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Old May 8th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #2341
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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:27 PM   #2342
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Double Negative signs up for new West End offices

Great Portland Estates announces that it has agreed to pre-let the entire office element of its major refurbishment at 160 Great Portland Street, W1 to Double Negative, a company which specialises in visual effects for the film industry. GPE will commence work on the building this month with completion scheduled for May 2012.

Double Negative will take a twenty year lease over the basement and ground to fifth floors totalling 86,535 sq ft of office space in the West End of London, paying £4,785,000 per annum after an initial twenty-nine month rent free period and a capital contribution by GPE of £1,015,000. The initial rent equates to £59.60 per sq ft on the first to fifth floors of the building and with a minimum uplift at the first rent review.

In addition, GPE will accept a surrender of Double Negative’s existing leases at 45 Mortimer Street, W1, a 108,550 sq ft prime redevelopment completed in January 2009. They occupy currently 21,818 sq. Ft at £39.50 per sq ft on a lease until October 2019, with a tenants break in October 2014. The surrender will take effect once Double Negative has relocated to 160 Great Portland Street, which is expected to be in November 2012.

The pre-letting to Double Negative closely follows vacation of 160 Great Portland Street in April 2011 by Telewest UK Ltd after it paid GPE £30m. With their leases due to expire in 2018, the payment equated to 6.3 years rent of the 7.5 years then remaining.

Commenting on the letting Neil Thompson, Portfolio Director of GPE said; “This letting is another example of us successfully working closely with our existing tenants. We are delighted to be able to create a new bespoke headquarters for Double Negative, which meets their specific requirements and will allow them to consolidate into one building, which will assist in their exciting growth plans. 160 Great Portland Street is part of GPE’s 1.9m sq ft development programme, timed to coincide with a shortage of good quality office space in central London over the next few years.”
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Greater London offices 'enjoy dramatic rise in demand'

The London offices market has once again proven to be the strongest in the UK.

According to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) UK Commercial Market Survey, during the first three months of this year, such business space in the capital outperformed its regional counterparts. Greater London offices experienced a 'dramatic' rise in demand during this period.

When polled for the Rics study, 43 per cent more surveyors noted that rather than a fall, the popularity of such corporate space increased.

Furthermore, demand is not just contained to the centre of London, with occupiers extending their interest to further afield, such as the south-east of the country. Commenting on the findings, chief economist at Rics Simon Rubinsohn stated: "London still appears to be where most of the activity, whether in the investment or occupiers markets, is taking place."

Offices in Greater London and the surrounding area could prove even more popular should the proposed high-speed rail network be granted, which the government claims will slash the journey time to the UK's capital from major cities across the country.
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London envied as financial centre of the world


London remains the top financial centre of the world, according to the City of London Corporation.

Stuart Fraser, Policy Chairman of at the City of London Corporation, said: "As a financial centre, London remains the envy of the world – it is certainly the most global centre and, by quite some distance, the one with the greatest international capital flows."

His comments follow a report carried out by market research house Ipsos Mori on the factors that affect the location decisions of global businesses and employees.

The Ipsos Mori report found that "proximity to clients, quality of business environment (including the stability of tax and regulatory regimes) and availability of skilled talent locally are all central to decisions" about where a businesses decide to be based.

Mr Fraser, said: "With its many natural competitive advantages, London has long been seen as a welcoming business environment but the report suggests that this reputation has come under threat in recent times."

The report coincided with Cape, which provides services such as industrial cleaning and training to energy companies, detailing a proposed change to its corporate structure, which will see a new parent company become Jersey-incorporated and UK listed but its tax residence in Singapore and Jersey.
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Transport for London and developer Treasury Holdings are starting a public consultation to hear local residents’ views on the proposed private-sector funded 3km extension of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station.

The public consultation starts today and finishes on Friday 17 June.

The Mayor’s Transport Strategy supports an externally funded extension of the Northern line to support development in the surrounding area.

The Tube extension is part of a package of transport measures that would enable the regeneration of the GLA’s wider Opportunity Area which covers Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea.

This new infrastructure would support up to 25,000 jobs and 16,000 new homes in this major redevelopment area.

It will supplement existing Tube and National Rail stations, as well as the Vauxhall bus interchange, and help ease pressure on Vauxhall station.

