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Oxford Properties acquires Investa Office Fund for AUD3.4bn

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 10:47

Oxford Properties Group (Oxford), a global real estate investment, development and management company based in Toronto, Canada, has closed its AUD3.4 billion (CAD3.3 billion) take-private acquisition of the Investa Office Fund (IOF).  »

LaSalle becomes sole Manager of Encore+

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 09:14

LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) has assumed the sole responsibility for the management of Encore+, the open-ended Continental European real estate fund which has been jointly managed by Aviva Investors (Aviva) and LaSalle for the last twelve years.  »

Gatehouse Bank launches commercial property finance

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 10:40

Gatehouse Bank has launched a new range of commercial property finance products to expand its real estate finance activities. »

Jimmy Leong, Augentius

Surviving the winter of Chinese private equity

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 09:24

Following the initial boom of liberalisation, new restrictions are having a severe cooling effect on the nascent international Chinese PERE market – fund managers that are in it for the long-haul will need to up their game during this period of tightening, writes Jimmy Leong, Managing Director in Asia, at Augentius.  »

LaSalle launches LaSalle Global Partner Solutions

Thu, 08/11/2018 - 17:57

LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) has launched LaSalle Global Partner Solutions (LaSalle GPS), a new fully integrated division dedicated to building robust, indirect investment portfolios by partnering with expert real estate operators across the world. »

Wilshire Quinn Income Fund added to Charles Schwab Alternative Investment Platform

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:30

Wilshire Quinn Capital’s private real estate lending fund, the Wilshire Quinn Income Fund, has been approved on the Charles Schwab Alternative Investment Platform. »

Colonial becomes first Spanish REIT to obtain S&P BBB+ rating

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 10:30

Colonial has today become the first REIT in the history of Spain to obtain a BBB+ rating by S&P. »

Arrow Capital Partners expands to Europe

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 20:45

Martyn McCarthy and Christian Bearman have teamed up to spearhead Arrow Capital Partners’ expansion into Europe. »

Flaws of physical property funds to drive demand for REITs

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:21

Marc Haynes, head of EMEA sales and client service at Cohen & Steers comments on the FCA’s proposal to tighten regulations for open-ended funds investing in illiquid assets. The regulator is seeking to avoid a situation similar to the aftermath of the Brexit vote, where redemptions forced many daily-dealing, open-ended physical property portfolios to suspend trading… »

David Hutchings, Cushman & Wakefield

Asian investors push global real estate investment to USD1.8 trillion

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 10:57

Asia is fuelling the growth in the global property market, both as a destination for investment capital and a source of capital according to a new research report by Cushman & Wakefield.  »

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