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Savills IM acquires SEB Asset Management AG

Savills IM acquires SEB Asset Management AG

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:34

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has completed the acquisition of SEB Asset Management AG (SEBAM). »

HNA acquires 30 South Colonnade in Canary Wharf, London

HNA acquires 30 South Colonnade in Canary Wharf, London

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:32

HNA Group has acquired 30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London from KanAm Grund Group.  »

NHI acquires two senior living communities for USD12.7m

NHI acquires two senior living communities for USD12.7m

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:02

National Health Investors has acquired senior living communities in Oregon and Michigan through two separate transactions for a combined purchase price of USD12.7 million.  »

Howard Kennedy advise Quinata on St Albans office-to-resi scheme

Howard Kennedy advise Quinata on St Albans office-to-resi scheme

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 13:56

Law firm Howard Kennedy has advised London and M25 focused developer Quinata Global on the acquisition of Ziggurat House in St Albans. »

Warburg-HIH Invest acquires premium property in Berlin

Warburg-HIH Invest acquires premium property in Berlin

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 07:47

Hamburg-based company Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate has acquired the East Side Office in Berlin within the framework of an individual fund mandate. The first construction stage is expected to be completed and ready for occupation by Q4 2016, and the second by Q3 2018. »

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Pure Multi-Family REIT LP makes USD51m acquisition

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:20

Pure Multi-Family REIT is to acquire a multi-family apartment community, known as the Brackenridge at Midtown (Brackenridge), located in San Antonio, Texas for a purchase price of USD51,000,000. »

Whitestone REIT acquires Quinlan Crossing in Austin, Texas

Whitestone REIT acquires Quinlan Crossing in Austin, Texas

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:09

Whitestone REIT has acquired Quinlan Crossing (pictured), its fourth community centred property in the fast-growing and economically-strong Austin market. »

KSL Capital Partners affiliate finances acquisition of Ventana Inn & Spa

KSL Capital Partners affiliate finances acquisition of Ventana Inn & Spa

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 10:13

An affiliate of KSL Capital Partners Credit Opportunities Fund has provided a first mortgage to finance the acquisition of the Ventana Inn & Spa by an affiliate of Geolo Capital II LP and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group. »

Praxis acquires GBP65m office portfolio

Praxis acquires GBP65m office portfolio

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 07:43

Property investment and management firm Praxis has completed the acquisition of an eight-strong office and business park portfolio from real estate funds managed by Blackstone for GBP65m, representing a net initial yield of 8.19 per cent. »

BaltCap Private Equity Fund II acquires BPT Real Estate

BaltCap Private Equity Fund II acquires BPT Real Estate

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:58

BaltCap Private Equity Fund II managed by BaltCap has acquired property manager BPT Real Estate AS which provides services in the Baltic States and Poland. BaltCap acquired the company from Northern Horizon Capital A/S. »

American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust completes USD450m financing with Deutsche Bank

American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust completes USD450m financing with Deutsche Bank

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:18

American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust has completed a new term loan facility with Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch and Deutsche Bank Securities, which will provide up to USD450 million in financing for the Company's acquisitions of separate hotel portfolios from affiliates of each of Summit Hotel Properties, Noble Investment Group, LLC and Wheelock Street Capital, LLC.  »

American Hotel Income Properties REIT to acquire strategic railway lodging portfolio

American Hotel Income Properties REIT to acquire strategic railway lodging portfolio

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:16

American Hotel Income Properties REIT is to acquire through its subsidiaries a portfolio of five strategic railway lodging facilities (the Railway Portfolio) for an aggregate purchase price of USD44,775,000, excluding closing and post-acquisition adjustments. »

JTC completes Kelinwort Benson fund admin business acquisition

JTC completes Kelinwort Benson fund admin business acquisition

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 13:54

Following an initial announcement in July, JTC has formally completed its acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s Fund Administration business, taking the company’s global headcount to over 450 staff.  »

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT acquires 322-Unit Ashton Reserve I in Charlotte, NC

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT acquires 322-Unit Ashton Reserve I in Charlotte, NC

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 13:44

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT has acquired 322 units within a Class A apartment community in Charlotte, NC known as the Ashton Reserve Apartments.  »

Ares Management Real Estate Fund acquires pan-European office portfolio from IVG

Ares Management Real Estate Fund acquires pan-European office portfolio from IVG

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 09:30

A real estate fund managed by Ares Management has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 240,000-square-meter office portfolio consisting of 30 properties located across six European countries, including the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland and Spain, from IVG Institutional Funds. »

