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Four new lettings at Arlington Business Park

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:17
Patron Capital and APAM have made three new lettings totalling 58,000 sq ft at Arlington Business Park outside Reading.
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Trio of lettings at Arlington Business Park

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:17
Patron Capital and APAM have made three new lettings totalling 58,000 sq ft at Arlington Business Park outside Reading.
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Volkswagen Restores a 350,000-Mile 1967 Beetle

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:11

It’s no big news that Volkswagen’s brand wouldn’t exist as it does today without the Beetle. For decades, the Beetle was the brand. Yet VW recently announced the end of the line for the model after its third-generation run. The Beetle’s place of prominence is Fahrvergnugen from over, however, and it is now free to fully focus on its role as the brand’s heritage icon.

For one lucky 1967 Beetle owner, that iconic status should now last another 50-plus years: The VW North America team and the Puebla factory have just completed an 11-month restoration of a Bug known as “Annie.” Kathleen Brooks, Annie’s owner, bought the car new in December 1966, from a Riverside, California, dealer and she has since wheeled the little red Beetle more than 350,000 miles. Brooks works with breast-cancer patients and is a three-time survivor of the disease herself.

“We often hear stories of dedicated Volkswagen owners, but there was something special about Kathleen and Annie that we felt we needed to honor,” said Derrick Hatami, the vice president of sales and marketing for Volkswagen of America, in a release. “The original Beetle launched our business in the United States. This isn’t just a Beetle, it’s a member of her family, and after all the time our employees have spent with this special vehicle, we feel Annie is a part of our family as well.”

The restoration saw 40 percent of Annie’s parts replaced, and another 357 original pieces restored—the team even recreated the stickers Brooks had stuck on Annie over the years. The paint was color-matched using the unfaded interior of the glovebox, the wiring was completely redone, and some more modern upgrades were added, too. One such upgrade is a new AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo designed to look and feel like the original Beetle radios—a stock item on later Mexico-built Beetles. The finishing touch to the restoration was applied to the seats, where the names Kathleen and Annie were embroidered into the new leather coverings.

Don’t get too excited if you have a slightly rusty, much-loved Beetle of your own sitting out in the yard—this isn’t the start of a factory restoration service à la Porsche Classic or Lamborghini Polo Storico. This is a one-off project meant to demonstrate the brand’s affection for its customers, and its appreciation of its customers’ affection for the Beetle.

Source: Volkswagen

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Korean investor buys Cannon Green for £120m

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:44
Ocubis has sold City of London building Cannon Green to Korean investor KiwoomAM for £120m.
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Jaguar Introduces New Range of Pet Products

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:32

My dog Bonnie loves riding shotgun, and on days when her paws are muddy and there isn’t a towel handy, floor mats placed over leather seats can be a real godsend. Such improvising on the fly may be a thing of the past for Jaguar owners, though, as the British automaker has announced a range of all-new pet products for finicky Fidos. The accessories were designed specifically for the E-, F-, and I-Pace crossovers and the XF Sportbrake wagon.

The options include a spill-resistant water bowl, a foldable carrier, and a rear-access ramp that can help ease access for big, old hounds that weigh up to 187 pounds. There’s also a tony quilted luggage compartment liner and a portable shower. The shower would probably also come in handy for cleaning outdoor gear like boots, bikes, and surfboards.

Like its vehicles, Jaguar’s pet products don’t come cheap. They’re available in four packages that range from $338 for a rear-seat protection liner up to $1,302 for the whole shebang. Got a messy mutt and don’t drive an SUV or wagon? You’re in luck; Jaguar’s rear-seat protector will work in the XE and XF sedans (and likely any other automaker’s vehicles, for that matter).

We’d imagine most of these items will be purchased with a new vehicle rather than ordered afterward—after all, there are plenty of aftermarket solutions available online or at pet stores—but making canine-carrying comfort as easy as checking an option box makes sense. New owners are no doubt going to be excited to keep the dog drool and muddy paws at bay in their brand-new E-, F-, or I-Pace. Think of the increased resale value and reduced chances for damage, and you can thank us later when your leash, er, lease is up.

