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Commercial Real Estate News from the Wall Street Journal

  1. Sportswear-Maker Puma to Open New York Flagship
    Germany’s Puma has signed a lease deal to creating a marquee location on Fifth Avenue that will be the first of its kind for the company in North America.
  2. Kushner Cos., Brookfield Near a Deal for Stake in 666 Fifth Ave.
    The real estate arm of Brookfield Asset Management is in advanced talks with Kushner Cos. to buy roughly a 50% stake in 666 Fifth Ave. and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the Manhattan office tower, which has been at the center of a controversy over possible conflicts of interest involving Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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,.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. '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.

Commercial Property News from the Financial Times

  1. Executive bonuses: Carillion shows why it pays to make them wait
    In spite of predictable negativity, the FRC deserves some credit for its payouts code
  2. JLIF shares jump on £1.4bn takeover approach
    Listed infrastructure fund in talks with consortium of asset managers
  3. Opening Quote: New boardroom rules shut door on Carillion cowboys
  4. Barratt Developments forecasts record annual profits
    Sector continues to benefit from favourable mortgage rates and Help to Buy scheme
  5. US to impose tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports
    Escalation of trade war between the two economic powers unsettles financial markets
  6. Opening Quote: Retailers and builders prove home truths false
  7. UK construction bounces back with fastest growth in seven months
    PMI survey shows recovery in house building and commercial work in June
  8. Greek business scion in battle for construction group
    Ellaktor’s Bobolas fights for control of company in test of governance standards
  9. LafargeHolcim’s French arm faces inquiry over Syria claims
    Investigation into allegations Lafarge was ‘complicit in crimes against humanity’
  10. US pending home sales fall for second straight month

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. Landlords challenge House of Fraser CVA
    A group of landlords advised by JLL and Begbies Traynor have filed an official petition challenging House of Fraser’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA) in the Scottish Courts.
  2. BT appoints Cushman & Wakefield on sale of HQ
    BT has appointed Cushman & Wakefield to advise on potential sale options for its central London headquarters.
  3. Korea's KB Securities under offer for Credit Suisse’s Canary Wharf HQ
    The Qatar Investment Authority and Brookfield have agreed the £460m sale of Credit Suisse’s HQ at One Cabot Square to South Korea’s KB Securities.
  4. Marks & Spencer halves its leasing team to three agents
    Retailer cuts team to improve efficiency and speed up decision-making as it continues store closure programme.
  5. GVA appointed to market CAU portfolio
    GVA has been appointed to market the troubled CAU restaurant portfolio on behalf of joint administrators.
  6. Instant agrees debut co-lease deal at Dorrington’s Fairfax House
    Flexible workspace specialist Instant Group has agreed what it claims is the first-ever co-lease deal in central London by securing SPHERE Technology Solutions for Dorrington’s Fairfax House in Holborn, Property Week can reveal.
  7. Mountpark delivers new parcel hub for Royal Mail
    Mountpark Logistics has let a 346,153 sq ft site at its Warrington Omega distribution park to Royal Mail for use as a new parcel hub.
  8. Out-of-town retail hit by store closures
    Retail warehouse vacancy rates rose from 5.1% at end of Q1 to 6.3% at end of Q2.
  9. Trinova takes Merck House in Poole
    Trinova Real Estate has completed on the £12m acquisition of Merck House in Poole from Titan Property Developments.
  10. Barclays brings Eagle Lab to Manchester
    Developer Bruntwood has secured Barclays Bank for its first Eagle Lab co-working scheme in Manchester.