Former Cushman associate director joins Wrenbridge

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:15
Wrenbridge has appointed former Cushman & Wakefield associate director Harry Gibson. In his new role as associate director at Wrenbridge, Gibson’s focus will be on sourcing and managing a number of commercial projects in the developer’s £1bn portfolio.
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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz fills the gap between pickup trucks and cars

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:02
Sometimes you want a pickup truck but need an SUV yet don't have room for both. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz aims to bridge the gap between wants and needs. Hyundai debuted the much-anticipated production version of its "sport adventure vehicle" on Thursday, more than six years removed from when the concept wowed the crowd at the Detroit auto show...
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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2022 Mercedes EQS, 2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron debut: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:01
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz preview The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz offers compact SUV space and a small pickup bed with up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-9 outhustles the big boys The CX-9 slips to the back of the pack in third-row space and in value—and let's not speak more of its infotainment system—but the...
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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz preview

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz? What does it compare to? New for 2022, the Hyundai Santa Cruz exists in the center of a Venn diagram of sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. It’s more like a Subaru Baja from 20 years ago than anything on sale now, though its open bed and seating for five pit it against mid-size pickup trucks...
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​Glenhawk cooks up expansion plan with new hire

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:57
Challenger lender Glenhawk has appointed Christie Cook to the newly created role of head of product.
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Grosvenor’s former head of retail leasing joins PKL Delivery Kitchens

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:42
PKL Delivery Kitchens has hired Grosvenor’s former head of retail leasing Charlie Farr to lead the delivery-only kitchens venture.
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CPS urges planning rethink to boost role of smaller builders

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:30
Smaller house builders face being “squeezed out of the system”, a new report has warned.
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FEC lands funding for Manchester scheme New Cross Central

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:27
Developer Far East Consortium (FEC) has secured financial backing from The Bank of East Asia to support the development of New Cross Central in Manchester.
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Michael Zerda to rejoin LaSalle from Blackstone

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:24
Michael Zerda is set to rejoin LaSalle Investment Management to become head of European debt and special situations, following a stint as head of Europe for Blackstone’s real estate debt strategies.
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HUB hires managers from Greystar and CBRE

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:20
HUB Group has hired a development manager from Greystar and business development manager from CBRE, Property Week can reveal.
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Trio of London Colliers agents join Avison Young

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:17
Avison Young has appointed a trio of Colliers agents to its central London markets team.
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Countryside makes first South West acquisition

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:58
Countryside has acquired the Sulis Down scheme on the southern edge of Bath – its first site purchase in the South West. The company will deliver 171 homes on the 16.4 acre site of which 40% will be affordable.
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Reditum Capital provides $11m preferred equity facility to Cornerstone Asset Services

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:39
Specialist real estate finance firm Reditum Capital has agreed an $11m (£7.9m) preferred equity facility with Cornerstone Asset Services, a property management company based in Orlando, for the development and operation of 492 affordable rental units in Kissimmee, Florida.
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Dunmoore sells Ashford Trade Park to Sevenoaks District Council

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:32
Investment and development company Dunmoore has sold Hilton Road Trade Park, in Ashford, for £3.8m to Sevenoaks District Council.
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Blackhouse Yard scheme gets greenlight

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:16
Catalyst and Swan Housing Association have received planning permission for a mixed-use development in the Blackhorse Road area of Waltham Forest, East London.
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Does Honda Make Electric Cars? Everything You Need to Know About Honda EVs

Motortrend News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:00

For an automaker so dominant across multiple segments, there’s a significant hole in Honda’s lineup. Compared to Ford and its Mustang Mach-E, Chevrolet with the Bolt and Bolt EUV, and Nissan and its Leaf, Honda notably lacks a dedicated electric vehicle for the North American market. That will soon change.

Current Honda Electric Cars

If you live in the U.S. and want an electric Honda, you can’t have one because the automaker doesn’t sell any full-electric vehicles here. If you’re looking for an electrified Honda, the automaker’s only current offering is the Accord-sized Honda Clarity. Most examples are plug-in hybrids, featuring an electric motor and 17-kWh lithium-ion battery and a 1.5-liter gas-fed I-4. The gas engine primarily acts as a generator for the battery while the electric motor handles propulsion, but the engine can also contribute to acceleration at full throttle.

