Monthly Archives: May 2011

Countdown for Olympic Village winner

Final bids have arrived in this week from the shortlisted bidders for the £500m-plus Olympic Village in east London. There are a number of theories about which bidder will be successful. Most people appear to be backing Qatari Diar/Delancey, principally because … Continue reading

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JLL/King Sturge is Olympic champion of property marketing in the UK

I am going to break the habit of a lifetime and write about something entirely non Olympics related on this blog. My excuse is that as we prepare to launch the new CoStar UK news service (it will be here … Continue reading

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LDA updates on compensation for Olympic landowners

As promised, I have obtained an update from the London Development Agency about current process on compensating businesses forced to relocate to make way for the Olympics developments in east London. In all fairness, the LDA’s ever helpful press office … Continue reading

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Olympics land compensation – the saga rumbles on …

I have just been on BBC Essex having been invited by the Ray Clark Breakfast Show team – or Planet Ray as they prefer to be known – to discuss the government’s compulsory purchase of the 850 acres or so that … Continue reading

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Shameless promotion of BBC Olympics interview …

A bit of shameless self-promotion here. If you tune into BBC Essex tomorrow morning at around 7.30am I will be on contributing to a programme on the London Development Agency’s compulsory purchase of land for the Olympic Park. Negotiations are … Continue reading

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Assembly reviews Olympics green pledges

The London Assembly has launched what should be an important investigation into how sustainable the Olympics zone developments are proving to be. As the Assembly points out, the London 2012 Games bid spoke of “a legacy that will set new standards … Continue reading

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Stratford City at least could benefit from JLL/Sturge, DTZ/BNP talks

So Lend Lease and London & Continental Railways have chosen their two agency advisers for one of London’s biggest office developments. There had been rumours circulating that it would pick just one agent for now and then go back to … Continue reading

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