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By appointing CBRE, you get access to a team of market makers; experts in London property with a remarkable track record in some of the biggest, most creative property investment deals in the world. We can connect you with exactly the right people, resources and capital to move your strategies forward. 

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James
 Beckham

Head of London Investment Properties 
t: +44 20 7182 8090
e: james.beckham@cbre.com
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6-9 ELDON STREET, EC2

6-9 ELDON STREET, EC2

CBRE advised British Land on the confidential purchase of 6-9 Eldon Street.
27-35 MORTIMER STREET, W1

27-35 MORTIMER STREET, W1

CBRE acted on behalf of Orchard Street IM on the acquisition of this freehold, mixed-use office and retail building in the Fitzrovia submarket.
30 MOORGATE, EC2

30 MOORGATE, EC2

CBRE advised on a successful leasing campaign following a comprehensive refurbishment.
CLAYTON CITY OF LONDON HOTEL, E1

CLAYTON CITY OF LONDON HOTEL, E1

CBRE advised Dalata Hotel Group Plc in the off-market acquisition of Hotel, Aldgate Place.
SANCTUARY BUILDINGS, SW1

SANCTUARY BUILDINGS, SW1

CBRE acted for Blackstone in the disposal of this freehold, office property, long-let to HM Government.
158-164 BISHOPSGATE, EC2

158-164 BISHOPSGATE, EC2

CBRE advised British Land on the acquisition of the long leasehold interest in 158-164 Bishopsgate.
16-20 BOSTON PLACE, NW1

16-20 BOSTON PLACE, NW1

CBRE GI appointed CBRE to advise them on the disposal of their asset, purchased in 2015.
184-192 DRUMMOND STREET, NW1

184-192 DRUMMOND STREET, NW1

CBRE are British Land’s retained advisors around Regent’s Place and advise on the acquisition of strategic assets.
33 JERMYN STREET & 200 PICCADILLY, SW1

33 JERMYN STREET & 200 PICCADILLY, SW1

CBRE acted for Aberdeen Standard Investments in the sale of this freehold, corner office property.
METRO BUILDING, HAMMERSMITH, W6

METRO BUILDING, HAMMERSMITH, W6

CBRE advised the sale of a freehold to the long leaseholder off market at a very significant premium to book value. 
ONE BARTHOLOMEW LANE, EC2

ONE BARTHOLOMEW LANE, EC2

CBRE was instructed by Hines to dispose of this prime, trophy, multi-let, freehold asset adjacent to the Bank of England.
SOUTH BANK CENTRAL, SE1

SOUTH BANK CENTRAL, SE1

CBRE is proud to have advised the partnership of Hermes and CPPIB on the recent disposal of this 2.6 acre Freehold multi-let estate.
202 HAMMERSMITH ROAD, W6

202 HAMMERSMITH ROAD, W6

CBRE advised SRG Holdings Limited on the successful acquisition of 202 Hammersmith Road.
95 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, EC4

95 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, EC4

Invesco appointed CBRE to dispose of their long leasehold interest in 95 Queen Victoria Street.
VINTNERS’ PLACE, UPPER THAMES STREET, EC4

VINTNERS’ PLACE, UPPER THAMES STREET, EC4

A landmark riverside office building overlooking the river Thames in the City of London.
125 SHAFTESBURY AVENUE, WC2

125 SHAFTESBURY AVENUE, WC2

Located in one of London’s most exciting markets, CBRE were delighted to be involved in the sale of 125 Shaftesbury Avenue, a building 100% let to WeWork.
60 HOLBORN VIADUCT, EC1

60 HOLBORN VIADUCT, EC1

Norges Bank appointed CBRE to advise them on the 100% acquisition of 60 Holborn Viaduct, their first acquisition outside of the West End since 2014. Developed in 2013, Sixty London provides a highly specified office and retail building comprising 236,422 sq ft in a strategic location at the intersection of the City of London, Farringdon and Midtown.
VERDE, 10 BRESSENDEN PLACE, SW1

VERDE, 10 BRESSENDEN PLACE, SW1

CBRE jointly advised Deka on the acquisition of Verde, purchasing the Property at a substantial discount to the original quote price. The team worked closely with our joint mandate partner and provided thorough advice from Investment Properties and Agency department.
80 CLERKENWELL ROAD, EC1

