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Recent trends in real estate: Acquisition of management platforms

Recent trends in real estate: Acquisition of management platforms

By Ian Ivory and Sam Narula, partners in the London office of BCLP – A recent trend in the commercial real estate sector has been the acquisition of fund and asset management platforms by investors. Whilst not a new concept, traditionally real estate investors have typically favoured a more classic deal structure by which they acquire a portfolio outright (either alone or via a joint venture or consortium), or alternatively by investing into a fund as one of several passive limited partner investors.