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Charlotte D'Souza

Flexibility, changing direction
Investors may be amenable to investment period extensions in today’s climate, but lengthening the fund term could have more serious implications.
Banks’ commercial real estate loan loss provisions and managers’ cash reserves are under the microscope. But calls for prudence are too little, too late.
Blue alarm clock and a bundle of dollars on scales. Fair hourly wages. Time tracking. Deposit, money investment. Profitability and return on investment. Rental. Balance between life and career.
In a highly illiquid private real estate market, investors will need to get comfortable with longer deployment periods – and managers will need to contain any adverse impact.
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The private real estate arm of Morgan Stanley has agreed an additional year to deploy the fund’s capital amid market challenges.
AXA IM Alts prepares to buy the iconic British film and television studios from the BBC in a sale-leaseback.
Investors are hurting from the poor performance of real estate, but this has not diminished their appetite for fresh investments.
The German manager has raised around €300m to invest in social and affordable housing across western Europe.
A personnel puzzle
A week on from the appointment of Karim Habra, the manager has hired two more executives to bolster its operational real estate expertise.
Following its integration with Credit Suisse, the Swiss bank's investment arm has promoted Jon Hollick to head of global ex DACH real estate.
The London-based logistics specialist exceeded its target size for the core-plus vehicle within five months of launch.

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