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Anne Kavanagh, Global Head of AXA Real Estate Property Services Group

AXA Real Estate acquires 20 Gresham Street, London

Mon, 07/03/2011 - 21:40

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has completed the acquisition of 20 Gresham Street, a 240,000 sq ft fully let, high quality office space, in the City of London on behalf of one of its clients. »

Goldsworth Park Trading estate, Woking.

LaSalle completes large industrial leases at Goldsworth Park trading estate, Woking

Mon, 07/03/2011 - 21:32

LaSalle Investment Management has completed the single largest letting of industrial property in the Woking area in the last 12 months. Multipulse Electronics has taken a new lease on 25,000 square feet of modern, refurbished industrial property at Units 1 & 2 Goldsworth Park Trading Estate, whilst at the same time Surrey Tiles has taken a new lease on 5,150 square feet of modern, industrial property at Unit 18 Goldsworth Park Trading Estate. »

Andy Rofe, Managing Director of Invesco Real Estate

Invesco Real Estate announces first close of second hotel fund

Mon, 07/03/2011 - 21:29

Invesco Real Estate (IRE), the global property investment manager, is pleased to announce that it has achieved a first close of its second pan-European hotel fund with EUR85m (USD115m) of equity from four institutional investors. With conservative debt, this provides c. EUR170m (USD230m) of initial capital, with further closings planned over the next 12 months. »

Tonny Nielsen, Aberdeen’s Nordic Head of Investment Management

Aberdeen appointed to manage Nordic property portfolio worth EUR537m

Mon, 07/03/2011 - 17:00

Aberdeen Asset Management announces that it has been appointed to manage a Nordic property portfolio worth EUR537million (DKR 4.0 billion). »

Simon Fairchild, Managing Director of IPD North America

IPD US recruits real estate risk expert Jim Valente as director

Mon, 07/03/2011 - 16:00

IPD has recruited Jim Valente as Director of Performance & Risk Analytics in its Chicago office. »

Phil Tily, UK and Ireland Managing Director at IPD

West End office rent free periods triple, IRIS analysis reveals

Mon, 07/03/2011 - 14:00

Average rent-free incentive periods on new leases in the West End office sector more than tripled last year to 14 months, according to analysis by IPD’s Rental Information Service (IRIS) Digest. »

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OBS announces new MD

Mon, 07/03/2011 - 12:00

Offshore Business Solutions has appointed Dawn Cummings as Managing Director.   »

Franck Ruimy , CEO of Aerium Finance

Aerium acquires 22,000 sq m high street development in Kiel

Mon, 07/03/2011 - 10:04

Aerium, the European real estate fund manager has completed the purchase of a landmark high street retail development project in the city centre of Kiel, northern Germany for EUR71 million, and has formed a joint venture with Matrix AG to undertake its development. 
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Denmark commercial property market outperforms expectations

Mon, 07/03/2011 - 06:00

Investment in Danish real estate delivered stronger than expected total returns in 2010, at 5.3%, as measured by the IPD Danish Property Index, supported by a return to capital appreciation and modest rental growth improvements. The total return in 2009 was 3.8%. »

Richard Barrett, Chairman of TCT

Treasury China Trust records net profit of SGD39.61m

Sun, 06/03/2011 - 16:00

Treasury China Trust (TCT) registered a net profit of SGD39.61m for the six months ending 31 December 2010, its first financial year end results since listing in Singapore in June 2010. »

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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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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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