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US overtakes China as world’s largest real estate investment market

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 09:00

The US has overtaken China to become the world’s largest real estate investment market, according to research published by Cushman & Wakefield. »

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Nido London sells London student accommodation portfolio to Greystar for GBP600m

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 06:00

Nido London has exchanged contracts to sell its high-end student accommodation portfolio, to Greystar Real Estate Partners for GBP600 million. »

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CREFC Europe hires Hans Vrensen as Consultant Director, Research and Education

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 21:00

CREFC Europe, the European trade association for commercial real estate lenders and investors, has appointed of Hans Vrensen as its consultant director for research and education. »

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New Pereview Software streamlines real estate investment management

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 16:30

Pereview Software has launched a new enterprise-scale, cloud-based platform for real estate investment managers that streamlines investment data and documents for the life of the asset. »

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Health sector to provide shot in the arm for construction

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 14:00

The UK health sector is set to provide a shot in the arm for the construction industry according to findings from Barbour ABI, a provider of data to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Government.  »

Brussels

Schroders completes significant acquisition in Brussels

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 12:30

Schroder Real Estate has acquired the entire share capital in Bastion Tower I and Bastion Tower II and with the real estate rights to the Bastion Tower in central Brussels on behalf of clients. »

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Strong 2014 finish for Asia-Pac real estate investment

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 10:30

Asia Pacific real estate underperformed in 2014 with a 23.6% fall in activity but it did at least end the year strongly, with volumes rising in Q4 for the first time in a year; according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

Euros

CTP and pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank sign EUR132m financing transaction

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 09:00

CTP and new financial partner pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank have agreed a EUR132 million financing for the premium property, CTPark Bor.  »

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Discounts on German commercial property assets to remain high after reaching record levels in 2014

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 06:00

German open-ended funds (GOEFs) sold EUR3.3bn of commercial property assets in 2014 at a record discount of -20% against book value, according to research by global property services firm DTZ. »

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Rectory Homes launches 6.25% corporate mini-bond

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 06:00

Residential property developer Rectory Homes has launched the ‘Rectory Homes Bond’, a secured five year fixed-term corporate mini-bond offering investors 6.25% gross interest per annum.  »

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Article

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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: ... »

Article
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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