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Global real estate investors expect to increase acquisitions in 2015

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Wed, 06/05/2015 - 09:00

Global real estate investors remain confident and their intentions are expansionary, with more than half planning to increase their acquisitions in 2015, according to CBRE’s Global Investor Intentions Survey 2015. ...Read more

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Canaccord Genuity adds US REIT team

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 19:30

Canaccord Genuity has added a dedicated US REIT team, based in the firm's New York and San Francisco offices, with extensive investment banking, advisory, equity research and sales trading experience. »

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Empiric acquires Welsh Baptist Chapel development site in Manchester

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 12:45

Empiric Student Property (ESP) has acquired the freehold of a site which is the Grade II listed, neogothic style former Welsh Baptist Chapel, which has planning consent for a 93 bed residential development, at a cost of GBP1 million (excluding fees). »

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Catella appoints Nurminen to head new property investment management business area

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 11:45

Timo Nurminen has been appointed to head Catella’s new business area, property investment management, together with Andreas Kneip and Francois Brisset.  »

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Firm Capital Private Equity Realty Corp closes initial capital raise

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:45

Firm Capital has held the closing of the initial capital raise of Firm Capital Private Equity Realty Corp (FCPERC), a real estate merchant banking and private equity investment corporation focused on opportunistic, tactical and distressed real estate debt and equity investments in Canadian public and private entities. »

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Empiric to acquire Library Lofts property in Exeter

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 06:00

Empiric Student Property has exchanged contracts to acquire a 61 bed direct-let, premium student accommodation scheme in Exeter for GBP6.1m. The acquisition will complete on practical completion of the development expected to be in August 2015. »

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Housebuilding begins at Harworth Estates’ Torne Park development

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:30

Construction has begun on the first of the 1,200 new homes planned at Torne Park, the former Rossington Colliery site near Doncaster. »

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Laxfield sees jump in investor appetite for debt at higher loan-to-value ratios

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:00

The latest Laxfield UK CRE Debt Barometer has revealed an increase in investor appetite for debt at higher loan-to-value ratios jumping, with half of all requests for loans with LTVs above 65 per cent, compared to 35 per cent six months ago. »

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Gatehouse acquires UK student accommodation property

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:30

Gatehouse, a London-based investment bank specialising in Shariah-compliant products and services, has acquired Fountainbridge, a student accommodation property located in Edinburgh, from Rockspring’s UK Value fund for GBP20.0 million.   »

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Hispania completes EUR337m capital increase

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:30

Hispania Activos Inmobiliario has successfully closed a EUR337 million capital increase by means of an accelerated private placement to institutional investors. »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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