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SLI Global Real Estate Fund acquires multi-let office in Melbourne

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 20:00

Standard Life Investments (SLI) Global Real Estate Fund has acquired a multi-let office in Melbourne, marking its fourth acquisition in Asia-Pacific this year.  »

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Grosvenor Americas sells Puget Sound Apartments for USD25.5m

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 19:00

Grosvenor Americas has sold BluWater, a 152-unit luxury lakeside apartment community in Everett, WA, to Coast Equity Partners for USD25.5 million. Kidder Mathews represented Grosvenor in the transaction. »

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Gramercy Property Trust to purchase USD399m office and industrial portfolio

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 18:00

Gramercy Property Trust has agreed to acquire a portfolio of 12 single-tenant net lease assets from Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund Inc (DPF) for approximately USD399 million, plus transaction costs. »

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Tristan’s EPISO 3 Fund to invest over EUR90m to revive Copenhagen Shopping Centre Development

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 17:45

EPISO3, a fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners and joint-venture partner Solstra Capital Partners, will invest in excess of 650 million Danish kroner (EUR90 million) in a half-built local shopping centre that it has acquired in an affluent residential suburb of Copenhagen from Holberg Fenger Invest.  »

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Harrington Cooper appointed UK distributor of Oaktree fund range

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 17:00

Harrington Cooper has been appointed by Oaktree Capital Management (Oaktree) to distribute its UCITS SICAV fund range to professional fund selectors in the UK.  »

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Morrison & Foerster advises GLP on USD8bn acquisition of Blackstone US properties

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 14:00

Morrison & Foerster is advising Global Logistic Properties Limited (GLP) in a co-investment with an affiliate of GIC Pte to buy one of the largest logistics real estate portfolios in the United States from the Blackstone Group.  »

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Bridges Ventures to back three pioneering Social Impact Bond

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 13:45

Bridges Ventures is to invest GBP1.5m in three Social Impact Bonds designed to reduce homelessness among NEETs (young people not in education, employment and training) in Greater Manchester, Greenwich, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands. »

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Auction.com closes more than USD281m in commercial assets in October

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 12:45

Auction.com facilitated the closing of 73 commercial assets throughout October with a total combined value of more than USD281 million.  »

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Brown re-elected to National Board of Directors for CCIM Institute

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 12:30

Ernest L Brown, IV, CCIM, a managing director in the San Antonio office of Kennedy Wilson’s Brokerage Group, has been re-elected to the national board of directors of the CCIM Institute for the 2015-2016 term. »

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Atrium sells portfolio of 72 smaller retail assets in Czech Republic for EUR70m

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 09:00

Atrium European Real Estate Limited has agreed to sell a portfolio of 72 retail assets in the Czech Republic to a private client account managed by Peakside Capital Advisors for a consideration of circa EUR70 million.  »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… ... »

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