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Investment into City offices reaches record level in 2015

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 09:28

City office investment reached its highest ever level in 2015 after a surge in US and Chinese activity pushed transactions up to GBP8.2 billion, according to CBRE. The total eclipses the previous record of GBP7.5 billion set in 2007 by 9 per cent. »

2015 is a record year for European real estate investment activity

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 09:52

European commercial real estate (CRE) investment activity was greater in 2015 than in any other year, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest investment market report. »

Savills IM secures AUB investment for Prime London Residential Development Fund II

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 16:14

Clients of Ahli United Bank (AUB) have invested over GBP20m equity in Savills Investment Management’s (Savills IM) Prime London Residential Development Fund II via a bespoke Guernsey Investment vehicle. »

Record foreign investment in UK commercial property in 2015

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 09:41

GBP67.5 billion was invested in UK commercial real estate in 2015, a five per cent decrease on the record of GBP70.7 billion invested in 2014, making it the second strongest year on record and 46 per cent above the 10-year average, according to CoStar Group. »

COAMI, COS-Capital and KKR to explore opportunities in China

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 15:31

China Orient Asset Management (COAMI), China Orient Summit Capital (COS-Capital) and KKR have formed a strategic partnership to co-invest in credit and distressed opportunities in the Chinese market and explore strategic initiatives for broader collaboration. »

Bouwinvest Retail Fund attracts EUR55 million investment from three Dutch pension funds

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:18

Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Retail Fund (Bouwinvest Retail Fund) has attracted its first third-party investment after three Dutch pension funds committed a total of EUR55 million at the beginning of the year to join the fund’s largest investor, bpfBOUW. »

Mesa West Capital originates USD210m loan to refinance Chocago’s John Hancock Center

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:10

Mesa West Capital has provided a partnership led by Chicago-based real estate investment firm Hearn Company with USD210 million in short-term first mortgage debt to refinance the office and parking components of the John Hancock Center.  »

BMO Real Estate Partners strengthens investment team in Paris

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 09:16

BMO Real Estate Partners has hired Assia Amore in a move designed to strengthen its investment team in Paris. »

Dome Equities outlines 2016 multifamily investing landscape

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 09:48

Dome Equities, a private equity real estate investment firm specialising in core+, value-add, and opportunistic strategies in S. real estate, has issued its views on the 2016 US multifamily housing market. »

Deutsche Bank’s asset management arm confirms investment of more than GBP370m in The International Quarter

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 09:07

Lendlease and LCR have secured the forward sale of a further 515,000 sq ft of commercial space to Deutsche Bank’s asset management arm at The International Quarter – the GBP2.3 billion development at Stratford, east London. »


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