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Ares Management Real Estate Fund acquires pan-European office portfolio from IVG

Ares Management Real Estate Fund acquires pan-European office portfolio from IVG

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 09:30

A real estate fund managed by Ares Management has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 240,000-square-meter office portfolio consisting of 30 properties located across six European countries, including the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland and Spain, from IVG Institutional Funds. »

Hightower receives backing from strategic investors

Hightower receives backing from strategic investors

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 09:21

Hightower has secured several new strategic investors, including Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Corp; Barry Sternlicht, CEO of Starwood Capital; Bill Rudin, CEO of Rudin Management Company; and returning investor Aaron Levie, CEO of Box. »

 79 per cent of institutional investors globally invest in at least one alternative asset class

79 per cent of institutional investors globally invest in at least one alternative asset class

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 09:17

Research for Preqin’s latest Investor Outlook has found that four out of five institutional investors invest in at least one alternative asset class. »

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Brookwood promotes Miles B Janich

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:45

Brookwood Financial Partners has promoted Miles B Janich to Senior Vice President of Brookwood Securities Partners, the comany’s registered broker-dealer. »

Miramar Hotel and Investment Company reports 5 per cent increase in revenue

Miramar Hotel and Investment Company reports 5 per cent increase in revenue

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:36

Miramar Hotel and Investment Company saw unaudited revenue grow to HKD1,575 million in six months ended 30 June 2015, an increase of 5 per cent compared to the same period last year. »

Empiric to acquire student accommodation property in Bath

Empiric to acquire student accommodation property in Bath

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:35

Empiric Student Property has exchanged contracts to acquire on practical completion the freehold on a site to be developed into a high quality turnkey student accommodation scheme on James Street West, in Bath, for a total investment of GBP25 million.   »

BH Properties closes more than USD120m in acquisitions in Q2 2015

BH Properties closes more than USD120m in acquisitions in Q2 2015

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:33

BH Properties closed more than USD120 million in acquisitions during the second quarter of 2015. These transactions added 2.97 million square feet of industrial, office, retail, multifamily and RV Parks to the firm’s portfolio. »

Invesco’s opportunistic real estate strategy makes debut in Ireland

Invesco’s opportunistic real estate strategy makes debut in Ireland

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:06

Invesco Real Estate (IRE), the global real estate investment manager, has acquired Frascati, a 102,000 sq ft shopping centre, fully-leased with multiple strong tenants located in the affluent suburb of Blackrock in Dublin, Ireland. »

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Real estate funds taking longer to get to final close as competition heats up

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 14:05

The real estate funds industry is alive and well from an asset raising perspective. In 2012, private RE funds closed with USD72 billion in committed institutional assets. By 2014, that number had increased by 45 per cent, according to leading alternative asset data provider, Preqin.  »

Valuation

Infrastructure asset valuations: An ongoing concern

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 14:00

With concerns regarding infrastructure asset pricing ranking highest among institutional investors surveyed by Preqin, this extract from Preqin Infrastructure Spotlight – August 2015 examines the rise in average infrastructure deal sizes by geography, industry and project stage. »

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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. ... »

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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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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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