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P2P commercial property platform Proplend launches online loan exchange

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Fri, 24/04/2015 - 19:00

Peer to peer lending platform Proplend, a specialist in loans secured against UK commercial property. has launched a secondary market, the Proplend Loan Exchange (PLE), where active loans can be immediately bought and sold. ...Read more

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March sees unprecedented growth in infrastructure construction contracts

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 21:30

Infrastructure construction contracts peaked to unprecedented levels in March hitting GBP1.6 billion in value and 90 per cent higher than those awarded in the same period last year, according to figures released today (24 April 2015). »

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Berkshire Group expands Client Relations team

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 20:30

Real estate investment management company Berkshire Group has appointed Michael Coffey as Senior Vice President, Client Relations, and Jennifer Cooper, Manager, Client Relations. »

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Schroder Real Estate appoints specialist Central London investment manager

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 16:00

Schroder Real Estate has appointed Jourdan Rajwan as an Investment Manager focused on Central London investment and occupational markets. »

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Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust appoints John Hendrickson as COO

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 15:00

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has appointed John Hendrickson as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective 17 May, 2015.  »

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Closed-end private real estate funds post positive changes in NAV for 18 consecutive quarters

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 14:36

In this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Real Estate, Q1 2015, we analyse fund performance and take a look at private real estate funds currently in market. »

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Prudential Real Estate Investors acquires interest in Siemens Campus in Munich from RFR and HIH

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 09:00

Prudential Real Estate Investors has acquired a majority interest in the Munich Siemens Campus in a joint venture with an institutional investor from a fund structure managed by HIH Hamburgische Immobilien Handlung, and RFR Lux Holdings. »

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BlackRock Infrastructure acquires 90% interest in 80MW Iowa wind portfolio

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 06:00

A fund managed by BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group has purchased a 90 per cent interest in an 80MW Wind Portfolio consisting of the 42.5MW Elk and 37.5MW Hawkeye Wind Projects, located in Iowa from RPM Access LLC (RPMA).  »

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Benjamin Schall named CEO of Seritage Growth Properties

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 19:30

Sears Holdings Corporation has named Benjamin Schall as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seritage Growth Properties (Seritage), a newly formed real estate investment trust (REIT), effective 4 May, 2015.  »

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Newham Council grants outline planning permission for Silvertown development

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 19:00

The Silvertown Partnership has been granted outline planning permission for its 62 acre mixed use, waterfront development at Silvertown in East London’s Royal Docks. »

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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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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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

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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