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In The Press
David King attends the Deliver Change 'Let's Make Air Pollution Visible' Launch
On Monday 29th June 2015, David King – Chairman of UK Asset Services at CBRE, was one of the key speakers and panellists at the Deliver Change ‘Let’s Make Air Pollution Visible’ launch, held at the Wellcome Trust. The aim of the initiative is to identify and accelerate the best ideas on how to mitigate air pollution. It was a fascinating morning, with great contributions from a knowledgeable audience spanning business, universities, research, local authorities, the GLA, education, and community organisations.
David spoke about CBRE’s sponsorship of this initiative and our continued efforts to engage with our clients on this issue, including the promotion of the AirSensa air quality network.
Property owners are starting to recognise the value of installing AirSensa units on their estates. David King, Chairman of Asset Service UK said:
"Air pollution is a silent danger to all those working or living in large cities. As both a company committed to sustainable business practices and manager of so many buildings across the capital, we were very eager to actively support Deliver Change's AirSensa initiative. Initial discussions with significant property owners in Central London, who collectively own more than 300 buildings across the capital, have been exceptionally positive and we anticipate a large percentage will sign up to the scheme. We strongly encourage all property owners in London and across the country to follow suit so we can gain an accurate picture of air quality in our cities."
Deliver Change is a non-profit organisation delivering commercially sustainable technology projects that change people's lives for the better. They work with, and are supported by, many businesses, local and central government, and several universities – with more than 50 partners already in place, and growing every month.
29 June 2015
Hermes and CBRE stand tall with South Bank Tower Appointment
CBRE has been appointed by Hermes Real Estate and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as part of their London joint venture, to manage 220,000 sq ft of office space at the South Bank Tower in London. The appointment follows the joint venture’s purchase of the commercial offices and retail elements of the South Bank Tower, along with the residential ground rent income, in June of this year.
The Tower, formerly King’s Reach Tower, is a 269,000 sq ft mixed used development in the heart of London’s Southbank and will rise 41 storeys above the Thames upon its completion in May 2016. In addition to the office space, the Tower will provide 191 luxury residential apartments and 36,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space.
CBRE will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the site and will work alongside Hermes Real Estate, as asset managers on behalf of the joint venture partnership, to support the redevelopment of the site between Autumn 2015 to 2016. This will include site mobilisation, design management and the implementation of operational controls, such as service charges, for the whole Tower.
"The South Bank is rapidly becoming a destination of choice for commercial tenants with its excellent infrastructure and transformed environment. Our partnership with CPPIB at the South Bank Tower puts us at the heart of this thriving area and we are confident CBRE will help us achieve the high quality service and accommodation required of this world class office destination", said Ian Cody, Asset Manager, Hermes Reak Estate.
17 November 2014
CBRE appointed by AXA Real Estate for West London Opportunity
AXA Real Estate has appointed CBRE to manage its 77 Fulham Palace Road, the newly acquired 193,000 sq ft estate in Hammersmith, London.
77 Fulham Palace Road spans three acres and includes four office buildings. Located just 200 metre south of Hammersmith underground station, the site is expected to capitalise on its prime West London destination, to attract and retain first class occupiers.
AXA Real Estate, which recently completed, as part of its value-add strategy, the acquisition of the four buildings, selected CBRE to support its long term plans for the building and deliver day to day management services for the site.
"Hammersmith is a growing office market that continues to attract occupiers due to its juxtaposition between Central London and the M4 corridor, paving the way for more high profile occupiers to move into the area. We are delighted to be appointed by AXA Real Estateas managing agents for 77 Fulham Palace Road and look forward to working closely with the team to support and develop its long term strategies for the site," said David King, UK Chairman of Asset Services
28 October 2014
CBRE motors to the finish line with Silverstone brief
MEPC has appointed CBRE to manage its latest acquisition, the 2.4m sq ft Silverstone Park.
Silverstone Park is home to eight Formula 1 teams and more than 50 businesses, including high-profile tenants Porsche and Ducati.
MEPC acquired the park, which lies adjacent to the racing circuit, in September 2013. It took a 999-year lease with planning permission granted to develop outside of the circuit.
MEPC has plans to develop the site to create a world class home for high-performance technology and motorsport businesses.
"We are delighted to be working with CBRE on this asset. This relationship will enable us to continue to deliver a first class service to our occupiers and drive strong returns for our investors," said James Dipple, CEO at MEPC.