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Prime Sales Volume Halves Post Brexit

Data taken from the Land Registry, and analysed by Khalil & Kane, shows that Prime London sales volumes fell to their lowest levels since Q2-2013 in the most recent quarter, following the result of the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership of the European Union. This put sales of properties worth over £1m down 50% (from 3,481 […]

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Top Ten Most Expensive Properties on the Market in London

1st: 2-8a Rutland Gate – £300,000,000 (≈£5000/ft2)   This Knightsbridge property is currently the most expensive property “on the market” in London and is believed to be on the market for £300 million. Although this property is not officially marketed as being for sale, a 2012 article in the Financial Times revealed that it is […]

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Ukrainian born billionaire looks to control rental expenses by buying up W8 block

Ukrainian born billionaire looks to control rental expenses by buying up W8 block Len Blavatnik, the billionaire investor who pocketed $7 billion from the sale of Russian oil company TNK-BP, has entered advanced negotiations to buy Warner Music Group’s headquarters at 27 Wright’s Lane for around £60 million – just over twice the amount he […]

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One in Six of the UK’s Super Rich Make Wealth in Property

The Sunday Time’s Rich List, published in full yesterday revealed that One in Six of the UK’s top 1000 richest Britons have accumulated their wealth through property investment as a major source of wealth. Two names make the list of top ten richest Britons: David and Simon Reuben at number 7 with an estimated combined […]

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London’s Best Property Developments: The Knightsbridge, London

The Knightsbridge is an exclusive development located in Knightsbridge in-between Hyde Park and Harrods. The goal of Sammy Lee, the developer behind The Knightsbridge, was to create private residences that enjoy the same level of service and facilities that rivalled any 5-star hotel. At the build time in 2004, such developments were not available in […]

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AREA PROFILE: ENNISMORE GARDENS

About Ennismore Gardens is one of the most prestigious garden squares within London’s prime postcodes. Located in Knightsbridge, Ennismore Gardens is situated to the south of Hyde Park and to the east of Royal Albert Hall. Ennismore Gardens was named after William Hare, Viscount Ennismore and Earl of Listowel. History Many of the privately owned […]

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2014 Budget Announcement: Extended Property Taxes and a Boost for Small Developers

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne,  announced the United Kingdom’s budget for 2014 today. In his speech, the chancellor discussed a wide variety of current issues. Some of the main issues the chancellor reviewed, that are relevant to both property investors and developers, were the topics of tax avoidance and housing supply. The Chancellor effectively […]

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Armani Considers Flagship Hotel and Store in London, Soho

The luxury fashion brand Armani is looking at the former Foyles store at 111-1117 Charing Cross Road, to house a 100 key hotel and flagship retail store. The interest marks a daring move for a luxury fashion brand as most are more comfortable on Mount Street, Bond Street, Brompton Road, Sloane Street and Regent Street […]

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ADIA Buys London Edition Hotel

A vehicle ultimately controlled by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has purchased The London Edition Hotel located at Berners Street, W1 London, together with The Edition sites in New York and Miami. The deal completed in January this year. The Edition is a joint venture between the Marriot International and Ian Schrager, who founded the […]