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John Cuppello

Globalisation of real estate industry drives year of strong growth for Qube Global Software

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 09:00

The rapid globalisation of the property industry and the growing need to manage vast portfolios across the world on a single software system, have contributed towards a successful year of growth for Qube Global Software. »

Brussels

Redevco obtains BREEAM certificate for Belgian retail park

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 09:00

Redevco has obtained a ‘BREEAM International Post Construction’ certificate with a score of ‘GOOD’ for it’s ‘Shopping Pajot’ retail park on Bergensesteenweg in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, near Brussels.  »

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RECI reports net profit of GBP7.5m

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 18:45

Real Estate Credit Investments PCC Limited (RECI) has reported net profit of GBP7.5 million inclduing GBP4.3 million of fair value gains on the investment portfolio for the half year ended 30 September, 2014. »

Covent Garden

VSM secures planning permission for Nine Elms redevelopment

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 06:26

VINCI St Modwen (VSM), the 50/50 joint venture between St Modwen Properties and VINCI PLC, and its partner the Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA), have received resolution to grant planning permission to deliver the landmark redevelopment of the 57 acre New Covent Garden Market site in Nine Elms, London. »

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L&G secures planning for Hammersmith redevelopment

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 15:00

Legal & General Property (LGP) has secured resolution to grant consent for the redevelopment of 245 Hammersmith Road, formerly known as Bechtel House.  »

Ian Enslin, Waverton Investment Management

UK's big four food retailers facing ‘inevitable price war’

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 13:39

Ian Enslin, Charity Director at Waverton Investment Management, comments on Sainsbury's and the 'Big Four' retailers… »

Manchester

Scarborough begins “Hat Box” residential scheme in Manchester

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:04

The McCabe family’s Scarborough Group International has begun the “Hat Box”, a residential development in New Islington, Manchester. »

Globe

DTZ now a private, independent global property services company

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 11:50

DTZ has closed on its sale to the private investment consortium of TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and is now an independent, privately owned global property services company.  »

Debt

Mack Real Estate Group expands debt investment activities

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 06:01

Mack Real Estate Group (MREG) has expanded its real estate debt investment activities with a new lending platform focused on transitional and distressed assets throughout North America and in Europe. »

Up arrow

Crestbridge sees value of funds administered rise by 700 per cent

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 12:00

Independent corporate and fund services provider Crestbridge has seen the value of funds it administers grow from GBP1.84 billion in June 2013 to GBP15.06 billion in June 2014, representing an increase of more than 700 per cent. »

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Carne receives approval for new AIFM manco in Channel Islands

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 06:01

Carne Group has received authorisation for an independent AIFMD-compliant management company in the Channel Islands. »

Accounts

Prologis Q3 core FFO up 18 per cent year-on-year

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:30

Prologis has reported core funds from operations (FFO) per fully diluted share of USD0.48 for the third quarter of 2014 compared with USD0.41 for the same period in 2013, a year-over-year increase of 18 per cent. »

One finger

Carey Olsen ranked tier 1 for corporate and funds work across jurisdictions

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 10:37

Carey Olsen's financial and corporate and investment funds work in the Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands has been recognised in the 2015 International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000) guide. »

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Urban&Civic secures permission for foodstore and industrial development in Kent

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 06:40

Urban&Civic has secured provisional planning permission for a 99,659 square foot foodstore and petrol filling station, along with 32,000 sq ft of industrial development at Altira Business Park in Herne Bay, Kent. »

Washington REIT's new headquarters

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust to relocate corporate headquarters to Washington DC

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:30

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Rockville, Maryland to Washington, DC.   »

Laurent Vanderweyen

Alter Domus launches new corporate identity

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 11:59

Alter Domus, a provider of fund and corporate services dedicated to private equity and infrastructure houses, real estate firms, multinationals, private clients and private debt managers, has unveiled a new corporate identity. »

Green world

SLI achieves nine GRESB ‘Green Stars’

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 06:01

Standard Life Investments collected a total of nine ‘Green Stars’ in the 2014 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Survey – one for each of the funds it submitted. »

Green building

Redevco to receive 31 BREEAM certificates and two IPD awards

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 13:32

Retail real estate specialist Redevco will be presented with two IPD awards and 31 BREEAM certificates at this year’s EXPO REAL in Munich, Germany. »

Green world

Hermes Real Estate gains four GRESB Green Stars

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 10:01

Hermes Real Estate has reinforced its sustainability credentials by gaining four GRESB Green Stars for 2014. »

UK flag

St Modwen reports growth across the UK

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 12:15

St Modwen Properties has reported progress across all areas of the business, supported by tangible growth in regional markets across the UK. »

Business

NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund to split business in two

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 14:00

NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund is to separate its business into two separate and independent publicly traded companies. »

India flag

Hines launches Hines India Residential

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 08:49

Hines has launched Hines India Residential which will invest in multi-phased, for-sale residential developments that require long-term equity capital, with a particular focus in key urban centres including the National Capital Region, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Bangalore and Pune. »

Mexico

Nexxus Capital’s Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe holds IPO

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:29

Nexxus Capital, through Nexxus Capital Private Equity Fund III, has partnered with Grupo Chartwell and Walton Street Capital to form Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, a platform to operate and acquire hotels in Mexico. »

Manchester

Harewood Associates completes first 'Share Deal' residential development

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 06:09

A property investment company from Greater Manchester has completed its first ‘Share Deal’ residential development, earning investors a 29.2 per cent yield in less than 12 months. »

Accounts

Prologis declares quarterly dividends

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 06:25

The board of directors of Prologis has declared a regular cash dividend for the quarter ending 30 September. »

Accounts

Secure Property increases asset value and income

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:04

Secure Property Development and Investment’s gross asset value has more than doubled to USD112 million from USD49 million at the end of December 2013. »

Numbers

Preqin constructs league table of PE real estate outperformers

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:48

Preqin has constructed a league table of private equity real estate managers that have most consistently outperformed their peers, using data compiled from the 2014 Private Equity Performance Monitor. »

Accounts

C&W reports record revenue in first half

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 06:02

Cushman & Wakefield saw gross revenue increase 23.7 per cent to USD1,279 million for the six months ended 30 June 2014, compared with USD1,033.9 million for the prior year period. »

Cayman Islands

JTC Group granted Cayman Islands licence

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 15:00

JTC Group has been granted a licence to provide the firm’s full suite of private client, corporate, fund and real estate services in the Cayman Islands.  »

Japanese Yen

Nippon Prologis REIT to issue new investment units

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 16:02

Japanese real estate investment trust Nippon Prologis REIT (NPR) is to issue new investment units. »

features
Article

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. ... »

Special report
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... »

Comment
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.  ... »

Article
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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