Strathclyde PF pulls out of L&G joint venture
UK – Pension scheme sells stake in Arndale shopping centre fund ahead of redevelopment.
IPE is moving offices
From Monday, 19 September, IPE's new office address will be at 52-54 Southwark Street.
Macro drives Euro growth as UK confidence boosts non-listed funds
EUROPE - Broad recovery in European property markets raises the prospect that markets such as Denmark and the Netherlands could escape the cyclical downturn altogether.
Investors look past prime to secondary assets
EUROPE - European pension funds will look to secondary assets in search of higher returns as economies recover across the region, according to Simon Mallinson, director of research at Invesco.
Norwegian oil fund appoints PE property manager
NORWAY - Karsten Kallevig is to manage the planned NOK140bn (€16.6bn) property portfolio of the €346bn Norwegian Global Pension Fund. The Tokyo-based partner in real estate private equity firm Grove...
Chinese investors buy back residential after pricing policy move
CHINA - A group of Chinese investors has acquired a prime serviced residential block in Shanghai from SEB Asset Management (SEBAM)’s Asian property SICAV – the latest deal in a trend for Asian...
Germany’s BVK signals fresh interest in Polish real estate
GERMANY – Invesco Real Estate has invested in a logistics development in Poland on behalf of pension fund BVK, and says there is growing interest in the market from other German institutional...
ING REIM steps in to rescue Creed fund
ASIA – ING Real Estate Investment Management has taken over as general partner (GP) at an Asian real estate fund for the second time in 12 months.
CalPERS takes social action to protect rent rates for lower-income households
UNITED STATES – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is seeking to prohibit excessive rent increases and involuntary displacement of low-income households in its US...
Non-listed real estate funds see capital raising fall by 60%
EUROPE – The volume of capital raised through European non-listed real estate funds fell by 60% in 2009, according to the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate (INREV).
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