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Commercial Real Estate News

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. Lone Star explores Quintain sale to cut UK exposure
    US buyout group eyes £3bn from disposal of London property group
  2. Crest Nicholson faces potential shareholder revolt
    Proxy adviser recommends against moving CEO Stone into chairman’s office
  3. Opening Quote: Ocado - we need to know it’s exhilarating
  4. Persimmon executives agree to bonus cut
    Three men at top waive 2018 payouts but will still receive large sums from second scheme
  5. European construction takes a pause in January
  6. Accounting watchdog probes former Carillion finance directors
    FRC will investigate Richard Adam and Zafar Khan for their work between 2014 and 2017
  7. Opening Quote: Melrose-GKN race shifts up a gear
  8. Atlantia/ACS/Abertis: long road to a deal
    Joint takeover is a clever and complex compromise but target’s shareholders are the big winners
  9. Balfour Beatty profits almost triple
    Construction company benefits from turnround programme and focus on key markets
  10. 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

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. Market Village acquires £37m Brixton Markets with pre-emption rights
    London & Associated Properties has completed the sale of Brixton Markets for £37.25m to tenant Market Villages after the group exercised its pre-emption rights.
  2. Quintain up for sale with £3bn price tag
    US private equity firm Lone Star has hired advisers to explore options for Wembley developer Quintain including a sale of the business, which could be worth £3bn.
  3. Retirement housebuilders win right to High Court hearing over mayor’s SPG
    Four leading retirement housebuilders continue to challenge the London mayor’s affordable housing guidance which they say will stifle new development and discrimates against older people’s housing needs.
  4. £430m digs double: Fusion and Unite market portfolios
    Fusion Students and Unite have brought two portfolios from the opposite ends of the student residential spectrum to market comprising almost 5,500 beds.
  5. Battersea Power Station unveils plans for 700,000 sq ft retail offering
    The developers of Battersea Power Station have unveiled plans for the £9bn retail and leisure element of the area’s regeneration.
  6. Triple Point placing falls short of target
    Triple Point Social Housing REIT has raised £47.5m in a placing to fund acquisitions in the supported housing sector – below its target to raise £200m.
  7. Prudential takes space in Angel Court for group HQ
    Insurance giant signs deal for 60,000 sq ft at the scheme owned by Mitsui Fudosan UK and Stanhope.
  8. Crown Estate to sell stake in retail park JV
    The Crown Estate’s 50% share in the company is believed to be valued at around £130m.
  9. Invesco buys £43m north London supermarket
    Clients of Invesco Real Estate have acquired a Morrisons supermarket in north-west London from Aberdeen Standard Investments for £43m.
  10. Henry Boot revenues rise 33% as project delivery accelerates
    Property developer Henry Boot has reported a 33% annual rise in revenues to £409m after delivering development projects earlier than expected.