Strathclyde PF pulls out of L&G joint venture
UK – Pension scheme sells stake in Arndale shopping centre fund ahead of redevelopment.
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.
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...
Italian real estate scraped a positive return in 2009
ITALY – Capital values in Italian commercial property suffered the steepest decline in its seven-year history, falling by -4.6% in 2009, according to Investment Property Databank (IPD).
Tennessee Consolidated nears real estate commingled holdings
UNITED STATES - Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System is getting close to making new investments in two core open-ended commingled funds, in a bid to gain diversification into office and retail...
Texas Teachers seeks value in UK property
UNITED STATES - Teacher Retirement System of Texas has agreed to invest approximately £81m (€93.7m) or $125m into the UK-focused Brockton Capital Fund II.
UK residential returns outperformed commercial property - IPD
UK – Investment grade residential real estate in the UK has outperformed commercial property in the country over the past three, five and nine years, and delivered a double digit total return of 11%...
London’s iconic Tower 42 is put up for sale
UK – Hermes Real Estate, the wholly owned property fund management arm of the BT pension fund, has put the Tower 42 office building in the City of London on the market for £300m (€342m).
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