The great town hall property buying spree

April 9 2017 | by Oliver Shah @ The Sunday Times Cash-strapped authorities have become real estate investors to raise funds. Councils are using a loophole in Treasury borrowing to pile into real estate – and create a tower of debt. After a career as an investment manager at HBOS, the bank that had to be bailed […]

A quirky and hazardous corner of British public finance – FT.com

Over the past 18 months a bizarre two-way traffic has emerged in UK local government finance. While local authorities are furiously selling assets to plug gaps in their budgets resulting from central government funding cuts, they have simultaneously been accumulating property assets across the country. Such has been the buying spree that they are now […]

A robot couldn’t make this up . . . or could it?

12/02/2017 | by Oliver Shah @ The Sunday Times It was the kind of property that changes hands every day: an office block in Newcastle, leased to a firm of regional lawyers for 15 years. Priced at £10m and offering an annual return of more than 6%, it should have been attractive. But one of […]

Brexit bromsar byggandet

14/10/2016 | Av MIKAEL BJÖRK Britternas brexitbeslut har skakat om fastighetsmarknaden i London, som var svajig redan före folkomröstningen. ”Det där bygget läggs i malpåse, det där går sakta och det där blir nog inte av”, säger fastighetsinvesteraren Linus Forsberg och pekar ut över London city. Utsikten är strålande från toppen av ”The Gherkin” eller […]

Trinova Real Estate Acquires Vulcan House, Sheffield

Trinova Real Estate has acquired the freehold interest in Vulcan House, Sheffield on an off-market transaction. The property, built in 2008, provides 119,108 sq ft of office accommodation and has a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’. http://www.egi.co.uk/news/trinova-buys-sheffield-office/?keyword=trinova

Omskakad bransch håller andan i London – Unsettled industry holds its breath in London

23 juni 2016 | Mikael Bjork Londons fastighetsbransch håller andan inför resultatet av torsdagens EU-omröstning. “Majoriteten av fastighetsbranschen är nog för att stanna kvar eftersom de vill ha stabilitet”, säger Linus Forsberg, partner i Londonbaserade Trinova som fokuserar på fastigheter. Bolaget sålde det mesta av sina innehav under 2014 och 2015. Sedan dess har priserna […]

Trinova Real Estate acquires Citymark

Trinova Real Estate has acquired Citymark, 150 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh from Ardstone Capital in an off market transaction.

Trinova Real Estate Sells One Brindleyplace

Trinova have sold One Brindleyplace, Birmingham, to GLL in an off market transaction.

What the Greek referendum means for property

3 July 2015 | by Jack Sidders European real estate prices have been seemingly immune to the Greek crisis this year, with little sign of any volatility in the six months since the anti-austerity Syriza government was elected. But with prime minister Alexis Tsipras’s shock decision to call a referendum on the final bailout terms […]

Trinova Real Estate sells 24 Martin Lane to AEW Europe

Trinova have sold the freehold interest in 24 Martin Lane, London EC4 to a fund managed by AEW Europe in an off market transaction.