EG rounds up what’s happened in the real estate market
London’s co-living sector has suffered a fresh blow as another site hits the market after planning consent was not achieved. Read more
Nick Weber’s Henderson Park has made its latest splash in the London offices market with a £94m acquisition in Marylebone. Find out more
Online retail behemoth Amazon has put a portfolio of its own state-of-the-art, multi-storey logistics warehouses up for sale for around €400m. Read more
The shining lights in property’s tech sector have been named in EG’s inaugural Tech Awards.
Click here to view the winners and finalists in each of EG’s Tech Awards categories. Follow the full story on Twitter and Instagram at #egtechawards18
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GRIMSEY REVIEW 2: Retail veteran releases his second independent report – but what are his 25 key recommendations? Read more
Watch: Thousands of property’s fittest (and, seemingly, their dogs) descended on Dorney Lake in Berkshire last week for the JLL Property Triathlon to raise money for homeless charity Crisis.
Deka has placed Tishman Speyer and PSP Investments’ Verde office block in Victoria, SW1, under offer for more than £450m, representing a circa 4.5% yield. Read more
A major residential scheme in Whitechapel, E1, recently granted planning permission by an inspector on appeal, could have far-reaching effects on housing densities in inner London. Read more
EG’s retail analyst James Child speaks to co-author Matthew Hopkinson and insolvency expert Nick Hood about initial reactions to the recommendations set out in the report. Listen
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During the past year we have seen an exceptional number of well-known high-street names closing stores, or even going out of business: from Poundworld, Toys R Us and Maplin to M&S and House of Fraser, writes Mark Prisk MP. Read more
Property chief executives’ bonuses rose by 17% in the 2017/18 financial year. However, two saw their pay decrease by double figures… who were they. Read more
A recent report by Cushman & Wakefield caught my eye. It said that flexible workspace providers took more than 21% of central London office space in 2017, and accounted for four of the top 10 biggest takers of space in the past five years, writes Tim Roberts, head of offices at British Land. Read more
When The Sunday Times’s new business editor Oliver Shah sits down with EG for its latest Property Podcast, he jokes that he is “battle-hardened” after years of run-ins with the subject of his book, Sir Philip Green. Click here to listen to the full podcast.
John Lewis is set to close five Waitrose stores, including at least one in London, as well as two Little Waitrose outlets in Manchester and one in Birmingham. Read more
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Cushman & Wakefield has issued a revealing 334-page preliminary prospectus ahead of its IPO. EG picks out 17 juicy bits to digest. Read the list
Co-working is booming, but many providers are setting themselves up for a fall with business models and approaches that are unsustainable, says Natasha Guerra, chief executive of Runway East. Read more
Considering the disproportionate benefit urban areas have for the economy – 8% of UK land produces 60% of its output – we should find up-and-coming markets to invest in. Find out more
It has been a tough year for the retail sector but investors are still avid buyers of shops at auction. Acuitus chairman Richard Auterac offers some advice
Nearly six years after the London Olympic Games, the London Legacy Development Corporation has completed just 259 homes, according to EG Radius Data Exchange. See the data
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Former Great Portland Estates executive director, Neil Thompson is to leave Brookfield after only a year at the development giant. Read more
Watch EG’s first documentary of London’s Bow Creek, where an incredible 20,000 homes are in the pipeline from some of the sector’s biggest names.
The Court of Appeal has rejected Mark Holyoake’s bid to challenge a high court ruling dismissing his £100m-plus claim against Christian and Nick Candy. Read more
Modular, off-site manufacturing, MMC, precession engineering. Whatever you want to call it (as long as it’s not ‘prefab’), after years of talking the talk, it finally appears to be making inroads. Watch
Plans to pedestrianise parts of London’s Oxford Street are “off the table for good”, Westminster City Council has announced. Read more
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Cluttons UK is not for sale, nor are any parts of the UK business following on from the sale of its Middle Eastern arm to Savills. Read more
A deal would be the biggest nod yet to the establishment of the private rented sector as a mainstream asset class in the UK, with a blue chip UK REIT buying in a new arm to establish itself in the market. Find out more
What happens when you put a traditional, Mayfair-based private equity business into a trendyflexible office space? Read the experiences of Kent Gardner and John Slade of Evans Randall.
