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Friday 19 May 2017 – Evening Standard New Homes Awards:

Galliard, Frogmore and O’Shea’s development at The Chilterns won the Best Apartment Award at the London Evening Standard’s 2017 New Home Awards.



May 2017 - Frogmore sponsored the “Best Investor from UK/Ireland” category at the IPE Real Estate Awards Ceremony held on 16th May in Munich, Germany.

Jo Allen, Chief Executive of Frogmore presents the trophy to this year’s winner - Church Commissioners for England at the gala event.


Frogmore Secures Southwark Site and Finance
12/05/17 - Property Week
12/05/17 - Co-Star


April 2017 – Philanthropist property investor smashes marathon fundraising target

Chief Executive of UK real estate fund manager, Frogmore successfully completed the London Marathon on Sunday, reaching her fundraising target of £150,000 in the process. Clocking a finish time of 5 hours 36 minutes, Jo Allen ran her first ever marathon in aid of national charity, Willow.



February 2017 Jo Allen - Chief Executive, Frogmore in conversation with Pension Real Estate Association (PREA); sharing her views on the U.K. Real Estate Market and current opportunities to drive value.
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23rd February 2017 - Frogmore and GVA join forces in a charitable endeavour

Tim Allibone; John Matthews and Lucy Smith from Frogmore joined with colleagues from GVA’s Property Management Consultancy Team for a volunteering day at The Templeton Centre, Northwood for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Throughout the day the team redecorated the residents’ lounge at the centre.


Frogmore Team's 300th Transaction - Stratford Shopping Centre
17/02/17 - Property Week


Frogmore Achieves More Lettings in Holborn
24/01/17 - Property Week


Frogmore Secures More Lettings at Weston House
12/12/16 - Co-Star


More lettings at West One Retail Park, Eccles
7/10/16 - Salford Online


23/09/16 - Changing of the guard: Frogmore interview – Property Week

In their first interview together since the changeover, the two talk about Frogmore’s evolution, how they approached the handover this April and where they plan to take the business next.



Kurt Zdesar to open Fucina restaurant on Chiltern Street
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11/08/16 – Frogmore Supplies Colour-in Taxi Wrap to Celebrate Land Aid’s 30th Anniversary

LandAid and fund manager Frogmore have launched London’s first taxi that can be coloured in. The taxi, which was unveiled on Thursday, will raise awareness of LandAid’s work tackling youth homelessness whilst also being a unique piece of public art.



Frogmore's Lettings at West One Shopping Centre, Eccles is Applauded
28/06/16 - Salford Online 28th June 2016 .


PERE European Summit, 8th June 2016

Frogmore’s Chief Executive, Jo Allen participated at the PERE Europe Summit held in London on 7th & 8th June. The lively Panel Session on ‘Alternative Real Estate: Moving into the Mainstream?’ discussed the fundamental demand drivers of the sector, its evolution into the mainstream and some of the risks involved in the otherwise attractive returns investors are seeing today. The event was attended by over 200 institutional real estate professionals from Europe.


Frogmore's Chairman Comments on BREXIT
21/05/16 - Estates Gazette 21st May 2016.


Jo Allen appointed Chief Executive of Frogmore

22/04/16 - EGi Website
23/04/16 - Estates Gazette - 23rd April,2015



Frogmore participate in ‘Clients v Lawyers Rugby Challenge’ played at Coram Fields, London

April 2016 - Despite some coaching tips from a Rugby World Cup Winner, Neil Back, and having a couple of retired professionals in the team, on this occasion the “experienced” Frogmore/Deka Bank team succumbed to a narrow defeat to Berwin Leighton Paisner’s youthful exuberance and superior fitness.

The score was 5 tries to 3 with one of the tries coming from Frogmore’s Charlie Browne who somehow avoided serious injury in crashing over the line and off the pitch onto concrete to score. An example of just how committed the Frogmore team is at whatever we do.

To put the score line into perspective BLP’s oldest player was 29 – whereas the client team had just two or three under 30 and quite a few aged closer to 50. During the post -match analysis the client team thought that if it full contact had been allowed it would have been a different outcome!

Frogmore was represented by Charlie Browne, John Kelly and Andy Rogers



Frogmore claim damages from Nationwide over shopping centre loans
22/02/16 - Financial Times 22nd February 2016


Paul White Awarded MBE in New Year's Honours List

February 2016 - Frogmore’s Paul White was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List “ for charitable services especially to the Willow Foundation”. Paul received his MBE from HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on 24th February 2016.


Paul White Awarded MBE in New Year's Honours List
08/01/16 - Property Week 8th January 2016


Frogmore Closes Fund III above Target
30/06/15 - PERE News 30th June 2015.


