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Chambers Street Properties and Gramercy Property Trust to merge

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Thu, 02/07/2015 - 12:00

Chambers Street Properties and Gramercy Property Trust are to merge, creating the largest US industrial and office net lease real estate investment trust, with an expected enterprise value of approximately USD5.7 billion.  ...Read more

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Amy Bensted, Preqin

SWFs in Latin America and Middle East consider their first hedge fund allocations

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 12:49

For any hedge fund manager, winning a mandate from a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is the Holy Grail. These are the biggest institutional investors on the planet and also offer, potentially, the stickiest capital given their multi-year investment horizons.  »

Jamie Lara

FIBRA Macquarie México acquires industrial portfolio

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 07:33

FIBRA Macquarie México (FIBRA Macquarie) is to acquire an eight-property industrial portfolio located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, which includes four stabilised properties, two build to suit (BTS) development properties and two land parcels.  »

Rebecca Pearse

Energy efficiency measures add value to UK shopping centres

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 06:00

Investing in sustainable features can increase the market value of UK shopping centres by over 5 per cent, according to new research from BCSC (British Council of Shopping Centres) and CBRE. »

Barry Gordon

First Asset Canadian REIT Income Fund to convert to actively managed ETF

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:00

First Asset Investment Management’s First Asset Canadian REIT Income Fund is to convert from a closed-end fund to an actively managed exchange traded fund. »

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PHP acquires two UK healthcare facilities

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 18:00

Primary Health Properties (PHP) has contracted to acquire two modern, purpose built UK health care facilities for a total consideration of GBP8.7 million (net assets and debt acquired GBP8.7 million). »

Investment

Tricadia Capital makes equity investment in CV Holdings

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:30

CV Holdings has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement and an Investor Rights Agreement with an affiliate of Tricadia Capital Management in connection with the sale in a private placement of shares of newly created Non-Convertible Senior Preferred Stock shares of Common Stock of the Company.  »

Stephane Enguehard, Head of Product Development for Alternatives and Multi-Management at Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor: A multi-management approach to fund selection and portfolio construction

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:33

Lyxor Asset Management has cemented a reputation for its hedge fund solutions expertise, but as regulation and investor preferences change, the firm has evolved to offer multi-management solutions to support investors in fund selection, portfolio construction and infrastructure services. »

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Empiric enters forward funding arrangement for Welsh Baptist Chapel site in Manchester

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:30

Empiric Student Property has entered into a forward funding development agreement with Xian Developments Manchester Limited to develop a 93-bed student accommodation scheme on the site of a Grade II listed, neo-gothic style former Welsh Baptist Chapel in Manchester. »

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GE Capital provides USD72m to Landmark Healthcare Facilities for Florida medical complex

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:00

GE Capital’s Healthcare Financial Services (HFS) business has provided a first mortgage to Landmark Healthcare Facilities for a 210,000-square-foot outpatient medical complex in Jacksonville, Florida. »

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