Jason Kow’s Queensgate has hired Gary Jones as COO, and Daniel Peart as General Counsel.
131,900 buy-to-let homes were sold-off by investors in 2020, says Hamptons; the lowest number since 2013.
Purplebricks investor Axel Springer has backed hybrid agency Nested as it looks to expand beyond London.
As a transparency measure, the Government is set to introduce a Register of People with Significant Control over Overseas Companies owning UK real estate. Ronnie Myers of Burges Salmon and Michelle Cartwright of John Lamb Hill Oldridge explain how to navigate the new rules, which are due to come into force this year.
In Pictures: 38 Hill Street is on the market for £35 million – with the potential to create one of London’s biggest and most valuable private residences.
European investor CPI and London super-prime specialist Dean Main have made another big acquisition in Prime London, taking on the decommissioned West End Central Police Station on Savile Row. The team is exploring development prospects, including residential use.
“Rather than invest in a single buy-to-let personally, some overseas investors are joining ‘club’ deals where they take a share of a collective purchase of six or more properties,” says Blick Rothenberg.
The Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate has re-worked its management structure, with a refreshed top table including a new Chief Investment Officer and a new Head of the Family Office.
Emoov co-founder and Emaar product chief Ivan Ramirez has teamed up with Faisal Butt’s proptech investment firm.
Chelsea-based developer/investor Martin’s Properties has sold six “non-core” assets for a combined £22m, including a mixed-use block in SW3 to Store House for £7.35m.
Post-Brexit 2021 UK-China Property Investment Outlook: Where, what and why are Chinese HNWIs and investors buying and developing in the UK property market?
Development finance firm Hilltop has secured major US backing for residential construction investments in the UK.