Frogmore Third Fund’s Final Close
26/06/15 - Property Week - 26th June 2015.
26/06/15 - Property Week online - 26th June 2015.


Frogmore Invests in Notting Hill Gate
25/06/15 - Property Week online - 25th June 2015.


Sales Launch for Harbour Village
24/05/15 - Co Star – 24th June 2015


Frogmore Buys Eccles Out of Town Retail Park for Fund III
07/05/15 - Property Week online - 7th May 2015.


Frogmore secures ‘Oriana’ disposal
13/04/15 - Property Week Online - April,2015


Frogmore Sells Prime Oxford Street Retail Holding
11/04/15 - Estates Gazette - April,2015


Frogmore and Land Securities sell part of Oriana, W1
02/04/15 - Frogmore Press Release - April,2015


Frogmore Acquires Weston House in London’s Holborn
02/04/15 - Property Week Online - April,2015


Frogmore helps drive change in Oxford Street
13/02/15 - Property Week - February,2015


The Chilterns – the best of London luxury living
24/11/14 - City Magazine - December,2014


Primark wins Store Design of the Year at Frogmore's 14-30 Oxford Street
14/03/14 - Retail Week


‘The Chilterns’ is launched with David Bailey Marylebone exhibition
20/10/13 - The Sunday Times
20/10/13 - The Telegraph Luxury
21/10/13 - BBC Online
22/10/13 - Property Week
22/10/13 - Evening Standard


Frogmore sells its interest in Centre Point
30/09/13 - FOCUS
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Frogmore sells 50 St Mary Axe
19/07/13 - Property Week
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Centre Point Planning Consent Granted
05/07/13 - CoStar
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Frogmore’s Marconi House wins an award

17/06/13 - We are pleased to announce that our newly completed residential project Marconi House has won the Best Development Award in the London Evening Standards New Homes Awards 2013.


Frogmore’s Helen Prince passes her APC

10/05/13 - Congratulations to Frogmore’s Investment Surveyor Helen Prince, who has successfully completed her practical training and experience and has passed her Assessment of Professional Competence. Consequently, Helen has been accepted as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Baltimore Tower Gears Up for Launch
08/04/13 - Skyscraper News
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Frogmore’s loan at Heyford Park is repaid.
06/04/13 - Estates Gazette
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Frogmore purchases Baltimore Wharf Tower development.
21/02/13 - Property Week
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Frogmore and Galliard linked to sale of Baltimore Wharf
30/11/12 - Property Week
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Olympic Golden Boy drives Frogmore taxi
01/12/12 - Estates Gazette
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Frogmore Celebrates Alistair Brownlee’s Olympic Gold (Property Week 30/11/12)

Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee was the star guest at a reception hosted by Frogmore chief executive Paul White in London’s Cavendish Square on Monday night.

Brownlee won gold in the triathlon in this summer’s London games.

He was introduced to White by Jones Lang LaSalle/Property Week Property Triathlon founder Richard Batten.

White presented Brownlee with a surprise £10,000 “bonus” for his “incredible effort”.


Give us a lift: Olympic gold medallist Brownlee in Frogmore-branded taxi on Monday night.

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Frogmore & D&D London complete Spy-inspired hotel


UK real estate fund manager Frogmore and restaurateur D&D London have reached practical completion of their South Place Hotel, the City of London’s first independent hotel, following a £50m build and fit-out.

Located between Moorgate and Liverpool Street, the 75,800 sq ft hotel has 80 bedrooms, two restaurants, three bars and five private dining meeting rooms, and will open for business on 3 September.

The meeting rooms in the hotel have been named after fictional spies, inspired by 49 Moorgate, a Soviet spy centre in the 1920s.The site of South Place Hotel, formerly comprising two office buildings, was bought by Frogmore in 2007 with the intention of developing new commercial space. Planning consent for a hotel was achieved following Frogmore’s decision to change its intended use due to the reduced activity in the central London office market.

London’s hotel market has proved resilient despite the recent financial and economic difficulties, with hotels posting an annual RevPAR growth of 5.8% in the last five years, according to research by Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.


Jo Allen, director of operations, development and asset management at Frogmore, said:

“This site attracted the interest of a number of well-known hotel groups, but we are confident that our expertise in building hotels combined with D&D’s track record of creating destinations can deliver the best hotel in the Square Mile.”

Des Gunewardena, chairman and CEO of D&D London, said:

“Following the success of the Great Eastern, which we owned and operated as Conran, we have had an ambition to return to the hotel business. We are hoping that this is the first of many hotels for us and have a long term ambition to have hotels in the cities in which we operate restaurants – currently London, Paris, New York and Tokyo.”

South Place Hotel has been designed by Allies and Morrison with interiors by Conran + Partners.




