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Bridge launches opportunity zone initiative – Exclusive

The strategy taps a new federal program that encourages investment into low-income communities by offering tax benefits on an estimated $6.1trn of eligible unrealized capital gains.

Peakside Capital launches its first tokenized RE fund

The European real estate investment manager is one of the first institutional names to seek to raise capital on the blockchain.

Time to question if the Yale model is still worth copying

The Ivy League endowment’s strategy of investing heavily in via active management strategies has seen copycat efforts from other endowments, but fee loads are prompting questions about whether that was such a good idea.

Yale lowers RE allocation target again

The asset class was among the worst-performing for the Ivy League university over the past 20 years.

Man of the Moment: Claus Mathisen

The former leader of NREP’s Pelican Self Storage will step up to be the Nordic real estate firm’s second chief executive.

CBRE GI appoints global co-head of investor services-exclusive

Bernie McNamara, former JPMorgan Asset Management global head of alternatives investment strategy, will join the firm as part of a three-year succession plan.

CalPERS increases RE commitments after two years of cutbacks

The $359.4bn pension plan has marked more than $4.2bn for real estate investments during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Blackstone aims to double core-plus AUM

The New York-based asset manager has set plans to increase its global core-plus AUM from $32bn to $60bn within the next two to three years.

Niche property lending requires different pros-cons considerations

Lending to a singular alternative real estate sector means a firm must be ready to underwrite a property type’s unique risk and demonstrate specialist expertise.

Locust Point raises $312m for niche debt strategy

The Red Bank, New Jersey-based firm’s debut fund is a rare example of an alternative real estate sector-specific credit vehicle.

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