With a full battery, the plug-in Clarity can travel 47 miles on electricity alone. It delivers 110 mpg-e combined running on gas and electricity, or 42 mpg combined on gas alone. The gas generator means drivers won’t have to worry about the range anxiety associated with fully electric vehicles, but of course, the gas engine still emits 57 grams of CO2 per mile according to the EPA.

The other alternative is the Clarity Fuel Cell. That car employs an electric motor powered by hydrogen, not a gas generator, and it’s only sold in select California markets with the hydrogen infrastructure to support such a vehicle. The Fuel Cell variant boasts an impressive 360-mile range on a full tank. Hydrogen can be tricky to find, though, and Honda only offers the Clarity Fuel Cell on lease; you can’t buy one. That said, the zero-tailpipe-emission promise of hydrogen is enticing.

The Honda EV You Can’t Have

Not that Honda doesn’t build a dedicated EV. In the European and Japanese markets, buyers can land an adorable, beautifully executed little hatchback dubbed the Honda e. It sports a 35.5-kWh battery and a rear-mounted electric motor producing either 134 or 152 horsepower. Range numbers read 124–137 miles on the WLTP combined cycle, which gives more generous ratings than the EPA. Honda says the battery can be charged from 0 to 80 percent capacity in as little as 30 minutes.

The Honda e’s range is uncompetitive for the North American market, but we’re more interested in the enthusiast aspect. Of course, this is no sports car, but the Honda e offers perfect 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution and a low center of gravity, all in a package 8.1 inches shorter than the now-discontinued Honda Fit. It’s rad inside, too, with stylish cloth seats, a swath of real wood trim, and what seems like as much screen real estate as the new Cadillac Escalade.

When we had a chance to drive the Honda e, we came away thoroughly impressed. Tight dimensions and great visibility make it a terrific city car, ride quality is plenty comfortable, and it was even pleasant on the highway. Most American-market EVs offer more in terms of range and outright performance, but it would be hard to compete with this pint-sized Honda on charm.

Honda’s Electric SUV Future

Worry not, though, America’s electric Honda is on the way. General Motors—the parent company behind Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC—will be producing Honda-designed vehicles on the Ultium electric architecture set to underpin the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV.

We got more details on the deal in January of this year. Honda and GM are working on two vehicles set to start production in 2023, a mainstream Honda SUV and a more luxury-focused Acura SUV. The Honda may share styling cues with the Honda SUV e Concept, which made its debut at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show.

Honda’s Electric Past

Not to say Honda is new to the electric car game. The automaker’s first shot at a battery-powered car came in the form of the EV Plus, a Japan-only early EV of which Honda built just 300 examples back in the late 1990s. Over a decade later, Honda released the Fit EV in the U.S. with 82 miles of range and 123 hp, although it was only sold in certain states with the necessary infrastructure. (Sound familiar?) More recently, Honda sold an all-electric version of the Clarity for California and Oregon, but that model was discontinued for the 2020 model year.

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Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-9 outhustles the big boys

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:00
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 defies conventional judgement. Sure, it's a three-row, seven-seat crossover like a Honda Pilot or a Ford Explorer, but with its tailored outfit and its other luxury trappings, it doesn't have much time to worry about fitting kids in its skimpy third-row seat, and it doesn't place much of a premium on fuel economy like a Toyota...
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Frasers reveals spec plans for Glasgow multi-let industrial scheme

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:51
Frasers Property has revealed plans to speculatively develop a multi-let industrial scheme near Glasgow.
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Weston Homes backs down from court battle over controversial Anglia Square

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:22
Weston Homes has backed away from its court challenge to housing secretary Robert Jenrick over the development of its controversial £271m Anglia Square scheme in Norwich.
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Mckay Securities hires Helen Sachdev as non-executive director

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:02
McKay Securities has hired Helen Sachdev as non-executive director, effective immediately.
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