If the extension goes ahead two new Tube stations would be created, one at Nine Elms and one at Battersea allowing easy access to the Tube network.

Local residents would be less than 15 minutes by Tube, from Battersea, from the West End and the City.

Around 40,000 leaflets are being sent to homes and offices in the surrounding area asking people for their views on the project, the location of stations and other infrastructure associated with the extension.

People can also find out more about the proposals at exhibitions being held on several days in May and June.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, gave the go-ahead for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station last year – the approved plans include a Tube station at the power station but the full development is dependent on the extension of the Northern line.

The construction of the extension is subject to external funding and the award of a Transport and Works Act Order by the Secretary of State.

In the first stage of the public consultation process in 2010, local residents were asked by Treasury Holdings to comment on four possible route options, all of which ran from Kennington to Battersea Power Station.

The preferred option was the route via south Nine Elms.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said:

“The iconic Battersea Power Station and its surrounding area have lain dormant too long but the incredible potential of the area could be realised by a privately funded extension of the Tube.

“I hope local people will visit the exhibitions and respond to the consultation as the plans have the potential to transform this part of London into a thriving new quarter, and deliver the first expansion of the Northern line for around 70 years.”

The planning framework for the area includes a proposed level of developer contributions which can be used to fund infrastructure, including the critically important Northern line extension.

Subject to funding and further planning permission the Northern line extension could be completed in 2017.
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JP Morgan Cazenove begins coverage on London Mining and says 2011 could be "transformational year"

London Mining (LON:LOND) is one of a swathe of junior iron-ore miners attempting to feed China’s ongoing appetite for raw materials, according to Roger Bell at JP Morgan Cazenove.

The major city firm began coverage on the AIM-listed mining junior this morning with an ‘overweight’ rating - which is effectively a buy recommendation - and gave the group a 530 pence per share target.
At the moment, London Mining is working towards a September start-up for its flagship project - the Marampa iron ore mine in Sierra Leone.

"Marampa is due to commence first phase production in September this year, offering nearer-term growth at a low capital intensity and competitive operating costs, giving the company a "first-mover" advantage, and allowing it to benefit from forecast strength in iron ore markets in the near and medium term," Bell said in the note.

Marampa - once a major iron ore producer in Sierra Leone - is being brought back into production by London Mining. From an historic tailings resource plus a primary iron ore target of 85 million tonnes at 37% Fe just over a year ago, Marampa, has certainly grown.

Current resources – published in January 2011 - now stand at 37 million tonnes of tailings running at 22% Fe, and 906 million tonnes of primary ore grading 32% Fe. Marampa is different from the mine that was originally planned, and it has necessitated an operational re-think and considerable reworking of mine/plant design and layout. But first production has been delayed by only three months.

Marampa is being developed in two Phases - the first will still target the surface resources held in tailings from previous operations and will also mine and process highly weathered fresh ore from the primary orebody.

The total resources attributable to Phase 1 at Marampa are currently 59Mt with a averaged head grade of 26.5% Fe, comprising a blend of approximately 70% low grade tailings material and 30% higher grade primary ore which is sufficiently weathered to be processed in the Phase 1 plant.

The project is designed to start at an output of 1.8 Mt pa - ramping up to 3.6 Mt as Phase 1b comes onstream next year with the addition of the second process plant. Capex for the Phase 1a operation is $136 million, which covers many of the facilities required to accommodate the doubling of production when Phase 1b kicks in during late 2012. Funding for Phase 1b will come from cashflow, and it is currently estimated that a further $63 million will be required. When the construction of Phase 1 is complete, the capital intensity at Marampa will be just $55 per tonne of annual production, and op costs should be below $30 per tonne.

As well as Marampa, Bell said the company has a global portfolio of iron ore development and early stage coking coal assets, including the 15Mtpa Isua iron ore project in Greenland. The analyst said: "Beyond Marampa Phase 1, Marampa Phase 2 and Isua give the company attractive long-term, large scale growth options. Other early stage assets include a 25 percent carried interest in the 5Mtpa Wadi Sawawin iron ore pellet project in Saudi Arabia, as well as interesting coking coal exploration assets and a coke plant project in Colombia."

