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16 Apr 2021
QD view - British Land's bold move too late?

QD view – British Land’s bold move too late?

Portfolio shake-ups seem to be all the rage among listed property companies at the moment. Those with large exposure to retail certainly need to be doing something to stem the flow to valuation falls. The words horse and bolted come to mind. No-one could have foreseen a global pandemic, but the effects of online retailing […]

15 Apr 2021
Phoenix Spree Deutschland

Phoenix Spree Deutschland boosted by rent freeze ruling

Phoenix Spree Deutschland, the UK listed investment company specialising in German residential real estate, has seen its share rise 6.5% today on the news that the German Federal Court has ruled against the legality of the Mietendeckel rent freezer in Berlin. Phoenix Spree had estimated that the financial impact of the Mietendeckel, which became effective on 23 […]

14 Apr 2021

NewRiver REIT mulls listing pubs business

NewRiver REIT is considering an initial public offering (IPO) of its pubs business Hawthorn as part of a strategic overhaul. The group said one of its strategic priorities was to divest the community pub business “in order to reset our LTV and provide firepower to reshape our portfolio”. This, it said, included a potential IPO […]

14 Apr 2021

British Land moves into logistics development

British Land has acquired a warehouse in Enfield for £87m and has announced plans for 1m sq ft of urban logistics development at two of its shopping centre sites. It is the first foray into the burgeoning logistics sector for the REIT, which has traditionally had a portfolio focused on offices and retail. It has exchanged […]

09 Apr 2021

QD view – shackles to come off in battle for unpaid rent

The moratorium on evictions that has shackled landlords on rent collection is due to come to an end at the end of June – whether it will or not is anyone’s guess as the government has kicked the can down the road since the pandemic started. It will be good news for property owners that […]

08 Apr 2021

British Land pre-let 134,000 sq ft at Broadgate office

British Land has pre-let 134,000 sq ft of office space at its 1 Broadgate development in the City of London. It has signed a deal with real estate consultancy firm JLL on a 15-year term. The deal represents almost 30% of the office space in the new 546,000 sq ft mixed-use scheme. Demolition of the […]

07 Apr 2021

Helical collects 92.9% of rent during COVID

London office developer Helical collected 92.9% of rent in the year since the lockdown was first implemented in the UK. The group said of the balance, 4.9% had been granted rent holidays – mainly on its food and beverage tenants, and 2.2% subject to ongoing discussions. Of the current quarter, to the end of June […]

01 Apr 2021

Irish Residential Properties REIT to internalise management team

Irish Residential Properties REIT (IRES REIT) is looking at internalising its management team, following the receipt of a notice of termination from its current investment manager. IRES Fund Management Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CAPREIT, served notice yesterday of the termination of the investment management agreement, which will take effect on 31 March 2022. The […]

01 Apr 2021

Stenprop continues multi-let industrial transition with series of deals

Stenprop, the UK multi-let industrial (MLI) property company, has completed several transactions which further progresses its strategic goal of becoming a fully focussed MLI REIT. It has acquired the Headlands Trading Estate in Swindon for £7.4m; disposed of the Bikemax portfolio of five German retail warehouse units for €27m; and completed the sale of the Victoria Centre retail […]

01 Apr 2021

Tritax EuroBox in €290m German double buy

Tritax EuroBox has acquired two assets in Germany for €290.9m, deploying the proceeds of its capital raise in March. The assets, a 70,000 sqm logistics facility let to a leading German sportswear manufacturer and a 94,800 sqm property let to Wayfair, have a combined rental income of €11.38m a year and were acquired for a […]

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