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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.

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.

Partners Group acquires $600m office portfolio – Exclusive

The Switzerland-based firm follows CBRE GIP and Madison International Realty this week in acquiring assets from a fund nearing the end of its life.

Hines closes oversubscribed European value-add fund

The Houston-based real estate investment firm closed on €720 million for its latest fund, surpassing its fundraising target by more than 40 percent.

Dermody is oversubscribed again for its second industrial fund – Exclusive

In capturing $619m, the Reno-based firm exceeded its $600m target for Dermody Properties Industrial Fund II.

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