And he added that he thought invetsors should start building positions now. "2011 could prove to be a transformational year for London Mining, with two potentially important share price catalysts: the first important milestone will be initial production from Marampa, marking LM's transition from developer to producer; secondly, any deal to secure funding for Marampa Phase 2 or Isua (through inclusion of a strategic partner or otherwise) would bring these projects into sharper focus. Both of these events could lead to a valuation uplift in our opinion – we believe investors should start building positions now."
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Details of luxury hotel in City of London announced

Details have been announced of the proposed transformation of the former home of the Port of London Authority into a luxury hotel.

The planning application for 10 Trinity Square in the City of London outlines the plan to turn the building into 120-bedroom hotel with spa, restaurant, and fitness club and swimming pool, alongside 37 private residences and private members club. Architecture will be by Woods Bagot, with interiors designed by David Collins.

It is hoped that planning permission will be granted in summer 2011, with the hotel opening in 2014.

Overlooking the River Thames, the Grade II-listed 10 Trinity Square property stands adjacent to the Tower of London. It was originally designed in the Beaux Arts style by Sir Edwin Cooper and opened in 1922 as the headquarters of the Port of London Authority. More recently it housed the UK offices of Willis Insurance.

The building is being developed by Bullet Investments, a joint venture between KOP Properties and the Reignwood Group, which together bought 10 Trinity Square last year after previous plans to create a hotel at the location were abandoned.

Based in Singapore, KOP's portfolio of properties include The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Franklyn Hotels & Resorts, an international hospitality management and services company which operates two hotels in London - the 65-bedroom Cadogan and 11-bedroom Durley House, both on Sloane Street. "We recognise that this is a historical place that is important to the British people and we are committed to upgrade this monument to make it one of London's most impressive buildings," said Dr Chanchai Ruayrungruang, chairman of the Reignwood Group.
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London office construction up 137% on six months ago



Construction of office space in Central London is now at 6.4m sq ft compared to an all time low of just 2.7m six months ago (up 137%), according to Drivers Jonas Deloitte’s latest London Offices Crane Survey, which has recorded twenty-five new schemes now under construction.

In the City, three new towers alone will deliver over 160 floors in 2014 and construction of office space in the West End has hit a two year high with 2m sq ft and a record number of new starts.

Construction of office space in the City of London has doubled over the last six months to 2.8m sq ft with five new starts recorded, the first new activity in 18 months. The much talked about City towers are responsible for the majority of the impending space (80% of all space being built in the City) with 20 Fenchurch Street, The Pinnacle and The Leadenhall Building all scheduled for delivery 2014.

In the West End the Crane Survey accounts the largest number of new starts ever recorded in the area in a single survey. This means the West End now has the highest amount of space under construction for over two years. Thirteen new schemes totalling 1.4m sq ft of floorspace have started over the last six months bringing the total volume of office space now being built to just under 2m sq ft.

This is a clear sign that developers are taking note of the low levels of Grade A space and the rapidly rising rents. At present just 8% of current available office space in the West End is of Grade A quality, therefore developers are working quickly to turn new space back into the market to capitalise on the anticipated rental growth.

Outside the City and West End, developers of office space in Midtown have also been busy with six new starts – tripling construction activity in just six months with just over 600,000 sq ft under construction.

Anthony Duggan, head of research at Drivers Jonas Deloitte, says: “This survey records a dramatic positive change in construction activity as anticipated in our last report. The race is on to deliver schemes to take advantage of the dwindling supply of Grade A space in 2012 and 2013.”
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US hedge fund managers move to Mayfair offices

New York-based York Capital Management has signed up for office space in Mayfair at 23 Savile Row. The hedge fund managers will occupy 7,600 sq ft of accommodation at the outstanding 100,000 sq ft office scheme by D2 Private.

York Capital will pay £97.50 for the premium space, with the remaining accommodation set to be marketed by joint agents CBRE and H2SO for in excess of £100 per sq ft.

Rents for office space in the West End are now the most expensive in the world, according to a recent report by King Sturge. Another hedge fund, Rhône Capital, recently signed up for top floor offices at 40 Bruton Street at £100 per sq ft. This is way above top price rents for office space in the City of London which currently stand at £55 per sq ft, but which are set to rise with the increased squeeze on Grade A stock predicted in the coming years.

