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Praxis acquires GBP65m office portfolio

Praxis acquires GBP65m office portfolio

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 07:43

Property investment and management firm Praxis has completed the acquisition of an eight-strong office and business park portfolio from real estate funds managed by Blackstone for GBP65m, representing a net initial yield of 8.19 per cent. »

Total of Jersey funds marketing into Europe via NPPRs under AIFMD tops 200

Total of Jersey funds marketing into Europe via NPPRs under AIFMD tops 200

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 07:39

The number of Jersey funds marketing into Europe through national private placement regimes (NPPRs) under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) broke through the 200 barrier in June. »

Institutional investors finding new home as landlords

Institutional investors finding new home as landlords

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 14:26

Institutional investors dominated the private rented sector until the introduction of rent controls in the 1970s. But now pension funds and insurers are returning to the private rental sector by increasingly building portfolios of Build to Rent homes to meet their future liabilities as traditional investments such as sovereign bonds continue to offer low yields.  »

TIAA-CREF, AP1 & AP2 create strategic JV to invests in European office properties

TIAA-CREF, AP1 & AP2 create strategic JV to invests in European office properties

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 14:03

TIAA-CREF and the Swedish National Pension Funds AP1 and AP2 have agreed to combine forces in a new joint venture to create a pan-European office investment platform.  »

BaltCap Private Equity Fund II acquires BPT Real Estate

BaltCap Private Equity Fund II acquires BPT Real Estate

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:58

BaltCap Private Equity Fund II managed by BaltCap has acquired property manager BPT Real Estate AS which provides services in the Baltic States and Poland. BaltCap acquired the company from Northern Horizon Capital A/S. »

Spotlight

Alternative methods of accessing the private real estate market

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 12:50

Alternative methods of accessing the private real estate market, including separate accounts, joint ventures and co-investments, are under the spotlight in this extract from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2015. »

Monogram Residential Trust appoints Dan Swanstrom as CFO

Monogram Residential Trust appoints Dan Swanstrom as CFO

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 09:47

Monogram Residential Trust, an owner, operator and developer of luxury apartment communities in select markets across the United States, has appointed Dan Swanstrom as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer-Elect.  »

Gauntlet Private Investments secures USD8.5m for student-housing portfolio in Bemidji

Gauntlet Private Investments secures USD8.5m for student-housing portfolio in Bemidji

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 09:42

Gauntlet Private Investments, a real estate-focused private equity firm, has secured an USD8.5 million loan for a student-housing portfolio in Bemidji, Minnesota. The property is located near Bemidji State University. »

Equity Office appoints Eli Khouri President and Chief Executive Officer

Equity Office appoints Eli Khouri President and Chief Executive Officer

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 07:44

Equity Office, US office platform wholly-owned by Blackstone’s real estate funds overseeing approximately 58 million square feet of Class A office space, has appointed Eli Khouri (pictured) as President and Chief Executive Officer.  »

SEB Asset Management sells two office buildings in Japan

SEB Asset Management sells two office buildings in Japan

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 13:39

SEB Asset Management has sold the seven-storey Hamamatsucho Center Building in Tokyo and the Shin Osaka Center Building in Osaka to a local REIT after a holding period of eight years.  »

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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. ... »

Special report
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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