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Commercial Real Estate News

Commercial Real Estate News from the Wall Street Journal

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Owners of Two Connected Midtown South Buildings Refinance Property
    The owners of two connected Midtown South Buildings have secured $430
  8. 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.
  9. J.P. Morgan More Than Triples West Side Space
    J.P. Morgan Chase is expanding its office space on Midtown Manhattan’s far West Side in a revamped building that has gone from being one of the city’s homeliest to a gleaming structure.
  10. China Life Buys Sprawling Portfolio of Small Market U.S. Real Estate
    China Life Insurance Group is buying a 95% stake in 48 commercial properties scattered throughout the U.S. in deal that values the portfolio at $950 million and highlights the growing appetite among foreign investors for real estate in markets they mostly have ignored until now.

Commercial Property News from the Financial Times

  1. LafargeHolcim lowers growth forecast for global cement markets
  2. New GE boss keeps investors waiting on spending review
    Shares weaken further as incoming CEO promises to set out plans in several months
  3. Construction group Morgan Sindall climbs 9% after forecast upgrade
  4. Carillion hires EY to assist with a review of finances
    UK construction group battling to repair balance sheet after profit warning
  5. Crisis-hit Carillion secures role to help build HS2
    Award is part of £6.6bn of construction contracts for controversial high-speed rail line
  6. Carillion shares climb after EY appointment and HS2 contracts
  7. Carillion appoints EY to help stave off collapse
  8. Carillion turns to HSBC to help repair finances
    UK construction group appoints bank as adviser after shares hit by profit warning
  9. Carillion shares climb (a bit) after massive drop
  10. Carillion fights for survival after share price crash
    Troubles faced by UK construction group risk spreading to thousands of subcontractors

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. Government to crack down on ‘unfair’ resi leasehold abuses
    The government is set to ban new build houses being sold as leaseholds in a move it claims will cut out unfair abuses of purchasers and deliver a “fairer, more transparent system for homebuyers”.
  2. Harworth sells residential land at Waverley and signs leasing deal with McLaren
    Harworth Group has sold a parcel of land at its Waverley development near Sheffield to Taylor Wimpey and secured McLaren as a tenant on the site’s Advanced Manufacturing Park.
  3. Boden to open first UK physical store in Chelsea
    Fashion retailer Boden has announced plans to open its first UK store at Cadogan’s 20-23 Duke of York Square in Chelsea.
  4. Hammerson boosted by record leasing activity
    Hammerson has revealed a 4.3% rise in net asset value (NAV) per share in its interim results following a leap in store lettings.
  5. AXA completes acquisition of Milan's €83m Bodio Centre
    AXA IM - Real Assets has completed the €83m acquisition of three prime office buildings within the Bodio Centre business park in Milan from CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of institutional investors.
  6. Segro posts robust first half figures
    Industrial and logistics giant SEGRO has posted 5.4% growth in EPRA net asset value (NAV) per share in a robust set of interim results.
  7. Cancer Research & British Council take pre-lets at IQL
    Cancer Research UK and the British Council have completed pre-let agreements to relocate their headquarters to Lendlease and LCR’s International Quarter in Stratford.
  8. First regional acquisition for Martin’s Properties in Sevenoaks
    Martin’s Properties has acquired a £7.14m multi-let office building at 16 South Park in Sevenoaks from the Milton Group, marking the investment and development company’s first acquisition outside London.
  9. UBS completes £26m Old Street acquisition
    UBS Asset Management’s Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) business has completed the acquisition of Churchill House in Old Street for £25.9m, representing a yield of 4.3%.
  10. Michael Kors set to walk off with £896m Jimmy Choo acquisition
    Fashion brand Michael Kors has reached an agreement to buy British fashion house Jimmy Choo for £896m, in a deal which will see Michael Kors take on its 12 UK stores and concessions.