23 Savile Row has received numerous prestigious awards including West End Development of the Year at the Office Development Awards 2009. York Capital will join other tenants, Altima Partners, Resolution, General Atlantic, Eton Park Capital Management and Hauser & Wirth.
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TP Bennett Design New City University Buildings

TP Bennett has designed a cluster of new academic and residential buildings to serve City University located on Goswell road in Islington, north London. The proposals include buildings ranging from 16 storeys and a little over 50 metres in height downwards to 5 that will replace Saddlers Sports Centre, Heyworth and Finsbury Halls and Pear Tree Court.

The demolished university halls will have new accommodation built in their place that will offer space for 899 student bedrooms ranging from the typical student flats clustered around a common area, to studio apartments for those who can afford them. These will include two tall buildings, one situated on Bastwick Street which will be 16 floors, and the other overlooking Peartree Street that will stand at 14. They will be clad in glass and steel with reconstituted stone, and a touch of art-deco to the articulation of the facades.

In the place of the existing sports centre will be a new indoor sports space offers 3,270 square metres of internal space, which is almost double the size of what it replaces. It will have enough space to host County-sized sports events like badminton or basketball. The exterior of the sports centre has been penned to try and blend in with the Victorian industrial look that some of the area boasts, complete with brown bricks, and glazed double bays on the lower levels of the building.

If the designs go ahead, they should go some way towards dragging the City University campus further towards a more modern look and away from its post-war roots with an expanded sports facility having been gained in the process.
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Central London offices demand 'driven by financial services sector'

As the trading environment in the UK improves, more financial services companies are looking to take up central London offices. According to a new study, demand for such business space increased during the first quarter of 2011.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors UK Commercial Market Survey found that during this three-month period, demand for central London offices climbed from 17 per cent to 39 per cent. Such popularity was also contributed to the ancillary professional service sector.

"The latest results suggest that London offices are outperforming all other markets, with rental expectations increasing at the fastest pace since Q3 2007," the report noted. It added that a shortage of space and high levels of demand have supported the predicted lift in rents.
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Construction: Investors transform UK horizon

The lights twinkling from the 35 completed storeys of the Shard near London Bridge already dwarf the tower blocks that punctuate the night sky along the south bank of the river Thames. The Shard is a potent symbol of the growing significance of Islamic finance, which was partly behind the funding of the project.

That, though, is only half the story of this new London landmark.

Illuminated sporadically by the red flashes of aircraft warning beacons, the concrete spine of the half-built skyscraper climbs another 40 storeys into the translucent gloom above London. At 280 metres the Shard is already the tallest building in the UK and by early next year, when it is crowned with another 15 storeys of steel spire, will be the highest anywhere in the European Union. It is a landmark on the London cityscape and has been the subject of almost constant media attention.

However, the audacious project very nearly did not happen.

In late 2007, the gathering uncertainty in the global financial markets sparked concerns about getting the construction started. Then, with some fearing the tower would have to be abandoned, a consortium of Qatari investors paid £150m ($246m) to secure an 80 per cent stake in the project. The new owners quickly stumped up the cash to start construction and the foundations were built.

In the three years since, the Shard, which at its fastest rose at 30cm an hour, has typified the role played by Islamic finance in not only supporting, but defining a new era in the UK construction and property industry.

“It is all about owning a chunky trophy asset in one of the world’s big global cities and London is seen as the safest place to put large amounts of cash – it is very stable politically,” says one person involved in the Shard project.

“They want to create the biggest, fastest-built and most sought-after properties on the skyline,” the person added. As well as the change in scale and speed of some of the building projects being financed by sharia-compliant investment – which forbids earning money through interest payments – there are certain conditions on which kinds of businesses are permitted to become tenants of the finished building.

Casinos, most banks and companies connected to the alcoholic drinks industry would be very unlikely to get permission to occupy space in a building backed by Islamic finance.

A few miles upstream from the Shard, near Chelsea Bridge and opposite Christopher Wren’s Royal Hospital for the Chelsea military pensioners, Islamic finance was at the core of Clifford Chance’s work on the £1.25bn acquisition and funding of the Chelsea Barracks site. The £959m deal – the highest-value UK land acquisition in history – was carried out by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment alongside the CPC, the Guernsey-based developers, in order to build a big upmarket residential complex.

The deal showed that Islamic financing of real estate transactions can be made to work in a complicated tax environment such as the UK. Neil Miller, global head of Islamic finance at KPMG, believes the UK is some way ahead of other European countries in attracting money from buyers wishing to work within a sharia-compliant framework.

