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Evelyn Lee

Evelyn Lee is the News Editor for PEI Media’s real estate-focused publication, PERE, overseeing global news coverage for both PERE Magazine and PERENews.com. Based in New York, she works closely with reporters and editors across PEI’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, and helps to co-ordinate shared content with PEI’s other private markets titles. Prior to joining PEI in 2011 she covered commercial real estate, economic development and environmental issues at NJBIZ, a New Jersey-focused business publication

North Carolina nears one-year standstill on alternatives – Exclusive

The $96.1bn pension plan has not made any new real estate, private equity or credit commitments since the start of the year, while seeing a steady exit of investment staff.

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.

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.

Basis in $180m initial close for debut RE fund – Exclusive

The New York-based woman- and minority-owned private equity real estate firm has received the backing of several major US pension funds.

Tresham departs Ivanhoé Cambridge – Exclusive

The president of the real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will act as a strategic advisor to focus on new initiatives for the Canadian pension plan.

Disaster preparedness: When extreme weather strikes

Storms, floods and wild fires are becoming more front-of-mind for real estate managers, but some believe that firms may not be doing enough to protect their properties from climate risk.

Shelter Rock forms Japan JV – Exclusive

The New York-based real estate capital advisory firm has allied itself with a Tokyo-based partner to help connect Japanese investors with investment opportunities in Europe and North America.

Berkshire captures $1bn for first debt fund – Exclusive

The Boston-based real estate investment manager, which just held the first and second closes for the new vehicle, is now nearing the fund’s hard-cap.

Sares-Regis poised to launch third fund – Exclusive

The Irvine, California-based multifamily fund manager has made its first Fund I exits and deployed 80% of Fund II.

Griffis closes first institutional RE fund – Exclusive

The Denver-based multifamily investment and management firm’s latest capital raise is more than quadruple the size of its last vehicle.