KSL Capital Partners Acquires Malmaison Hotels



In hospitality property news from the UK, KSL Capital Partners has announced their acquisition of  Malmaison and Hotel du Vin. According to the news the Denver private equity firm extends their growth in the hotels sector, while the investment will help Malmaison broaden their brand as well. CEO of Malmaison, Gary Davis, offered this comment on the […]

Blackstone, Lone Star, and Starwood Eye Commerzbank UK Portfolio



In UK property news, Blackstone, Lone Star, and Starwood are reportedly interested in bidding on a huge UK portfolio of property loan bank Commerzbank AG’. If the deal bidding is won at the suggested level of £5 billion, it would be the largest portfolio of assets of a kind sold in Europe since the 2oo8 financial crisis began.

Quadrant Estates Ventures Heat Up UK Market



According to news from Quadrant Estates, venture partners CarVal Investors, Orion Capital Managers, and the City of London Corporation announced the appointment of Skanska as building contractor at 100 Cheapside prime office development in London (illustration below). The 100,000 sq ft prime space, estimated to cost £28 million when completed in autumn 2014, is situated in the center of London, between the Bank of England and St Paul’s on the corner of King Street.

CBRE Names Chris Brett Head of UK International Investment



Yesterday, CBRE appointed former LaSalle Investment Management exec Chris Brett as Head of International Investment for its UK business. Brett will head a new arm of CBRE in advising international investors wanting access to commercial real estate opportunities withing the wider UK market.

Moor Park Capital Reopens Sale & Leaseback Market



Moor Park Capital Partners just announced their advising a consortium of investors toward a £700 million sale and leaseback of 12 Spire Healthcare hospitals. Specialists in corporate finance and real estate transactions, Moor Park is directed by led by Gary Wilder, Shemeel Khan and Jagdeep Kapoor.

Is Sir Stuart Lipton’s Next Broadgate in the Works?



In UK developer news, a new venture by Sir Stuart Lipton and his brother architect Lord Rogers is in the offing. Lipton leaves Chelsfield Partners LLP to purusue the new venture, but will continue to be involved at the company he and partner Elliott Bernerd launched.

Hammerson Move Provides UK Property Brightness



New of UK real estate moves last week reveals Hammerson has acquired four shopping centers in a deal estimated to be worth £254 million signals the firms emergence as the country’s biggest retail landlord. The announcement last Friday the company had acquired a Hermes and partners investment, Junction Fund, is a key move given it is the largest this year for Hammerson.

Prologis & Dalepak Limited Lease Deal



Industrial real estate giant Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD) has just announced leasing Prologis Park Pineham DC139, a 139,000-square-foot building in the UK. Leaser Dalepak Limited, a logistics provider, obtains a 100 percent utilized property in the deal.

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