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EPRA signs strategic partnership agreement with new Chinese REIT industry body

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 19:30

The European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) and its associate organisations in North America (NAREIT) and Asia (APREA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the newly formed China REITs Alliance (C-REITs).  »

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Orchard Street acquires portfolio of six UK industrial estates for GBP113.8 million

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 19:00

Orchard Street Investment Management has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of six distinct industrial estates in the UK’s South East region for GBP113.8 million, reflecting a topped-up initial yield of 6.1%.   »

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Tikehau Capital group reinforces research department with two analysts

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 18:30

Ben Rothberg and Christoph Steffan have joined Tikehau Capital group in London as credit analysts, effective 1 December. »

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eSynergy leases 50,000 sq ft at Harworth’s Asfordby Business Park

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 18:00

Harworth Estates, the UK property regeneration company, has completed a long-term lease agreement with eSynergy Developments Ltd, a waste collection and treatment company, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. »

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Is there still an investment opportunity in PCL?

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 17:45

The broad sweeping reforms to UK Stamp Duty means buyers of properties under GBP1m are set to enjoy reduced tax bills. However, one in 10 London households now face a higher tax bill, rising to one in two in Prime Central London (PCL). »

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M&G Real Estate expands retail team

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 13:30

M&G Real Estate has appointed eight new members of staff, bolstering its retail team in response to recent acquisitions and increased asset management and development activities. »

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SEC charges Manhattan-based attorney with conducting Ponzi scheme

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 13:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Manhattan-based attorney with conducting a Ponzi scheme that defrauded some of his legal clients as well as close family members and friends. »

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Round Hill Capital acquires 976-unit residential property portfolio for EUR89m

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 11:00

Round Hill Capital is to acquire Woningportefeuille NL Divers BV (WNL), a Dutch residential property portfolio of 976 units with approximately 71,300 sq m for approximately EUR 89 million. »

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Manulife and Allianz to co-invest up to USD1bn in US real estate

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 10:45

Manulife Asset Management Private Markets has entered into an arrangement with Allianz, a leading Germany-based insurance and asset management company, to co-invest up to USD1 billion in US real estate.   »

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90 North acquires logistics warehouses in Germany and Norway

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:00

90 North, the investment advisory fund chaired by James Caan, has closed on two big acquisitions in Europe; a VW logistics warehouse in Germany and an Onninen warehouse in Norway, on behalf of its investors. »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Stack of US dollar bills

Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… ... »

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