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Launches & Fundraising

Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies to facilitate relationships with institutional investors

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 09:14

Institutional Real Estate has partnered with LongRun Advisers to launch the Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies (iREOC), which will offer a multi-faceted platform to facilitate relationships between institutional capital providers and operating companies. »

Ortus Secured Finance launches new GBP40m fund to lend to UK Leisure Industry

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 09:20

Ortus Secured Finance has raised a new fund to lend GBP40 million to businesses across the UK, with a particular focus on both the UK leisure sector and Northern Irish commercial property space. »

SMS Assist launches new residential division

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 15:28

SMS Assist, a cloud-based multisite property management company, has formed a new residential division and hired real estate executive Mike Travalini as president of its residential service team. »

Sager and Cain Hoy launch residential sales at Islington Square

Sager and Cain Hoy launch residential sales at Islington Square

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:23

Sager Group and Cain Hoy have announced the residential sales launch of Islington Square, providing warehouse style and newly built apartments in the transformed former North London Mail Centre which is nestled just behind Islington’s Upper Street. »

Legal & General and PGGM launch GBP600m build-to-rent partnership

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 16:43

Legal & General Capital (LGC) and Dutch pension fund manager, PGGM, have launched a Build to Rent partnership which will invest GBP600m initially into building purpose built private rental housing across the UK, providing over 3000 homes. »

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:10

Alternative assets fund managers hold a record USD7.4 trillion in combined assets under management (AUM) in 2015, up from USD6.9 trillion a year before, according to Preqin’s 2016 Global Alternatives Reports. »

Frasers launches show apartment at Riverside Quarter, Wandsworth

Frasers launches show apartment at Riverside Quarter, Wandsworth

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 16:55

Frasers Property UK has launched a new show apartment at its Riverside Quarter scheme in Wandsworth. The show apartment, located in Five Riverside, showcases the eco-friendly features, and large, versatile open-plan living spaces on offer at Riberside Quarter. »

Cordium launches new Tiered Services model in EMEA

Cordium launches new Tiered Services model in EMEA

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 09:13

Cordium, a provider of compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software to the financial services industry, is evolving its EMEA compliance offering to a tiered services model. »

New centre for real estate launches in South Carolina

Fri, 15/01/2016 - 10:13

The E. Craig Wall Sr College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University has established a new hub for real estate and economic data. »

Howard Kennedy advises Strawberry Star on launch of GBP25 million property fund

Fri, 15/01/2016 - 09:55

Law firm Howard Kennedy has advised London-based property services company, Strawberry Star, on the creation of its first property investment fund to explore investment opportunities in the capital city. »

Investor interest prompts BRE to prep second Nordics real estate fund

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 10:43

Brunswick Real Estate (BRE), an adviser, lender and investor in the Nordics, is now making preparations to launch a second debt fund focusing on commercial property in the region, as access to sources of traditional lending continues to be tight. »

Millennium Trust launches custody solutions network for alternative investments

Millennium Trust launches custody solutions network for alternative investments

Thu, 07/01/2016 - 10:02

Millennium Trust Company has launched the Millennium Alternative Investment Network (MAIN), a centralised online service dedicated to simplifying the custody of alternative investments. »

Baceline launches High Yield Income Fund

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 09:49

Baceline Investments, a boutique private equity real estate investment and management company with retail holdings throughout the Central United States, has launched the Baceline High Yield Income Fund. »

Schroders builds new infrastructure finance capability

Schroders builds new infrastructure finance capability

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 09:47

Schroders has launched a new infrastructure finance capability, signalling a long-term commitment to building a first-class capability in this asset class. »

Private equity real estate vets launch Longpoint Realty Partners

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:19

Former TA Associates Realty (TA) senior executives, Dwight Angelini, Nilesh Bubna, Reid Parker and Robert Provost, have launched Longpoint Realty Partners, a real estate private equity firm that will employ a fundamental value strategy. »

Cording relaunches landmark Edinburgh office building as Mainpoint

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 10:59

Real estate investment and asset management firm Cording Real Estate Group has relaunched a landmark office building in Edinburgh’s prime office district with the name, Mainpoint. »

