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November 6, 2013

A Swiss-domiciled single family office has appointed a London property investment manager to manage and acquire a portfolio of up to £100 million of residential real estate in the city.

A Swiss-domiciled single family office has appointed a London property investment manager to manage and acquire a portfolio of up to £100 million of residential real estate in the city.

Newcore Capital has been mandated to buy properties classified as houses in multiple occupation (HMO), which have typically been divided up into flats.

The real estate investment firm says it is their third single family office client, with the other two headquartered in the UK.

April 16, 2013

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine. 

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine.   

HIGHLAND FLING
Stuckgowan House
Loch Lomond, UK

September 26, 2011

The ongoing eurozone crisis as well as turmoil in the global economy have contributed to price growth in London’s luxury property market, according to research by multinational real estate firm Knight Frank.

The ongoing eurozone crisis as well as turmoil in the global economy have contributed to price growth in London’s luxury property market, according to research by multinational real estate firm Knight Frank.

The research shows that the price of prime properties in central London rose by 0.6% in September 2011 compared to the previous month, hitting an average of £3.97 million per house.

In the last 12 months, prices have grown by 11.4%, representing a price hike of £1,117, per day the study also found.

April 6, 2011

Top properties in the best areas of London are likely to reach £10,000 a square foot within the next few years, according to Knight Frank, the high-end UK property agent.

Top properties in the best areas of London are likely to reach £10,000 a square foot within the next few years, according to Knight Frank, the high-end UK property agent.
 
Speaking at the release of Knight Frank’s The Wealth Report, Liam Bailey, head of research at the property group, said that top properties in London are approaching £10,000 a square foot.
 

February 9, 2011

Investment firm Talisman Global Asset Management announced on 8 February that it is expanding its investor base to include external clients, besides managing operations of its core investor, the William Pears Group.

Investment firm Talisman Global Asset Management announced on 8 February that it is expanding its investor base to include external clients, besides managing operations of its core investor, the William Pears Group.

The London-based investment firm was first established in 1998 as the asset management arm of the Pears family – one of the UK's wealthiest families with an estimated fortune of £1.5 billion. But it will now offer its investment services to external clients including family offices, endowments and foundations.

September 6, 2010

Residential property deals of more than $20 million remain buoyant, but family offices are steering clear of commercial real estate reports David Bain.

When one of France's wealthiest families wanted to buy a new property in Europe, without hesitation they chose London. After a few months they finally settled upon a £30 million townhouse in Kensington with 10 bedrooms and nearly as many reception rooms. Charles McDowell, who runs his own property consultancy putting deals like the above together, says big deals have been little affected by the turmoil of the last few years, and if anything have been stronger than ever in the last few months.

August 17, 2010

The property group controlled by Robert and Vincent Tchenguiz, the Rotch Property Group, recorded a £25 million loss in its last financial year, according to a report in the Financial Times, which cited Companies House filings.

The property group controlled by Robert and Vincent Tchenguiz, the Rotch Property Group, recorded a £25 million loss in its last financial year, according to a report in the Financial Times, which cited Companies House filings. 

The company is controlled by the Tchenguiz Family Trust, which holds the majority of the family's wealth. The loss was for the period up until the end of May 2009 and compares with the £32.5 million in the previous year.

May 7, 2010

David Simon, chairman of the board and CEO of family-run Simon Property Group, has sent a personal letter to General Growth Properties alongside an increased and final offer to acquire GGP.

David Simon, chairman of the board and CEO of family-run Simon Property Group, has sent a personal letter to General Growth Properties alongside an increased and final offer to acquire GGP.
 

April 19, 2010

Exor, the holding company of Italy’s Agnelli dynasty, has announced that it plans to invest €100 million in Almacantar, a new company specialising in the commercial property market.

Exor, the holding company of Italy's Agnelli dynasty, has announced that it plans to invest €100 million in Almacantar, a new company specialising in the commercial property market.

Founded by Mike Hussey and Neil Jones, two real estate professionals who have previously worked for Land Securities Plc and Grosvenor respectively, Almacantar aims to capitalise on commercial real estate investment and development opportunities, primarily in the market for offices in London and Paris.

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