Frogmore is proud to have sponsored Alistair Brownlee and Congratulates him on his Gold medal


Britain's Alistair Brownlee won a brilliant Olympic triathlon gold and Great Britain's 19th gold medal of these London Olympics. Alistair has been the dominant triathlete of the last three years said:

"The race was unbelievable and the crowds were amazing," he added.
"My ears are still ringing from all that noise. The pressure was stacked up and so many things put to bed today!"





Flag Down The Frogmore Cab – And Win A Magnum Of Champagne!

In an action packed summer for Londoners, Frogmore has joined the flag waving festivities with a personalised London taxi cab bearing the firm’s logo and a full size Union Flag on its roof.

And for sharp shooting property professionals the company are offering a magnum of Champagne for the best photo of the Frogmore cab caught in action in the West End. Entries, together with your name, company and telephone number, should be emailed to before 31 July 2012.



Frogmore Flags Up Uk Investment With London Cab

In an action packed summer for Londoners, Frogmore has joined the festivities with a personalised London taxi cab bearing the firm’s logo and a full size Union Flag on its roof.

"It’s not just the Queen’s Jubilee year and the London Olympics that will be attracting interest in the UK’’ says Jo Allen of Frogmore. ‘’As direct investors in the UK property market it seemed appropriate that we too should be showing the flag – literally and figuratively!"


Frogmore Sponsored Triathlete Achieves Blenheim Milestone and Olympic Selection

A successful return to competitive action for Alistair at the weekend at Blenheim, resulting in the brothers crossing the finish line together


Alistair Brownlee's Olympic selection has also been confirmed.


Almacantar and Frogmore Reveal Plans for Centre Point
21 April, 2012, Estates Gazette
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Triathlete Alistair Brownlee Gets set for Olympics challenge
Frogmore sponsored Triathlete Alistair Brownlee won four World Series events in 2011, taking his second World Title and qualifying for the GB Olympics team in August. Click here for his full blog.


Frogmore Sells Britannia Parks
16/12/2011 - Property Week
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Frogmore Acquires Interest in Centre Point
02/11/2011 - The Times
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Topping out of South Place Hotel
07/10/2011 - D&D London
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Frogmore Supports Land Aid Day
02/09/2011 - Property Week
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Frogmore Real Estate receive the World Finance Award for Best Investment Fund Manager Western Europe 2011
July 2011, World Finance
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Westel House demolition for iconic new developmentJuly 2011, Ealing in London
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Focus on Ealing: West is the best
11th July 2011, CITY A.M.
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Frogmore buys student digs for £26.5m
10th July 2011, The Independent
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Fire at Marconi House
23rd June 2011
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Frogmore's letting to Primark is catalyst to east end of Oxford Street regeneration.
20 May 2011, Property Week
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Frogmore Celebrates 50 Years with Charity Dinner for Willow
28 April 2011, Property Week
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Bob Wilson's Charity Cycle - 20 premier league clubs in 11 days
The Arsenal Training Ground (London Colney) to Daventry leg
19th April 2011
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Frogmore 50th Anniversary Dinner - in aid of the Willow Foundation
14th April 2011


Frogmore plans residential scheme for Ealing site
Estates Gazette, 5th February 2011

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Frogmore starts construction of South Place Hotel in the City
24 January 2011, Property Week
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Relative values inspire quest for Olympic gold
4 January 2011, The Times
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Frogmore MD's help with charity motorbike
23 November 2010, City AM
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Foundation Park's New Landscaping is Featured on Radio Berkshire
28 October 2010, Maidenhead Advertiser (Main)
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Frogmore Acquires Strand Residential Scheme
8 October 2010, Evening Standard
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2 October 2010, Estates Gazette
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Frogmore Fills a Floor at 50 St Mary Axe
7 October 2010, EG
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Frogmore's Managing Director Advises Property Investors to be Selective
6 October 2010, City AM
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Frogmore Invests in Data Centre
24 September 2010, Property Week
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Frogmore's letting coup in Oxford Street
17 September 2010, Property Week
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Frogmore Secures 141,000 sq ft Letting on Oxford Street, London W1
5 August 2010
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Frogmore Support Willow Foundation Shooting Day
1 July 2010, Estates Gazette
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Frogmore Bytes into Data Centres Market in North London
25 June 2010, Property Week
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Contemplating Stagnation
01 June 2010, PERE
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Third asset fund for Frogmore
09 May 2010, Independent on Sunday
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Frogmore prelets West End shops
30 April 2010, Property Week
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Business park has a first with on-the-job training
29 April 2010, Maidenhead Advertiser
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Scheme is a new lease of life for business park
15 April 2010, Herts and Essex Observer
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50 St Mary Axe
10 April 2010, EG
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Firm warms up to Frogmore's Stansted venture
6 April 2010, Cambridge News
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50 St Mary Axe - Star deal
27 March 2010, EG
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Altrincham Business Park
13 March 2010, EG
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Port Arcades
27 February 2010, EG
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Investors tuck in
13 February 2010, EG
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Crossways Business Park
13 February 2010, EG
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Frogmore's Cool Idea
12 February 2010, Property Week
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Frogmore Secures Planning Consent for South Place Hotel
08 February 2010, Property Week
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Frogmore Real Estate Partners II
06 February 2010, EAG
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Frogmore's city hotel leap
05 February 2010, Property Week
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Frogmore raises £200 million
02 February 2010, PERE Online
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Jump-start for Frogmore
22 January 2010, Estates Gazette
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Frogmore Obtains Planning Consent at Heyford Park.
19 January 2010, EGI
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Frogmore Sponsored Triathlete Prepares for More Success in 2010.
20 January 2010
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More recognition for Frogmore Sponsored, Alistair Brownlee.
Frogmore sponsored triathlete, Alistair Brownlee, was presented the UK Sport Award at the Sports Journalist Association (SJA) Annual Sports Awards lunch yesterday, 9th December 2009.

