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Upbeat consumer spend forecasts signal rising interest in UK leisure sector, says M&G Real Estate

Upbeat consumer spend forecasts signal rising interest in UK leisure sector, says M&G Real Estate

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 13:32

Rising consumer spend will fuel further growth in the UK’s leisure sector, according to the latest research by global real estate fund manager M&G Real Estate. »

Phoenix Spree Deutschland sees 87.2 per cent increase in pre-tax profit

Phoenix Spree Deutschland sees 87.2 per cent increase in pre-tax profit

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 13:30

Phoenix Spree Deutschland, a UK listed investment company specialising in German residential real estate has reported an increase in profit before tax in the six months ended 30 June of 87.2 per cent year-on-year, to EUR9.1 million (30 June 2014: EUR4.9m). »

Ventas makes SVP promotions

Ventas makes SVP promotions

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 13:29

Real estate investment trust Ventas has made senior vice president (SVP) promotions in the firm’s asset management business. These changes became effective on 17 August, 2015 and were made in connection with the executive management realignment of roles and responsibilities that were previously announced as part of Ventas’s spin-off of Care Capital Properties, Inc. »

L&G secures planning for Birmingham office building

L&G secures planning for Birmingham office building

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 13:13

Legal & General Property’s (LGP) Property Income Fund II (UKPIF II) it has secured planning permission from Birmingham City Council for the refurbishment of Temple Court. (pictured). »

AMF Fastigheter breaks ground on Urban Escape Stockholm

AMF Fastigheter breaks ground on Urban Escape Stockholm

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 10:23

AMF Fastigheter has partnered with Microsoft to launch the construction for its 130,000 sq m Urban Escape Stockholm regeneration, through a unique gaming collaboration with Minecraft and a group of schoolchildren. »

SEB Asset Management lets around 3,500 sq m of space in Luxembourg

SEB Asset Management lets around 3,500 sq m of space in Luxembourg

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:32

SEB Asset Management has signed two leases for a total of around 3,500 sq m of space for the Espace Kennedy office building in Luxembourg. »

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Pure Multi-Family REIT LP makes USD51m acquisition

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:20

Pure Multi-Family REIT is to acquire a multi-family apartment community, known as the Brackenridge at Midtown (Brackenridge), located in San Antonio, Texas for a purchase price of USD51,000,000. »

Hansteen pre-tax profit up 55.5 per cent in H1

Hansteen pre-tax profit up 55.5 per cent in H1

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:16

Industrial property investor Hansteen has reported an increase in IFRS pre-tax profit for the six months ended 30 June of 55.5 per cent to GBP103.7 million (H1 2014: GBP66.7 million). »

Whitestone REIT acquires Quinlan Crossing in Austin, Texas

Whitestone REIT acquires Quinlan Crossing in Austin, Texas

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:09

Whitestone REIT has acquired Quinlan Crossing (pictured), its fourth community centred property in the fast-growing and economically-strong Austin market. »

KSL Capital Partners affiliate finances acquisition of Ventana Inn & Spa

KSL Capital Partners affiliate finances acquisition of Ventana Inn & Spa

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 10:13

An affiliate of KSL Capital Partners Credit Opportunities Fund has provided a first mortgage to finance the acquisition of the Ventana Inn & Spa by an affiliate of Geolo Capital II LP and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group. »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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