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Thomas P D'Arcy, president and chief executive officer of Grubb & Ellis Company.

Grubb & Ellis creates Daymark Realty Advisors

Mon, 14/02/2011 - 06:00

Real estate services and investment firm Grubb & Ellis Company has created Daymark Realty Advisors, Inc, a wholly owned and separately managed subsidiary, which will be responsible for the management of the company's entire tenant-in-common portfolio and will provide specialised management services to the owners of the TIC portfolio. »

2121 Crystal Drive, Virginia

Vornado completes USD150m financing of Crystal City office building

Sun, 13/02/2011 - 10:15

Vornado Realty Trust has completed a USD150 million financing of 2121 Crystal Drive, a 506,000 square foot office building located in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia. »

Tigg Mitchell, DWC’s director of brokerage services

DWC completes real estate note sales for JPMorgan Chase Bank

Fri, 11/02/2011 - 06:00

The Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC) recently completed the sale of secured notes on real estate holdings in two states for JPMorgan Chase Bank. »

Nicholas Loup, Chairman of ANREV and Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia-Pacific.

ANREV reaches 100 member milestone

Thu, 10/02/2011 - 14:55

ANREV, the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles, welcomed Composition Capital Partners as its 100th member in January. The boutique fund of funds manager joins other investors, fund managers and advisors and marks a milestone in the Association’s development, with membership almost doubling from 53 to 100 members in the last twelve months. »

Robert Kilroy, Managing Director, Global Investment Management

Grosvenor commits USD93m to multi-family developments

Thu, 10/02/2011 - 10:16

Grosvenor Investment Management US (GIM) has committed approximately USD93 million to fund development of five multifamily communities with a total of 1,197 rental apartments. These projects include two highly visible developments in New York City with a total of 405 apartments. »

Peter Cockhill, Managing Partner, Ogier Cayman.

Ogier Cayman makes promotions in litigation and fiduciary services

Thu, 10/02/2011 - 06:00

Ogier Cayman’s litigation team has promoted both Shaun Folpp and Rachael Reynolds to Managing Associates, and Michael Makridakis to Senior Associate. These appointments reflect the contributions of these individuals to Ogier’s litigation practice over the past 18 months. »

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AXA Real Estate raises a further EUR147.5m for development venture

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 14:49

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has announced the second close of its pan-European development venture, Development Venture III, having raised an additional EUR147.5 million of equity. »

Crystal view apartments, Orange County, California, USA

PRG and MGPG acquire USD53m Orange County apartment community

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 12:01

Phoenix Realty Group (PRG) and MG Properties Group (MGPG) have announced their acquisition of Crystal View, a USD53-million apartment community in Garden Grove, California, that offers quality, market-rate and affordable units to workers at the area’s major theme parks, hotels, medical centres and sporting venues. »

Cayman Finance Chairman Anthony Travers, OBE

Travers steps down as Cayman Finance Chairman

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 11:47

Cayman Finance Chairman Anthony Travers, OBE has stepped down from his post after two years in office. »

Professor Andrew Baum, Academic Fellow for ULI Europe

Real estate funds fail to deliver expected risk-return characteristics, says new report

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 06:00

Real estate funds have not delivered the required risk return characteristics that investors would have expected according to ‘Have Property Funds Performed?’, a new report published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). »

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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. ... »

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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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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.  ... »

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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: ... »

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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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