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BH Properties acquires 428,000 sq ft Office Complex

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 21:00

BH Properties has purchased The Plaza at Squaw Peak, a 428,000-square-foot office complex located in Phoenix, for USD25 million.  »

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CPA:18 – Global acquires Rotterdam office buildings

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 19:30

WP Carey’s CPA®:18 – Global managed non-traded REIT, has acquired a single tenant office building and an adjacent multitenant high-rise tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands for approximately EUR69 million.  »

Manchester

Michael Kors joins the latest line up of new tenants for M&G Real Estate and intu in Manchester

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 18:30

Manchester Arndale, jointly owned by M&G Real Estate and intu, has secured a number of new tenants including Michael Kors, Open, Kids Foot Locker, Drome and MooBoo. »

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Vandenberg Permanent launches USD1.5bn NYC Supertall real estate investment fund

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 18:00

Vandenberg Permanent has launched The Supertall Opportunity Fund, which will seek to raise USD1.5 billion through a private offering to invest in ultra-luxury office, hotel and condominium developments. »

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Poundland and Tiger sign up at Cwmbran shopping centre

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:30

M&G Real Estate has signed two new lettings for the leading Cwmbran’s new town centre scheme. »

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Hansteen disposes of GBP43.9 million of UK assets

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:00

Hansteen has completed the sale of eleven UK assets from the Ashtenne Industrial Fund (AIF), in which it has a 36.7% interest, for a combined price of GBP43.9 million, in three separate transactions. »

Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant

Cayman Islands funds

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:23

By Chris Humphries, Managing Director, Stuarts Walker Hersant, Attorneys-at-Law – The Cayman Islands continues to be the leading offshore jurisdiction for mutual funds and hedge funds. Its position as the premier jurisdiction is as a result of innovative legislation and the absence of taxation together with the presence of sophisticated and professional service providers and a favourable regulatory environment.  »

Derek Delaney, DMS Offshore Investment Services

Cayman structures compliment AIFMD funds

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:17

In 2011, ahead of the introduction of the AIFMD in Europe, an article entitled “A foot in both camps”, was written by Derek Delaney, Managing Director of DMS Offshore Investment Services (Europe) Limited. In it, Delaney (pictured) wrote: “There is an enduring perception that the established European domiciles such as Ireland and Luxembourg are in direct competition with the leading offshore domiciles such as Cayman. This perception has transcended reality to the extent that leading participants in both camps deem it necessary to fight their corner.” »

Monete Windsor, UBS Fund Services

Cayman begins to see a rise in hybrid funds

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:05

UBS Fund Services has had one of its strongest years in terms of winning new clients according to Monette Windsor (pictured), who heads up the Cayman Islands business.  »

Derek Adler, Ifina

Championing the emerging manager

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:02

Derek Adler (pictured) ACSI is a director and founder member of International Financial Administration Group (‘Ifina’), which has now been around for 17 years providing fund administration services to small and emerging fund managers as well as large institutional clients. Over the last three years, Ifina has been successfully running a turnkey fund solution in Cayman for managers keen to avoid the cost and time to market to launch a standalone fund.  »

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Special report
Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… ... »

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