Hall Capital adds IR office

Hall Capital has created an investor relations office to provide a focal point of communications and services for investors in the firm’s various private equity, automotive, real est »

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Mitsui Fudosan America closes four leasing transactions at 1251 Avenue of the Americas in three months

​ Mitsui Fudosan America has successfully completed the following four leasing transactions totalling 162,027 square feet at its flagship building, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, during the three months ended 31 October. »

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New York overtakes Hong Kong as world’s most expensive shopping location

New York’s Upper Fifth Avenue has overtaken Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay as the world’s most expensive shopping destination, according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

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Prologis preleases 261,000 sq ft in Denver development

Prologis has secured a 261,000 sq ft (24,300 sq m) pre-lease agreement at a development in Denver. »

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Opportunity knocks: purchasing distressed loan portfolios

By Adrian Jones (pictured) corporate partner, and Roger Clarke, banking and finance partner, at law firm Trowers & Hamlins – Distressed loan portfolios secured by property assets have proved an attractive investment class for private equity investors. In its June 2014 Financial Stability Report[1] the Bank of England noted that UK banks non-performing loans stood at around GBP165 billion in 2013. It is perhaps unlikely that the level of non-performing loans will decline significantly once interest rates start to rise and more bank borrowers fall into default and therefore the supply looks likely to continue for some time. »

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Lubert-Adler sells 320-unit Houston apartment community

Philadelphia-based Lubert-Adler Partners has sold Tiburon, a 320-unit Class A apartment community in Houston, TX, to a private individual.  ARA Real Estate Investment Services represented Lubert-Adler in the transaction. »

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GELF successfully prices EUR400m Eurobond

 The Goodman European Logistics Fund (GEL), Goodman Group's flagship managed fund in Europe, successfully priced its second Eurobond issue in two years under its EMTN programme. »

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HIG Capital’s real estate team adds senior investment professional in Milan

Private equity investment firm HIG Capital has appointed Gabriele Magotti as Director in the firm’s Milan office.  »

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State Street Research predicts widespread increase in pension fund risk appetite and alternative allocations

Over the next three years, 77 per cent of pension funds expect their appetite for investment risk to increase to enable them to meet long-term liabilities and deliver optimal value for members.   »

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Social media tips for investment managers

The rise of social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter has been unprecedented over the last couple of years. LinkedIn now has some 313 million users and in Q2 2014 its revenues rose by 47 per cent to USD534m reported the Wall Street Journal on 31 July 2014. »

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