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L&G and Schroders commit to GBP200m Bracknell regeneration

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 19:30

The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (“BRP”), a 50:50 Joint Venture between Legal & General Capital (LGC) and Schroder UK Property Fund (SPF), together with Bracknell Forest Council, announce that they have gone unconditional on the major development of the Northern Retail Quarter. This news paves the way for construction to commence in Spring 2015.  »

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Altisource Asset Management appoints George Ellison as CEO

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 18:30

Altisource Asset Management Corporation hAAMCas appointed George G Ellison as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  »

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GFI Board Supports BGC's USD6.10 per share tender offer

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 16:00

BGC Partners and GFI Group have entered into a tender offer support agreement in which GFI's board of directors unanimously agreed to support BGC's tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of GFI common stock at USD6.10 per share in cash. »

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Crestbridge strengthens real estate and corporate teams with senior appointments

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 13:45

Administration and corporate services firm Crestbridge has continued to strengthen its senior team in Jersey with the double appointment of Fiona Wilson and Steven Morrice. »

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LGP and DB Symmetry to begin 182,566 sq ft warehouse development

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 12:30

Legal & General Property (LGP), together with its joint venture partner, DB Symmetry, has secured detailed planning consent for the development of up to 182,556 sq ft of warehousing space at M6EPIC, its 34 acre industrial site in South Lancashire Industrial Estate. »

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Catella Research presents Germany 2015 office market and investment map for 76 locations

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 11:30

Demand for office real estate will lead to a change in the traditional investor mentality in the German market in the current year, according to Catella Research’s Germany 2015 office market and investment map.  »

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New closed-end fund platform from ALPS to support alternative investments

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 11:00

ALPS has launched the ALPS Interval Fund Platform, a structure built to support retail closed-end funds and interval funds. »

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Overseas investors drive record level of European real estate investment in Q4 2014

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:00

European commercial real estate investment totalled a record EUR65bn in Q4 which led to a 29% increase in full year volumes of EUR186bn, according to a report by DTZ Research. »

Preqin Global Infrastructure Report 2015

Preqin Global Infrastructure fund manager survey results

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 08:59

The newly released 2015 Preqin Global Infrastructure Report features exclusive fund manager survey results, made available this week via a special complimentary report. The report provides insight into the future investment activity of infrastructure fund managers and their views on the current market. »

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Macquarie Mexican REIT acquires large industrial property in Monterrey

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 06:00

Macquarie Mexican REIT (MMREIT) has completed the acquisition of a 59,200 sq m (637,000 sq ft) two-building industrial property located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, from Ridge Property Trust II for US$58.0 million (approximately Ps.864.0 million), excluding transaction costs and taxes. »

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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... »

Comment
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.  ... »

Article
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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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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