Real Estate News
Swiss schemes cut bonds, abandon securities lending
SWITZERLAND – Schemes 'rethinking' temporary lending of securities over risk concerns.
US roundup: NYSTRS, University of Texas, Montana State Board
NORTH AMERICA – NYSTRS approves $165m worth of real estate commitments.
IMF warns Dutch pension funds against mortgage investments
NETHERLANDS – Says pension funds should not be incentivised to alter asset allocation.
USS, Borealis in £5bn bid for UK utility company
GLOBAL – One of UK's largest pension funds teams up with Canadian scheme to acquire Severn Trent.
German roundup: Hoechst PK, JLL, Hochtief, PSP Investments
GLOBAL – Hoechst, Höchster pension funds buy retail portfolio from Jones Lang LaSalle.
Ares Management to acquire Area Property Partners
NORTH AMERICA – Area funds cover range of opportunistic, value-added and debt.
CPPIB expands into Tokyo office market with GE Capital joint venture
GLOBAL – Pension fund to hold 49% stake in $400m Tokyo Office Venture.
Feri, US Treuhand enter joint venture targeting US real estate
GLOBAL – Venture to develop funds for 'professional semi-professional' investors.
Contra Costa earmarks $240m for real estate investment
NORTH AMERICA – Pension fund allocates lion's share of capital to distressed.
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