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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.  »

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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. »

GRESB launches 2016 real asset assessments

GRESB launches 2016 real asset assessments

Fri, 01/04/2016 - 09:59

GRESB, a provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarking for real assets, has launched the 2016 GRESB assessments.  »

Patron Capital and Suprema relaunch Berlin office property as EightFloors

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:17

Patron Capital and its local development partner, Suprema, have relaunched their 550,000 sq ft office complex on Franklinstrasse in Berlin’s Charlottenburg under the name EightFloors, initiating a major redevelopment programme and announcing two new tenants who have taken a total of 60,000 sq ft.  »

Aberdeen launches new sustainable development framework

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 15:53

Aberdeen Asset Management is launching a new framework to ensure that all aspects of sustainability are proactively considered for all of their major refurbishments and new development projects in the UK.  »

CBRE Global Investors launches ‘Emprende Plan’ in five Spanish cities

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 09:12

Real estate investment management firm CBRE Global Investors has launched the Emprende Plan, a social initiative to help entrepreneurs launch new businesses, in five cities across Spain. »

GRESB launches Health & Well-being module for real estate industry

Mon, 14/03/2016 - 09:17

GRESB has launched the GRESB Health & Well-being Module as an optional supplement to the GRESB Real Estate Assessment, an annual survey on behalf of a large group of institutional investors that captures information regarding the ESG performance of property companies, fund managers and developers.  »

Roofstock launches first dedicated marketplace for the USD2tn single-family rental sector

Roofstock launches first dedicated marketplace for the USD2tn single-family rental sector

Mon, 07/03/2016 - 09:19

Roofstock has launched the first dedicated online marketplace for investing in leased single-family rental (SFR) homes. »

Legal & General set to create over 400 jobs in Leeds with new modular housing business

Thu, 25/02/2016 - 16:56

Legal & General Capital (LGC) has launched its modular housing business, Legal & General Homes, which will provide modern, precision engineered factory manufactured houses through its new facility in the North of England. »

Alpha Real Capital launches Index Linked Income Fund

Tue, 23/02/2016 - 16:55

Alpha Real Capital has launched the Index Linked Income Fund (ILIF) a new fund investing in UK commercial ground rents. The fund has already made its first acquisition. »

LSH launches new Northern Powerhouse online property tool

Thu, 18/02/2016 - 09:24

Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has developed a web-based application to assist occupiers, developers and investors looking for opportunities in the Northern Powerhouse region.  »

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M&G Investments launches first institutional fund to invest in European long lease property

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 10:00

M&G Investments (M&G) has launched the first pooled institutional fund to invest in long lease Continental European real estate, building on the experience it has gained with its market-leading £3 billion UK strategy. »

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. »

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