City House, Leeds

Bruntwood buys City House in Leeds

Bruntwood, the commercial property company, has bought City House in Leeds, its fifth acquisition in the city in as many years. »


Duncan Owen, chief executive of Invista Real Estate Investment Management

Invista Foundation Property Trust completes shares placing

Invista Foundation Property Trust has completed its placing of 32,327,062 new ordinary shares in the company. »


Keith R. Guericke, president and chief executive officer, Essex Property Trust

Essex Property Trust acquires two communities

California-based Essex Property Trust has acquired 101 San Fernando, a 323-unit community in San Jose, California for approximately USD64.1m and Eagle Rim Apartments, a 156-unit community located in Redmond, Washington for USD18.6m. »


Bear cub

Bear market sentiment is back, survey finds

Investors have turned bearish in their outlook for the global economy and corporate earnings, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch survey of fund managers for July. »


Dollars

H&R offers CAD100m of convertible debentures

H&R Real Estate Investment Trust has entered into an agreement to sell, to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by CIBC, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities, on a bought deal basis, CAD100m principal amount 5.90 per cent convertible unsecured subordinated debentures. »


Cooperation

Stag Capital and GI Partners form USD200m real estate joint venture

Stag Capital Partners, a real estate company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the US, and GI Partners, a trans-Atlantic private equity firm, have formed a joint venture to invest up to USD200m to acquire individual single-tenant net leased industrial properties throughout the US. »


Andrew Sykes, chairman of Invista Foundation Property Trust

Invista Foundation Property Trust places 32 million shares

The board of Invista Foundation Property Trust has decided to raise additional equity capital through a placing of up to 32,327,062 new ordinary shares in the capital of the company with a small number of institutional investors. »


Southeast Asia

Starwood appoints managing director, India and Southeast Asia

Starwood Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on real estate and energy infrastructure, has appointed Sundaram V. Rajagopal as managing director, India and Southeast Asia, Starwood Capital India Advisors. »


Hong Kong

Composition expands teams in Amsterdam and Hong Kong

Composition Capital Partners has expanded its teams in Amsterdam and Hong Kong with three senior appointments. »


Inflation

Inflation and real estate top concerns among hedge fund and PE managers

Mutual fund, hedge fund and private equity managers fear the impact of inflation but are optimistic about the prospects for US and Asian equity markets over the next 12 months, according to survey data published by RBC Capital Markets. »


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