Winkworth to open its office in Bangalore

Winkworth has announced that it will open its offices in Bangalore. The group has already signed a master franchising agreement in India.

Winkworth, a franchisor with the largest chain of real estate agents in London, has announced that it will open up offices in Bangalore. Continue reading

Preferred Bidder for 42 Marriott Hotels in UK is an Indian investor.

Indian property investor Blue Mountain Real Estate Advisors has been selected as the preferred bidder for 42 Marriott hotels throughout Britain after it offered almost 750 million pounds, a media report has said.

The holding company for the portfolio of hotels collapsed under the weight of about 900 million pounds of debt, most of it held by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Blue Mountain Real Estate Advisors, a part of the Mumbai-based India Blue Mountain group, is understood to have been granted a period of exclusivity by RBS to put together funding for a deal, The Times said in a report.

The proposed sale to Blue Mountain comes as a surprise as, according to the report, the front-runners in the latter stages of the auction had been RB Capital and Sahara, the Indian group that bought the Grosvenor House on Park Lane just over a year ago for 470 million pounds.