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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. »

IRET sells additional USD40m in commercial office properties

IRET sells additional USD40m in commercial office properties

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 07:43

Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET) has closed on the sale of an additional USD40 million in office sales on 12 August, 2015. The commercial office properties, located in the Twin Cities metro area, include the Mendota Office Center I-IV, as well as the American Corporate Center, totalling 420,216 square feet.  The properties were sold to MSP SLP Apartments. »

Jennifer J Barrett joins Brookwood as asset manager of suburban Philadelphia portfolio

Jennifer J Barrett joins Brookwood as asset manager of suburban Philadelphia portfolio

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 07:41

Jennifer J Barrett has joined Brookwood Financial Partners as the Asset Manager of the firm’s newly acquired portfolio of office buildings in suburban Philadelphia and Allentown, Pennsylvania.  »

 Bouwinvest Invests over EUR305m in Dutch residential assets

Bouwinvest Invests over EUR305m in Dutch residential assets

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 07:35

Institutional real estate investment manager Bouwinvest’s Dutch Residential Fund has acquired over 1,300 residential units for a total investment of around EUR305 million.  »

Valad Europe acquires office portfolio from Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

Valad Europe acquires office portfolio from Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:09

Valad Europe has acquired a portfolio of offices for EUR56.1 million from Kamer van Koophandel, the Netherlands’ Chamber of Commerce organisation, for the Valad Netherlands Diversified Partnership (VNDP). »

NAS sells Tempe College student housing property

NAS sells Tempe College student housing property

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:07

National Asset Services (NAS) has sold Gateway at Tempe (pictured), a college student housing property located approximately one mile East of Arizona State University on East University Drive in Tempe, Arizona. »

Real estate finance

Raising real estate capital in Boston

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:04

Preqin’s Real Estate Online provides comprehensive profiles for the 49 institutional investors based in Boston that actively invest in the real estate asset class, collectively representing over USD1.1 trillion in assets under management. The largest proportion of institutional investors are foundations, representing a quarter of investors located in the city. Boston has a strong private wealth industry; a fifth of real estate investors based in Boston are wealth managers and a further 14 per cent are family offices. »

Empiric acquires forward funded development in Nottingham

Empiric acquires forward funded development in Nottingham

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:03

Empiric Student Property has exchanged contracts, subject to planning, on a forward funded development in Nottingham, known as The Frontage, a 162 bed, new build, premium student accommodation scheme, for a total investment of GBP18.4 million. »

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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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