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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. Opening Quote: Ocado - we need to know it’s exhilarating
  2. Persimmon executives agree to bonus cut
    Three men at top waive 2018 payouts but will still receive large sums from second scheme
  3. European construction takes a pause in January
  4. Accounting watchdog probes former Carillion finance directors
    FRC will investigate Richard Adam and Zafar Khan for their work between 2014 and 2017
  5. Opening Quote: Melrose-GKN race shifts up a gear
  6. Atlantia/ACS/Abertis: long road to a deal
    Joint takeover is a clever and complex compromise but target’s shareholders are the big winners
  7. Balfour Beatty profits almost triple
    Construction company benefits from turnround programme and focus on key markets
  8. Atlantia and ACS drop hostilities to agree joint deal for Abertis
    Groups create partnership to compete internationally as bidding war for toll road operator ends
  9. Opening Quote: Pru - breaking up is easy to do
  10. Small-cap focus: construction suppliers poised to shine
    Recovery in steel demand and improved global growth brighten outlook

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. Odeon picks Manchester's 8 First Street for new premises
    Odeon Cinema is under offer to take 26,000 sq ft of office space at 8 First Street, a 170,000 sq ft Grade A office development in Manchester city centre.
  2. Harwell Campus signs 34,500 sq ft pre-let to DNA company Oxford Nanopore
    Harwell Innovation and Science Campus has signed a 34,500 sq ft pre-let to DNA sequencing technology company Oxford Nanopore Technologies.
  3. Aviva forward funds Salford scheme
    Aviva Investors has agreed to forward fund the development of Two New Bailey Square in Salford for ÂŁ113m.
  4. Travis Perkins-let portfolio on market
    Joint venture partners Avignon Capital, Riverside Capital and Colliers Capital have put a trade counter portfolio on the market for ÂŁ44m.
  5. Lloyds Bank backs Cheshire housing with ÂŁ60m funding
    Cheshire housing association Halton Housing has confirmed plans to build 1,000 new homes across the county after securing a ÂŁ60m funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
  6. Flexible space to account for half of office occupation by 2021
    Close to half of all occupiers (45%) expect to have “significant use” of flexible offices by 2021 according to a new survey covering all Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) occupier intentions.
  7. Help-to-Buy boosts Bellway profits as it targets 10,000 homes a year
    Housebuilder Bellway has revealed half-year pre-tax profit leapt 16.6% and that it is on track to deliver record sales for the full year, thanks to the government’s HTB scheme.
  8. Quintet of new lettings at Woodlands Industrial Estate in Wiltshire
    HPH Commercial Property has agreed five new lettings covering 24,300 sq ft at its Woodlands Industrial Estate in Westbury following a recent refurbishment.
  9. Real Estate Investors posts record profit levels
    Midlands-focussed REIT Real Estate Investors has posted a record level of underlying profit before tax, increasing value to ÂŁ6.2m with a 19.2% year-on-year rise.
  10. Aviva to market Soho gem
    Aviva Investors’ retail fund has put the Soho headquarters of American software firm Palantir Technologies on the market for just under £120m.