LondonMetric buy DHL Coventry facility

Advised by Levy Real Estate’s Industrial team. London Metric has acquired a 90,000 sq ft warehouse located immediately adjacent to Coventry Airport and 0.5 miles from the A45/A46 junction for £5.7m. Levy’s Jeremy Grundy reports: “The warehouse is let to DHL on a new 10-year lease at a rent of £4.75 per sq ft. There is […]

Read more | 06.06.17

Levy Real Estate makes senior promotions

Levy Real Estate has made three senior promotions in its Building Consultancy, Asset Management and Finance teams. Gary Barlow has been made a Partner in the Building Consultancy & Project Management team while Philip Evans has been appointed a Director of Levy’s specialist Asset Management arm. Peter Percival has been made a Partner and Head […]

Read more | 20.05.17

London Gyms Bulk Up

The health & fitness sector in London is growing at a rapid rate with occupier demand fuelled by an array of new concepts and offers from budget gyms to luxury healthclubs. The number of Londoners using private health & fitness facilities is forecast to grow by 20% to reach 6.5 million by the year 2020. […]

Read more | 16.05.17

Logistics investment sells at 4.85%

Advised by Levy’s Industrial Team, Riverside Capital has sold a logistics investment in Northamptonshire in an off-market deal for £8.20m, reflecting a net initial yield of 4.85%. The freehold industrial unit in Warth Park, Raunds, Northamptonshire totals 42,528 sq ft and is let to DPD UK Ltd until 2028. Levy’s Jeremy Grundy comments: “The sale has […]

Read more | 08.05.17

Safestore seek London locations

Levy Real Estate’s Industrial team has been retained by Safestore Holdings as the acquiring agent for target locations within the East, North East and South East of Greater London. Safestore is the UK’s largest self-storage provider and the second largest self-storage provider in Europe, and provides individual, secure storage space and related services to household […]

Read more | 02.05.17

Latest LMA shows Brexit impact

The latest Levy Real Estate/MSCI London Markets Analysis shows the clear impact that the EU Referendum vote had on the capital’s submarkets. Levy’s Head of Investment, Jonathan Martyr, comments: “Across the London markets the impact of Brexit is clear. We reported a total return from investments in London at 18.1% in 2015. In 2016 the […]

Read more | 11.04.17

Chinese private equity takes St James’s HQ

A leading Chinese private equity firm is opening its first London office at 33 Jermyn Street, SW1 occupying 3,500 sq ft on the fourth floor at a rent of £100 per sq ft. Patrick Ryan of Levy Real Estate – who sublet the space on behalf of Apax Partners – commented: “Chinese-backed investment into the […]

Read more | 11.04.17

Vevo takes iconic London building

Vevo is to occupy The Lighthouse building in London’s King’s Cross. It is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform and generates more than 20bn online views each month. The Lighthouse is one of London’s most iconic buildings was redeveloped by UK Real Estate to provide 17,000 sq ft of Grade A offices. […]

Read more | 10.04.17

City of London relocation

Advised by Levy Real Estate, corporate training company, RogenSi, has relocated in the City of London to 6,100 sq ft of offices at The Salisbury building in Moorgate. Patrick Ryan comments: ‘This is the third office relocation that we have negotiated on behalf of RogenSi in the past five years as it has either enhanced or […]

Read more | 01.11.16

Levy Industrial Market Update Q3 2016

The Levy Real Estate Industrial team has published its Q3 market update for the markets of London and the South East. The report can be downloaded here and if you would like to discuss the market and current opportunities, please contact any of our team.  