80 CLERKENWELL ROAD, EC1

CBRE acted for Orchard Street IM on the acquisition of 80 Clerkenwell Road. The team provided extensive due diligence in a highly competitive bidding process and secured the property for Orchard Street IM.
THE CURSITOR BUILDING, 38 CHANCERY LANE, WC2

THE CURSITOR BUILDING, 38 CHANCERY LANE, WC2

We advised Deka Immobilien to acquire this best in class asset in Midtown which offers exposure to a diverse mix of tenants and compliments their existing London holdings. This was achieved through close collaboration with various teams within CBRE including Building Consultancy and Asset Services.
5 BROADGATE, EC2

5 BROADGATE, EC2

Working in conjunction with a number of specialisms across CBRE including Capital Advisors, our collaborative approached secured a premium price for this long income trophy building which is located at the heart of the Broadgate Campus. Proceeds from the sale will be reinvested back into the Campus for the next phase of its development.
20 OLD BAILEY, EC4

20 OLD BAILEY, EC4

CBRE have been involved with the asset from its sale to Blackstone, pre-letting all of the office accommodation through a competitive bidding process to achieve market leading pricing.
20 SOHO SQUARE, W1

20 SOHO SQUARE, W1

CBRE successfully advised Aviva on the sale of Soho Square, delivering on Aviva’s expectation on pricing. The team undertook a comprehensive marketing of the asset which concluded in a number of bids being received from different investors around the globe and brought competitive tension to this sales process.
REGENT QUARTER, N1

REGENT QUARTER, N1

After succeeding in a competitive pitch process, CBRE advised ADIA/LaSalle on the disposal of Regent Quarter, a prime mixed use scheme in the heart of Kings Cross. Following a widespread marketing campaign, and leveraging competitive tension, CBRE were able to secure a price of c. £20m ahead of asking, exceeding our client’s expectations significantly.
90 HIGH HOLBORN, WC1

90 HIGH HOLBORN, WC1

CBRE were appointed by PNB to sell 90 High Holborn with the stipulation it was sold in a very tight timeframe. We were able to undertake pre-sale due diligence and commence marketing within two weeks of instruction, allowing us time to ensure maximum global investor engagement. We were able to secure an unrepresented purchaser for the asset and as a consequence of our tightly run process and consistency of sales messaging throughout marketing were able to achieve pricing significantly ahead of quote.

CBRE were awarded the sale after a competitive pitch process and are now the first advisor to have advised PNB on both a purchase and sale in London.
60 GRESHAM STREET, EC2

60 GRESHAM STREET, EC2

CBRE advised a confidential Chinese purchaser on the acquisition of this prime City office located adjacent to the Bank of England. CBRE were able to negotiate a price which was below the quoting price, thereby achieving an excellent result for our client.
165 FLEET STREET, EC4

165 FLEET STREET, EC4

CBRE were appointed by Aberdeen Standard to sell 165 Fleet Street through an open market sales campaign. CBRE provided a controlled and competitive campaign, attracting interest from global players and driving value to exceed the asking price and exceeding the clients expectations.
30 BROADWICK STREET, W1

30 BROADWICK STREET, W1

CBRE successfully undertook a targeted international marketing campaign on behalf of Great Portland Estates for the disposal of their prime office and retail building in the heart of Soho.

CBRE carried out extensive pre-sale due diligence to ensure that the transaction was concluded in the required timeframe and execution risk was minimised for our Client.

As a result of CBRE’s detailed knowledge of active investors, we were able to generate a premium bid from Savills IM on behalf of a Private Investor.
25 GRESHAM STREET, EC2

25 GRESHAM STREET, EC2

CBRE successfully advised Lloyds Banking Group on the 20-year sale and leaseback of their headquarters building on Gresham Street. CBRE’s Central London Investment Properties team executed the transaction with specialist lease consultancy advice provided by the Central London Advisory and Transactions team.
QUADRANT THREE, W1

QUADRANT THREE, W1

CBRE acted for The Crown Estate on the disposal of a 25% interest in Quadrant Three, Soho’s most notable new development over the past 10 years. The property consists of Grade A offices let to Twitter, Telefonica and Generation Investment Management along with restaurant, retail and residential accommodation.

