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Strong 2014 finish for Asia-Pac real estate investment

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 10:30

Asia Pacific real estate underperformed in 2014 with a 23.6% fall in activity but it did at least end the year strongly, with volumes rising in Q4 for the first time in a year; according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

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CTP and pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank sign EUR132m financing transaction

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 09:00

CTP and new financial partner pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank have agreed a EUR132 million financing for the premium property, CTPark Bor.  »

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Discounts on German commercial property assets to remain high after reaching record levels in 2014

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 06:00

German open-ended funds (GOEFs) sold EUR3.3bn of commercial property assets in 2014 at a record discount of -20% against book value, according to research by global property services firm DTZ. »

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Rectory Homes launches 6.25% corporate mini-bond

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 06:00

Residential property developer Rectory Homes has launched the ‘Rectory Homes Bond’, a secured five year fixed-term corporate mini-bond offering investors 6.25% gross interest per annum.  »

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BRE and GRESB Partner to promote sustainability in commercial real estate

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 20:30

BREEAM green building certification scheme operator BRE has partnered with GRESB to promote their shared goals of advancing transparency and sustainability performance in the real estate industry. »

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Cordea Savills’ UK Income and Growth Fund acquires Maidstone industrial unit

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 19:30

Cordea Savills’ UK Income & Growth Fund has purchased Integra II, Maidstone for GBP5.2 million.  »

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Turner & Townsend signs two global contracts with Shell

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 19:00

Turner & Townsend, a professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting, has signed two agreements with Shell. »

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Carter Validus acquires USD24.5m medical facility property

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 18:30

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II has acquired the Heartland Rehabilitation Hospital property for USD24,579,302. The rehabilitation hospital is located in Overland Park, Kansas. »

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L&G takes 50% stake in Peel Group’s MediaCityUK

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 18:00

Legal & General Capital (LGC) has acquired a 50 per cent stake in the Peel Group’s MediaCityUK scheme at Salford Quays in Manchester, which is currently valued at GBP503 million. »

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BNP Paribas, ING and RBS lead EUR100,000,000 revolving credit facility for Goodman European Logistics Fund

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 17:30

BNP Paribas, ING Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland have acted as Joint Mandated Lead Arrangers for a EUR100m revolving credit facility (the Facility) for Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF or the Fund) as part of a much broader strategy to increase the Fund size and scope.  »

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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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