Research - JULY 11, 2017

Central London property sales reach £9b

by Andrea Waitrovich

Investment into commercial property in Central London reached nearly £9 billion ($11.6 billion) during the first half of 2017, an 18 percent increase on the same period in 2016, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield.

The first half of 2017 was the most active first half of the year for Asia Pacific investment in Central London in the last five years, totaling £4.07 billion ($5.23 billion), or 46 percent of the investment total. Acquisitions were made by Asia Pacific investors from Hong Kong, Singapore and China.

German investors also led the return of European investors to the Central London market. Of the seven deals valued at more than £200 million ($257 million) in the City of London, four of these were acquisitions by European investors, of which three were German investors.

The following are IREN stories covering the London market:

Union Investment acquires The Copyright Building in London’s West End

CBRE Global Investors buys Waterloo hotel for £160m

Deutsche Asset Management pays £310m for London office

Hong Kong investor buys London development site

Singapore investor buys London office for £129m

Grosvenor proposes £500m investment plan for London site

Asian investors continue to target London properties

Hammerson JV proposes £1.4b redevelopment in London

Land Securities pays £333m for U.K. outlet centers

Sun Hung Kai and Ballymore to build London waterfront project

Blackstone places historic dock on the market

Malaysia fund sells London office property

Hong Kong–based developer to lead Manchester’s £1b project

HB Reavis buys Elizabeth House in London

Oxenwood Real Estate buys U.K. logistics portfolio

Deka purchases City of London office for £485m

Chinese developer buys another U.K. development

Liberty Living buys £460m U.K. student portfolio

Chinese developer acquires London office for £97m

Plans unveiled for £5b Liverpool Waters project

Tristan fund buys U.K. retail parks portfolio for £245m

Edinburgh development acquired for £215m

Hong Kong investor purchases London’s Cheesegrater for £1.2b

Hines Global REIT sells U.K. office for £260m

Hong Kong investor buys London office for £292m

Singapore investor purchases U.K. student housing portfolio for £227m

Deka buys office development in London for £375m

Hong Kong developer unveils £1b London development

Hong Kong investor buys London office for £292m

Asian investor buys London buildings for £245m

Hong Kong investor buys London building for £260m

Starwood Capital enters U.K. student housing market



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