“There have been high-street banks offering sharia-compliant products to retail buyers in the UK since about 2003, so the foundations were there. The legal and tax frameworks are also much more friendly to foreign investors in residential and commercial property,” says Mr Miller.

However, Mr Miller says that France and Germany are looking closely at how they can adjust their tax regimes to appeal better to Islamic investment. It is not just funding the latest rash of skyscrapers that appeals to Islamic investors. At a time when house sales in the UK are running at historically low levels, buyers from across the Arab world are propping up demand in London and the south-east.

The demand is expected to facilitate the construction of 10,000 homes in the capital and the expected £5bn of investment from overseas buyers – which is likely to target high-end residential developments – has pumped up competition for land to levels last experienced before the recession.

Indeed, as the political upheaval in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya spreads to other parts of the region, housebuilders and property agents in the UK capital are expecting another round of buying from cash-rich investors seeking a safe place to lock up their wealth.

Simon Brown, a housebuilding analyst at Northland Capital, comments: “What we are seeing at the moment is a flight to security, as many investors are looking at London as the best place to put their money. “Spending by buyers from the Middle East is one of the main factors which has protected sales of new-build housing in London compared to other parts of the country,” he explains.
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The opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange is as symbolic to US business as baseball and apple pie are to Main Street America.

One of Wall Street’s most familiar features, the bells have signalled the start and finish of trading each business day since the NYSE moved to its current location in 1903.

Yesterday, 25 years after ditching its own bell, the London Stock Exchange tried to bring some American razzmatazz to the heart of the Square Mile with a bespoke opening ceremony of its own.

Sadly the event failed to live up to expectations, echoing the position of the City of London’s oldest institution itself – a poor relation to its powerhouse American cousin that struggles to inspire or excite.

While it is considered an honour to be invited to ring the opening bell in New York, London faces a battle to convince companies coming to market that its ceremony has a similar cachet.

Giant commodities trading firm Glencore could be the first big-name company to float its shares after the make-over later this month, with chief executive Ivan Glasenberg expected to open trading at the new-look exchange.

Yesterday George Osborne was on hand to launch the ceremony and there wasn’t a bell in sight. Appearing fleetingly on the first floor balcony of the LSE headquarters near St Paul’s Cathedral, after a countdown he placed a glass block engraved with his name into a receptacle, symbolising the completion of a circuit and enabling electronic trading to begin.

The Chancellor was even allowed to take the block home as a souvenir. Below him in the central atrium a huge grey sphere sat atop a metal cylinder.

Electronic screens lining the walls prepared to show live market data with share prices and animated graphics designed to inject some dynamism into proceedings.

But with traditional open-outcry trading ending at the LSE in October 1986 the ceremony lacked the frenetic buzz of its Wall Street counterpart.

As Osborne dropped his glass brick into the hole at precisely 8am the screens burst into life, music hammered at the senses of curious onlookers and the sphere lit up to show a globe with market prices highlighted around the world.

Deadpan LSE chief executive Xavier Rolet, the driving force behind the revamp, declared himself ‘quite excited’ by the event.

When he arrived in spring 2009 as successor to Dame Clara Furse, commentators said the Frenchman’s biggest challenge was to revive the exchange which was losing market share to upstart rivals.

He soon ripped out an unpopular sculpture in the LSE atrium. Named ‘The Source’, it featured a series of balls suspended on cables which moved up and down to represent share price movements.

In its place Rolet wanted something synonymous with an international capital market, a place where major personalities and business figures could be invited to open the market.

He got one huge ball and 500 high definition TV screens. Yesterday, with crowds of LSE workers lining the balconies and windows looking down on the new focal point for the 300-year-old exchange, Rolet’s vision went live.

‘London: the world’s home for international business,’ the screens declared in bold lettering.
But while the LSE hosts more than 600 companies from 110 countries, its market share has been eroded by new entrants and foreign rivals.


By the LSE’s own measure, its share of UK equities trading was 63.5pc in April. Other external measures suggest its share could be as low as 51pc.

Rolet yesterday claimed a strong pipeline of companies coming to market demonstrated the LSE’s appeal.
He said there were ‘dozens’ of listings in the coming months in a period unsurpassed since early 2006 – the height of the mergers and acquisitions boom.

