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Palatine backs affordable housebuilder in GBP65m deal

Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:10

Palatine Private Equity has invested in Westleigh Partnerships, a provider of affordable residential property, in a deal worth GBP65 million. »

Washington Trust provides USD3.1m financing for Walgreens Pharmacy in Connecticut

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 09:04

Washington Trust’s commercial real estate group has provided USD3.1 million to 2920 Berlin Turnpike for the refinancing of a 14,490 square-foot Walgreens Pharmacy in Newington, Connecticut. »

Stafford and Rural Homes in GBP50m funding deal with M&G Investments

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:57

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH), a provider of quality affordable homes across Stafford and the surrounding rural communities, has borrowed GBP50 million in a long term financing deal from M&G Investments. »

PiP completes first debt investment

PiP completes first debt investment

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 08:51

Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP), an infrastructure investment manager established for pension schemes to facilitate long-term investment into UK infrastructure, has provided GBP27.5 million of inflation-linked debt financing to refinance a portfolio of 2,366 rooftop solar assets being arranged by Novatio Capital. »

McLaren and PMG achieve financial close for Cardiff University student accommodation project

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:42

McLaren Property, the UK focused real estate developer and investor, and PMG Group, the Welsh property developer, have secured development and investment finance for a 355 bed Cardiff University student accommodation scheme. »

Dutch pensions to make EUR60m impact investment in Amsterdam’s Red Light District

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:11

Amsterdam’s efforts to regenerate the oldest part of the city centre that includes the “Red Light District,” an area known for its sex and drugs trade, have received a EUR60 million boost following investment by two Dutch pension funds advised by institutional property manager Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance. »

ING acts as sole lender and MLA for EUR 41.3m loan to Gli Orsi Shopping Centre

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:47

ING Real Estate Finance Italy has provided EUR41.3 million financing to Gli Orsi Shopping Centre 1 Srl, which owns a 27,427.5 sq m GLA retail centre located in Biella, in the Piedmont region. »

JTC client bucks Brexit trend with major London real estate transaction

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:45

JTC Group has provided structuring and financial administration services in relation to a GBP320 million development financing deal in London, bucking the recent trend for doom and gloom in the real estate market post the Brexit vote. »

GBP1.2m acquisition finance package shows market is alive and well, says Avamore Capital

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 12:45

Avamore Capital, a provider of short term finance for property developers and investors, has closed a GBP1.2 million loan facility for Magna Group to enable them to acquire an existing office building in Godalming, Surrey. »

Chinese insurance industry will invest USD73 billion in global real estate bonanza by 2019

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 16:23

Overseas real estate investment from the Chinese insurance industry is predicted to grow sharply in the next few years with USD73 billion expected to be allocated globally by 2019, according to a research report by Cushman & Wakefield. »

Hermes and CPPIB get green light for South Bank Central

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:28

Hermes Investment Management and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) have been given the green light by Southwark Council for the commercial elements of South Bank Central. »

Lancashire County Pension Fund chooses Kames for healthcare property

Lancashire County Pension Fund chooses Kames for healthcare property

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:19

Kames Capital has secured a GBP25 million investment into the Kames Target Healthcare Property Unit Trust from Lancashire County Pension Fund. »

HIG Capital makes fourth real estate investment in Italy

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 16:19

HIG Capital has invested through an Italian securitisation in a portfolio of non-performing loans backed by a mixture of residential and commercial real estate, predominantly in the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Tuscany in Northern Italy. »

Aquila Capital launches new strategy to invest in the Spanish residential property market

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 11:10

Alternative asset manager Aquila Capital has launched a new investment strategy for institutional investors aimed at reinvigorating the Spanish residential property market. »

BlueRock Fund to invest EUR40m in acquisition and renovation of Berlin residential buildings

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 14:52

BlueRock Fund, a real estate investment fund, domiciled in Gibraltar and fully regulated by the Gibraltar and Luxembourg authorities and AIFMD compliant, is investing EUR40 million in acquisition of residential buildings in Berlin.  »

