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Lisa Fu

Lisa Fu is a PERE reporter based in New York. She covers private real estate news and trends primarily in the Americas. Prior to joining PERE, she covered US equities as an intern at Business Insider’s Markets Insider vertical and at Bloomberg’s First Word desk. She also spent some time as an intern at Fortune. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She holds a degree in Journalism (AB) and New Media Certificate from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and a degree in Economics (AB) from the Terry College of Business.

LaSalle hires CBRE GI exec to head US custom accounts- Exclusive

Stuart Sziklas will join the firm as head of US custom accounts on September 3, and will lead the portfolio managers overseeing $10 billion across the firm’s separately managed accounts.

How Brookfield is handling retail tenant bankruptcies

The global real estate manager said while tenant bankruptcies have resulted in a $150m loss since 2018, it has a plan to reposition its retail portfolio with more resilient tenants.

Castleforge gathers £200m for Brexit-related opportunities – Exclusive

The London-based firm's first close on Castleforge Partners Fund III already makes the vehicle more than 85% the size of its predecessor.
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VIDEO: Hotelizing real estate through co-working

As corporate tenants demand flexible office space and amenities, the traditional office industry scrambles to adapt while also continuing to evaluate the risk of taking on a new business model.

How family offices are thinking about real estate

Given a family office’s access to long-dated capital, real estate investments seem like a good fit. But management fees continue to be an area of contention.

Currency costs sour international investors on the US

The risk of currency volatility adds to already low yields, outweighing the rewards that some investors seek from the country.
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Currency devaluations subdue growth in global real estate market – MSCI

Growth in the global real estate market was muted across almost all countries in 2018 because of currencies depreciating against the US dollar, according to a July report by MSCI.

CBRE GI’s latest fund shows investors more at ease with uncertainty

Facing a lack of clarity around exits and returns, the vehicle’s LPs have ways to offset the greater risks they are assuming compared with prior funds in the series

CBRE closes on $616m for fifth development fund

The real estate investment manager's latest opportunistic fund has an expanded strategy compared to predecessor vehicles, reflecting what the firm calls the 'New Economy.'
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BREP Europe VI holds $8.4bn first close

Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe VI, the largest closed-ended European real estate fund on the market, has a fundraising target of $10bn.
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