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L&G invests in Barking Rail Freight Terminal

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 17:00

Legal & General Property (LGP), on behalf of its annuity fund, has acquired Barking Rail Freight Terminal in London from AXA Real Estate, on behalf of clients, and its JV partner dmi Properties in a GBP53.7 million deal. »

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Kames UK Active Value Property Fund closes to new commitments at GBP275m

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 16:00

Kames Capital has closed the Kames UK Active Value Property Fund with total commitments of GBP275 million after exceeding its fundraising target of GBP250 million. »

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Jaguar Growth Partners appoints IR exec

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 13:30

Jaguar Growth Partners, a privately-held investment management and advisory firm, has appointed Quyen Tran, as a principal leading the Firm's fundraising and investor relations team. »


Global real estate investment falls for first time in five years

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 13:00

Global real estate investment fell in 2014 for the first time in five years, dropping 6.3% to USD1.21 trillion, according to research published at MIPIM by Cushman & Wakefield. »


Low supply represses EMEA retail property activity in 2014

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 12:30

EMEA retail property investment in Q4 2014 totalled EUR15.4 billion, with little changing compared to the same period in 2013 (EUR15.3 billion); according to data released by Cushman & Wakefield at MIPIM. »

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Aviva Investors forecasts 8.6% annual return for continental European real estate over next five years

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 11:30

Aviva Investors has revised upwards its five year annual total return forecast for European real estate to 8.6%.  »


ARC Global Trust to list on NYSE

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 09:00

American Realty Capital Global Trust is planning to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol GNL »


Shopping centre acquisitions to fuel record European retail investment in 2015

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 06:00

A new record of EUR52bn is set to be invested into European retail property in 2015, according to research published by DTZ. »


Union Investment acquires majority stake in Palladium

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 21:30

CBRE has advised Union Investment Real Estate on the acquisition of a majority shareholding stake in Czech property, Palladium, from a company managed by the German investment manager Hannover Leasing, Pullach.  »

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Whitewood REFF to raise up to GBP125m for secure profit-sharing office property market loans

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 18:45

Whitewood REFF is planning an IPO to raise up to GBP125 million to offer secured profit sharing loans on office property markets primarily in the Benelux region. »


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... »

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: ... »

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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