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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.

Redemptions lower Allianz RE debt AUM

The real estate investment group of the German insurer saw its RE debt assets under management drop from €19.3bn in 2018 to €18.9bn in H1 2019.

Pennybacker raises more than $1bn for latest value-add vehicle

The firm exceeded the $600m target for its fifth value-add fund and raised additional capital for an investment vehicle linked to the main fund.
Patrick McKenna, Jim Sorenson and Jeremy Keele

Sorenson: From impact investor to manager

After almost two decades as an investor and advocate for impact investing, Jim Sorenson steps over the fence to launch his own impact investing fund in the US opportunity zone space.

Why family offices are increasing their real estate allocations

Following positive return performances in 2018, family office allocations to the strategy increased by 2.1 percentage points – more than any other asset class.

Hines hires PGIM exec Alfonso Munk amid management restructure

The Houston-based firm has moved to a more centralized structure and will have three regional chief investment officers.

A newspaper building that became a big exit for Goldman

The former offices of newspaper The Charlotte Observer, which has chronicled the lives of the North Carolina community for nearly 100 years, has been born again as a modern mixed-use development.

WeWork: An IPO would end the debate over the coworking pace-setter’s value

WeWork has had its believers and detractors, but a public listing should set the record straight about the coworking company's true value.

PCCP raises largest equity fund to date – Exclusive

The eighth offering in the opportunistic real estate series, which included commitments from Asian investors for the first time, raised a total of $1.3bn in equity.
Europe

Blackstone takes another Europe REIT private amid $12bn fundraise

As the New York-based firm looks to deploy its most recent European funds in the region, office REITs will be an attractive target given the pricing split between public and private markets.

Landlords should envisage a time that WeWork stops working

As the co-working giant delays its IPO to regroup, institutional landlords should do likewise by in their re-underwriting and planning for a worst-case scenario.
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