‘We operate in a very competitive environment. It is fitting that we would upgrade and modernise our market opening ceremony,’ he said.

That may be true, but it remains to be seen whether the reinstated pomp and ceremony will do anything for the LSE’s business as it battles to bulk up against its bigger rivals by merging with the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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The Walkie Talkie office tower could be set to become partly acquired by the City of London.

Planning officials at the council voted in favour to obtain a stake in order to protect the skyscraper from rights of light injunctions, Property Week reported.

Speaking to the resource, a spokesman for the City of London said the Walkie Talkie tower at 20 Fenchurch Street is important to the financial district.

"The City of London has a long-standing planning policy of promoting development in order to maintain the supply of - and to match the demand for - high-quality office space in the Square Mile," he stated.

Developments in the City could have been hindered should planning officials have voted against invoking special powers to ensure that construction of offices get the go-ahead, even if neighbours are concerned their light will be partially blocked.

Surveyors recently told the City planning committee that they wanted section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act to be put in place so that the 275,000 sq ft City offices development at 1 Mitre Square could go ahead, the resource reported.

If building should be granted permission, 32 properties would suffer from light loss, Gordon Ingram Associates claimed.
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Lonely Planet Australia in move to London

Lonely Planet is to move some operations to London at the same time as making 70 staff redundant in Australia.

Staff at the Lonely Planet office in Melbourne have been told a large part of the company's web operations are moving to the UK following weakening sales and the current strength of the Australian currency.

The company will keep its headquarters in Melbourne but the head of digital media and brand development, Dominic Rowell, will move to London.

Some staff will be given the opportunity to relocate to London, the Australian Bookseller and Publisher reports.

Lonely Planet currently employs 350 staff in Australia and 100 in its international offices.

Matt Goldberg, Lonely Planet c.e.o, told employees in a letter the company had decided on the move "in order to reposition [the company] to return to profitability while staying true to what we do and the travellers we serve".

He said: "Lonely Planet is facing a series of financial challenges from external forces beyond our control—a sluggish global economy, the troubled retail sector, a declining print market and, significantly, the effects of the strong Australian dollar."

He added that the "devastating impact" of foreign currency exchange had "shaved over $13 million" off 2010/11 revenues.
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MKP Capital Management, a diversified alternative asset manager, has opened a European office at 3 St James’s Square in London. The London location will enhance the firm’s ability to pursue investment opportunities globally and to service clients in Europe and the Middle East. The firm has also made four new executive hires in New York.

“The opening of our London office and additions to the New York team reflect our commitment to building upon the values that have helped us deliver industry-leading risk-adjusted returns for over 15 years,” says Patrick McMahon, MKP’s Founder and CEO. “With these developments, we are bolstering our insights into worldwide investment opportunities, strengthening our comprehensive risk management culture, and enhancing client service to our global investor base.”

Karim Nsouli, Emerging Markets portfolio manager, has relocated to London along with several other team members for the office’s May 2011 opening. The firm will also hire additional London-based staff.

The following professionals are joining MKP in the New York office:

John Li joins as Director and Portfolio Manager and will be responsible for U.S. Rates strategies. Li spent more than 10 years at Deutsche Bank, serving most recently as Director of UST Swaps Trading.

Raffaele Ghigliazza, Ph.D., joins as a Director and Risk Manager, reporting to Chief Risk Officer, Henry Lee. Prior to joining the firm, Ghigliazza worked for four years within the Structured Risk Advisory group at JPMorgan developing models for risk in various asset classes.

David Burke joins as a Director with responsibility for Client Development. Burke was previously Managing Director and Head of Strategic Initiatives at hedge fund Arrowhawk Capital Partners.

Sean Perrota joins as Vice President and Associate Portfolio Manager and will be responsible for MKP’s financing activities. Perrota was most recently at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, specializing in providing long and short financing to fixed income hedge funds and separate accounts.
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Two floors of office space let at Senator House

Two floors of prime location office space in the City of London have been let at Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria Street, EC4.

Avestus Capital Partners has let level 1 (20,738 sq ft) to Moneygram, the leading global payment services company, for 10 years with a five year break. Business Monitor International (BMI), an independent provider of proprietary data, has taken Level 4 (20,939 sq ft), on a 10 year lease at £37.50 psf with 24 months rent free.

