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Commercial Real Estate News from the Wall Street Journal

  1. 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.
  2. '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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Chocolate Giant Ferrero to Look for Innovation at Cornell Tech
    Ferrero, Italian manufacturer of sweets and chocolates, is setting up an innovation outpost at Cornell University’s technology campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City.
  6. Shortage of Industrial Space on Long Island Squeezes Tenants
    Long Island’s shrinking industrial space has placed expanding tenants in a tough spot, forcing them to look east to Suffolk County and off the island entirely, according to real-estate services firm JLL.
  7. Supermarkets Face a Growing Problem: Too Much Space
    A massive build-out by retailers has left the country piled up with grocery shelves as consumers shift from big weekly shopping trips to more snacking and to-go meals.
  8. Excuse Me, You're Blocking My Sun
    Australia’s rapid embrace of rooftop panels—now installed on one in four homes in some areas—has collided with another hot spot of investment, construction of apartments and homes.
  9. 1031 Exchange Real Estate Tax Break Faces Extinction
    A much-loved tax advantage in the commercial real-estate industry is on the chopping block even as chances dim for the passage of a broad federal tax overhaul this year.
  10. Mall Tenants Play Hardball In Lease Negotiations
    Retailers, food and beverage operators and department store chains looking to renew their leases have been asking for more allowances from mall owners.

Commercial Property News from the Financial Times

  1. Best of Lex: your weekly round-up
    Carillion, Experian, US junk bonds, China’s debts, Zimbabwe’s coup, Razer and more
  2. Housing associations reclassified as private to encourage building
    Sajid Javid says the switch should enable more borrowing for construction
  3. Housebuilders renew calls to tackle labour shortage
    Crest Nicholson urges government to allow European workers continued access to UK
  4. House prices/Barratt: Wemmicks at war
    This government will not threaten housebuilders, but the next one might
  5. Atlantia signals plan to raise its €16.3bn bid for Abertis
    Italian infrastructure group aims to thwart rival offer by Hochtief for Spanish company
  6. Brazil’s vulnerability is a big opportunity for Chinese investors
    Is China the saviour or captor of the Latin American country’s assets?
  7. Ferguson: over here
    Plumbing group is now largely US based but retention of UK listing is not sentimental
  8. Ferguson agrees €1bn sale of Nordic building supplies business
  9. Astaldi plummets on shock rights issue plans
  10. Persimmon urges use of greenbelt land in UK
    Housebuilder says relaxed rules will help meet demand

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. Retirement developers launch legal challenge against mayor's planning guidance
    Four of the biggest retirement housing developers are mounting a legal challenge against the mayor of London’s new planning guidance on affordable housing.
  2. Aberdeen Standard targets Blackstone's global No.1 spot
    Aberdeen Standard Investments is aiming to more than double its real estate assets under management to £100bn by 2025.
  3. Network Rail to sell commercial property business
    Network Rail has announced plans to sell its commercial property business in England and Wales.
  4. FTSE ends losing streak as British Land jumps 4%
    Stocks in London ended a five-day losing streak on Thursday, as the FTSE 100 nudged up 0.2%, to close at 7,386.94.
  5. Makeover for Mount Royal on the cards
    The Portman Estate and Great Portland Estates (GPE) have appointed architect Make to draw up plans for a huge mixed-use retail-led development on a two-acre site on the soon-to-be-pedestrianised western end of Oxford Street.
  6. Offshore-registered firms own 87,500 UK properties
    Companies registered in ‘tax havens’ own more than 87,500 properties in England and Wales, analysis of HM Land Registry data by Property Week reveals.
  7. Industrial REIT makes 64% gain on sale of Bedford shed
    Pacific Industrial & Logistics, the specialist UK REIT, has sold a warehouse on Hammond Road, Bedford, for £5.8m after purchasing it last year for £3.55m
  8. Tristan Fund buys Tech firm’s Herts HQ
    Tristan Capital Partner’s has acquired Imagination Technologies’ headquarters in Herfordshire for around £30m in a sale and leaseback agreement.
  9. Steve Norris changes roles at BNP Paribas
    Steve Norris has stepped down as non-executive chairman of BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory UK to take on the role of senior adviser.
  10. Palmer Capital switches the focus of its flagship fund
    Palmer Capital has completed its strategic shift from growth to income-producing assets in its flagship Palmer Capital Income Fund.