Karen Overbury

Karen Overbury

Karen Overbury is Deputy Head of our Business & Commercial Unit, which writes and produces the daily Journal Business pages plus business and commercial supplements. Karen is also editor of The Journal homemaker with a special interest in residential and commercial property.

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Fitzgeralds on Grey Street, Newcastle

Improving sentiment in investment market

Knight Frank’s latest regional occupiers markets report shows that overall Grade A availability continues to diminish in the absence of concerted speculative development

Scotsgate House, Berwick

Berwick town centre retail site is sold

A prime retail investment in Berwick upon Tweed has been sold showing a a return of 8.2% on behalf of Moorgarth Property Investments Limited

Ross McEwan is the new boss of RBS

RBS shares surge after quarterly profits double

A shares surge added £2.5bn to the value of state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland after it said quarterly profits had doubled

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds to float revived TSB

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group says it expecs to launch a stock market float of the revived TSB business within eight weeks.

Plummer House

Plummer House set to be used for student accommodation

Plummer House, on Market Street, Newcastle, has been sold to Fusion Residential, a joint venture between Henry Homes Limited and Village Homes (Southern) LLP

A business park in the North East

Drive for distribution changes in the UK

Danny Cramman looks at the latest industrial intelligence report and increased optimism in the North East

Miriam Davidson, Julie Binks and Debby Lamont

Success at the double for Middleton Hall Retirement Village

Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, has invested millions in its expansion plans, which include the Waterside development – zero-carbon retirement homes set beside a pond and wetland area designed to attract wildlife

Hawick Crescent Business Park, Ouseburn, Newcastle

New tenants take units at Ouseburn business park

Commercial Estates Group has let two business units at Hawick Crescent Industrial Park on St Lawrence Road, off Walker Road, a mile east of Newcastle city centre

Quorum Business Park

MACAW invests in aerial technology

Consulting engineers have invested in aerial technology to help it provide inspection and surveys at challenging locations

Demand rises for Newcastle city centre space

City centre office space has seen fresh interest across the region. Three North East commercial agents deliver their views


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