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Launches & Fundraising

Specialist property and infrastructure dominate trust fundraising in Q2

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:19

Specialist property and infrastructure funds dominated fundraising in the investment companies sector in the second quarter of this year, continuing the trend seen in the first quarter, according to analysis by equities research analysts QuotedData. »

Alceda and CBRE Clarion Securities launch global listed infrastructure fund

Alceda and CBRE Clarion Securities launch global listed infrastructure fund

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 13:28

Alceda has partnered with CBRE Clarion Securities to launch an infrastructure fund on its Luxembourg-based UCITS platform. »

Carey Olsen advises Patron Capital on EUR949 million real estate fund

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 07:10

Carey Olsen's Jersey funds team has advised Patron Capital Advisors on the launch of its fifth European real estate fund, Patron Capital Fund V, which recently held its final closing with a total fund size of EUR948.632 million (including EUR143 million of co-investment capital). »

Novare Africa Property Fund II closes at USD350m in commitments

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 12:47

Novare Africa Property Fund II, the fund with a mandate to invest in retail and commercial real estate in sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa, made its final close at the end of June 2016. »

Madison International Realty closes Fund VI at USD1.39bn

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:59

Madison International Realty has held the final closing of Madison International Real Estate Liquidity Fund VI, the firm’s largest fund to date, with USD1.39 billion of equity commitments, including side cars, co-investments and GP commitments. »

Zurich in Italy establishes EUR400 million real estate fund

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:28

Zurich Italy Life Investments has launched Zurich Italy Real Estate Fund (ZIREF), a EUR400 million fund managed by UBS Real Estate Asset Management, dedicated to increasing Zurich’s real estate portfolio in Euro area with a focus on Italy. »

DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield launches new asset services platform in China

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 16:28

DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield has launched a new Asset Services platform with three service areas –  Property Management, Facilities Management and the newly-established Asset Management.  »

Henley launches Henley USA

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:08

Henley Investments, a private equity real estate investor headquartered in the United Kingdom is expanding into the United States with opening of offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and Orange County, California.  »

Menlo Equities launches open-end real estate fund

Fri, 03/06/2016 - 09:32

Menlo Equities has launched Menlo Equities Absolute Return Fund (MEARF) an open-end real estate investment fund with USD215 million of equity capital.  »

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets launches new French retail fund

Fri, 03/06/2016 - 09:17

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (AXA IM - Real Assets) has launched AXA Selectiv’ Immoservice, a new fund, managed by AXA REIM SGP, available to French retail investors mainly through life insurance contracts distributed by AXA France. »

Cohen & Steers and SEI Trust Company launch Real Assets Collective Investment Trust

Cohen & Steers and SEI Trust Company launch Real Assets Collective Investment Trust

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 16:04

Cohen & Steers, an investment manager focused on liquid real assets, is to act as advisor to the Cohen & Steers Real Assets Multi-Strategy Fund, a new addition to a collective investment trust, or CIT, established by SEI Trust Company.  »

Berlin real estate agent Bewocon launches in UK

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 17:02

Berlin estate agents Bewocon has launched a UK-focused digital operation targeting UK buyers looking to invest in the German capital’s property market.  »

Henley confirms ninth JV partnership with launch of outdoor media assets platform

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 15:07

Private equity real estate firm Henley has launched its latest joint venture business initiative, Henley Outdoor Media Assets.  »

Newcore Capital launches opportunistic social infrastructure, storage and accommodation fund

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:44

Newcore Capital Management, an alternative real estate investment manager, has launched Newcore Strategic Situations II, a GBP25 million opportunistic fund that will invest in UK real estate assets linked to social infrastructure, storage and accommodation. »

Minor launches The Residences by Anantara Phuket Layan

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 15:19

Minor International PCL is launching its first Anantara branded residential villa development – The Residences by Anantara Phuket Layan.  »

Albion Care Communities announces first development

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 09:26

Albion Care Communities (ACC), a newly launched investor and developer of luxury care homes for the elderly, has commenced its first development of a new care home in Wareham, Dorset.  »

Northern Horizon’s third care home fund raises EUR121 million at first close

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 11:20

Northern Horizon’s new real estate fund, Nordic Aged Care, has raised EUR121 million at first close based on cornerstone investments from among others Aviva Investors Global Indirect Real Estate.  »

Unite launches GBP125m USAF bond financing

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 11:01

The Unite Group has announced the pricing of GBP125 million of bonds issued by the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) under its existing debt funding platform established in June 2013. »

Savills IM launches German High Street Fund

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 15:45

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has launched a new fund for institutional investors – German Retail Fund 2 - High Street Plus – which will invest in retail properties in prime locations in towns and cities throughout Germany.  »

Gingko launches Fund 2

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:15

Ginkgo has held the first closing and launch of its second fund, Ginkgo 2, which targets the sustainable development of brownfield sites in urban areas.  »

COIMA RES admitted to trading on Milan Stock Exchange

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 09:23

COIMA RES, the REIT company launched by Manfredi Catella, has received final approval from CONSOB, Italian market’s authority, for admission to trading on Milan’ stock exchange. »

Avignon Capital enters joint venture with Curzon cinemas

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 08:57

Avignon Capital, the European property investment company, has launched a joint-venture with Corinthian Curzon, the development company of UK cinema chain Curzon Cinemas.  »

Emaar showcases Dubai Opera District development in London

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 10:08

Emaar Properties is showcasing the launch of its new Opera District development in Downtown Dubai, which is designed around a magnificent new multi-format theatre, Dubai Opera, at its new central London marketing suite at Harrods department store in London. »

St Modwen launches ‘Making Places’ national schools photography competition to mark 30th anniversary

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 09:56

St Modwen has launched a national schools photography competition to mark the Company’s 30th anniversary. The competition is supported by a number of organisations and experts in urban design, architecture, education and photography, including The Princes Foundation for Building Communities. »

LendInvest’s development finance team writes 14 deals in first four months of Q1 2016

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:45

The development finance team at LendInvest, the UK-based online short-term property finance lender, has got off to a strong start, writing 14 deals since launch, ranging from GBP400,000 to GBP10 million. »

INREV launches investor real estate performance index

INREV launches investor real estate performance index

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:45

INREV has unveiled its Global Investor Real Estate Performance Index – a new index that tracks investor performance for the first time.  »

Three fingers

Third secured lending fund from Omni

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 09:30

London-headquartered Omni Partners has launched its third secured lending fund, Omni Secured Lending Fund III LP, with initial commitments of approximately USD60 million, and a target of USD400 million of assets. »

Larson launches new private equity real estate fund

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 10:02

Based on the success of their initial three private equity real estate funds, Larson Capital Management is seeking investors for a fourth fund consisting of carefully-selected commercial properties.  »

RealtyShares launches equity fund focused on larger investors

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 09:14

RealtyShares is launching a diversified marketplace equity fund aimed at providing institutions, single-family offices and high net worth individuals with increased exposure to the potential alpha-generating strategies unique to small-balance commercial real estate projects. »

Crowd with Us turn to Howard Kennedy for real estate crowd funding platform launch

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 16:03

Law firm Howard Kennedy is advising real estate crowd funding platform Crowd with Us on its launch. »

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