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NXT Capital closes USD800m leveraged loan fund

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 12:00

NXT Capital has held the closing of the NXT Capital Senior Loan Fund III, a leveraged loan fund that will invest in first and second lien loan transactions originated and underwritten by NXT Capital’s Corporate Finance Group.  »

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Blackstone Partners with Raider Hill in the shopping centre space

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 10:45

Blackstone’s (NYSE:BX) retail real estate portfolio companies in the United States have partnered with Raider Hill Advisors.  »

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APG establishes student accommodation platform with Scape Student Living in Australia

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:00

Dutch pension fund asset manager APG Asset Management (APG) Scape Student Living have created a joint venture to develop, own and manage direct-let student accommodation in Australia. »

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INTERNOS secures long-term letting with H&M in the Netherlands

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 06:00

INTERNOS Global Investors Limited has signed H&M, the renowned multinational fashion retailer, on a 25-year lease at a 20,600 sq m logistics asset in the Netherlands.  »

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INTERNOS and C4H form alliance to open up UK residential rented market to institutional investors

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 20:00

INTERNOS Global Investors, the EUR3.9 billion owner-managed real estate fund management firm, has formed an alliance with Catalyst for Homes (C4H), a community interest company.  »

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SOREMI Selects Yardi Voyager 7S as asset and property management platform

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:45

Real estate owner and manager SOREMI has chosen Yardi Voyager 7S as the asset, property management and trust accounting platform for managing its portfolio of commercial real estate.  »

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CMS advises Allianz Real Estate on refinancing of Alsterarkaden

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:15

As part of its European financing business, Munich-based Allianz Real Estate has taken over the financing of the Alsterarkaden retail complex in Hamburg. The financing term is ten years. »

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First Property launches new property fund for SIPS

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:00

First Property Group is to establish and manage a new property investment fund on behalf of existing pension client, the Shipbuilding Industries Pension Scheme (SIPS).  »

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CP and DREAM Unlimited partner to unlock long-term real estate value

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 12:30

Canadian Pacific (CP) and DREAM Unlimited Corp are to form a joint venture called DREAM Van Horne Properties (DREAM VHP) to generate long-term shareholder value from CP's surplus real estate. »

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London Serviced Offices secure GBP51.5m financing

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 13:30

London Serviced Offices Ltd, Office Space in Town’s (OSiT) joint venture with global real estate investors Forum Partners (Forum), has secured a £51.5 million financing from Renshaw Bay and Deutsche Bank. »

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Duff & Phelps completes GBP206m restructuring of London property portfolio

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 06:00

Duff & Phelps has successfully completed the restructuring of a GBP206 million London-based property portfolio.  »

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M&G Real Estate to fund development of social and affordable housing in Wales

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 09:00

M&G Real Estate is providing GBP19 million for the development of 189 residential homes for Porthcwlis, a development company owned by Welsh housing association, RCT Homes.  »

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Hawkeye seeds senior housing platform with USD175m commitment

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 06:00

Real estate private equity firm Hawkeye Partners has committed USD175 million from its Scout Program (Scout) to seed Blue Moon Senior Housing I LP (BMSH I).   »

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LGP secures Next pre-let at Eastbourne Arndale Centre

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 19:00

Legal & General Property has agreed a third major anchor for its GBP85 million extension to the Arndale Centre in Eastbourne, with a pre-let secured to Next. »

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2014 private equity-backed buyout deals and exits reach highest levels since the global financial crisis

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 18:40

The total value of exits from private equity-backed portfolio companies throughout 2014 hit USD428bn, higher than any year previously and up from the USD330bn of exits in 2013. Christopher Elvin, Preqin’s Head of Private Equity Products, comments on the current deals and exits environment: »

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Alfa Laval signs lease at Pinto Business Park

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 15:30

Hines and its joint venture partners KKR and Pinto Real Estate Development have signed a 105,800-square-foot build-to-suit lease with Alfa Laval at Pinto Business Park  »

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Allied Properties REIT announces USD75m bought-deal

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 14:30

Allied Properties REIT, with a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital, is to issue to the public, on a bought-deal basis, 1,925,000 units from treasury at a price of $39.00 per unit for gross proceeds of approximately USD75 million.  »

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Summit Industrial Income REIT completes USD30m equity offering

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 15:45

Summit Industrial Income REIT has completed its previously-announced public offering of 5,130,000 units at a price of USD5.85 per unit for total gross proceeds of approximately USD30.0 million.  »

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EDHEC IEIF Commercial Property (France) Index adds variable-capital SCPIs from 1 Jan

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:00

The EDHEC IEIF Commercial Property (France) Index is now including variable-capital SCPIs (Société Civile de Placement Immobilier or real estate investment company) invested in commercial property). »

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American Realty Healthcare Trust II completes USD2.1bn non-listed IPO

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 18:30

American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II has completed its USD2.1 billion non-listed, initial "best efforts" public offering as of 17 November, 2014.  »

Manchester

Michael Kors joins the latest line up of new tenants for M&G Real Estate and intu in Manchester

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 18:30

Manchester Arndale, jointly owned by M&G Real Estate and intu, has secured a number of new tenants including Michael Kors, Open, Kids Foot Locker, Drome and MooBoo. »

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Catella completes 4th equity-closing for Sarasin Sustainable Properties – European Cities fund

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 16:30

Sarasin Sustainable Properties – European Cities’, the jointly managed fund by Catella's German property funds and Bank J Safra Sarasin AG, has completed its 4th equity-closing, raising approximately EUR40 million in total.  »

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Orchard Street secures GBP47.75 million financing facility from pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 21:30

Orchard Street Investment Management has entered into a new GBP47.75 million five year term loan with pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank secured against St Andrew’s Quay Retail Park, Hull. »

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EPRA signs strategic partnership agreement with new Chinese REIT industry body

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 19:30

The European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) and its associate organisations in North America (NAREIT) and Asia (APREA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the newly formed China REITs Alliance (C-REITs).  »

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eSynergy leases 50,000 sq ft at Harworth’s Asfordby Business Park

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 18:00

Harworth Estates, the UK property regeneration company, has completed a long-term lease agreement with eSynergy Developments Ltd, a waste collection and treatment company, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. »

Singapore

SGX welcomes Keppel DC REIT to Mainboard

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 19:30

Singapore Exchange (SGX) today welcomed Keppel DC REIT to Mainboard, under the stock code, “AJBU”.  »

Toronto

Allied Properties REIT forms JV with Westbank on 19 Duncan Street,Toronto

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:30

Allied Properties REIT has entered into an equal two-way joint venture agreement with Westbank to acquire and redevelop 19 Duncan Street in Toronto and an adjacent laneway.  »

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CSQ to provide outsourced CIO services in new partnership with Strategic Capital Alternatives

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 16:00

Circle Squared Alternative Investments (CSQ) has partnered with USD1.5bn money management and investment consulting firm Strategic Capital Alternatives (SCA). »

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Tiger Woods Design to create golf course for ‘AKOYA Oxygen’

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 20:45

Golfing superstar Tiger Woods will design the new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties and operated by The Trump Organization. »

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Kennedy Wilson commissions 166 apartments in Leopardstown, Dublin

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 16:30

Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate has signed contracts with John SISK for the construction of an additional 166 apartments and 15,000 sq ft commercial space at Vantage, Central Park, Dublin 14. »

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Special report
Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

Article
Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that 2015 has all the hallmarks of a pivotal year for global financial markets. Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments, comments… ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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