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UBS Asset Management Global Real Estate has launched a new business initiative in Brazil, in partnership with Brazilian consultancy Real Estate Capital. Senior adviser Miose Politi explains
A member of the EU since 2007, Romania boasts a property market that has been on the up ever since. Liviu Tudor of the Romanian Association of Building Owners explains
Alternative allocations are becoming mainstream for institutional investors, and Canadian companies are leading the pack, says Claire Johnson of CIBC Mellon
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Blackstone leapfrogs Brookfield to top list of global real estate AUM
25 May 2017 | Amsterdam | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Brookfield came in second, while PGIM ranked third, jumping six places on the previous year
China Life recapitalises ElmTree portfolio for $950 million
25 May 2017 | St. Louis | Reporter: Theo Andrew
In a partnership structured as a joint venture, US private equity firm ElmTree Funds will continue to manage its 48 single-tenant properties
Blackstone plans $40 billion US infrastructure fund
25 May 2017 | New York | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Including additional debt finance, Blackstone plans to invest more than $100 billion in US infrastructure projects
Joint venture buys Seattle Facebook office
24 May 2017 | Seattle | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Commerz purchased its stake in the 32,000-square metre office building for its open-ended real estate fund hausInvest
CPPIB’s real assets investment hits $73.1 billion
23 May 2017 | Toronto | Reporter: Theo Andrew
The pension fund ended the fiscal year with net assets of CAD 316.7 billion, a CAD 37.8 billion increase on 2016
Schroder and IED acquire Seville shopping centre
23 May 2017 | Seville | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Schroder purchased 50 percent of the asset for its European Real Estate Investment Trust (SEREIT), reflecting a net initial yield of 6.2 percent
Benson Elliot announces executive shake-up
23 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Mogull was previously managing partner, and Barrigan held the title of senior partner. The pair launched the company in 2006.
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Institutional real estate investors need to embrace the new and unusual if their strategies are going to remain strong, heard attendees of MIPIM 2017
Considering ESG issues can address social issues and generate healthy returns, says Jun Sakumoto of Avanath Capital Management
Blockchain is the little-understood, much-studied technology of the modern investment world. And, while it may not be entirely ready to shine, plenty of players are planning their future architecture around it
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