor Sadiq Khan, has laid out plans to take an interventionist approach to land assembly in order to boost affordable housing in the capital

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Global currencies

Geopolitical unrest and the impact on global housing

The effects of the global financial crisis may be starting to fade but with the usual safe havens under threat, what impact is this having on international investment in residential property, asks Anna White

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