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Commercial Real Estate News from the Wall Street Journal

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Mall Project Denied on Former Shea Stadium Site
    New York’s highest court on Tuesday blocked the development of a billion-dollar shopping mall on a Citi Field parking lot in Queens, affirming a ruling that the project needs legislative approval to proceed.
  7. New Jersey Landlords Sweeten Perks With Ride-Hailing Subsidies
    Food trucks and fitness centers are among the amenities that New Jersey office landlords have been using to attract tenants.The latest perk: Subsidies for digital ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft.
  8. McCourt Global Puts Money Into Modular Construction
    One of New York City’s most prominent investors is betting on modular construction. McCourt Global led a group of investors in a $6 million round of funding for Brooklyn company FullStack Modular LLC.
  9. Owners of Two Connected Midtown South Buildings Refinance Property
    The owners of two connected Midtown South Buildings have secured $430
  10. Barclays Buys Revamped Office Complex in North Jersey
    A joint venture that revamped a bland New Jersey office campus into a modern complex with an amenity building, a bike-share service and walking trails has sold the property to Barclays PLC.

Commercial Property News from the Financial Times

  1. Balfour Beatty boss Leo Quinn gets on with the job
    Three-phase project built on firm foundations and might be finished on time
  2. Balfour Beatty lifts dividend by a third on first-half profits boost
    UK construction group on track for ‘industry-standard margins’ signals confidence in recovery
  3. Opening Quote: Balfour Beatty builds to last – at last
  4. Balfour Beatty profits rise as turnround efforts bear fruit
  5. In nervy UK construction sector, Henry Boot stands on solid ground
    Family influence helps company stand apart from rivals whose shares have been sliding
  6. UK construction showing signs of slowdown
  7. HeidelbergCement: mixed bag
    Industry trends look broadly negative but weak trading figures should not endure
  8. Bridgepoint nears deal to buy Miller Homes
    Private equity group expected to pay about £655m for UK housebuilder
  9. Network Rail to open infrastructure projects to tender
    UK transport group aims to upgrade stations, track and technology
  10. LafargeHolcim lowers forecast for growth in global cement markets
    Group blames gloomier predictions on weaknesses in Southeast Asia and Nigeria

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. Call Off Duty: harmful effects of stamp duty revealed
    Fresh evidence has emerged of the damaging effects of stamp duty on the housing market - lending further weight to Property Week’s Call Off Duty campaign.
  2. Soho Estates posts £195.9m revaluation gain
    Soho Estates – the property business built by the late ‘king of Soho’ Paul Raymond – has reported a sharp increase in the value of its portfolio.
  3. Standard Life acquires Birmingham Premier Inn
    Standard Life Assurance has acquired the 152-bed Premier Inn in Birmingham hotel for £26.5m from a syndicate of private investors represented by Downing.
  4. Sector backs GLA's affordable housing SPG
    London mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled new Supplementary Planning Guidance on viability which endorses discount market rent as a specific form of affordable housing for the build-to-rent sector.
  5. Islington sets 50% affordable target for Holloway Prison scheme
    Islington Council has begun consultation on its draft plan for the future of the Holloway Prison site, and is proposing that 50% of any new housing on the site should be ‘genuinely affordable’.
  6. CLS posts NAV rise and profit leap
    CLS Holdings has reported a 9.3% rise in net asset value (NAV) per share for the half year to 30 June.
  7. Mears Group plunges
    Shares in Mears Group fell 7.58% on Tuesday after the company issued a profit warning.
  8. CBRE GIP increases alternative exposure with major medical buy
    CBRE Global Investors Partners has purchased a 95% stake in a portfolio of 25 medical office buildings, in its first medical office portfolio purchase deal.
  9. Claymore completes on Leighton Buzzard retail deal
    Claymore Group has completed the forward sale of the Grovebury Retail Park in Leighton Buzzard to a client of Aberdeen Asset Management for £16m. 
  10. Standard Life Investments Property Income completes three deals
    Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust has completed three separate purchases in Manchester, Birmingham and Reading, with a total investment value of approximately £26m.