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Four risks facing the buyers of New York’s Gucci Building office space

The $155m outlay for the office space at 685 Fifth Avenue takes a seemingly disparate group of institutional organizations into an unusual place.

Oaktree promotes nine RE executives – Exclusive

The round of promotions is a result of the Los Angeles firm’s real estate platform growing tenfold in assets under management over the past 10 years.

How to raise a successful retail RE fund

Despite headwinds affecting the sector, Sterling Organization has exceeded the $450m target on its latest vehicle.

Is student housing showing signs of distress?

The alternative real estate sector has seen a flood of new entrants and increased supply.

Blackstone prepares BREP IX launch

The New York-based firm expects to bring its latest global property fund to market in the third quarter, with a close as early as year’s end.

Pretium bucks single-family consolidation trend

The alternative asset manager, which recently raised $1bn for the strategy, has opted to stay private even as more firms have moved to consolidate or go public.

Blackstone pushes further into Canadian RE

The New York-based firm’s new joint venture with Starlight marks the former’s first investment into Canadian multifamily property.

Paulson’s $1bn RE arm spins out

Cross Lake Partners is aiming to attract a broader investor base as an independent firm.

Minting a new Chinese embassy

From cemetery to tobacco warehouse, China’s new London embassy has a varied history.

UBS: Strong industrial RE returns to come to an end

The Swiss bank predicts after years of outperformance, the sector will slow down as potential regulation and the danger of overvaluation emerge as headwinds.

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