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Pension investors should diversify portfolios with alternative assets, says AAA

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 06:00

Following a statement from PDL International’s Sven Kuhlbrodt, in favour of alternative asset investment, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) partner, Anthony Johnson, has added his support for this investment approach.

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LaSalle acquires commercial property in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 16:00

A specialist investment fund of the newly established LaSalle Investment Management Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH (LaSalle KAG) has acquired a commercial property in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. »

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Isle of Man signs tax cooperation agreement with Mexico

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 14:00

The Isle of Man has signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with Mexico. The TIEA was signed by Mexico’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Ernesto Javier Cordero Arroyo, in Mexico City on 18th March 2011 and by Manx Treasury Minister, Anne Craine MHK, in Douglas on 11th April 2011, and exchanged by post. »

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Korean property returns to capital appreciation, says IPD

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 13:48

South Korean commercial property returned to capital appreciation in 2010, albeit at just 0.1%, helping to deliver a 6.0% positive total return, according to the IPD Korea Annual Property Index. »

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Tishman Speyer acquires Olympe from LaSalle

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 13:42

The Collective Investment Scheme Tishman Speyer French Venture has purchased the Olympe building in Paris from a company managed by LaSalle Investment Management. »

Nassar Hussain, Chair,  Brookland Partners LLP

CRE Finance Council Europe turns spotlight on guidelines for new CMBS issuance

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 13:18

CRE Finance Council’s European Board of Governors has established a newly formed European CMBS 2.0 Committee and a working group on Class X Principles. As a member led industry association, the CRE Finance Council has appointed Nassar Hussain (pictured) of real estate investment banking firm Brookland Partners LLP as Chair. »

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Italian pooled funds rebound in H2 2010, says IPD

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 12:02

Italian pooled property funds delivered positive returns for the second consecutive year in 2010, at 1.7%, a solid improvement on 2009’s 0.2%, according to the Italian Pooled Property Fund Indices (Italian PPFI). »

Heather Bestwick, Technical Director of Jersey Finance

Jersey boosts its appeal as funds domicile with law changes which offer investors maximum flexibility

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 10:00

Jersey will become the first of the Crown Dependencies to offer Incorporated Limited Partnerships (ILPs) and to create a dedicated and distinct law for the constitution of Separate Limited Partnerships (SLPs). Both new structures will further enhance Jersey’s international appeal as a domicile for funds and other investment entities. »

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So Cal apartment market shows slight improvement over Dec 2009

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 10:00

While rents are predicted to remain largely flat for the Southern California apartment markets, the 2011 Casden Multifamily Forecast from the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate reveals some signs of improvement after a period of steady decline. »

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Valad lets 10,220 sq ft industrial space in Sutton

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 06:00

Valad, the European multi-let real estate investment manager, with offices in London, Leeds and Edinburgh, has let 10,220 sq ft of industrial space at Unit 20 of the io Centre Sutton to McNicholas Construction Services Limited, a leading provider of services to the UK’s utilities, communications, rail and renewables sectors. »

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