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L&G enters growing UK private rental sector

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:00

Legal & General has made its first investment in the UK Private Rental Sector (PRS) market and plans to become a major owner of rented accommodation. »

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INTERNOS Global Investors and Somerston Group acquire 27.5% stake in DREF

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 06:00

INTERNOS Global Investors (INTERNOS) and the family office Somerston Group have together acquired a 27.5% stake in Deutsche Real Estate Funds Advisor (DREF), a real estate investment manager specialising in the German student accommodation market.  »

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Forum Partners invests GBP30m in Oxenwood Real Estate

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 06:00

Oxenwood Real Estate has secured an investment of GBP20 million from global real estate investment and asset management firm, Forum Partners.  »

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Prudential to finance new children’s hospital in Edinburgh

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 20:00

Prudential has provided GBP85 million to build the new hospital, which is designed to ensure Edinburgh maintains its reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in medicine. »

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Donahue Schriber Realty Group gets USD250m equity investment from JP Morgan AM and NYSTRS

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 11:30

Donahue Schriber Realty Group (DSRG), a privately-held Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) specialising in shopping centers, has received a USD250 million equity investment from institutional investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management and New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS).  »

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H&R completes USD125m senior unsecured debenture financing

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 12:30

H&R Real Estate Investment Trust has completed its previously announced offering of USD125 million principal amount of floating rate Series J senior unsecured debentures due 9 February, 2018. »

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Aviva Investors Recovery II Fund now fully invested

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 06:00

The Aviva Investors UK Real Estate Recovery II Fund, an ungeared fund with a focus on higher yielding commercial assets launched on 13 September 2014, is now fully invested. »

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UK retail warehouse investment up to GBP2.8 billion in 2014

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 09:00

Investment in UK retail warehousing totalled GBP2.85bn in 2014, comprising 124 deals, a 7% increase on the GBP2.66bn across 90 deals recorded in 2013, according to DTZ. »

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CrowdStreet launches USD18.4m core multifamily equity fund investment

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 14:00

Crowdfunding marketplace CrowdStreet has posted an USD18.4 Million equity fund investment opportunity, Olympus Fund IV, consisting of three Class A multifamily assets.  »

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2014 London commercial property investment on par with 2007 peak

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 06:00

Investment in central London’s commercial property market reached GBP20.5 billion in 2014, marginally below the last investment peak in 2007 when GBP20.6 billion was traded. »

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Century Bridge invests USD25m in China residential development

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 09:00

Century Bridge Capital has invested USD25 million in a joint venture real estate development for a middle-income, residential project in Dalian, China.   »

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Colonial acquires corporate HQ of Gallina Blanca in Barcelona

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 09:00

Colonial has invested EUR10.4 million for an office complex in Barcelona. The property, owned by Sareb, is Gallina Blanca’s headquarters and is located in Plaza Europa in Barcelona. »

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Orchard Street completes two disposals to Aviva

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 09:30

Orchard Street Investment Management has completed two small disposals on behalf of St James’s Place Property Unit Trust to Aviva for circa GBP9.4 million in total. »

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CDL launches SGD1.5bn investment platform

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 17:30

City Developments Limited (CDL) has partnered with Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Fund and CIMB Bank Berhad, Labuan Offshore Branch to create an investment platform that will invest in the cashflows of CDL’s properties in Sentosa Cove, called the Quayside Collection. The transaction will raise a total of SGD1.5 billion. »

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Vantage's Fund II commits USD10m to the Simba Properties Investment Company in Uganda

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:30

Vantage Capital has provided USD10 million of funding to Simba Properties Investment Company, the property investment arm of Simba Group in Uganda which is behind five prime property developments in Uganda. »

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North east house builder receives GBP5m investment from BGF and GBP7m from Lloyds Bank

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 06:00

Cussins, a house builder based in the North East has received a GBP5m investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund).  »

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Manulife and Allianz to co-invest up to USD1bn in US real estate

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 10:45

Manulife Asset Management Private Markets has entered into an arrangement with Allianz, a leading Germany-based insurance and asset management company, to co-invest up to USD1 billion in US real estate.   »

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LaSalle Investment Management advises Italian pension fund on first overseas real estate investments

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 19:00

LaSalle Investment Management has successfully completed its first investments from an EUR85 million mandate awarded by Inarcassa, the Italian pension fund for self-employed architects and engineers. »

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AllianzGI refinances GBP119.7m University of Exeter student accommodation project

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 06:00

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has invested GBP119.7 million in the refinancing of the student accommodation project at the University of Exeter.  »

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Tristan’s EPISO 3 Fund to invest over EUR90m to revive Copenhagen Shopping Centre Development

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 17:45

EPISO3, a fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners and joint-venture partner Solstra Capital Partners, will invest in excess of 650 million Danish kroner (EUR90 million) in a half-built local shopping centre that it has acquired in an affluent residential suburb of Copenhagen from Holberg Fenger Invest.  »

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Bridges Ventures to back three pioneering Social Impact Bond

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 13:45

Bridges Ventures is to invest GBP1.5m in three Social Impact Bonds designed to reduce homelessness among NEETs (young people not in education, employment and training) in Greater Manchester, Greenwich, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands. »

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Tritax placing raises GBP110 million

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 15:15

Tritax Big Box REIT’s placing of new ordinary shares announced on 20 November 2014 has raised its maximum targeted gross proceeds of GBP110 million and was oversubscribed. »

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Galliard Homes and Cain Hoy JV to develop USD1bn of residential units

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 06:00

Galliard Homes has established a joint venture with Cain Hoy Enterprises to invest up to GBP225 million in new residential projects over the next three years; the focus will be on regeneration projects in the South East. »

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Blackstone to purchase GE Capital’s Japan residential business

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 06:00

Funds affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia are investing in connection with an agreement to acquire GE Japan Corporation’s 100% owned residential real estate business for over JPY190 billion.  »

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Shoosmiths advises Prowting Investments on Bargate Homes investment

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 15:10

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Prowting Investments – a family-backed private equity firm – on the strategic investment in bespoke property developer, Bargate Homes Limited. »

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Generator Hostels secures EUR60m of growth capital from Invesco

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 14:36

Patron Capital is selling a minority stake of up to 23 per cent of its portfolio company Generator to Invesco Ltd in exchange for up to EUR60m of growth capital. »

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Prologis signs 280,000 sq ft build-to-suit agreement in Sweden

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 14:03

Prologis has signed a 280,000 square foot (26,000 square metre) build-to-suit agreement with Strålfors, one of Sweden’s leading logistics companies. »

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M&G Real Estate to provide development funding for central Leeds office scheme

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 09:09

M&G Real Estate is to fund the development of Central Square, Leeds, in partnership with Marrico and Roydhouse Properties. »

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RDIF to invest in development of new logistics facilities

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 06:01

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is to invest in the development of Class A logistics space in Russia as part of a joint venture. »

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Carey Olsen advises on Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate’s GBP351.5m secondary fundraising

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:28

Carey Olsen has advised existing client Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc (KWERE) on its secondary equity issuance which raised GBP351.5 million through a firm placing and placing and open offer. »

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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... »

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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.  ... »

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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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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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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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