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Varro launches RealShares online real estate investment platform

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 21:00

Varro Hospitality’s RealShares online investment platform for individual investors has debuted and launched its first investment opportunity – the Urbana Varro Opportunity Fund II.  »

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LaSalle makes first acquisition for 10-year ERAFP mandate

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 21:30

LaSalle Investment Management has made its first investment on behalf of French public service additional pension scheme L’Etablissement de Retraite additionnelle de la Fonction publique (“ERAFP”) after it was awarded an extensive 10-year European investment mandate in Q1 2015. »

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North American institutional investors eyeing European property and infrastructure investments

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:00

North American institutions are planning long-term investments in foreign infrastructure and are pumping billions of pounds into Europe, according to a report from Armstrong International. »

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Bluerock Residential Growth REIT to invest in Class A 285-unit luxury apartment development project

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 09:00

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (BRG) has approved an investment of approximately USD15.0 million in a joint venture to develop a Class A, 285-unit apartment community in Atlanta, Georgia, to be known as the Cheshire Bridge Apartments.  »

Mexico

Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund completes additional investment in Mexico Tower Partners

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 10:30

Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Trust I (MMIT I) (bmv:FIMMCK) today announced that  »

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MPC Capital steps up student housing investments

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 15:15

MPC Capital has substantially expanded the investment volume earmarked for its housing platform STAYTOO (www.staytoo.de).  »

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EarlyShares launches USD5m mortgage pool fund investment opportunity sponsored by Inspire Capital

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 09:00

EarlyShares has launched a new investment opportunity in a private mortgage pool fund. Inspire Investment Fund I features an 8 per cent preferred return and projected overall investor returns of 10-13 per cent. »

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First property crowdfunding platform for Sub-Saharan Africa launches

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 20:00

New platform Realty Africa will soon start offering investors from all over the world the opportunity to invest in the growth and development of Sub-Saharan Africa.  »

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Estuary Housing Association plans 400 East London homes following GBP40m M&G funding deal

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 18:00

Estuary Housing Association, a provider of social housing in Essex and the East of London, has borrowed GBP40 million from M&G Investments, in a long-term financing deal. »

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EarlyShares launches USD10m residential real estate fund investment opportunity

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 09:00

EarlyShares has launched a new investment opportunity in Carpathian Capital Fund II, a residential real estate fund targeting well-performing markets in the Midwest. The fund sponsors estimate investor IRR of +15 per cent. »

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GE to invest USD200 million in new multi-modal manufacturing

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 17:30

GE is investing in a new USD200 million multimodal manufacturing, engineering, services and training centre in Egypt which will focus on various industries including power generation, renewables, water, oil & gas, aviation and rail transportation. »

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AustralianSuper to make first London investment at King’s Cross

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 09:00

AustralianSuper has agreed to take a 25 per cent stake in King’s Cross, in its first direct London investment and only its second in the UK.  »

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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. »

China

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.   »

Barcelona

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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