Our previous involvement in the asset along with our market leading experience in part share sales were important in helping us secure a sale of 25% of the asset. Working jointly with our Capital Advisors team, we undertook significant pre-sale due diligence which involved our Retail, Agency and Lease Consultancy teams. Ultimately this approach enabled our client to secure an off-market transaction with NBREM who already owned 25% of the asset.
LACON, WC1

LACON, WC1

CBRE advised a Private Middle Eastern client on the acquisition of Lacon London. The opportunity to purchase the building was identified as a result of CBRE’s existing relationship with the vendor and their agents, enabling terms to be agreed and for the transaction to complete off-market, protecting both the confidentiality and exclusivity of all parties involved. CBRE provided comprehensive due diligence during the transaction, including building consultancy advice. Close collaboration with the client’s legal representatives also ensured that the transaction was completed efficiently and within the desired time frame.
20 FENCHURCH STREET, EC3

20 FENCHURCH STREET, EC3

CBRE was initially instructed by a Canary Wharf Group-led syndicate to sell their 50% interest held in 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3 more commonly known as the Walkie Talkie.

CBRE undertook a discrete international marketing campaign, identifying and approaching a shortlist of the most ag-gressive global investors.

Through the tailored marketing process and knowledge of the potential purchasers CBRE were able to generate a premium bid from a new entrant, LKK Health Products Group Limited, for the whole building prior to formal bids.

CBRE drew in expertise from our Leasing, Leasing Advisory and Building Consultancy teams throughout the whole sales process to ensure a smooth transaction with completion within the required time frame.

Our extensive pre-sale due diligence, access to the most aggressive target investors and be-spoke advise from multi-disciplines ensured that we exceeded our clients expectations through the sale of the UK’s largest ever single office transaction.
10 BLOOMSBURY, WC1

10 BLOOMSBURY, WC1

CBRE acted for The Crown Estate on the disposal of Freehold interest in 10 Bloomsbury Way, the first time the interest had ever traded. Subject to a long leasehold to London and Regional with 108 years unexpired, the Freehold benefitted from a significant ground rent providing secure long term income in an area undergoing medium to long term transformational development.

Our grasp of the long London ground rent market along with our access to international capital was key in securing worldwide interest in the asset. Ultimately this enabled us to drive pricing through a best and final round of bidding and secure a price well in excess of quoting.
PINNERS HALL, 105 – 108 OLD BROAD STREET, EC2

PINNERS HALL, 105 – 108 OLD BROAD STREET, EC2

Following on from winning a competitive pitch process, CBRE advised BNP Paribas REIM on the disposal of Pinners Hall, achieving a price substantially in excess of the quote and expertly guiding our European Client through the sales process and London market swiftly. Overall we exceeded our clients' expectations significantly.
67 LOMBARD STREET, EC3

67 LOMBARD STREET, EC3

CBRE advised Green Property Holdings on the discreet off market disposal of 67 Lombard Street, helping to achieve a quick sale at the desired level of pricing, exceeding the vendors very high expectations for the sale.
11/12 ST JAMES’S SQUARE, SW1

11/12 ST JAMES’S SQUARE, SW1

CBRE acted for Chinese Estates to acquire 11/12 St James’s Square, SW1. The Property was initially being offered together with Tower Bridge House in a joint sale. However, CBRE were able to negotiate a price for 11/12 St James’s Square in isolation that was significantly below the initial quoting level. We also provided comprehensive due diligence, including input from our property management team as well as working with the legal team throughout to ensure a smooth transaction for our client.
CANNON PLACE, CANNON STREET, EC4

CANNON PLACE, CANNON STREET, EC4

CBRE London Investment Properties advised on the off-market sale of Cannon Place, a landmark Central London office development by Hines.

CBRE’s involvement at Cannon Place dated back to Hines’ initial acquisition of the development opportunity in 2002 and involved a collaborative approach across many service lines to maximise value.

