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Commercial Real Estate News from the Wall Street Journal

  1. 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.
  2. 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,.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. '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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Commercial Property News from the Financial Times

  1. Shareholders round on Persimmon chief’s ‘preposterous’ bonus
    Jeff Fairburn’s £110m payout ‘grossly excessive’, says Aberdeen Standard Investments
  2. Lloyds bankers need simply be boring as story grows exciting
    Horta-Osório must stick to his ‘kiss’ strategy for the recovery to continue
  3. Big UK housebuilders increase land holdings
    Plots held with planning permission rise by a fifth in 10 years
  4. Galliford Try to raise £150m as it takes hit after Carillion collapse
    UK construction group seeks to soothe investors after shares plunge 20%
  5. Carillion collapse prompts Galliford Try to cut dividend and raise capital
    Shares plunge 16% in early London trading
  6. Carillion boss says board should have asked more questions
    Keith Cochrane quizzed by MPs over collapse of UK’s second-biggest construction group
  7. Ex-Carillion chief admits board should have asked ‘more probing questions’
    Keith Cochrane says he ‘absolutely’ wishes ‘we’d done something sooner’
  8. Private equity designs on Carillion expose uncomfortable parallels
    The buyout approach to business is not hugely different to that of many outsourcers
  9. Opening Quote: Monarch owner circles Carillion, Tesco’s new co-pilot 
  10. Greybull circles Carillion assets
    Former Monarch Airlines owner looks at potential acquisitions from collapsed outsourcer

Commercial Property News from Property Week

  1. Best Places to Work in Property 2018: Work-life balance critical to diversity, says Green & Black’s founder
    Enabling staff to have a good work-life balance is critical to helping women succeed in business, Jo Fairley, the co-founder of Green & Black’s, told the Best Places to Work in Property 2018 event today.
  2. Luxury Mayfair resi scheme bucks super-prime slowdown
    Finchatton’s 20 Grosvenor Square scheme is already 50% sold to a range of British and international buyers.
  3. Social housing specialists mull launch of new REITs
    Horizon Infrastructure Partnership and Fundamentum Property have both drawn up plans for IPOs.
  4. BNP Paribas Real Estate posts 20% rise in profits
    BNP Paribas Real Estate’s profits before tax rose 20% year on year to €187m (£134m) and revenues increased by 15% to a record €811m for the company for the year ended 31 December 2017.
  5. Leisure specialist to expand in UK and US
    Social Entertainment Ventures embarks on competitive socialising roll-out.
  6. Persimmon execs hand back chunk of controversial payout
    Persimmon’s three leading executives have agreed to hand back a chunk of the shares awarded to them under a controversial bonus scheme that led to them netting a combined payout of £232m.
  7. Rightmove posts 10% rise in annual profit
    Pre-tax profit at Rightmove rose 10% in 2017 off the back of an 11% rise in revenue, the group reported this morning.
  8. Anthology secures £47m for Deptford development
    Residential developer Anthology has secured further funding to deliver a 276-unit development.
  9. Almacantar wins Centre Point fee battle with Sir Robert McAlpine
    Property developer Almacantar has won a legal case against Sir Robert McAlpine over a £1m construction fee dispute for work on the £100m redevelopment of the Centre Point tower in London.
  10. Barratt leads fallers as FTSE ends in the red
    Barratt Development was the FTSE 100’s biggest faller on Thursday despite revealing record first half figures earlier in the day.