Empiric to acquire student accommodation property in Bath

Empiric to acquire student accommodation property in Bath

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:35

Empiric Student Property has exchanged contracts to acquire on practical completion the freehold on a site to be developed into a high quality turnkey student accommodation scheme on James Street West, in Bath, for a total investment of GBP25 million.   »

BH Properties closes more than USD120m in acquisitions in Q2 2015

BH Properties closes more than USD120m in acquisitions in Q2 2015

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:33

BH Properties closed more than USD120 million in acquisitions during the second quarter of 2015. These transactions added 2.97 million square feet of industrial, office, retail, multifamily and RV Parks to the firm’s portfolio. »

Invesco’s opportunistic real estate strategy makes debut in Ireland

Invesco’s opportunistic real estate strategy makes debut in Ireland

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:06

Invesco Real Estate (IRE), the global real estate investment manager, has acquired Frascati, a 102,000 sq ft shopping centre, fully-leased with multiple strong tenants located in the affluent suburb of Blackrock in Dublin, Ireland. »

 Bouwinvest Invests over EUR305m in Dutch residential assets

Bouwinvest Invests over EUR305m in Dutch residential assets

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 07:35

Institutional real estate investment manager Bouwinvest’s Dutch Residential Fund has acquired over 1,300 residential units for a total investment of around EUR305 million.  »

Valad Europe acquires office portfolio from Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

Valad Europe acquires office portfolio from Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:09

Valad Europe has acquired a portfolio of offices for EUR56.1 million from Kamer van Koophandel, the Netherlands’ Chamber of Commerce organisation, for the Valad Netherlands Diversified Partnership (VNDP). »

Empiric acquires forward funded development in Nottingham

Empiric acquires forward funded development in Nottingham

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:03

Empiric Student Property has exchanged contracts, subject to planning, on a forward funded development in Nottingham, known as The Frontage, a 162 bed, new build, premium student accommodation scheme, for a total investment of GBP18.4 million. »

Deutsche AWM acquires class A Chicago shopping plaza

Deutsche AWM acquires class A Chicago shopping plaza

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 14:08

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s (Deutsche AWM) Alternatives and Real Assets (ARA) business has acquired the Wicker Park Commons shopping plaza in Chicago, IL, for one of its investment funds. »

Clearbell fund acquires GBP50m Stephenson portfolio

Clearbell fund acquires GBP50m Stephenson portfolio

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 07:47

A fund managed by Clearbell Capital has acquired the Stephenson portfolio (to be known as the Polaris potfolio), a portfolio of 14 business and industrial real estate assets that are well positioned to take advantage of the fast-growing UK regions.  »

Chatham Lodging acquires Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal

Chatham Lodging acquires Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 07:45

Chatham Lodging Trust has completed the previously announced acquisition of the 105-room Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano. »

New Senior completes USD640m acquisition of Independent Living Assets

New Senior completes USD640m acquisition of Independent Living Assets

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 14:38

New Senior Investment Group has completed its previously announced acquisition of 28 private pay, independent living properties from affiliates of Holiday Retirement (Holiday) for USD640 million. »

L&G acquires 43 Temple Row in Birmingham

L&G acquires 43 Temple Row in Birmingham

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 14:37

Legal & General Property (LGP), on behalf of its Managed Property Fund, has acquired 43 Temple Row, Birmingham, from the Crown Estate for GBP14.5m, completing its ownership of a prime block fronting St Phillips Square. »

Clearbell acquires GBP153m mixed use portfolio

Clearbell acquires GBP153m mixed use portfolio

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 13:52

A fund managed by Clearbell Capital, together with Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors on behalf of one if its clients, and one other co-investment partner, has acquired the Amber portfolio, a mixed-use portfolio of 29 assets spread across the UK.  »

Empiric acquires student accommodation property in Falmouth

Empiric acquires student accommodation property in Falmouth

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 14:24

Empiric Student Property has acquired the freehold of a high quality purpose-built student accommodation scheme on Pendennis Rise, in Falmouth, for GBP8.1 million (excluding costs). »

Dalfen America Corp acquires Houston portfolio

Dalfen America Corp acquires Houston portfolio

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 09:29

Dalfen America Corp (DAC) has acquired Lockwood International’s corporate headquarters and distribution facilities in Houston, Texas. Lockwood International is the largest privately held supplier of valves and valve automation. »

Brookwood acquires 29 building office portfolio in suburban Philadelphia

Brookwood acquires 29 building office portfolio in suburban Philadelphia

Fri, 14/08/2015 - 14:30

Brookwood Financial Partners has acquired a 29-building portfolio of Class A and Class B office buildings in suburban Philadelphia. »

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