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European commercial property investment jumps 54 per cent in Q1

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 12:00

European commercial real estate investment has registered its most active start of the year since 2007 with transaction volumes of EUR64.3 billion, a 54 per cent rise in the first quarter compared with the same period of last year. »

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Non-listed real estate funds deliver best performance since 2006

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:00

European non-listed real estate funds notched up a record performance of 8.0 per cent in 2014 – the highest level since before the financial crisis and more than double the 3.2 per cent total return achieved in 2013. »

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HIG Realty Partners sells NYC apartment portfolio

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 10:00

HIG Realty Partners as sold an eleven building, 296 unit rental apartment portfolio in New York City for USD131.5 million.  »

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Lock up the front door: cybersecurity perspectives of FoHF managers

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 09:37

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  »

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Spain’s economic recovery set to power office sector

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 09:00

New research by Cordea Savills shows Spain’s Office sector offers one of the most compelling investment opportunities in Europe because of its strong correlation with the unemployment rate, which is falling sharply. »

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Patron completes two more acquisitions worth GBP100m

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 06:00

Patron Capital has completed two further acquisitions for its UK commercial property investment programme, totalling more than GBP100 million. »

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Canaccord Genuity adds US REIT team

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 19:30

Canaccord Genuity has added a dedicated US REIT team, based in the firm's New York and San Francisco offices, with extensive investment banking, advisory, equity research and sales trading experience. »

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Empiric acquires Welsh Baptist Chapel development site in Manchester

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 12:45

Empiric Student Property (ESP) has acquired the freehold of a site which is the Grade II listed, neogothic style former Welsh Baptist Chapel, which has planning consent for a 93 bed residential development, at a cost of GBP1 million (excluding fees). »

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Catella appoints Nurminen to head new property investment management business area

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 11:45

Timo Nurminen has been appointed to head Catella’s new business area, property investment management, together with Andreas Kneip and Francois Brisset.  »

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Firm Capital Private Equity Realty Corp closes initial capital raise

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:45

Firm Capital has held the closing of the initial capital raise of Firm Capital Private Equity Realty Corp (FCPERC), a real estate merchant banking and private equity investment corporation focused on opportunistic, tactical and distressed real estate debt and equity investments in Canadian public and private entities. »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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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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