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KSL Capital Partners refinances St Regis Aspen Resort

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 19:00

An affiliate of KSL Capital Partners Credit Opportunities Fund, has provided a USD100 million first mortgage to refinance the 5-star, St Regis Aspen Resort. »

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ARMOUR adopts SS&C's CAMRA REIT servicing solution

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:00

ARMOUR Capital Management (ARMOUR) is adopting SS&C's CAMRA asset management reporting and accounting solution across its real-estate investment trust (REIT) operations. »

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Turner & Townsend delivers first phase of AIBP development

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 20:30

Turner & Townsend has successfully delivered the first phase of the Aberdeen International Business Park (AIBP) development.  »

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BG Carré and P&A Siglo join CORFAC International

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 19:30

Paris-based BG Carré and P&A Siglo XXII based in Madrid, Spain have joined the CORFAC International, the Chicago, Illinois-based association of commercial real estate service providers. »

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C&W’s EMEA corporate finance team closes EUR12.2bn of real estate loan sales in Q1 2015

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 06:00

Global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield’s EMEA Corporate Finance team in London has recorded EUR12.2 billion of closed European commercial real estate (CRE) loan and real estate owned (REO) transactions in Q1 2015. »

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Tritax Big Box REIT acquires Brake Bros distribution centre in Harlow for GBP37.2m

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 21:00

Tritax Big Box REIT has exchanged contracts on a regional distribution centre at Flex Meadow, Harlow, let to Brake Bros, for a purchase price of GBP37.2 million (net of acquisition costs), which reflects a net initial yield of 5.0%.   »

Shares

Harewood Associates launches Thistleton Estate

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 15:30

North West property investment company Harewood Associates is inviting potential investors to buy shares in its latest development, Thistleton Estate, offering returns of over 14 per cent. »

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Green Property signs up first tenants at 8 St James’s Square

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 06:00

Green Property has secured Helly Nahmad Gallery and Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros (SGPB Hambros) as the first two tenants at 8 St James’s Square, London SW1. »

London offices

Tristan fund acquires Hemel Hempstead office campus

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 18:00

EPISO 3, the value-add/opportunity fund advised by pan-European real estate investment manager Tristan Capital Partners, has purchased an office campus in Hemel Hempstead, 30km north west of central London near the major M25 orbital motorway. »

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BerchWood Partners and JTC Capital form JV

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 12:00

Private equity placement agent BerchWood Partners has formed a joint venture with JTP Capital, an investment advisory firm which provides capital advisory solutions for a small number of well selected real estate investment platforms.  »

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PGC Invest three-property US buy-to-let package offers 115% buy-back guarantee

Thu, 02/04/2015 - 18:15

PGC Invest is hoping to provide peace of mind to UK investors looking to invest in the US buy-to-let market, but worried about how they will liquidate their assets should they wish to sell out. »

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800 new home pipeline for Chorley Community Housing funded by L&G

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 18:45

Legal & General has agreed a GBP50 million, 40 year loan to Chorley Community Housing Ltd (CCH) to fund a pipeline of 814 new homes over the next three years in the North West of England. »

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Harworth begins Gateway 36 development

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 17:45

Harworth Estates has begun work on a development of high-quality, flexible industrial units, called R-evolution@Gateway 36, on the site of the former Rockingham mining site, south of Barnsley. »

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Hispania buys residential complex and office building in Madrid

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 06:00

Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios through its 100% subsidiary company Hispania Real Socimi, has closed two off-market transactions in Madrid for a total amount of 86.15 million euro, fully disbursed with Hispania’s own funds. »

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Redevco acquires Karstadt Sports building from Patron Capital

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 19:30

Redevco Services Deutschland has purchased a retail property let to Karstadt Sports in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, from pan-European institutional investor Patron Capital.  »

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Lend Lease partners with L&Q to deliver affordable homes at Elephant & Castle

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 09:00

LEND Lease has signed a significant master agreement with UK housing association L&Q for the management of the affordable housing across its Elephant & Castle regeneration project. »

Frankfurt, Germany

blackolive to help with marketing of Frankfurt’s Gateway Gardens

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 06:00

Grundstücksgesellschaft Gateway Gardens has struck a deal with Frankfurt real estate advisor blackolive advisors for the marketing of Gateway Gardens, a new district at Frankfurt Airport City. »

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Orava REIT issues secured notes of EUR20 million

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 14:30

Orava Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) has issued secured notes of EUR20 million, with a maturity of five years due on 1 April 2020. The notes bear a fixed interest rate of 4.25% per annum.  »

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Arcadia takes major pre-let at Bracknell

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 06:00

The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, a 50:50 Joint Venture between Legal & General Capital and Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (“SREF”), has agreed a 20,000 sq ft pre-let to Arcadia at its Northern Retail Quarter development in Bracknell Town Centre. »

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UK government extends construction and infrastructure pipeline contract with Barbour ABI

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 11:30

Barbour ABI has been granted a contract extension by HM Government to continue to publish the Government Construction and National Infrastructure Pipelines through until August 2016.  »

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Varde and The True Life companies form strategic alliance

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 09:00

The True Life Companies (TTLC) has entered into a strategic alliance with Värde Partners, a USD10 billion alternative investment firm based in Minneapolis, MN.  »

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JBR Capital agrees committed warehouse facility for GBP60 million

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 18:45

JBR Capital, the UK’s only independent finance provider dedicated solely to high end vehicle finance, has agreed a committed warehouse facility with a major international bank for GBP60 million. »

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Stenprop raises EUR35m in private placement to SA institutions

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:15

Bermuda-listed property company Stenprop has successfully raised EUR35 million through a substantially oversubscribed private placement to South African institutions. »

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GBCA partners with GRESB

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 20:00

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has formed a new partnership with GRESB, the leading global sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios, to advance reporting on environmental, social and economic performance in Australia’s real estate sector. »

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CTP and pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank sign EUR132m financing transaction

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 09:00

CTP and new financial partner pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank have agreed a EUR132 million financing for the premium property, CTPark Bor.  »

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BRE and GRESB Partner to promote sustainability in commercial real estate

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 20:30

BREEAM green building certification scheme operator BRE has partnered with GRESB to promote their shared goals of advancing transparency and sustainability performance in the real estate industry. »

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Cordea Savills’ UK Income and Growth Fund acquires Maidstone industrial unit

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 19:30

Cordea Savills’ UK Income & Growth Fund has purchased Integra II, Maidstone for GBP5.2 million.  »

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Turner & Townsend signs two global contracts with Shell

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 19:00

Turner & Townsend, a professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting, has signed two agreements with Shell. »

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BNP Paribas, ING and RBS lead EUR100,000,000 revolving credit facility for Goodman European Logistics Fund

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 17:30

BNP Paribas, ING Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland have acted as Joint Mandated Lead Arrangers for a EUR100m revolving credit facility (the Facility) for Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF or the Fund) as part of a much broader strategy to increase the Fund size and scope.  »

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Whitewood REFF to raise up to GBP125m for secure profit-sharing office property market loans

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 18:45

Whitewood REFF is planning an IPO to raise up to GBP125 million to offer secured profit sharing loans on office property markets primarily in the Benelux region. »

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. ... »

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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: ... »

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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