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Asia

BlackRock sells Singapore tower for SGD2.09bn a decade after buying land

Thu, 21 Sep 2017By Florence Chong

CapitaLand buys Asia Square Tower 2, following last year’s sale of Tower 1 to QIA 

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

GIC pairs with J-REIT to buy Tokyo Bay Sheraton for ¥100bn

Thu, 21 Sep 2017By

Singapore sovereign fund to take majority stake in top Disney resort hotel

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania SERS invests $300m in Blackstone core-plus fund

Wed, 20 Sep 2017By Jon Peterson

US pension fund invests $200m via the two new managers plus $300m via Blackstone

Detroit

State of Michigan ploughs extra $130m into real assets funds

Wed, 20 Sep 2017By Jon Peterson

Pension fund increases 12-month outperformance of real assets to 310bps

Higher education

Tristan Capital launches £439m UK student housing joint venture

Mon, 18 Sep 2017By IPE staff

Latest opportunity fund invests in joint venture with operator Downing

Asia

Accom targets Asian investors for debut German real estate fund

Mon, 18 Sep 2017By Florence Chong

Fund to focus on cities outside the main three cities

Barcelona

AXA IM and Dutch investor buy largest portfolio of student housing in Spain

Mon, 18 Sep 2017By

Greystar to manage 37 assets representing 10% of Spain’s purpose-built market

Berlin, Germany

CBRE GI launches club fund for German investors after establishing KVG

Mon, 18 Sep 2017By

Real estate heavyweight clinches first investors for new office/residential club deal

LA

LA Fire & Police shortlists six managers for $537m separate account

Fri, 15 Sep 2017By Jon Peterson

Short list includes US pension fund’s current managers Sentinel and Heitman

US dollar

Louisiana Teachers invests in Kayne Anderson and Stonepeak funds

Thu, 14 Sep 2017By Jon Peterson

Pension fund picks Kayne Anderson and Stonepeak funds for real assets boost

China’s tricky transition

Invesco takes first step into Chinese logistics with ESR buy

Fri, 8 Sep 2017By

Invesco acquires majority stake in RMB2bn portfolio as part of joint venture deal

San Francisco

DivcoWest raises its largest ever US real estate fund

Fri, 8 Sep 2017By Jon Peterson

DivcoWest Fund V secures $1.5bn in first close

UTC shopping mall, San Diego

Westfield moves into US residential sector with Greystar

Fri, 8 Sep 2017By Florence Chong

Australian shopping centre specialist begins construction of apartment tower

Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Police & Fire cuts investment in UBS Trumbull real estate fund

Thu, 7 Sep 2017By Jon Peterson

US pension fund reduces holding by $50m after Townsend Group review

australias future fund and qic paid aud9bn for a 50 year lease of the port of melbourne

Acquisitive Charter Hall turns attention to AUD5.6bn infrastructure fund

Thu, 7 Sep 2017By Florence Chong

Australian real estate group keen on fund managed by Hastings, sources say

Office buildings

Minnesota invests in Landmark and Carlyle funds for first time

Thu, 7 Sep 2017By Jon Peterson

State investment board adds secondaries and opportunity funds to manager list

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Business people walking

People moves: Pieter Hendrikse takes on Netherlands CEO role at JLL

Fri, 15 Sep 2017By IPE staff

JLL, RPMI Railpen, TH Real Estate, Bouwinvest, Amro Real Estate Partners

Museum of Art History, Vienna

Warburg HIH set to expand team and asset sources

Wed, 13 Sep 2017By Barbara Ottawa

Opening of new office in Vienna, Netherlands and Poland to follow soon, additional client base sought

Business people walking

People moves: Brown leaves GIC to manage Charter Hall fund

Wed, 6 Sep 2017By IPE staff

Charter Hall, AXA IM-RA, Partners Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Oxenwood

Per Løken (let), Romain Veber, Norges Bank Real Estate Management

Norway’s SWF creates CIO roles for US and European real estate

Tue, 5 Sep 2017By

GPFG says investments will be split evenly between Europe and the US

Business people walking

People moves: Alan Patterson to lead research at China’s Gingko Tree

Fri, 1 Sep 2017By

Aquila Capital, BMO Real Estate Partners, Savills Investment Management, ULI

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Australia map

Avignon Capital plans to expand into Australia with new mandate

Mon, 25 Sep 2017By Florence Chong

Pan-European real estate investment manager targets offices and hotels

Stock market index graphs

New Mexico PERA hires PIMCO for $300m liquid real assets mandate

Fri, 8 Sep 2017By Jon Peterson

Nuveen Asset Management chosen as a standby choice following May’s RFP

australias future fund and qic paid aud9bn for a 50 year lease of the port of melbourne

Acquisitive Charter Hall turns attention to AUD5.6bn infrastructure fund

Thu, 7 Sep 2017By Florence Chong

Australian real estate group keen on fund managed by Hastings, sources say

Holiday Inn hotel, Amsterdam

Invesco acquires €530m European hotel portfolio for three mandates

Mon, 4 Sep 2017By

Real estate manager buys 13-hotel portfolio on behalf of three mandates

Logistics

Triuva and Garbe secure backing from insurer for European logistics fund

Tue, 29 Aug 2017By

German fund manager and logistics specialist aim to raise €300m for Spezialfonds

US dollar

MetLife makes first investment for Florida SBA with deal in San Jose

Mon, 14 Aug 2017By Jon Peterson

Acquisition of Orchard Commons office complex comes after 15 months

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