Money changing hands

Douglas Emmett acquires multi-tenant office property

Real estate investment trust Douglas Emmett has acquired a 216,000 square foot Class "A" multi-tenant office property named Carthay Campus for a contract price of USD75.3 million, or USD348 per square foot.   »


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BlackRock Real Estate partners with Canmoor to target secondary industrial sector

BlackRock Real Estate has partnered with Canmoor to launch the BlackRock Industrial Trust (BRIT), which will target high-yielding industrial estates valued at between GBP5m and GBP15m. »


Two tiers

Is there a two-tier fundraising market?

Despite infrastructure fundraising showing signs of growth, achieving a successful fundraise is more difficult than ever in such a competitive market. Preqin examines which funds are more likely to achieve their target size and the key factors for fundraising success. »


Two fingers

Kennedy Wilson hires two in Austin office

International real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson has hired Victor Russo and Su Kosub to the firm’s properties group in Austin, Texas. »


London

Hong Kong Chinese see London residential property as buying opportunity

Hong Kong Chinese are showing unprecedented interest in acquiring residential property in London despite growing concerns around the likely outcome of next year’s General Election and the threat of a mansion tax. »


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M&G Real Estate agrees major warehouse letting

M&G Real Estate has let a 44,834 sq ft HQ style warehouse on a 15-year lease to Pilgrims Group at the Orchard Business Centre in Salfords, Redhill. »


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UK commercial property moves ahead in September as retail rents gain traction

UK commercial real estate returned 1.7 per cent in September, significantly up on the 1.4 per cent return for August, according to the IPD UK Monthly Property Index released by MSCI. »


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Billion-dollar question: Are public-to-private transactions on the way out?

Following industry debates that the leveraged buyout market has all but dried up, Preqin examines whether or not buyouts and, in particular, public-to private transactions are still attractive to the investment community. »


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HowardKennedyFsi delivers GBP21m loan against 70-property portfolio

Law firm HowardKennedyFsi has advised specialist lender Dragonfly Property Finance on a GBP21 million bridging loan secured against a portfolio of 70 separate residential and commercial properties. »


Poland

Metropolitan acquisition sees DeAWM pass EUR1bn AUM in Poland

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s real estate investment business has acquired the Metropolitan building in central Warsaw’s prestigious Piłsudski Square from Aberdeen Asset Management. »


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