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Cushman & Wakefield appoints Michael Lindsay to head corporate finance team in EMEA

Tue, 18/10/2011 - 11:57

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Michael Lindsay as a Partner and head of its EMEA Corporate Finance team in London.  »

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Boost for central London's office leasing market

Tue, 18/10/2011 - 10:00

Despite the weak economic conditions and uncertainty about prospects for recovery, Q3 2011 saw good leasing activity in Central London, according to global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield. »

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UK property returns 0.6% in September as equities fall another 5.0%, says IPD

Tue, 18/10/2011 - 06:00

Commercial property delivered a total return of 1.9% for the three months to September, despite the wider market turmoil that has seen 13.5% wiped from the value of equities, according to the IPD UK Monthly Index and FTSE All Share Index. »

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Goodman to secures pre-let with A&N Media in Thurrock

Mon, 17/10/2011 - 16:00

Global integrated property group Goodman has been granted planning consent at Thurrock Commercial Park in Essex, which will enable Goodman to deliver a 130,000 sq ft print works for A&N Media, the consumer media company DMGT plc. »

Luc Leleux, Founder and Board Director, Luxembourg Fund Partners

Luxembourg Fund Partners launches Landmark Hotel & Ground Rent Fund

Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:10

Luxembourg Fund Partners has launched a new GBP100 million hotel development and ground rent fund. The new fund will begin with the development of four sustainable hotels in London having already acquired the sites. These properties are contracted to IHG and Radisson on 20 year leases. »

 Howard W Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC.

BGC Partners closes acquisition of Newmark Knight Frank

Mon, 17/10/2011 - 12:04

BGC Partners has completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc, a leading US commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm serving corporate and institutional clients, plus a controlling interest in its affiliated companies, encompassing approximately 425 brokers.   »

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GGP sells Faneuil Hall Marketplace for USD140m

Mon, 17/10/2011 - 11:06

General Growth Properties has sold three non-core assets for USD280 million in the last three months, including Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace.   »

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Lucent Group achieves more than double its stated target return for investors in 2011

Mon, 17/10/2011 - 10:00

The UK focused Lucent Strategic Land Fund (LSLF), a Luxembourg domiciled SICAV-SIF, has returned 29% for its investors in the last 10 months. »


Legis Group appoints Charles Parkinson to its board

Mon, 17/10/2011 - 06:00

Charles Parkinson has been appointed as a director of the Legis Group. A non-executive chairman or director of a number of LSE or AIM-listed companies Parkinson’s specialism is commercial property and alternative investments. He is a board member of Bailiwick Investments Limited which has an interest in the Legis Group following the company’s management buyout completed in March this year. »

Manulife Burlington Office Complex

Manulife Real Estate Funds acquires Burlington Office Complex

Fri, 14/10/2011 - 16:00

Manulife Real Estate Funds has acquired a two-building, 159,237-square-foot, Class-A office complex (pictured) located in Burlington, Ontario in a deal that closed 11 October, 2011. »


Alt assets research


Alternative methods of accessing the private real estate market, including separate accounts, joint ventures and co-investments, are under the spotlight in this extract from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2015. ... »


Richard Ansyet, Intralinks

Over the last 10 years, organisations have undergone a wholesale change in the way they run their businesses. Thanks to cloud-based platforms, wireless Internet, and the proliferation of desktop and mobile device applications, the perimeter of most businesses has moved beyond the four walls of their office. This has revolutionised the way people work: no longer tied to their desks they can be equally as effective aboard an aircraft or sitting next to the beach on vacation.  ... »


Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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