BGF completes first investment in Northern Ireland

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 14:51

Business Growth Fund (BGF) has completed its first investment in Northern Ireland, in a deal led by BGF’s growing team of investors based in Leeds. »

Rocket Investments secures GBP240m development facility for The Atlas Building at Old Street

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 15:25

Private property development and investment management company Rocket Investments has secured a GBP240 million loan facility to finance the development of The Atlas Building, its mixed-use development on City Road, London EC1. »

AI Insight expands alt investment platform to individual financial advisors and RIAs

AI Insight expands alt investment platform to individual financial advisors and RIAs

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 09:41

AI Insight has expanded it alternative Investment research, education and compliance documentation platform to individual subscribers. This new platform access is geared towards Financial Advisors and RIAs who do not have access to AI Insight through a Broker Dealer subscription. »

Paladin Realty selects Pereview Software for real estate investment management platform

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 09:29

Paladin Realty Partners has selected Pereview Software to optimise its real estate investment management platform. »

DPG Investments structures USD9.8m equity capital for Houston apartment acquisition

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:40

DPG Investments has structured USD9.8 million in limited partner capital, equating to approximately 95 per cent of the required equity, for the acquisition and renovation of a 400-unit apartment complex in the desirable Clear Lake submarket of Houston.  »

Nexxus Capital completes partnership with ZKC to operate, acquire and develop real estate portfolios

Fri, 06/11/2015 - 13:38

Nexxus Capital through Nexxus VI Trust and Nexxus Capital Private Equity VI, has invested MXN120 million in a partnerership with ZKC to operate, acquire and develop real estate portfolios. »

London office investment outpaces 2014, but best yet to come

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 10:19

Almost half of London’s top property professionals believe investment into London offices will top 2014’s high by the end of this year. Despite investment volumes falling 17 per cent in Q3 to GBP3.8 billion, the total for the first three quarters is GBP200 million ahead of the pace set last year. »

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LGC sees 88 per cent increase in direct investments

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 17:28

Legal & General Capital’s (LGC) direct investments increased by 88 per cent over the year to the end of September 2015, to GBP0.8 billion (Q3 2014: GBP0.4 billion). Total Group-wide direct investments have increased 43 per cent to GBP6.6 billion (Q3 2014: GBP4.6 billion).  »

Aviva Investors and PSP Investments to partner on central London property investment

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 17:19

Aviva Investors has formed a 50/50 joint venture partnership with the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), one of Canada's largest pension investment managers, to invest in Central London real estate. »

Washington Trust provides USD25m in financing for The Village at South County Commons in South Kingstown, RI

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 15:46

Washington Trust’s Commercial Real Estate Group has provided USD25 million to SCC Investments, LLC, Investments II, and Green Tree Realty, for the refinancing of the 17 building, mixed-use Village at South County Commons located in South Kingstown, RI. »

Infrastucture

Institutional investors in infrastructure: Q3 2015

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 09:34

In this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q3 2015, we take an in-depth look at investors in infrastructure, examining which regions are attracting capital, preferred routes to market and plans for future investments. »

Non-domestic UK regional real estate investment to reach record GBP14bn by end of 2015

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 15:16

Non-domestic real estate investment outside of London will reach a record high by the end of 2015, according to real estate adviser Savills. »

NexusCrowd closes first ever online investment offering for Canadian Real Estate Project

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 18:30

NexusCrowd has closed Canada's first online investment offering for commercial real estate. The issue was quickly sold out with significant investor demand across the country and internationally.  »

European commercial real estate investment activity reaches highest level on record, says report

European commercial real estate investment activity reaches highest level on record, says report

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 17:45

European commercial real estate (CRE) investment activity reached its highest level on record in the third quarter, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest investment market report. »

SinoFone agrees GBP100m investment in GBP3.2bn London Paramount Entertainment Resort

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 16:19

SinoFortone has agreed to invest an initial GBP100 million in the GBP3.2 billion London Paramount Entertainment Resort (London Paramount). Kleinwort Benson acted as financial adviser on the investment. »

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