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Industrial lease in Brazil caps off record 2010 for Hines

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 10:35

DSE, the São Paulo State Education Department, signed a lease in December for 181,566 square feet of space in Hines' Distribution Park Cajamar. »

521 Fifth Avenue, NYC

SL Green acquires remaining 49.9% ownership interest in 521 Fifth Avenue

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 10:30

SL Green Realty Corp announced it has purchased City Investment Fund (CIF)’s 49.9% interest in 521 Fifth Avenue, thereby assuming full ownership of the building. The transaction values the consolidated interests at USD245.7 million or approximately USD502 per square foot. »

1371 Peabody Street, Brightwood, Washington DC

JCR-UIP joint-venture acquires DC apartment buildings

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 06:00

A partnership between Urban Investment Partners (UIP) of Washington, DC and The JCR Companies (JCR) of Arlington, VA has acquired two apartment buildings in the Brightwood neighbourhood of Washington, DC for USD6.3 million. »

Bannockburn Green Retail Center

AREA buys Bannockburn Green Retail Center in Chicago's North Shore area

Sun, 09/01/2011 - 13:10

AREA Property Partners in a joint venture with Dallas-based PO'B Montgomery & Company has acquired Bannockburn Green, a 180,000-square-foot grocery and drug store anchored shopping centre in Bannockburn, Lake County, in Chicago's North Shore region. The property was acquired for USD29.3 million from an undisclosed institutional investor. »

The Fort, Birmingham

Henderson increases Fort stake

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 06:00

Henderson Global Investors has acquired a further 12.5% stake in the 300,000 sq ft Fort Shopping Park in Birmingham increasing its interest in the retail outlet to 50%. »

Liverpool One

Grosvenor Liverpool fund secures GBP385m refinancing

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 13:40

The Grosvenor Liverpool Fund has secured GBP385m refinancing for its 1.6m sq ft Liverpool One mixed-use scheme. »

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Rockspring fund appoints three to IAC

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:53

The Rockspring-managed EUR1billion open-ended, PanEuropean Property Limited Partnership has appointed three new members to its Investment Advisory Committee (IAC). »

Franck Ruimy, Chief Executive Officer, Aerium Group

Aerium completes EUR181m refinancing of Bainbridge Capital Assets

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 09:45

Real estate fund manager Aerium Group has completed the successful EUR181 million refinancing of a portfolio of properties within its Bainbridge Capital Retail Properties fund with pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. »

Steve Scioscia, senior VP, PRG

PRG and PRC acquire USD28m NY apartment community

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 07:03

Phoenix Realty Group (PRG) has closed the purchase of a USD28m apartment community in Westchester County, New York. »

Christian Faes, Managing Director, Montello

Montello reveals average loan completed within 72 hours during December

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 06:00

London based real estate bridging finance company, Montello Private Finance, has revealed that the average turnaround time from the receiving a loan application through to successful completion, was 72 hours during the month of December. »

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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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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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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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