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Greg Mansell, research manager, IPD

UK lease structures respond to a difficult market, says IPD

Tue, 23/08/2011 - 12:38

Lease structures in the commercial property sector have reached an unprecedented level of flexibility, according to the BPF/IPD Annual Lease Review, as landlords continue to adapt to find new tenants, and maintain existing tenancies. »

Jim Jonston, MD for UK Business Parks, Goodman

Goodman delivers over 367,000 sq ft of leasing transactions across UK business park portfolio

Tue, 23/08/2011 - 06:00

Global property group Goodman has completed 367,038 sq ft of leasing transactions across its UK Business Park Fund portfolio for the 12 months to 30 June 2011. The successful transactions equate to approximately GBP7.4m of rental income and represent an 8.2% increase in area on the prior year result. »

Burghmuir Retail Park, Stirling

Waitrose to open new store at Burghmuir Retail Park, Stirling

Mon, 22/08/2011 - 18:56

Stirling Development Agency (SDA), the 50/50 joint venture between Valad and Stirling Council, has secured Waitrose as the anchor tenant at its proposed Burghmuir Retail Park, Stirling. »

Anne Kavanagh, Global Head of AXA Real Estate Property Services Group

AXA Real Estate completes EUR2.13 billion of transactions in H1 2011

Mon, 22/08/2011 - 18:53

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (AXA Real Estate) has completed EUR2.13 billion of transactions in Europe on behalf of clients in the first half of 2011. In line with the strategic objectives of major clients, there has been a shift in geographical focus compared to 2010, with investment flows moving away from France into other core European markets, in particular towards the UK. »

Laurent Luccioni, Chief Executive, MGPA Europe

MGPA, CarVal Investors and Quadrant acquire Telereal Trillium and Royal Mail’s Moorgate Properties

Mon, 22/08/2011 - 10:40

MGPA, the independent private equity real estate investment advisory company, on behalf of MGPA Europe Fund III, and CarVal Investors, a global alternative investment manager, in conjunction with Quadrant, have acquired the Telereal Trillium/Royal Mail properties at 72 Fore Street in the City of London.  The purchase price was in the region of GBP35 million. »

Rob Brook, Managing Director of Tamar Financial Services Limited

TEIF concludes pan-European financing

Mon, 22/08/2011 - 10:25

Tamar European Industrial Fund TEIF has signed an extension to its existing financing with pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG. The Facility, which has been reduced from EUR88 million to EUR80.4 million following the sale of the Trondheim asset in Norway, will be extended for a period of 3.5 years from the current maturity of 22 November 2011. »

Berlin

Peakside Capital secures sale of prime mixed-use Kurfürstendamm asset in Berlin

Mon, 22/08/2011 - 10:17

Peakside Capital, a specialist European real estate private equity firm, has, on behalf of Peakside Real Estate Fund I (PREF I), successfully concluded the sale of a prime mixed use asset in Berlin to a private investor for in excess of EUR12 million.  With a price 15% above the property’s latest valuation, the transaction reflects a net initial yield below 5%. »

Charles Crowe, director of UK real estate transactions and strategy, Pramerica

Pramerica UK Ground Lease Fund sees strong investor interest with new inflows of GBP98.3 million

Mon, 22/08/2011 - 06:00

Pramerica Real Estate Investors has raised an additional GBP98.3 million of new subscriptions to its UK Ground Lease Fund since the mandate was transferred to Pramerica on 1 September 2010, resulting from a trend of investors moving out of Index Linked Gilts into alternative investments, which provide the potential for better returns with similar levels of risk. »

Copenhagen

Saxo Properties and Resolution Property form EUR250m joint venture

Fri, 19/08/2011 - 06:00

Saxo Properties, the property investment arm of Saxo Bank, the Copenhagen-based trading and investment specialist, has entered into a joint venture with Resolution Real Estate Advisers LLP, the pan European real estate fund, whose investors include some of the major US universities such as Harvard and Yale and foundations, currently has EUR 1.5 billion of assets under management. »

Philip Barrett, managing director, Pramerica

Pramerica forms EUR120 million joint venture to invest in residential property

Thu, 18/08/2011 - 17:14

Pramerica Real Estate Investors has formed a new joint venture company with Hagen Kahmann and Julian Brown, the founders and principals of Kauri CAB Management GmbH, to invest in residential apartment blocks in Berlin. The new Luxembourg based JV, Preco Kauri CAB S.a.r.l, has a total investment capacity of around EUR120 million, which will be used to acquire and refurbish residential flats in Berlin, Germany’s largest residential market. »

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