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Double-digit rental growth expected for Central London in 2015

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 12:00

Total take up of office space in Central London reached 706,000 sq ft in January, which is in line with last year’s figures for the same period. »

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Bluerock's TI+ Real Estate Fund sees total return of 8.08% in 2014

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 09:00

Bluerock's Total Income+ Real Estate Fund (TI+) has reported a total return of 8.08% for the year ending December 2014, and an annualized total return of 9.82% since inception on its Class A no-load shares.  »

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Forum Partners invests GBP30m in Oxenwood Real Estate

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 06:00

Oxenwood Real Estate has secured an investment of GBP20 million from global real estate investment and asset management firm, Forum Partners.  »

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L&G completes second hotel loan

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 21:00

Legal & General (L&G) has completed its second hotel lending transaction, with a GBP75 million, 20 year loan to a private client, secured against five hotel assets at Gatwick and Stansted airports. »


SLI acquires OBI home improvement store from SEB Asset Management

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 20:30

The Standard Life Investments Heritage with Profits Fund has purchased the OBI home improvement store located in the “Am Gleisdreieck” street in Munich from SEB Asset Management for EUR19.8 million.  »

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Prudential to finance new children’s hospital in Edinburgh

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 20:00

Prudential has provided GBP85 million to build the new hospital, which is designed to ensure Edinburgh maintains its reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in medicine. »

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Partners REIT refinances three properties

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 19:30

Partners Real Estate Investment Trust has completed the refinancing of three of its properties, on in Selkirk, one in Steinbach, and one in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  »

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SLI builds out infrastructure debt team

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 16:30

Standard Life Investments, the Global Asset Manager, has made two new appointments to its Infrastructure Debt team. »


M&G Real Estate to fund 175,000 sq ft prime logistics asset in Manchester

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 14:00

M&G Real Estate is to fund the construction of a 175,000 sq ft warehouse unit at Union Square, Trafford Park, Manchester, in a joint venture with Marshall CDP Ltd. »

Private Equity Spotlight February 2015

Biggest challenges facing private equity managers in 2015

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 11:47

In an extract from the recently released 2015 Preqin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report, we analyze the results of Preqin’s latest survey of private equity and venture capital fund managers in order to gauge their concerns, views and plans for the year ahead. »

Special report
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... »

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.  ... »

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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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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:  ... »