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Duncan Sunter to head C&W Valuation & Advisory in Sweden

Global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield has hired Duncan Sunter from CBRE as head of the firm’s Valuation & Advisory practice in Sweden. »


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Octopus raises GBP130m for commercial property fund

Octopus Investments has raised GBP130 million for the Commercial Real Estate Debt Fund, a closed-ended limited partnership offering institutional investors a credit-based exposure to UK commercial property. »


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LCP to close latest GBP100m property fund

London Central Portfolio (LCP) is to close the firm’s latest GBP100m property fund on 14 November, following a successful equity raise. »


Regulation

Crestbridge report examines key AIFMD issues

Risk management, cost and changes in fund structuring are the key issues for managers and investors arising from the initial impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to Crestbridge. »


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Unlisted UK real estate fund returns moderate to 3.9% in Q3 2014

Unlisted real estate funds returned 3.9% in the three months to September 2014, falling back from the 4.9% achieved in the second quarter of the year, but continued to reflect a strong underlying UK real estate market. »


Lease

Valad Europe lets 1,445 sq m to IT specialist in Amsterdam

Valad Europe has let 1,445 square metres of office space to IT specialist Guidion Nederland BV at James Wattstraat 77–79, Amsterdam. »


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Confluence engages Fundsquare to simplify AIFMD filing for asset managers

Confluence is collaborating with Fundsquare to provide secure delivery of AIFMD Transparency Reporting to all National Competent Authorities (NCAs) across Europe. »


New York

American Realty Capital New York City REIT to acquire 570 Seventh Avenue in Times Square

American Realty Capital New York City REIT is to acquire 570 Seventh Avenue, an institutional-quality office property located in Times Square, Manhattan for USD170.3 million, exclusive of closing costs. »


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. »


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