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London Office Investment Sank to a 20-Year Low in the Fourth Quarter of 2022

January 17th, 2023|

By Mark Stansfield CoStar Analytics 16 January 2023 | 09:00 London office investment slumped in the final months of 2022 as rising interest rates and uncertainty over pricing brought the market to a virtual standstill, according to CoStar data. Less than £500 million of London offices changed hands in the fourth [...]

170%: the potential increase of London retailers’ rateable value

September 21st, 2016|

Retailers in 11 out of 14 cities around the UK should expect to see their average rateable values decrease in the 2017 business rates review, according to a leading real estate firm. Analysis from CBRE has indicated Aberdeen, Leeds, Cardiff and Bristol will all see their average values decrease by [...]

London real estate market as hot as the weather in August

September 21st, 2016|

The local real estate market proved to be just as hot in August as the weather. The London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) reports that 999 homes were sold last month, making it the best August on record. According to LSTAR, 804 detached homes and 195 [...]

Five-minute guide to Real Estate Investment Trusts

July 11th, 2016|

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) were introduced in the UK in 2007. Since then, most of the UK’s largest property companies have converted to REIT status, including big names such as British Land and Land Securities. Here we take a look at what REIT status means and why REITs could be of particular [...]

White & Case boosts London tax offering with heavyweight hire from BLP

July 11th, 2016|

White & Case has hired tax partner Michael Wistow from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) to co-head the US firm’s Europe and Middle East tax practice. Wistow is currently head of BLP’s tax department, where he provides tax advice across  corporate, finance and real estate transactions such as acquisitions, securitisations, and restructurings. [...]

London the top choice for GCC real estate investors

July 11th, 2016|

Wealthy individuals in the GCC will continue investing in global real estate this year with London, New York and Singapore the top preferred investment destinations. According to a report by estate consultancy Cluttons, 63 per cent of GCC-based high net worth individuals claim they are likely to invest in their [...]

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