Skyscraping – the key to sustainable construction?

Google boss Larry Page recently kiboshed the existing eleven storey plans for his new King’s Cross HQ stating that he wanted a building “worthy of existing for one hundred years.” That of course could mean any number of things, but one area that seems to pervade every aspect of modern life and thinking (and the […]

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Potential Cushman & Wakefield Sale

A year on from Edward Forst being appointed President and Chief executive of Cushman & Wakefield the company now looks to be seeking a buyer. With increased mergers and acquisitions in the real-estate market, the sale of estate agency companies such as Cushman & Wakefield have achieved ten times-earnings, aiding speculation that a sale could […]

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The Fight is On For GM Real Estate

Commercial agents deal with hot property so often that we tend to forget they too aren’t anything to sniff at. So it comes as a slight surprise to hear that GM Real Estate is facing a potential take over bid from none other than Colliers International. Talks were said to have been ongoing over the […]

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Vertical Rush: 3rd of March, 2015.

It seems like just yesterday that you were questioning your sanity as you stumbled, bandy-legged up Tower 42′s 920 steps, doesn’t it? In fairness, it’s probably taken until now for your physical and/or mental scars to heal from last year’s ordeal, but doesn’t time fly folks? It’s time for another go… For those not in […]

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The View From the Zhai Xing Ta

Thought the name for The Shard was a little dull? Well, perhaps you’re in luck. The newest addition to London’s skyline  is set to gain a Chinese alter ego as part of a campaign organised by Visit Britain. The tourist board has spent £1.6 m on the project as part of an initiative to encourage […]

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Is London the Fintech capital?

City AM reported today that nearly half of the top 50 technological startups-known as FinTech companies- have their home here in London. But are we really surprised? GoCardless and Algomi alongside numerous others have been given the nod by the panel for showing clear promise within the Fintech sphere, as well as slightly more monolithic firms […]

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LOMA and League Tables

EGi’s analysis of the 2014 London Office Market goes live in the digital magazine today – along with those all-important agency league tables. The full details will, of course, be available across EGi on-line, and wider analysis in the magazine over the weekend, but we’ve extracted five charts which should give you an at-a-glance impression […]

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Qatar Bags a Canary

The Canary Wharf saga seems to have been going on forever, but at last the fight is over- and with a surprising twist. News this morning indicates that all three of Songbird Estate’s major shareholders have signed off on the £2.6 billion bid from joint investors Brookfield Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority. With only […]

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Victoria: Is it THE place to work?

Walking around Victoria myself last night, it was hard not to notice the investment being pumped into the area. The station itself has transformed with numerous eateries and retail outlets popping up making it easy to forget this is primarily a London transport Hub. So what does this development and revamp within Victoria mean in […]

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New York Times Branching Out to Bloomsbury

The New York Times is taking the plunge and moving some of their European digital operations to the 9,250 sq ft newly refurbished  Bloomsbury Building on 18 Museum Street on a 10 year lease, with a staff thought to be somewhere around 100 strong. Despite already having an international branch in Paris, it’s thought that […]

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