MORNING NEWS: Birmingham, Blackstone and Berkeley

In the news this morning, EG goes to Birmingham where despite fears for delayed delivery of HS2, the real estate world is pressing on, and the evolution of Broad Street continues apace.

Also from EG, Blackstone’s Sanctuary Buildings in Westminster have gone under offer to a joint venture for around £280m. Click here for the full story.

Housebuilders feature in the broadsheets, with Countryside Properties’ results given the once over, as are papers filed in a pair of lawsuits brought against Berkeley in 2014 and 2015.

NEWS ROUND-UP: Give my regards to Broad Street, say investors

Birmingham’s HS2 real estate projects on track

Blackstone strikes £280m deal for Sanctuary Buildings

Public housing projects boost profits at Countryside Properties

Mortgage lenders increase fees as new borrowers dry up

NewRiver upbeat on retail despite falling property values

Paragon bets on full-time landlords to avoid becoming ‘loan sausage machine’

Berkeley Group bosses were accused of engaging in years of bribery

Ikea cuts 7,000 jobs worldwide as it adapts to changing retail market