Read more | 04.10.16

Swarovski expands in Mayfair

Advised by Levy Real Estate, luxury retailer Swarovski has taken additional office space at its Mayfair offices in Sackville Street. Levy agreed a re-gear of the company’s existing leases at 21 Sackville Street with landlord, The Crown Estate to enable the expansion. Swarovski now occupies three floors in the building totalling more than 11,000 sq ft. Patrick Ryan […]

Read more | 19.07.16

Team aims for ‘pound-a-peak’ sponsorship

A five-man team from Levy Real Estate is aiming to ‘summit’ 24 peaks in the Lake District and are asking sponsors to pledge the equivalent of a ‘pound-a-peak’. On the weekend of September 9-11th in England’s Lake District, Henry Leighton, Gary Barlow, Jack Garrett, Aaron Moles and James Elliott are taking part in the LandAid […]

Read more | 19.07.16

Thor Equities complete Dover Street deal

Advised by Levy Real Estate, Thor Equities and Chenavari Investment Managers have completed the acquisition of 1 Dover Street in London’s Mayfair for £47.2m. The 19th century, six-storey former hotel comprises 23,310 sq ft including a retail ground floor, upper floor office space, a top floor penthouse apartment, and a lower level which is home to […]

Read more | 07.06.16

Gallery wins decision over development disturbance

An art gallery has won an important court decision over the disturbance to its business caused by a nearby development project in London’s Mayfair. The  High Court case related to development of a new block of apartments above the Timothy Taylor Gallery at 15 Carlos Place W1. Finding in favour of the gallery, the Court […]

Read more | 27.05.16

Hanwell offices sell for £3.7m

Advised by Levy Real Estate, the Thackeray Estate has sold a multi-let office building, in Hanwell to Topland Group for £3.7m. Ironbridge House comprises 21,000 sq ft of space and is let at average rents of £10-15 per sq ft. Levy’s Simon Higgins comments: “The property is close to the new Crossrail station and provides a range of asset […]

Read more | 17.05.16

Levy - London Markets Analysis

2016 LMA: rental growth drives London values forward

A growth in commercial property rents across London fuelled an average total return of 18.1% from investments in the capital during 2015. The London Markets Analysis report by Levy Real Estate and MSCI analyses more than £30bn of assets across 20 key submarkets. It shows that the pace of rental growth increased year-on-year from 7.8% […]

Read more | 25.02.16

Surrey Quays office building sells for £10.525m

Workspace Group has bought a 33,635 sq ft office building in London’s Surrey Quays for £10.525m. Located on Yeoman Street SE8, the six-storey Business Centre forms part of Barrett’s Greenland Place development which has created 679 homes plus retailing on a 7.5-acre site. The development site was originally sold to Barrett by the Bluebell Partnership […]

Read more | 05.01.16

Trophaeum Asset Management acquires 139 New Bond Street

Private wealth manager, Trophaeum Asset Management, has agreed to acquire the freehold of 139 New Bond Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair. The property is located in the prime pitch of New Bond Street opposite Sotheby’s. It currently provides 10,160 sq ft on basement, ground and four upper floors. Above the 1,687 sq ft […]

Read more | 23.12.15

Islington site comes to market

A site in London’s Islington with potential for a substantial residential development is being marketed for sale by Levy Real Estate. The Peel  Centre is located just off Percy Circus with the King’s Cross development nearby to the west and the shops, restaurants and bars of the Angel to the east. It currently comprises office […]

Read more | 21.10.15

Rental growth driving London markets

Analysis of 20 key commercial property markets across London shows that rental growth is increasingly the driver of total investor returns. A half-year update of the London Markets Analysis by Levy Real Estate and MSCI shows a clear picture of returns being driven by rising rents rather than the yield compression which has powered the […]

Read more | 09.10.15

Levy Residential advises on Golden Square

Levy Real Estate has advised on the £43.02m purchase of a prime residential development opportunity at 37-38 Golden Square in London’s Soho. The property was bought from CBRE Global Investors and comprises a mixed-use office, retail and restaurant building totalling 28,152 sq ft arranged over lower ground, ground, and seven upper floors including the reception area. […]

Read more | 01.10.15

Unique Bond Street property comes to market

The freehold of 139 New Bond Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair is for sale for the first time. Since 1966, the building has been the home of antique jewellery dealer, S J Phillips, which is now selling its interest in the property. The property is located in the prime pitch of New Bond […]

