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APG continues India retail drive with $175m re-up – Exclusive

With its re-up, APG Asset Management has now committed $450m to Virtuous Retail South Asia, the India retail platform set up in partnership with The Xander Group.

Chinese duo to create $4.5bn logistics powerhouse

Chinese pair Suning Commerce Group and Shenzhen Capital Group are aiming to create a RMB 30 billion ($4.5 billion; €3.8 billion) logistics platform after pairing up to acquire retail giant Suning’s mature warehouse facilities and other high-standard logistics properties. The pair announced that they have set up a vehicle which will initially raise RMB 5 […]

PERE America: Blackstone’s Meghji highlights US focuses

Urbanization and technology underpin the firm’s real estate strategy, its head of Americas said at last week’s annual New York conference.

CalSTRS forms new US housing JV – Exclusive

The $215.3bn pension system is seeking to increase its national exposure to the residential sector through its new partnership with GTIS.

Gaw holds $250m first close for US fund

The Hong Kong-based firm launched the vehicle in the second quarter with a $350m target.

Brookfield closes BREF V at hard-cap – Exclusive

The Toronto-based alternative asset manager’s vehicle is on track to be the largest real estate debt fund to close this year.

Trump presidency top geopolitical worry for investors

Almost 70% of the 340 real estate institutional investors and investment professionals surveyed at ANREV’s annual conference cited the Trump presidency and populism as their key geopolitical concerns.

Brookfield’s $14.8bn GGP bid could be syndicated to institutional investors

The alternatives investor proposed buying the remainder of the retailer’s shares in a privatization that could see further institutional buy-in.

Patrizia boosts AUM by 50% with Triuva buy

The German real estate investment manager beat competition from DIC Assets and Hamburg Trust to secure the €9.8bn funds subsidiary of IVG in a deal which saw its assets grow to €30bn.

Henderson Park makes student sector debut with Hines JV

Henderson Park has continued its expansion into European real estate by entering the student accommodation sector following the formation of a joint venture with Houston-based investment manager Hines. Nick Weber, the former Mount Kellett executive and founder of Henderson Park, and Lars Huber, chief executive of Hines Europe, said the partnership would be targeting value-add […]