City Agency led the leasing campaign that resulted in the property becoming 100% let, building consultancy prepared all the technical vendor due diligence and the complex sale was executed by the Investment Properties team.
1 WOOD STREET, EC2

1 WOOD STREET, EC2

A superb team effort from the initial pitch through to successfully closing the deal, with the process being undertaken during an uncertain market following the outcome of the EU Referendum. Valuable leasing and lease consultancy input was provided throughout.
EBURY GATE, LOWER BELGRAVE STREET, SW1

EBURY GATE, LOWER BELGRAVE STREET, SW1

CBRE was appointed to sell the 86 year leasehold interest in this multi-let office building which also contained a residential component. Following through our tailored sales campaign, we created competitive tension between a private investor and the Freeholder of the property. It was a key purchase for Grosvenor as it could potentially be the site for the Victoria Crossrail 2 entrance.
WHITEFRIARS, 65 FLEET STREET, EC4

WHITEFRIARS, 65 FLEET STREET, EC4

CBRE acted for JMI Global Limited in the acquisition of Whitefriars, 65 Fleet Street. The Property is the current headquarters of global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, with office accommodation totalling over 200,000 sq ft split over North and South buildings.

Having sourced the opportunity off-market, CBRE provided the client with a range of due diligence advice to ensure that the transaction reached completion in a timely manner. A collaborative approach across service lines, including property management services along with development advice was crucial in supporting JMI’s first investment in Central London.
EXCHEQUER COURT, 23 - 25 ST MARY AXE, EC3

EXCHEQUER COURT, 23 - 25 ST MARY AXE, EC3

CBRE advised AmTrust on their first London investment transaction, in the acquisition of Exchequer Court, EC3.

In addition to the investment advisory role, CBRE provided additional services including building surveys, asset management and debt advisory services.
30 CROWN PLACE, EC2

30 CROWN PLACE, EC2

CBRE was appointed by Samsung SRA to market their first ever UK sale.

CBRE's meticulous pre-sale due diligence ensured we were able to best present the optimal business case for this long let asset. This included clear communication of the ongoing improvements in the micro-location, which was enhanced by the in-depth knowledge available from CBRE’s wider network. By leveraging CBRE’s market knowledge through our collaborative approach, we were able to deliver a clear marketing message to a global audience.

This allowed Samsung SRA to execute the final stage of their business plan with precision, crystallising investment performance for their investors.
8 ST JAMES’S SQUARE, SW1

8 ST JAMES’S SQUARE, SW1

CBRE acted for Green Property to sell 8 St James’s Square, SW1, a newly developed award winning office building. CBRE marketed the opportunity at £210,000,000 and were overwhelmed with the interest. In a highly competitive process, pricing exceeded the initial quoting level and reached a record high capital value £psf in London for a transaction of this size. CBRE worked very closely with Green Property throughout the process to ensure that sensitivities were maintained and that the process culminated a smooth close for our client.
1 NEW FETTER LANE, EC4

1 NEW FETTER LANE, EC4

CBRE were appointed by GG Capital on behalf of a private Middle Eastern family to source prominent long-let Central London office investments with value add potential. After providing a short-list of opportunities, CBRE was able to agree terms off market for the acquisition of 1 New Fetter Lane. In addition to investment advice, CBRE also assisted the purchaser with building, leasing, lease consultancy, property management and capital allowances due diligence.

This acquisition was the first investment for GG Capital in London. CBRE were able to provide GG Capital with the multi-faceted advice required for a long leasehold transaction, encompassing office, gym and restaurant uses as well as a number of ongoing rent review negotiations. CBRE ensured confidentiality of the equity investor was maintained throughout, while providing the vendor with comfort as to the performance of GG Capital as a first-time buyer.
PROJECT WILLOW, EC4

PROJECT WILLOW, EC4

This was a fantastic instruction for CBRE Investment Properties and demonstrates the strength of our relationship with Oxford and international capital targeting London. Our extensive pre-sale due diligence, highly targeted campaign and bespoke advice on the structuring of the Joint Venture were all instrumental to ensuring that we met and exceeded the client’s expectations.
FITZROY PLACE, W1

FITZROY PLACE, W1

CBRE has been Kaupthing’s strategic advisor on Fitzroy Place for the past seven years and helped shape the strategy for creating a brand new world class mixed-use development that has redefined Fitzrovia.