Read more | 27.09.15

Conduit Street freehold sells at sub 3%

The freehold interest in 55 Conduit Street, London W1, has been sold by Artesian to a private investor at a yield of sub 3%. The property comprises five luxury apartments on the upper floors with a ground floor prime retail unit let to fashion brand, Vanessa G, on a 10-year lease from 2014. Total current […]

Read more | 15.09.15

Oarsome sixsome power home in Thames challenge

Taking on the Thames for the first time, Levy Real Estate’s Oarsome Sixsome powered home to record the fastest time in the Ahoy Oarsome Property Challenge on June 19th. The six-man team of Simon Higgins, Henry Leighton, Matt Paulson-Ellis, Jack Garrett, Thomas Birch and Aaron Moles rowed the 9.5 mile course from Westminster to Greenwich in a […]

Read more | 29.06.15

Pall Mall space is right for corporate finance

Following Levy’s appointment by leading private equity firm, Permira, to market 4,636 sq ft at 80-82 Pall Mall, SW1, the space has been let to the corporate finance firm, Smith Square Partners, at £72.50 per sq ft. Levy Office Agency Partner, Patrick Ryan, comments: “This letting provided both parties with much needed lease flexibility given their anticipated […]

Read more | 29.06.15

Levy - Charles House, St James's, Regent Street, SW1

Oil company heads to Regent Street

Following a comprehensive refurbishment of the offices by The Crown Estate, Levy has agreed a letting of the 7th floor at Charles House in Regent Street, SW1, to SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic) on a new 10-year lease at a rent of £77.50 per sq ft. Levy Office Agency Partner, Simon Tann, comments: […]

Read more | 29.06.15

ITSU orders new Victoria outlet

Asian fast-food chain, ITSU, has taken a new 1,815 sq ft outlet on the ground floor of Alchemi Group’s flagship residential development at 55 Victoria Street, SW1. Levy’s Head of Retail Agency, Matt Paulson-Ellis, who advised Alchemi on the letting comments: “ITSU has taken a new 15-year lease and the initial rent of £250,000pa reflects a […]

Read more | 09.06.15

The oarsome sixsome!

Levy Real Estate has assembled a crack team of rowers to take on the mammoth Ahoy Oarsome Property Challenge on the Thames. On June 19, a six-man team of Simon Higgins, Henry Leighton, Matt Paulson-Ellis, Jack Garrett, Thomas Birch and Aaron Moles will be rowing a 9.5 mile course from Westminster to Greenwich in aid […]

Read more | 12.05.15

Levy - Aaron Moles

New Associate for Residential team

Aaron Moles has been promoted to Associate in the Residential Investment & Development team at Levy Real Estate. He joined Levy in early 2014, and had spent the previous five years carrying out land acquisitions and development management for some of the most well-known developers in the South East, including Fairview New Homes and Berkeley […]

Read more | 05.05.15

Petchey buys into Essex industrial

Petchey Holdings has bought an eight-unit, multi-let industrial property at Bankside Park in Thames Road, Barking for £2.6m. The investment comprises Units 2-9 which total 22,030 sq ft and produce current income of £180,585pa. Jeremy Grundy of Levy Real Estate – who advised on the acquisition – commented: “This purchase demonstrates the continued investor appetite […]

Read more | 21.04.15

Peckham development site sells for £7m

Levy Real Estate has advised Charter Land on the £7m sale of a development opportunity at 32-36 Rye Lane in London’s Peckham. The property has been bought by boutique residential developer Bmor which has plans for a £15m conversion. The building has consent for 14 flats, including two penthouses, while a further planning application is […]

Read more | 15.04.15

Taylor Wimpey clinch prime Southbank site

A unique site on the Southbank of the Thames which has planning consent for a 94,000-sq ft residential development has been bought by Taylor Wimpey Central London for more than £30m. The Palace View site is adjacent to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Palace and has consent for 55 luxury apartments, 14 affordable housing units, […]

