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Redefine ups holding in IHL

17 November 2017 11:30

Redefine International has increased its shareholding in International Hotel Properties Limited to 74.1%. Further to the announcement on 10 November 2017, the company has acquired a further 8,498,652 IHL shares from Redefine ...

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The case for debt vs equity

17 November 2017 9:23

Over the last 20 years, I have been involved in the management of a number of UK real estate funds. Relative return and absolute return; open-ended and closed-ended; equity and debt. I have also been fortunate enough to work ...

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CREFC Europe in the spotlight

17 November 2017 7:00

More than 500 delegates attended this week’s must attend commercial real estate finance conference - the CREFC Europe Autumn Conference in Liverpool Street – with key themes the increasing importance of technology and big dat...

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GIC takes 10% OakNorth stake

15 November 2017 16:22

Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought a 10% stake in OakNorth, the UK challenger bank, in the deal which values the company at $1.2bn (£900m).

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Lease lengths shorten

15 November 2017 14:38

Property lease lengths have averaged 7.1 years in 2017, a small decline of 0.1 year compared to 2016, representing the first contraction of leases for six years, according to MSCI’s latest research on UK property leasing tren...

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GPE hits record rent roll

15 November 2017 10:56

Great Portland Estates said strong leasing activity across its central London portfolio had pushed the rent roll to record levels in the six months ended 30 September 2017, and said it was well placed to take advantage of mar...

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CBRE Cap Advisors NI debt fund

15 November 2017 10:22

CBRE Capital Advisors has been appointed to manage a £100m Northern Ireland fund that will provide debt finance for real estate, regeneration, low carbon and infrastructure projects and will be managed on behalf of the Depart...

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Aberdeen logistics trust launch

15 November 2017 10:17

Global asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments is to launch a UK investment trust in December 2017 - Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC.

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KF launches debt advisory practice

14 November 2017 11:01

Knight Frank has today launched a new debt advisory practice with the senior appointment of Lisa Attenborough.

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Landsec powers on in half years

14 November 2017 9:10

Landsec has reported a strong set of half-years, driven by record leasing activity, significantly profitable disposals, particularly the sale of its 50% stake in the Walkie Talkie – part of the biggest single asset sale in th...

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Aviva lends £144m against portfolio

13 November 2017 15:57

Aviva Investors has written a £144m fixed rate seven-year facility to private property company Aquila Finance, secured against a multi-sector portfolio of 12 assets.

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BL appoints Hughes and Worthington

10 November 2017 13:05

British Land has appointed Rebecca Worthington and Alastair Hughes as non-executive directors.

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CarVal Boots portfolio buy

10 November 2017 9:00

CarVal Investors and Quadrant Estates have completed the acquisition of the Shakespeare portfolio, a 311-store retail portfolio primarily let to Boots under a master lease, CoStar News can reveal. The portfolio came to market...

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Helaba finances Harbor Group’s Midt

09 November 2017 9:08

German bank Helaba (Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen) has agreed a £31.2m acquisition loan to help finance Virginia-based Harbor Group International’s acquisition of 8 Bouverie Street in Central London, CoStar News can reveal.

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UK CRE capital values up 0.4%

08 November 2017 10:17

Capital values for UK commercial property increased 0.4% in October 2017, according to the latest CBRE Monthly Index.

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