Throughout this period we have advised on the proposed scheme, the planning and construction phase along with the subsequent sale of 235 private residential apartments and the leasing of 240,000 sq ft of commercial space. Our final involvement with Kaupthing involved us selling their 50% interest in the commercial elements. Central to our sales strategy was undertaking a targeted bespoke marketing campaign to a shortlist of international investors from around the globe. Our unique knowledge of the scheme and relationship with the key parties involved in Fitzroy Place enabled us to maintain 100% confidentiality throughout the sales process.
20 MOORGATE, EC2

20 MOORGATE, EC2

CBRE were appointed to provide strategic sales advice to the vendor, advising on pricing, marketing, timing and sales strategy.

CBRE devised a bespoke and targeted sales strategy to ensure full engagement from the most aggressive global investors during an uncertain period in the macro economic climate. The process was strictly managed to target a specific pool of the most active investors, to increase exclusivity and generate competitive interest. Utilising our unrivalled global network, CBRE drove strong competition for this secure income asset at a time when the market was untested following the EU referendum, achieving a premium price and a quick timetable to completion for our client. The purchaser who was a new entrant to the UK market, identified and was engaged in the marketing process by CBRE’s international marketing team.
50 NEW BOND STREET, W1

50 NEW BOND STREET, W1

CBRE had been reporting to Aberdeen Asset Management on this asset for a number of years and were appointed to market the opportunity to the global investor community.

CBRE implemented a targeted global marketing campaign. We discreetly approached investors around the world and created a competitive bidding situation to ensure that the best possible price was achieved for Aberdeen.
8 FENCHURCH PLACE, EC3

8 FENCHURCH PLACE, EC3

CBRE was instructed to sell 8 Fenchurch Place by Ares following the successful completion of their asset management plan which included comprehensive refurbishment and re-letting.

The multi let property, provided strong prospects for rental growth in a core location above Fenchurch Street station.

CBRE conducted an open marketing campaign after a full due diligence process resulting in significant investor interest in the asset and a de-risked sales process that generated maximum proceeds for the vendor.
245 HAMMERSMITH ROAD, W6

245 HAMMERSMITH ROAD, W6

CBRE identified the opportunity to structure an off market 50:50 joint venture between Legal and General Property (LGP) and Mitsubishi Estate London to deliver LGP’s 250,000 sq ft mixed-use best-in-class Hammersmith development.

CBRE’s investment and leasing teams worked in partnership to provide Mitsubishi with a full understanding of the consented scheme, the West London market, and the leasing potential in order to underwrite this speculative development project, which will be the largest single building scheme in Hammersmith for over 20 years. Following the transaction, CBRE’s leasing team was appointed as a joint agent to support the incumbent advisor.
14 ST GEORGE STREET, W1

14 ST GEORGE STREET, W1

Thanks to our close relationship with the vendor and the vendor’s agents, after the property failed to transact with another party CBRE was given the opportunity to enter into exclusive negotiations on behalf of Hong Kong based investor Chinese Estates. We provided comprehensive property due diligence including input from our property management team who went on to secure the property management mandate.

We introduced our client to the leading London law firm who advised the previous under offer party which accelerated the transaction timetable and provided comfort on the legal and title due diligence from the outset.
184 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD, W6

184 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD, W6

CBRE was instructed to dispose of this newly developed Grade A office building in Hammersmith. Central to our success was the ability to position the asset as a Central London building comparable to the other core sub markets.

In addition, the building had not practically completed at the time of marketing and therefore we embarked on significant pre-sale due diligence to ensure that the sales process was as smooth as possible. Our global marketing campaign captured the imagination of overseas investors and helped secure bidders from a number of different regions around the world.
THOMAS MORE SQUARE, E1

THOMAS MORE SQUARE, E1

CBRE’s Investment Properties team provided long-term strategic advice to Land Securities on value at the estate, assisting Land Securities to maximise their business plan and optimise the timing of the disposal.

CBRE utilised the full spectrum of internal service lines and specialisms in preparing the optimum sales pack for this complex 4.4 acre estate, comprising six multi-let buildings and one development.

Our comprehensive, multi-disciplined, pre-sale due diligence, combined with the full utilisation of CBRE’s global network ensured maximum global investor engagement with over 40 inspections conducted and a competitive bids process securing a premium price ahead of our quoting terms.