Read more | 27.03.15

Levy create new Investment Partner

Levy Real Estate has made Henry Leighton a Partner in its Investment & Development team. He has been with the firm for five years and has worked on central London sales and purchases, focusing on both the West End and across the Capital and his clientele encompasses major institutions, UK and international property companies, and […]

Read more | 09.03.15

Levy - London Markets Analysis

LMA 2015 reflects London values surge

The full 2015 London Markets Analysis Report can be downloaded here Investment returns from commercial property in London surged upwards in 2014 as the capital strengthened its position as a leading world real estate market. The latest London Markets Analysis report by Levy Real Estate and MSCI analyses more than £30bn of assets across 20 […]

Read more | 25.02.15

HarbourVest takes Jermyn Street space

Acting on behalf of leading private equity firm, Apax Partners, Levy Real Estate has let 10,800 sq ft at 33 Jermyn Street, London SW1, to HarbourVest Partners who are relocating from Berkeley Square House. The space is located on the third floor of the building and HarbourVest has taken a sub-lease until 2024. Levy Real […]

Read more | 21.02.15

Prime shop available opposite Harrods

Levy Real Estate has been instructed to market the lease on a prime shop on the London’s Brompton Road opposite the iconic Harrods department store. The store at 102A Brompton Road provides 3,910 sq ft on the ground floor and is available through an assignment of the existing lease which expires in June 2028. There are […]

Read more | 14.02.15

Housing association buys Deptford site for £15.5m

The Milton Group has sold its Sun Wharf holding in Deptford, London SE8 to housing association Family Mosaic for £15.15m. The property which is located at Creekside 300m from the Thames comprises a 48,378 sq ft warehouse on 1.75 acres producing a current annual income of £400,000. Sun Wharf is close to the Trinity Laban […]

Read more | 13.02.15

Thor goes shopping on Oxford Street

Advised by Levy Real Estate, Thor Equities, has bought 105-109 Oxford Street, London W1 in an off-market transaction. The 11,500 sq ft retail unit is located opposite the new Dean Street entrance to the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station and is let to Danish retailer Tiger and Foot Locker. Tiger took a new 10-year lease […]

Read more | 10.02.15

Alchemi bring 300,000 sq ft development site to market

Design-led London development expert, Alchemi Group have broken new ground with their plan to sell a 300,000 sq ft (GEA) development – renamed The City & Liberty Buildings- at 33 Horseferry Road, Victoria, SW1. Currently occupied by the Great Minster North office building, the site was bought in October 2013 for £97.5m, and is on […]

Read more | 23.01.15

Prime Southbank residential site for sale

A unique site on the Southbank of the Thames which has planning consent for a 94,000-sq ft residential development is being brought to the market. The Palace View site is adjacent to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Palace and has consent for 55 luxury apartments, 14 affordable housing units, 7,900 sq ft of retail/office space […]

Read more | 16.01.15

Levy - London Markets Analysis

2015 London Markets Analysis launch date set

The 2015 London Markets Analysis – the definitive study into the Capital’s commercial property markets by Levy Real Estate, in association with IPD and Real Estate Strategies – will be launched on Thursday, February 26th at the Westbury Hotel, Bond Street, London W1. The research provides comprehensive perspectives on the key London commercial real estate […]

Read more | 09.12.14

Letting achieves record rent for lower ground floor offices

Advised by Levy Real Estate, Harwood International has achieved a record rent in the pre-letting of the Lower Ground Floor at Cleveland House, 33 King Street, St. James’s, London SW1. The 4,650 sq ft of space has been let to St. James’s recruitment company Allen Lane Ltd, on a new 10-year lease at a rent […]

Read more | 03.12.14

Levy LLP - Queens Building W2 Low Res

Derwent London unveils new retail opportunity

Derwent London has instructed Levy to market the retail element of its new Queens development in London’s Bayswater. Head of Levy Retail, Matt Paulson-Ellis, comments: “Queens is an exciting retail opportunity in the heart of London, situated between Notting Hill and Paddington, next to the established retail location of Westbourne Grove. The prominent retail unit is […]

