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Carey Olsen and Belasko support Mercer on GBP235 million real estate fund

Tue, 23/08/2016 - 13:39

Guernsey firms Carey Olsen and Belasko have acted for investment firm Mercer Real Estate Partners on the launch of its debut fund, Mercer Real Estate Partners II. »

RealCap launches first crowdfunding opportunity

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 14:59

RealCap, a real estate crowdfunding company based in Santa Monica, California, has launched its first investment offering, the Self Storage Opportunity Fund. »

Infrastructure fundraising market dominated by USD1bn Club investors and fund managers

Infrastructure fundraising market dominated by USD1bn Club investors and fund managers

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 08:17

The USD1bn Club of infrastructure investors, a group of 69 institutional investors that have allocated USD1 billion or more to the asset class, have become dominant players in the infrastucture fundraising market, according to research by Preqin. »

Fidelity Investments launches Fidelity Advisor Global Real Estate Fund

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 08:23

Fidelity Investments has launched the Fidelity Advisor Global Real Estate Fund, available exclusively to financial advisers and other intermediaries and designed to invest in US and international real estate securities. »

RealtyMogul.com launches crowd-funded REIT

Wed, 17/08/2016 - 08:59

RealtyMogul.com, an online marketplace for commercial real estate investing, has launched its first commercial real estate fund, MogulREIT I, which is structured as a real estate investment trust (REIT) with a minimum investment of USD2,500. »

CityView closes multifamily investment fund

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 07:58

CityView, an investment management and development firm focused on urban multifamily real estate in the Western and Southwestern US, has closed CityView Western Fund I, a USD150 million equity fund that will invest in multifamily housing in select markets. »

Olympus Property launches new fund with acquisition of two multi-family assets in Dallas Fort Worth

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 08:08

Olympus Property has expanded its Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) portfolio with the acquisition of Mansions at Woodbridge (renamed Olympus Woodbridge) in Sachse, Texas and The Davis in Fort Worth, Texas. »

Savills IM launches EUR300 million fund on behalf of two Italian investors

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 10:02

Savills Investment Management, the international real estate investment manager, has launched the Mercury Fund which it will manage on behalf of CONAD and Gruppo Cattolica Assicurazioni, an Italian insurance company. »

Aberdeen raises GBP115m for private rented sector portfolio

Tue, 02/08/2016 - 10:37

Aberdeen Asset Management has raised GBP115 million of equity from a number of UK pension funds to invest in the UK Private Rented Sector (PRS). The ‘Investment Club’ will acquire existing or new developments of residential blocks across the UK.  »

Patrizia launches first pan-European logistics real estate fund

Tue, 02/08/2016 - 10:24

Patrizia Immobilien AG has launched its first pan-European logistics real estate fund and acquired its first properties in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany – a total of 13 logistics properties totalling 250,000 square metres.  »

Mercer Real Estate Partners II exceeds target with GBP235m of capital commitments

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 10:31

Mercer Real Estate Partners II has held its final close with GBP235 million of capital commitments from a diverse group of investors including US endowments, UK public pension funds, corporate pension funds and global investment management groups. »

AEW raises a further EUR400 million for Logistis

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:08

AEW has raised an additional EUR400 million in equity for Logistis, 18 months after closing on EUR820 million for the platform.  »

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. »

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