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Commercial Real Estate News from the Wall Street Journal

  1. Sign of the Times: New Office Space Created in Retail's Tumult
    Normandy Real Estate Partners’ $133 million deal for the upper portion of ABC Carpet’s flagship store is an example of office space edging into territory that once was retail’s domain.
  2. Want to Buy a Luxury Hotel in the U.S.? Try China's Insurance Regulator
    When Chinese regulators seized control of Anbang Insurance, they took ownership of more than a dozen luxury U.S. hotels. Now, as the government looks to sell, it faces a problem: The buildings likely are worth less than what Anbang paid only a couple of years ago.
  3. New York's Commercial Property Slump Shows Signs of Slowing
    After a two-year plunge, brokers are optimistic that more deals will take place in 2018.
  4. NYC Council Stops Midtown Tower Construction
    Work on an 800-foot-tall tower in East Midtown that has been under construction for six months was halted last week following a vote by the New York City Council to limit skyscrapers in the area,.
  5. Malls Never Wanted Gyms. Now They Court Them
    Mall owners long treated gyms, massage parlors, and billiards halls as unwanted tenants that attracted lower-rent visitors who were unlikely to shop. Now they’re giving health clubs some of their best real estate.
  6. New Jersey Office Rents Near Records
    Asking rents for New Jersey office space are nearing records as landlords undertake extensive renovations and fill older properties with top-notch amenities.
  7. Brookfield Property Makes $14.8 Billion Offer to Acquire Rest of GGP
    Brookfield Property Partners LP has made a $14.8 billion offer to acquire the shares of mall owner GGP Inc. that it doesn’t already own, according to people familiar with the matter.
  8. 'Little India' Thrives in Central New Jersey
    Oak Tree Road, known as “Little India,” has been transformed from a rundown and desolate area to a booming ethnic business district that attracts South Asian customers from Maine to Maryland.
  9. NYC's Pearl River Mart Will Expand to Chelsea Market
    Pearl River Mart, once a casualty of skyrocketing retail rents, is planning to open another 3,500 square-foot store at Chelsea Market in Manhattan.
  10. Office Spaces Focusing More on Communal Areas
    Businesses are beginning to design offices spaces that are increasing the amount of square footage per employee when shared work settings are taken into account.

Commercial Property News from the Financial Times

  1. Sika saga shows instability need not be a hindrance
    Swiss group has prospered despite unwanted approach from France’s Saint-Gobain
  2. Buffett/USG: material differences
    Knauf’s interest is perfectly timed as Berkshire wants out of building products group
  3. Buffett turns hostile against board of USG
    Berkshire Hathaway boss ups ante in effort to sell stake in building materials group
  4. Best of Lex: your weekly round-up
    Some parting thoughts after three years on the Lex desk
  5. Persimmon faces revolt over executive bonuses
    Leading investor adviser recommends voting against housebuilder’s pay report at AGM
  6. ‘Age of engineered timber’ comes with a few snags
    The ambition for a new Lagos tower is matched by its cost
  7. Germany’s Knauf in $6.6bn bid for building materials group USG
  8. Lone Star explores Quintain sale to cut UK exposure
    US buyout group eyes £3bn from disposal of London property group
  9. Crest Nicholson faces potential shareholder revolt
    Proxy adviser recommends against moving CEO Stone into chairman’s office
  10. Opening Quote: Ocado - we need to know it’s exhilarating

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. Stanhope hires Blackstone’s Grant as managing director
    Stuart Grant will take up the newly created position in September after an 18-year career at Blackstone.
  2. Hammerson resurrects huge Birmingham scheme
    Hammerson has revived plans for a huge development in Birmingham, as it sets out its strategy following the collapse of its £3.4bn takeover of intu.
  3. Fischel talks up ‘great future’ for intu without Hammerson
    Chief executive slams analysts’ ‘myths’ about portfolio’s quality following collapse of Hammerson merger.
  4. Davies Group signs deal for Stoke’s Smithfield
    Operations and digital solutions business Davies Group has completed a 40,000 sq ft letting at No.2 Smithfield in Stoke-on-Trent, which is owned by Stoke City Council.
  5. Hammerson shares rise as deal is called off
    Hammerson shares climbed 4.17% on the FTSE 250 on Wednesday to 514.20p after the company pulled the plug on its takeover deal with intu.
  6. Lothbury agrees to forward fund boutique hotel in York
    Lothbury Investment Management has agreed a forward-funding deal to acquire a new Malmaison boutique hotel in York.
  7. TRIUVA takes Dublin's Treasury building
    Patrizia-owned TRIUVA has acquired the fully-let No.1 Dublin Landings office building on behalf of a separate account mandate for a German pension fund
  8. Hill on fast track to build Chichester homes
    Hill has partnered with Homes England to develop 160 homes in Chichester using the government’s £2bn accelerated construction fund.
  9. Munroe scores as Perform picks Optim for new HQ
    Global sports media company Perform Media has agreed terms on a 15-year lease to fully occupy Munroe K’s 40,000 sq ft Optim building in Leeds.
  10. Double green light for Harworth to deliver more Midlands homes
    Regeneration specialist Harworth Group has secured outline planning consents to build 485 extra homes across two schemes at at Bilsthorpe in Nottinghamshire and Market Warsop in Mansfield.