Senator House provides comprehensively refurbished, high specification office space in the Square Mile.
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New York-based DoubleVerify, aworldwide leader in online media verification and compliance, has announced its expansion into the UK with the opening of new offices in the West End of London.

DoubleVerify leads the international market for online media verification and compliance services, working with the world's biggest advertisers, publishers and ad technology companies to verify more than 35 billion worldwide impressions per month. The media firm has taken office space in Soho at 20 Broadwick Street and appointed a new Director of Sales, Michelle Lawrence, to run the UK business.

"Further developing DoubleVerify's offering in new markets is a big focus for the company in 2011 as interactive advertising continues to grow around the world," said Oren Netzer, CEO of DoubleVerify. "It's our mission to bring trust and accountability to online advertising globally so the entire industry can grow. We're excited to have Michelle on board and are proud to build upon our presence in the UK."

Prior to DoubleVerify, Lawrence was the Digital Group account director at MPG Media Contacts in London.

"Online advertising in the UK is just as complex as the U.S. and there's a clear need for a company like DoubleVerify to help marketers accomplish their goals and keep their brands secure online," Lawrence said. "I'm thrilled to help spread DoubleVerify's mission in the UK and I believe that with increased trust in the marketplace, the industry can prosper across the globe."
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San Francisco-based, RadiumOne, the revolutionary new online ad network that overlays social and intent data together to deliver results for brands, has taken occupancy of its new office space in Covent Garden, WC2, an initial move in what will be a determined push to expand internationally and reach marketers worldwide.

The digital media firm has signed up for 1,632 sq ft of office space at the West End property at 1 Heathcock Court, which are owned by Legal & General. RadiumOne will pay £36.50 per sq ft on a five-year lease.

Since its October 2010 launch date, RadiumOne has quickly made significant traction in the fast growing online display advertising space. According to US publication, eMarketer, display advertising is set to grow 12.9% to $8.56bn this year, and by 2014, display spending is expected to reach $14.71bn.

Legal & General was advised by Hanover Green & EA Shaw; Doherty Baines represented RadiumOne.
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new residential apartments look good, do you know what is going on around Piccadilly circus?

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Space for new LED sign in Piccadilly Circus made available

There is a new space in London's famous Piccadilly Circus for a large scale LED display, after long term advertiser Sanyo pulled its brand from the hoarding which it has occupied for decades.

In recent years, Piccadilly Circus has seen several significant changes to the type of displays available to firms, with the most recent alteration occurring last year, when TDK kicked out its traditional, neon-powered sign in favour of a brighter, more efficient LED display.

LED displays have come to dominate Piccadilly Circus, with the other major, permanent boards from McDonalds, Coca-Cola and Panasonic also making the transition to the new technology in the past few years.

The Sanyo advert had been in place since 1984, although according to Marketing Magazine, the brand had had a presence at Piccadilly Circus since 1978.

Property group Land Securities has owned the various advertising spaces in this location for 40 years and spokesperson Tim Allibone, said that the exit of Sanyo left a big, exciting opportunity for a newcomer to stake its claim in one of London's most iconic areas.

Mr Allibone said that around 56 million people pass by the signs every 12 months and he pointed out that with the approach of the 2012 Olympics, this is set to increase, as even more tourists head to the UK capital.

The last time that Piccadilly Circus saw a major brand removed from its iconic hoardings was seventeen years ago when Panasonic was replaced by Samsung. This intensifies the significance of Sanyo's move to step out of the running.

Brands take out agreements to remain in residence for many years, with LG signing a deal which will see it ensconced until 2014, after it erected a curved LED display to showcase its brand."
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Facebook is eyeing HQ in medialand

Facebook, today in the eye of a storm over PR spin against Google, is eyeing a prized Covent Garden base for its new UK headquarters.

The firm, which appointed agent DTZ to find a home in the capital this year, is reportedly in advanced negotiations over leasing more than 30,000 square feet at the Seven Dials warehouse on Earlham Street in London's medialand.

The former brewery, owned by property investment firm Draco since 2008, is occupied by tenants including online line travel firm Expedia, which is looking to sublet space before its move to Derwent London's Angel Building in Islington.

The imminent deal comes amid booming demand for space in London's West End from the technology, media and telecoms sector. Property agent King Sturge says the sector accounted for almost 40% of all the demand for space in the West End market in the first three months of 2011.

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