Source: Jaguar

 

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Sharp downturn in annual totals for Allsop and Acuitus

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:19
UK’s two largest commercial auction houses have strong final sales but raised less this year than last
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New fund director and FD among appointments for PfP Capital

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:55
Alternative asset manager PfP Capital, part of the Places for People group, has announced a trio of senior appointments as it targets further fund growth.
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Motion to wind up Local Shopping REIT blocked by activist investor

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:45
The Local Shopping REIT has confirmed it will not currently proceed with plans to wind up the company after a shareholder motion was blocked by an activist investor.
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2019 Honda Pilot, Ridgeline recalled over airbag issue

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:35
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Honda Pilot are subject to a new recall over concerns that their side-curtain airbags may not deploy properly. In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, the automaker said the pillar mounting holes in both the Pilot and Ridgeline may be larger than intended. If the holes are too...
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2019 Ford Ranger mpg, 2019 BMW 3-Series driven, VW and Audi electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:30
2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck to be rated as high as 23 mpg combined, Ford says According to Ford, the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup truck will return best-in-class fuel economy for gasoline-powered trucks. The automaker said on Tuesday the 2019 Ranger is estimated to return 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. Three-cylinder powered...
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Strettons raises £13m at last sale of year – up on December 2017

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:08
Strettons’ sales increased year on year at its last auction of 2018 on 10 December.
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Nine brands let 29,500 sq ft more space at Bluewater

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:12
Nine brands have let 29,500 sq ft of new space at Landsec’s Bluewater scheme in the form of openings and upsizes. Six brands, including Levi, Happy Socks and Penhaligon’s have opened new units while JD Sports, Beaverbrooks and Chisholm Hunter have increased their floor space.
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Superdry and Dixons Carphone shares slump amid store closures

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:02
Shares in retailers Superdry and Dixons Carphone have fallen by 30% and 14% respectively this morning after both reported huge year-on-year falls in their half year reports.
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Google gives backing to AskPorter

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:48
Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven property management platform AskPorter has received backing from Google in the first international investment for the tech giant’s Assistant Investments Program.
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Clearbell lets 123,000 sq ft warehouse in Doncaster

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:37
Clearbell has let the entire Aspect Warehouse in West Moor Park, Doncaster to MH Star on a 15-year lease.
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RICS event panel slams real estate’s failure to tackle sustainability and diversity

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:31
A panel made up of some of UK real estate’s top chief executives during RICS’s Commercial Property Conference 2018, at the Park Plaza Victoria, criticised the industry’s lack of success in embracing technology, increasing diversity and fighting climate change.
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First-time Middle Eastern developer buys City building for £39m

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:16
Soor Capital, a private Middle Eastern investor, has bought 23-26 Austin Friars in London for £39.05m. The deal is Soor Capital’s first investment in the UK and represents a net initial yield of 5.05%, equating to £700 per sq ft.
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Salmon submits planning application for 45,000 sq ft industrial scheme

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:06
Salmon Harvester Properties has submitted a planning application for a 45,000 sq ft industrial development on the last remaining 2.7-acre site in Orbital Park in Ashford, Kent.
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2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck to be rated as high as 23 mpg combined, Ford says

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:52
According to Ford, the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup truck will return best-in-class fuel economy for gasoline-powered trucks. The automaker said on Tuesday the 2019 Ranger is estimated to return 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. Those figures are for a two-wheel-drive Ranger, while the four-wheel-drive model predictably returns...
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2019 Ford Expedition

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:25
The 2019 Ford Expedition is a category-killer. It weds excellent performance with pure and clean styling and substantial cargo and people space, whether in standard or long-wheelbase Expedition Max form. Offered in XLT, Limited, and Platinum trim, we give the 2019 Expedition a 6.3 out of 10, with strong scores in utility and safety, and...
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