The Crown Estate has sold its 50% stake in Edinburgh retail centre Fort Kinnaird to M&G Real Estate in a £167.3m deal. Find out more
The British Property Federation has called on the government to conduct an urgent review of company voluntary arrangement processes, among concerns they are being “misused” Read more
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The tech giant has agreed a deal to occupy all of the office space WeWork has let from Almacantar at 125 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2. Read more
Read more about Dominic Millar, James Findlater and Graham Salisbury’s epic charity cycle around Great Britain.
Billions of pounds worth of investment is close to being unlocked in Bristol as mixed-use developer Square Bay and Bristol University have snapped up two regeneration sites at Temple Quarter. Read more
The Indian billionaire behind the surprise bid for the development of Silvertown Quays, E16, says his plans are being blocked by the Greater London Authority. Read more
You may not have heard of Catherine Spitzer. But by the end of this piece, I can guarantee you will want to add her to your contacts. Why? Because the managing director of Cambridge-based Bidwells is refreshingly unproperty, knows the value of disconnecting, values her people and takes her kids up mountains. Intrigued? Read on
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Quintain’s investment memorandum for the £2.5bn sale of the UK’s largest-ever PRS development includes detailed proposals for expanding the business to a 30,000-flat operator by 2028. Read more on the Key considerations for Wembley.
The British Property Federation has condemned fashion retailer Next for demanding a “CVA clause” when renegotiating leases. Next said: “A ‘CVA clause’ levels the playing field, and keeps it level going forward, should the circumstances of surrounding retailers change over time.” Read more
Nearly 36.5m sqft of London office space could be left empty over the next five years as lease breaks and expiries rise. Read more
Owners of 315,000 residential properties across the capital could be hit by a potential new tax to pay for Crossrail 2, according to research from EG’s Radius Data Exchange.
The EG Workplace of Tomorrow conference revealed the things millennials most want, with salary still coming top of the list. Read more
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More listed M&A and a plan to team up with blue-chip partners to help deploy the new core-plus fund. EG talks to Blackstone’s head of European real estate James Seppala about his new job.
Primalbase has launched its own cryptocurrency for its co-working space in Amsterdam and with its first space in London set to open, EG takes a look at how its model works.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, EG interviews two property figures about how wellness should be a vital element of any business’s responsibility to staff.
We are seeing assets being sold for perhaps the first time in a decade, reflecting the transformation in how we shop and how shopping environments are responding to that, says Richard Auterac. Read more
WeWork subsidiary WeLive has submitted plans for its first London site, near Old Street Roundabout, EC1. What does the co-living sector need to do to get the all-important stamp of approval from the GLA?
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The private equity owner of GVA has begun market-testing appetite for a sale of the business and has sent out teaser documents to prospective interested parties. Read more
EG’s head of news and finance, David Hatcher looks at what makes GVA an attractive business proposition. Read more
CBRE, JLL, Savills, Colliers International, GVA, Knight Frank, BNP Paribas Real Estate and Gerald Eve have become the first major UK real estate agents to commit to sharing their data via Radius Data Exchange. Find out how the data platform can help you secure more business.
EG’s retail analyst, James Child investigates why the retail landscape is seemingly heading face-first into apocalypse. Read more.
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Expectation that Labour could turn the map red in London have been ill-founded, with the Conservatives holding on to some of the capital’s most high-profile boroughs. Does that mean the election was a damp squib? Not quite.
From Lendlease in Haringay, to the chief executive of Cain Hoy defending public private partnerships and the Editor’s reaction, catch up on the local election results and what they mean for property here.
LOMA Q1 figures from Radius Data Exchange reveal the top office agents across London’s submarkets – Find out which agent has taken the overall crown?
Sainsbury’s has said its proposed £12bn merger with Asda does not include any planned store closures. However, the companies’ combined 2,800-store portfolio is expected to come under the scrutiny of the Competition & Markets Authority.
EG’s Radius Data Exchange mapped all Sainsbury’s and Asda stores across the country. Find out more
Read what the property industry had to say on the conduct of retail chain House of Fraser as it prepares to launch a CVA next month.
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