New man at the helm for Knight Frank

Global property consultancy Knight Frank today (April 7) announced it will have a new chairman and senior partner next year. William Beardmore-Gray will be stepping up from Head of the London Commercial and Global Occupier businesses to replace Alistair Elliott. The move will come into effect on April 1st, 2022 following an election in December. […]

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Canadian pension fund refocuses on sustainable energy investments

The powerful company managing the pension contributions of 20 million Canadians is intensifying its drive for sustainable energy opportunities by creating a new fund dedicated to that sector. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has almost $500bn of funds under management and last night announced it had formed the Sustainable Energy Group (SEG) […]

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Sypro Launches New Business Rebrand to Reflect Future Vision

Leading management and compliance software company Sypro has revealed an exciting rebrand to reflect the business’ modern software solutions and people-first approach, along with its company values and vision. Hard-wired into Sypro’s DNA is creating software that makes life simpler, happier, and easier. Its original branding was designed with the construction industry in mind, but […]

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Lure of real estate still too attractive for institutional investors

Nearly three-quarters of institutional investors plan to expand their real estate portfolios over the next five years according to new research carried out by asset management company Patrizia. The German real estate firm garnered responses from 222 clients and 72% said they were planning to increase real estate investments before 2026 with a focus on […]

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Butler & Young Approved Inspectors Announce 1st April Rebrand

We are excited that Butler & Young Approved Inspectors will be rebranded as SOCOTEC Building Control from the 1st April 2021.  The Butler & Young Group became a part of the SOCOTEC Group of companies in 2019 and the moment is the right time to change our name and take our professional and reliable reputation with […]

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McCormick Property Development: Developing Across Africa & Navigating the Challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Following their involvement in our event focused on development and investment activity across the continent of Africa, and new trends happening, we’ve heard from Jacon McCormick – Managing Director of MPD who have a plethora of development activity across the continent… Q. McCormick Property Development (MPD) has a particular specialism in bringing forward retail developments […]

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AEW launches European life sciences strategy in Copenhagen

International Investment specialists AEW has made its first acquisition in the European life science sector on behalf of its recently-launched, open-ended EUROCORE fund. The 32,755sqm, fully-let Sydmarken life sciences campus in Copenhagen will be the first of many. EUROCORE’s initial funding round closed on €415m of equity commitments and it aims to target a future-proof, […]

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First look at what ambitious Cambridge transport revolution might look like

Three conceptual designs which could help shape and transform how the £2bn Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) project is delivered have been revealed. The three consortiums of leading experts selected for the process have put forward three very different designs for an in-the-round solution to CAM’s delivery. This includes the vehicle, the infrastructure, and how the […]

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£750m contract up for grabs in Suffolk

Firms have until April 9th to register their interest in a £750m joint venture partnership with Suffolk County Council (SCC). The 15-year, 50:50 agreement is due to start next March and the council is looking for a single private sector partner (PSP) to develop multiple sites across the county. SCC has an initial list of […]

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Aberdeen Standard issues new shares to cash in on European logistics bonanza

The attractiveness of the global logistics market was once again reinforced today with the announcement of Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income’s ‘non-pre-emptive’ issue of up to 18.45 million shares. The asset management giant (ASLI) is due to add its 15th warehouse development via a €28m acquisition in Poland. Once completed – expected this month – […]

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