Read more | 02.12.14

Prime St James’s offices come to market

Levy has been appointed by the major European private equity firm, Permira, to jointly market 4,636 sq ft of Grade A offices at 80-82 Pall Mall, SW1. The property is located on the south side of Pall Mall and the third floor offices benefit from two entrances interlinked by a large and well-presented reception area with the […]

Read more | 02.12.14

Levy launches new Asset Management service

Specialist London property consultancy, Levy Real Estate, has launched a new Asset Management service which provides consultancy on office, retail, industrial and residential property. Richard Stokes has joined the team to lead the initiative which builds on the firm’s existing property management service and looks to work with property owners to drive value and operational […]

Read more | 25.11.14

New appointments strengthen LEVY retail and office teams

Levy has made two appointments which strengthen its retail and office teams. Dan Ridgers has joined the Retail Agency team as an Associate. He was previously at CBRE where he worked on leasing, investment and development situations throughout London and provided advice to clients including Grosvenor, British Land, Viridis Real Estate, Hines and Enstar Capital. […]

Read more | 18.11.14

£44.3m portfolio buy for Capital Industrial One

Levy Real Estate’s Industrial team has advised Capital Industrial One on the £44.3m purchase of 10 industrial estates across London. The London Collection was purchased from Workspace plc and comprises 281,500 sq ft of space and 135 tenancies across estates in Ilford; Barking; Feltham; Ashford; Stonebridge; Harrow; Lewisham; South Bermondsey; Loughborough Junction; and Battersea. Levy […]

Read more | 04.11.14

London Residential & Mixed-Use update

Levy operates across the commercial and residential markets. Our integrated approach and shared knowledge between teams enables a comprehensive approach to site disposals and acquisitions which delivers  residential and mixed-use opportunities to our clients. To view the Levy Residential Team’s disposals and acquisitions update for Q4 2014, please click here

Read more | 06.10.14

Levy LLP - 36 Queen Street

United Bank of Africa

Levy were appointed by this St James’s based bank to identify a new City of London banking facility which provided ground floor presence for their new wholesale banking facility. Levy negotiated a new 10 year lease at London & Oriental’s new development at 36 Queen Street, EC4 and negotiated a substantial rent free period.

Read more | 22.08.14

Levy LLP - Canning Town Business Park

Canning Town Business Park

Shortlisted for Best overall Scheme in the IAS Awards

Read more | 22.08.14

Levy LLP - 42 Upper Berkeley Street

42 Upper Berkeley Street, W1

Acting for Motcomb Estates, Levy successfully negotiated a new 11.5 year lease with expanding serviced office provider Clarendon Business Centres to take a lease of 15,000 sq ft over several floors close to Marble Arch. Levy were able to surrender several leases in order to secure Clarendon’s commitment and also allow them additional growth space […]

Read more | 22.08.14

Levy LLP - Old Kent Road

City & Provincial Properties Plc buy Old Kent Road site

Levy industrial team acting on behalf of CPP have acquired a redundant National grid site in a prominent position on the Old Kent Road for £3.7 m the 2.5 acre site will be held as strategic development land whilst the existing tenancies expire, a range of alternative uses could be suitable for the site include […]

Read more | 22.08.14

Levy LLP - Marble Arch House

NERA Economic Consulting signs at Marble Arch House

Levy were appointed by NERA Economic Consulting to identify new premises resulting in the acquisition of the 11,500 sq ft third floor of Marble Arch House, W1. NERA, which operates from 25 offices worldwide, has signed a ten year lease at Marble Arch House at £72.50 per sq ft. British Land entered into an agreement […]

Read more | 22.08.14

Levy LLP - South West House

Mid Europa

Acting on behalf of Central and Eastern Europe’s leading private equity firm, Mid Europa Partners, Levy recently completed a letting of 4,200 sq ft at South West House, Regent Street on a new 10 year lease. Levy have also been appointed to assist with Mid Europa’s exit strategy from their current Knightsbridge offices.

