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Commercial Real Estate News from the Wall Street Journal

  1. Sportswear-Maker Puma to Open New York Flagship
    Germany’s Puma has signed a lease deal to creating a marquee location on Fifth Avenue that will be the first of its kind for the company in North America.
  2. Kushner Cos., Brookfield Near a Deal for Stake in 666 Fifth Ave.
    The real estate arm of Brookfield Asset Management is in advanced talks with Kushner Cos. to buy roughly a 50% stake in 666 Fifth Ave. and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the Manhattan office tower, which has been at the center of a controversy over possible conflicts of interest involving Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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,.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. '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.

Commercial Property News from the Financial Times

  1. London house prices/Berkeley: home truths
    Investors still seem to believe in the stock despite profit warning
  2. Berkeley warns profits set to dip on lower London house prices
    Builder expects 2019 earnings to be 30% lower
  3. UK housebuilder shares creak, with Berkeley down 5%
    ‘A warning sign for the whole industry’
  4. London reliant on EU for 28% of building workers as Brexit looms
    Curbs on migration threaten UK government’s goals on housebuilding and infrastructure
  5. US homebuilder confidence unexpectedly dips on higher lumber costs
  6. China’s Belt and Road plans dismay Pakistan’s poorest province
    Protests reveal anxieties about the true terms of massive infrastructure project
  7. Proxy battle looms over Greek conglomerate Ellaktor
    Unusual governance structure has resulted in ‘management deadlock’ says former chairman
  8. Crest Nicholson pulls back from faltering London market
    Housebuilder ‘less likely’ to buy land in the capital as it focuses on regions
  9. USG Corp agrees to $7bn deal from Germany’s Knauf
  10. Confusion and inertia block progress over tower fire safety
    Thousands still live in unsafe buildings a year after Grenfell

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. DWS buys £240m office at IQL Stratford
    DWS has bought a 278,000 sq ft office at International Quarter London from Lendlease and LCR for £240m.
  2. Bailie Gifford signs Edinburgh pre-let
    Investment management firm Bailie Gifford has pre-let all 60,000 sq ft of office space at Chris Stewart Group (CSG) and Hines’ 20 West Register Street in Edinburgh.
  3. Countrywide unveils capital restructure after profits plunge
    Shares in estate agent giant Countrywide have plunged after the group announced plans to raise fresh equity and issued a profit warning.
  4. Terra Firma eyes IWG takeover
    Office space provider IWG has confirmed it has received a takeover bid from private equity company Terra Firma.
  5. LXi sells two care homes and buys Stobart industrial scheme
    LXi REIT has sold two care homes in Leicestershire to a UK pension fund for £19m.
  6. CCLA completes on £36m Leeds office buy
    Evans Property Group has completed the sale of One Park Row in Leeds city centre to investment manager CCLA for £35.6m, reflecting an initial yield of 4.43%.
  7. Jack Wills takes Sheffield shed
    British clothing brand Jack Wills has leased a new 390,000 sq ft warehouse at Clearbell Capital’s Parkway Works in Sheffield.
  8. Soho House-backed Arena 8 takes West End space
    A fitness group backed by senior figures from Soho House Group has signed for space at 65 Kingsway in London’s West End, Property Week can reveal.
  9. Is BA poised to fly out of Heathrow?
    Airline on the hunt for sites for a potential relocation of its headquarters to the Thames Valley area.
  10. Allianz Real Estate forms £350m JV with Greystar and PSP Investments
    Allianz Real Estate has formed a £350m joint venture with Greystar and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board to expand Greystar’s student accommodation brand Chapter.