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Commercial Real Estate News from the Wall Street Journal

  1. 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.
  2. '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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Chocolate Giant Ferrero to Look for Innovation at Cornell Tech
    Ferrero, Italian manufacturer of sweets and chocolates, is setting up an innovation outpost at Cornell University’s technology campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Commercial Property News from the Financial Times

  1. Housebuilders: squeezed in
    After years of unswerving support, the industry is gradually being shut out
  2. And it’s gone: Carillion’s 11% share jump evaporates
  3. Best of Lex: your weekly round-up
    Carillion, Experian, US junk bonds, China’s debts, Zimbabwe’s coup, Razer and more
  4. Housing associations reclassified as private to encourage building
    Sajid Javid says the switch should enable more borrowing for construction
  5. Housebuilders renew calls to tackle labour shortage
    Crest Nicholson urges government to allow European workers continued access to UK
  6. House prices/Barratt: Wemmicks at war
    This government will not threaten housebuilders, but the next one might
  7. Atlantia signals plan to raise its €16.3bn bid for Abertis
    Italian infrastructure group aims to thwart rival offer by Hochtief for Spanish company
  8. Brazil’s vulnerability is a big opportunity for Chinese investors
    Is China the saviour or captor of the Latin American country’s assets?
  9. Ferguson: over here
    Plumbing group is now largely US based but retention of UK listing is not sentimental
  10. Ferguson agrees €1bn sale of Nordic building supplies business

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. Shock removal of CGT relief for foreign investors
    The government plans to remove the capital gains tax exemption for foreign investors disposing of UK commercial properties from April 2019.
  2. Budget 2017: Hammond abolishes stamp duty for first-time buyers - property reacts
    Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that stamp duty for first-time buyers will be abolished up to £300,000 in the leading housing measure of today’s Budget.
  3. NewRiver REIT confident in convenience
    NewRiver REIT has posted a 2% increase in net asset value (NAV) per share for the first half of its financial year.
  4. BBS Capital secures loan for London’s largest PDR development
    A client of BBS Capital has secured a £31.3m debt facility with Octopus Property to fund the acquisition of one of London’s largest ever permitted development deals by floor area.
  5. Countryside reveals profit and revenue jump
    Housebuilder Countryside has revealed a 34% leap in annual profit off the back of a similar rise in revenue and home sales.
  6. Farnborough business park under offer to Frasers for £170m
    Frasers Centrepoint is poised to buy Farnborough business park for around £170m.
  7. Wembley to host biggest-ever Boxpark
    Boxpark and Quintain have submitted a planning application to the London Borough of Brent which would make Boxpark Wembley the biggest such venue to date, at more than 70,000 sq ft.
  8. LaSalleIM acquires Place des Halles for £258m
    Hammerson has exchanged contracts for the sale of Place des Halles shopping centre in Strasbourg to LaSalle IM for a net vendor value of €291m (£258m).
  9. Union completes £220m City buy
    Union Investment has confirmed the £220m acquisition of DLA Piper’s HQ.
  10. Green light for Derwent on 443,000 sq ft of West End projects
    Derwent London has gained planning permission for the development of two projects in London’s West End.