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Nido London completes sale of 2,375 bed London student accommodation portfolio for GBP600m

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 09:00

Nido London has completed the sale to Greystar Real Estate Partners of its high-end student accommodation portfolio, for a total purchase price of GBP600 million. »

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CrowdStreet launches private-label version of real estate crowdfunding platform

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 06:00

CrowdStreet has launched CrowdStreet Sponsor Direct, a new private-label platform that allows real estate operators and developers (sponsors) to offer crowdfunded real estate fundraising and investor management capabilities on their own branded website. »

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Chinachem Group selects Qube Horizon as enterprise platform

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 20:30

The Chinachem Group – a Hong Kong-based property developer and landlord – has chosen Qube Global Software’s Qube Horizon solution to manage its substantial property portfolio. »

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New venture Logistics Capital Partners opens for business  

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 20:00

Logistics Capital Partners, a pan European logistics specialist, with extensive development and investment capabilities, is now up and running, working on behalf of several of the main occupiers in Europe. »

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Turner & Townsend Thincs big with Australian acquisition

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 19:30

Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, has acquired Australian project management specialist Thinc, creating a combined company with more than 400 expert staff based in ten locations across Australia. »

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Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund acquires Nestlé House office building

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 19:00

The Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund has purchased the Nestlé House office building (formerly known as Pacific Office Building) from Kronos Real Estate.  »

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Over half of private debt investors expect to increase allocation in the next 12 months

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 10:26

Investors’ plans for future activity in the private debt space are revealed in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Debt, Q1 2015. »

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EarlyShares launches USD5m mortgage pool fund investment opportunity sponsored by Inspire Capital

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 09:00

EarlyShares has launched a new investment opportunity in a private mortgage pool fund. Inspire Investment Fund I features an 8 per cent preferred return and projected overall investor returns of 10-13 per cent. »

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Macquarie Mexican REIT signs 19,000 sq m Industrial Lease in Ciudad Juarez

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 06:00

Macquarie Mexican REIT (MMREIT) has signed an approximately 19,000 square meter (208,000 square foot) industrial lease in Ciudad Juarez with a new tenant. »

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GBP20m MediaCityUK expansion underway

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 19:00

An exciting new development at MediaCityUK named ‘Tomorrow’ has got underway. The GBP20m project totals over 100,000 sq ft and features a 112-bed hotel – enhancing the offering at MediaCityUK as a visitor destination – and new offices and studio space. »

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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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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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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