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Wind power

Wind power deals account for 17 per cent of all infrastructure transactions since 2006

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 16:48

Stephen Yates examines Preqin’s latest data on wind power deals, including aggregate deal value, average deal size and the most prominent regions for wind power deal activity. »

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Harworth and RES gain approval for solar farm in Doncaster

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 15:00

Harworth Estates, the UK property regeneration company wholly owned by Harworth Group, and renewable energy company RES, have secured planning consent for the installation of a 5MW solar farm in Thorne, Doncaster. »

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Harworth Estates leases four units at its business parks

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 20:45

Harworth Estates, a UK property regeneration company wholly owned by Harworth Group, has signed four leases at two of its business parks in Yorkshire and Leicestershire, reflecting increased business confidence in the regions. »

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SEB Asset Management signs leases with the Flint Group and Nordea Bank

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 20:00

SEB Asset Management has signed a lease with another well-known tenant – the Flint Group – for the office building at Aleja Pilsudskiego 22 in Lodz, Poland. »

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Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT acquires USD117m real estate portfolio

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:00

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT has completed the purchase of the 21st Century Radiation Oncology real estate portfolio (21C Portfolio) for approximately USD117 million.  »

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Aston acquires mixed-use Eccles property

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 06:00

Aston Property Ventures working in partnership with Fundamentum Property, has completed the acquisition of a prime mixed-use property at 72-82 Church Street in Eccles, Greater Manchester this week. »

Time

The increase of buyout holding periods

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 18:52

The average time taken to exit private equity-backed buyout investments has increased year-on-year since 2008. In this extract from the Preqin Private Equity Spotlight: May 2015, Anna Strumillo and Ciantelle Lawrence conduct an in-depth analysis of buyout holding periods. »

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Harworth Estates begins work on Logistics North’s country park

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 16:30

Harworth Estates has begun work on the country park surrounding its 4 million sq ft Logistics North industrial development in Bolton following the receipt of approval from three local authorities. »

London

Cordea Savills Continues to grow London residential development pipeline

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 15:30

Cordea Savills has purchased a site in Woolwich, London, on behalf of its Prime London Residential Development Fund II (PLRDF II) in a joint venture with Urbanwise.  »

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Mesa West Capital funds USD55m loan to refinance full service hotel in Arlington, Virginia

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

The New York City office of Mesa West Capital has originated a USD55 million mortgage loan to refinance the Hilton Crystal City, a full-service hotel in Arlington, Virginia. »

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CPPIB form German real estate JV with Unibail‐Rodamco

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) wholly‐owned subsidiary, CPPIB Europe (CPPIBE), is to form a strategic joint venture with Unibail‐Rodamco to grow its German retail real estate platform.  »

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IFIA welcomes the EC’s Capital Markets Union Green Paper

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 21:00

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA), the trade body representing the largest sector of the financial services industry in Ireland, has responded positively to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Capital Markets Union (CMU). »

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M&G Real Estate signs Baxter Healthcare at TWENTY

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 06:00

M&G Real Estate has signed Baxter Healthcare at 20 Kingston Road (TWENTY) – a Grade ‘A’ landmark office building purchased in April this year. Baxter Healthcare will take the fourth and fifth floors totaling 9,700 sq ft at a rent of £31.00 per sq ft. »

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Apache Capital Partners froms JV with Moda Living

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 16:00

Private real estate investment management firm Apache Capital Partners is forming a strategic Joint Venture with Moda Living, to plan, develop, deliver and operate a leading premium PRS portfolio, located in prime sites across UK regional cities. »

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Empiric agrees 15-year fixed rate GBP31.1m loan facility with Canada Life Investments

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 20:30

Empiric Student Property has agreed a 15-year fixed rate GBP31.1 million loan facility with Canada Life Investments, secured against a portfolio of eight standing assets held as a lending group through a wholly owned subsidiary, Empiric Investments (Two) Limited. »

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EPIC secures GBP40m debt facility with Aviva

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 15:45

Ediston Property Investment Company’s (EPIC) subsidiary EPIC (No1) Limited has entered into a ten-year, GBP40 million secured term loan agreement with Aviva Commercial Finance Limited.   »

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Empiric acquires Welsh Baptist Chapel development site in Manchester

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 12:45

Empiric Student Property (ESP) has acquired the freehold of a site which is the Grade II listed, neogothic style former Welsh Baptist Chapel, which has planning consent for a 93 bed residential development, at a cost of GBP1 million (excluding fees). »

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Firm Capital Private Equity Realty Corp closes initial capital raise

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:45

Firm Capital has held the closing of the initial capital raise of Firm Capital Private Equity Realty Corp (FCPERC), a real estate merchant banking and private equity investment corporation focused on opportunistic, tactical and distressed real estate debt and equity investments in Canadian public and private entities. »

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Hispania completes EUR337m capital increase

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:30

Hispania Activos Inmobiliario has successfully closed a EUR337 million capital increase by means of an accelerated private placement to institutional investors. »

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M&G Real Estate and Crest to provide new private sector rented homes in Bath

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:00

M&G Real Estate and Crest Nicholson have signed a deal to purchase 97 new private rental homes in Bath Riverside. The transaction is intended to form part of a longer term relationship with Crest Nicholson. »

Genesta Grensen

Genesta divests Grensen 5-7 to fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 11:30

Genesta has divested Grensen 5-7, a retail and office property in Oslo, on behalf of its managed fund Genesta Nordic Baltic Real Estate (GNBRE), for about NOK630 million.  »

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FORE starts highly-sustainable London office development

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 20:00

FORE Partnership, a real estate investment club for family offices and private investors, has begun development of a highly-sustainable, speculative office project by the River Thames in central London. »

Africa

Duet Group partners with Bouygues Batiment International to develop hotels in sub-Saharan Africa.

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 13:30

Duet Group has signed a partnership agreement with Bouygues Batiment International to establish Duet Africa Hotels, a vertically integrated hotel investment, development and asset management company.  »

Jersey

Ogier Jersey acts for Wells Fargo in GBP200 million WELPUT refinancing

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 09:00

Ogier Jersey has acted for Wells Fargo in connection with a GBP200 million refinancing provided to WELPUT and certain other Jersey unit trusts and companies forming part of the same group.  »

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Hermes snaps up Croydon’s only dedicated leisure scheme

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 06:00

Hermes Investment Management has purchased Grants Entertainment Centre in Croydon for GBP33 million from Aberdeen Asset Management. »

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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. »

portfolio

Chinachem Group selects Qube Horizon as enterprise platform

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 20:30

The Chinachem Group – a Hong Kong-based property developer and landlord – has chosen Qube Global Software’s Qube Horizon solution to manage its substantial property portfolio. »

Mexico

Macquarie Mexican REIT signs 19,000 sq m Industrial Lease in Ciudad Juarez

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 06:00

Macquarie Mexican REIT (MMREIT) has signed an approximately 19,000 square meter (208,000 square foot) industrial lease in Ciudad Juarez with a new tenant. »

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GBP20m MediaCityUK expansion underway

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 19:00

An exciting new development at MediaCityUK named ‘Tomorrow’ has got underway. The GBP20m project totals over 100,000 sq ft and features a 112-bed hotel – enhancing the offering at MediaCityUK as a visitor destination – and new offices and studio space. »

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Private equity-backed buyout deals see highest quarterly total value since Q3 2007

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:51

This extract from Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015 focuses on global private equity-backed buyout deals, featuring the latest available data. »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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