Spotlight

CTA launches and inflows

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 10:02

In this extract from November’s Preqin Hedge Fund Spotlight, Alastair Hannah takes a detailed look at CTA launches, different trading methodologies, strategies and markets traded, as well as providing an outlook for the rest of the year. »

Carey Olsen advises on the launch of real estate investment trust on the LSE

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 09:31

Carey Olsen has advised on the successful launch and admission to trading of Regional REIT Limited, a Guernsey real estate investment trust (REIT), on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.  »

Capital & Regional and Queensbeery Real Estate launch Retail Path apprenticeship programme

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:25

Queensberry Real Estate and Capital & Regional have committed to appointing and training retail property apprentices through Retail Path – an industry-wide apprenticeship programme operated by the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) Educational Trust and National Skills Academy for Retail. »

Crystal ball

Fundraising outlook for emerging private real estate managers in the US

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 17:28

Preqin’s latest factsheet takes a detailed look at closed-end private real estate fundraising for emerging managers in the US. »

Kuber Ventures introduces new Business Property Relief (BPR) investment portfolio

Kuber Ventures introduces new Business Property Relief (BPR) investment portfolio

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 15:43

Kuber Ventures, an alternative fund investment platform provider currently specialising in EIS/SEIS, has launched a new portfolio offering to support Business Property Relief (BPR) investment for investors and advisers. »

NexusCrowd partners with Downing Street Realty for CAD12m industrial real estate redevelopment project

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 09:30

NexusCrowd has launched a new real estate redevelopment project on its online investment platform, after partnering with Downing Street Realty Partners, a Toronto-based real estate investment manager and merchant bank. »

Real estate finance

Opportunistic private real estate fundraising

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 09:45

With Blackstone Group’s latest opportunistic offering, which closed in Q3, becoming the largest private real estate fund of all time, Preqin’s Lauren Mason takes a look at fundraising for the strategy and the pipeline of opportunistic funds in market. »

AREA launches Malaysia’s first industrial development fund

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 17:07

Private equity firm AREA Management (AREA) has launched the MYR600 million AREA Industrial Development Fund (AIDF-1), Malaysia’s first industrial development fund. »

Ryan Flanders, Preqin

European private debt funds raise more assets in Q3 than North American counterparts

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 09:38

As Europe’s private debt market continues to evolve, those managers well placed to offer direct lending strategies could benefit substantially as insurance companies, in particular, seek alternative yield-enhancing funds within their credit portfolios. Not only do direct lending strategies provide stable, consistent returns over a multi-year time horizon, they also allow insurers to make more efficient use of their Solvency Capital Ratio (SCR) under Solvency II regulation. »

New ethical mini bonds scheme aims to get buyers on the property ladder and provide investors with average 5.5 per cent annual return

New ethical mini bonds scheme aims to get buyers on the property ladder and provide investors with average 5.5 per cent annual return

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 18:35

Property co-ownership company Joint Equity is partnering with FCA-regulated property financier Ingman Capital Partners to launch a new series of mini-bonds offering more attractive returns than buy to let but with a lower risk exposure than holding individual assets. »

Apeiron Capital launches GBP300m student housing platform

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 18:23

Apeiron Capital has launched a new student housing platform with an initial target size of GBP300 million. In addition, Apeiron has made its first acquisition, a 100-bed student housing asset in Stratford London for GBP10.35 million.  »

BMO Real Estate Partners secures EUR150m for inaugural pan-European property strategy

Mon, 26/10/2015 - 13:30

BMO Real Estate Partners has announced the launch of its first pan-European property investment strategy, achieving a commitment of EUR150m from German institutional investors. »

Spotlight

Hedge fund launches in Q3 2015

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 14:09

Hedge fund launches are under the spotlight in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q3 2015. »

Property investment

Private real estate funds in market, Q3 2015

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 13:54

This extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Real Estate, Q3 2015 examines current closed-end private real estate funds in market, looking at target capital, primary geographic focus, time spent on the road and a sample of the largest funds currently fundraising. »

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