Read more | 22.08.14

The Levy Professional Services team has been instructed by the landlord to act on the rent review of Ted Baker's HQ at St Pancras Way in King's Cross

Rent review of Ted Baker’s HQ

The Levy Professional Services team has been instructed by the landlord to act on the rent review of Ted Baker’s HQ at St Pancras Way in King’s Cross

Read more | 05.06.14

Levy buy single let warehouse for Capital Industrial in Wandsworth

Levy buy single let warehouse for Capital Industrial in Wandsworth

Capital Industrial led by former Rugby Capital director Roger Montaut have secured their second asset in Wandsworth town centre

Read more | 05.06.14

The LEVY agency team have acquired on behalf of Jellyfish Pictures new studios at Brixton Square

Jellyfish follow tide to Brixton

The LEVY agency team have acquired on behalf of Jellyfish Pictures new studios at Brixton Square

Read more | 05.06.14

On behalf of The Crown Estate, Levy has leased 33,000 sq ft of offices on London's Regent Street to Avanta Serviced Office Group

33,000 sq ft Soho Letting

On behalf of The Crown Estate, Levy has leased 33,000 sq ft of offices on London’s Regent Street to Avanta Serviced Office Group

Read more | 05.06.14

A flurry of deals at Canning Town Business Park E16

The estate is now 60 % let in the first two months following practical completion

Read more | 05.06.14

Victorias Scret, advised by Levy, aquire 116-117 New Bond Street

Victoria’s Secret expand their European Flagship on New Bond Street

Levy acting on behalf of Victoria’s Secret have acquired 116-117 New Bond Street from Bally

Read more | 05.06.14

Levy case study - The IBM Building, London SE1

Levy advises the purchase of IBM Building

Cordea Savills buys IBM, Upper Ground, London SE1 for £120 million

Read more | 26.02.14

Levy - London Markets Analysis

London Markets Analysis

In conjunction with IPD, on 20th February 2014 Levy announce the launch of the London Markets Analysis setting out the comparative performance of London’s individual markets. Please contact Simon Heilpern or any of the Levy team for a copy of the report and we welcome the opportunity to present the findings in person.

Read more | 20.02.14

Levy news - Northamptionshire Distribution Unit

Riverside Capital purchase Northamptonshire distribution unit

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Read more | 04.09.13

Levy - 33 Jermyn Street

New prime St James’s instruction

Levy have just been instructed to market 33 Jermyn Street, London SW1 on behalf of APAX Partners LLP. The building is located in the heart of St James’s on one of the West End’s most prestigious streets. It is a significant Grade A office building developed by Standard Life in 2007. The space provides 10,827 sq ft […]

Read more | 29.01.14

Our new name and identity

We are proud to announce that we are launching our new name and identity in February 2014. From this date onwards, we will simply be called Levy and will be dropping the initials of our founding partners, David and Joseph.

Read more | 23.01.14

Levy - creating a space that is modern, light, comfortable and equipped with the latest in IT and communication systems

Our new offices

We moved to our new offices at Nuffield House, 41 – 46 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DS on 24th February 2014. This move coincided with our rebrand when we took the opportunity to create a new dynamic office space, reflecting the new vision we have for Levy.

Read more | 24.02.14

Levy - Alchemi Group purchased Great Minster House, North London SW1

Alchemi Group purchased Great Minster House, North London SW1

The residential developer paid circa £100m for the 180,000 sq ft property on Horseferry Road, SW1, which was owned by Irish investor Grattan.

Read more | 23.01.14

Levy advises Aviva Investors

Levy advises Aviva investors on canning town acquisition

Aviva Investors, advised by DE&J Levy, has forward purchased a new 114,324 sq ft warehouse and light industrial park in East London.

Read more | 23.01.14

Levy - 3 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, W1

EPIC success lands two more Mayfair tenants

EPIC UK, advised by DE&J Levy, has secured two new tenants at its refurbished 3 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, W1.

Read more | 23.01.14

Levy - changing the face of London

Changing the face of London

Levy is a leading real estate developer that has been transforming London since 1939.

Read more | 23.01.14