UK Sport Chair, Baroness Sue Campbell, said: “I am delighted to have presented Alistair with the UK Sport award at the SJA Sports Awards. He has had a tremendous 2009, culminating in that stunning win on the Gold Coast to clinch the world crown, and thoroughly deserves to be recognised for his achievements. He is one of our brightest prospects for 2012 and I wish him continued success.”

The UK Sport award is presented to the athlete UK Sport considers to have achieved continued success over the course of the year whilst conducting themselves in the right manner and being a role model to all.
In addition to winning the UK Sport Award, Alistair also made the final six in the SJA Sportsman of the Year Award alongside Phillips Idowu, Andrew Strauss, Tom Daley, Andy Murray and the eventual winner, Jenson Button.


Frogmore Prelets South Place Hotel Development
26 November 2009
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Frogmore's Oxford Street scheme poised for approval
1 October 2009, EGI Website
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Frogmore's Sponsored Triathlete crowned World Champion!
14 September 2009,
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Frep II buys Heyford Park
11 September 2009, Property Week
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Frogmore Sponsored Alistair Brownlee Makes it Four in a Row in Hyde Park
August 2009
Alistair Makes it Four in a Row

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Frogmore Sponsored Alistair Brownlee Victorious Again
July 2009
Alistair Victorious Again



Frogmore Sponsored Alistair Brownlee Wins Back to Back in DC
June 2009
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£200 Million Fund Targets Retirement Homes
June 2009
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FREP II Makes First Acquisition
1 May 2009
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Frogmore Sponsored Triathlete Wins Another Award
16 February 2009,
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Frogmore Asset Management Initiatives help Land Securities' Results
12 November 2008,
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Frogmore's MD Addresses the Association of Property Bankers
27 September 2008,
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Frogmore's Second Fund has First Closing
1 August 2008,
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Frogmore Sponsored Triathlete Update
21 July 2008,
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Frogmore Buys Altrincham Business Park
16 May 2008, Property Week
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Frogmore's MD launches charity donation lease initiative
28 March 2008, Property Week
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Frogmore Bounces into Altrincham
14 March 2008, Property Week
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Frogmore Sponsor Olympic Hopeful
31 January 2008,
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Frogmore's name in lights
18 January 2008,
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Frogmore leaps on £200m Oxford Street Block
07 December 2007, Property Week
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Frogmore charity dinner raises money for Willow
30 November 2007, Property Week
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Frogmore uni plans make the grade
25 August 2007, Estates Gazette
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One man...£152,000!!
11 July 2007,
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Frogmore Bats to Victory.
05 June 2007,
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Frogmore's West End redevelopment
30 May 2007, Property Week
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Frogmore Sells Old Street
16 February 2007, Property Week
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Frogmore steams into Croydon Gateway
15 February 2007, Property Week
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Frogmore Fund's acquisition programme rolls on
10 November 2006, Property Week
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Frogmore Fund's first acquisitions earn a place in the Lambert Smith Hampton's Investment Survey
25 October 2006, Lambert Smith Hampton's Investment Activity Survey


Frogmore buys Ealing Office Scheme
13 October 2006, Property Week
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Frogmore's MD Joins Aresenal Team!
01 September 2006, Property Week
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Frogmore's £73m Maidenhead park buy
04 August 2006, Property Week
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12 July 2006, Mishcon de Reya's
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Frogmore's Fund makes its first acquisition
26 June 2006, Property Week
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Frogmore's £1bn fund transition
02 June 2006, Property Week
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