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CBRE restructures Dutch residential fund

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 09:33

CBRE Global Investors has completed a strategic review of the CBRE Dutch Residential Fund to create the Residential Fund of Choice.   »

Dominic Wheatley, Guernsey Finance

Year-on-year growth for Guernsey funds sector

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 09:38

The total value of the funds business in Guernsey grew by more than GBP28 billion last year, with the net asset value of funds under management and administration up by GBP6.5 billion (2.6 per cent) during the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC). »

Delaware Global Real Estate Opportunities Fund marks 10-year anniversary with top decile performance

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:14

Macquarie Group’s Delaware Global Real Estate Opportunities Fund (DGROX), a 5-star rated fund, has passed its 10-year anniversary with top decile performance, beating more than 90 per cent of the funds in the Morningstar Global Real Estate Category over the lifetime of the Fund as of 31 January, 2017. »

Real estate capital distributions accelerate in 2016

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 12:48

Real estate performance has been strong in recent years, with private closed-end real estate funds returning two-thirds of a trillion dollars to investors since the start of 2013, according to the 2017 Preqin Global Real Estate Report. »

John Phinney, Convergence

Alternatives industry remained strong in 2016

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 08:26

The alternatives industry grew solidly in 2016 across all segments and factors tracked by Convergence. »

UKIIF raises GBP220m in assets in first year

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 12:59

The VT UK Infrastructure Income Fund (UKIIF), which is advised by GCO Advisory – a subsidiary of Gravis Capital Partners – has raised over GBP120 million of assets in the 12 months since its launch. »

Charities property fund passes GBP50m AUM

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 09:51

Property investment manager Eskmuir Properties has completed the GBP7 million purchase of 34 Clarendon Road, a 24,035 sq ft multi-let office building in Watford, on behalf of the Diversified Property Fund for Charities (DPFC). »

AMP Capital raises AUD1.3bn across flagship property funds

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 10:49

AMP Capital has raised more than AUD1.3 billion across its flagship unlisted property funds from Australian and offshore investors so far this year. »

Delaware Absolute Return Real Estate Strategy surpasses USD100m in assets

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 08:39

Macquarie Group’s Delaware Investments’ Delaware Absolute Return Real Estate Strategy has reached the three-year mark with more than USD100 million in assets under management. »

Ground Rents Income Fund portfolio value increases to GBP125.7 million

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:57

Ground Rents Income Fund (GRIO), a listed real estate investment trust (REIT) investing in UK ground rents, has announced a portfolio value of GBP125.7 million for the year ended 30 September 2016, up from GBP104.2 million at the end of September 2015. »

Two CBRE property funds recognised by MSCI

Tue, 29/11/2016 - 14:03

Two CBRE Global Investors funds have been recognised by MSCI for exceptional performance. »

Growth among European non-listed real estate funds slows in Q3

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 14:18

European non-listed real estate funds have continued to deliver positive returns in Q3, although the rate of growth has slowed across most markets, according to the INREV Q3 2016 Quarterly Index, which reflects the performance of 278 funds. »

CBRE Global Alpha Fund reaches USD2bn NAV

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 10:24

CBRE Global Alpha Fund, the global core-plus fund managed by CBRE Global Investment Partners, has reached USD2 billion net asset value (NAV). »

Outlook for US equity REITs remains stable, says KBRA

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 11:47

The outlook for US equity REITs in 2017 is stable, unchanged from 2016, according to Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA). »

USAF valuation up 1 per cent in Q3 2016

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:27

Unite Students’ UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) has been independently valued at GBP2,264 million as at 30 September 2016, representing a like-for-like increase of 1 per cent during the quarter. »

AXA IM - Real Assets sells down Tokyo Office Property Fund

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 14:58

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets’ Tokyo Office Property Fund (TOP) delivered an internal rate of return (IRR) in excess of 25 per cent, significantly outperforming the original target of 10 per cent plus. »

Griffin Institutional Access Real Estate Fund surpasses USD1bn in AUM

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 08:26

Griffin Capital’s Griffin Institutional Access Real Estate Fund has exceeded USD1 billion in assets under management. »

Bouwinvest returns 5.9 per cent lifted by strong Dutch residential

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 09:34

Dutch institutional real estate manager Bouwinvest REIM’s portfolio delivered an investment return of 5.9 per cent (excluding currency effects) in the first half of 2016, bolstered by a 9.9 per cent result for its EUR3.5 billion Residential Fund. »

UBS-CLOVA delivers IRR of 18.4 per cent following final disposal

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 13:35

UBS Asset Management's UBS Central London Office Value Added Fund (UBS-CLOVA) has completed the sale of its ninth and final asset, 160 Blackfriars Road, SE1. »

AXA IM - Real Assets secures highest GRESB accolades for five funds

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 09:11

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets has been awarded five Green Star Ratings in its sixth year of participation in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). »

UBS AM’s real estate equity and debt funds impress in GRESB assessments

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 13:55

UBS Asset Management’s Global Real Estate (GRE) business has reported a strong showing in the 2016 GRESB Real Estate and Real Estate Debt assessments, with a record number of GRE funds across the US, Europe and Asia represented in 2016 and top results achieved in every region. »

Aberdeen improves GRESB sustainability scores

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 08:52

Aberdeen Asset Management has continued to deliver and improve on its sustainability scores in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), with six of its property funds achieving Green Stars and each scoring above their respective peer group average. »

Aberdeen stung by property withdrawals

Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:16

Aberdeen saw GBP1.5 billion walk out of the door of its property funds in the three months to the end of June, according to a trading statement released this morning (Monday). »

Positive year-end figures reflect increased confidence in Channel Islands’ funds sector

Positive year-end figures reflect increased confidence in Channel Islands’ funds sector

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 09:36

Increased confidence in the Channel Islands’ funds sector is reflected in positive year-end figures from both Guernsey and Jersey, says Ogier funds partner Simon Schilder. »

Five new dutch institutional investors commit EUR152.5m to Bouwinvest’s Dutch Residential Fund

Five new dutch institutional investors commit EUR152.5m to Bouwinvest’s Dutch Residential Fund

Mon, 18/01/2016 - 09:37

Five pension funds in the Netherlands have committed a total of EUR152.5 million to Dutch institutional real estate investor Bouwinvest’s domestic Residential Fund, with effect from 1 January. »

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The hedge fund industry in France

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 10:07

This recent factsheet from Preqin takes a detailed look at the hedge fund industry in France, including the strategy and structure preferences of investors, the number of hedge fund launches each year, fund terms and conditions, the largest hedge fund managers and performance. »

Robust performance puts funds of non-listed real estate funds back on track

Robust performance puts funds of non-listed real estate funds back on track

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 14:51

Non-listed real estate funds of funds recorded total returns of 8.0 per cent in 2014 – the highest since 2007 and a massive rise from 2013 when performance hit just 0.2 per cent, according to the latest figures from INREV and ANREV. »

Positive early performance for DPF 1 listing on Channel Islands Securities Exchange

Positive early performance for DPF 1 listing on Channel Islands Securities Exchange

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 13:44

Nicholas Hofgren, Director, GFG Limited says he is pleased with the performance of the Dolphin Property Fund 1 (DPF1) since its launch earlier this year on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE). »

M7 Real Estate refinances listed bond

M7 Real Estate refinances listed bond

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 09:08

M7 Real Estate, the pan European investment and asset manager, has refinanced and enlarged its Jersey listed bond to GBP30 million. The refinancing of the bond has been carried out by a substantial Hong Kong-based Family Office.  »

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The private real estate industry in France

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 10:05

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