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Meghan Morris

Meghan Morris
Meghan Morris is the senior Americas reporter for PEI Media’s private markets real estate title PERE. Based in New York, Meghan covers news and trends in the private equity real estate industry and is responsible for PERE’s social media engagement. She has previously written for Bloomberg, Crain’s Chicago Business and various business-to-business publications. Meghan received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

JLL taps Lazard exec for Americas fund advisory – Exclusive

The newly-created position is part of JLL’s ambitions to be the largest capital advisory firm by team members next year.

Angelo Gordon corrals $1.9bn in first close for tenth fund – Exclusive

One limited partner considers Fund X to be value-add, although it classified the vehicle’s predecessor as opportunistic.

WATCH: Big data is watching you

Among property types, retail is the most advanced in its usage of data, with landlords embracing consumer tracking to shape investment strategy, says CBRE Global Investors’ co-head of research.

UK rate raise ‘significant yet unsurprising’

Last week’s 25 bps increase has little effect on real estate, and the asset class is prepared for further hikes, observers say.

CalPERS’ Mouchakkaa: Deployment ‘is a balancing act’

The $351bn pension system approved a $600m increase to its real estate commitments for the current fiscal year, but its head of real assets explained why not all that capital may be invested.

CalPERS ‘casts a wide net’ in search for RE transition manager

The $351bn pension is seeking one or two office-focused managers for two US cities, the head of investment manager engagement programs told PERE.

Brookfield’s $11.4bn Forest City take-private a ‘win-win’

The US REIT has suffered from problems including a poor return track record and nepotism, but after multiple failed bids, Brookfield is poised to accelerate development growth, analysts said.

Corestate launches its first RAIF for retail capital

The firm will target family offices and investment advisors through the new investment program.

Virtus inks debut early-education RE deal – Exclusive

The alternatives-focused firm is working with a Morgan Stanley-owned operator on a 21-asset portfolio.

CalSTRS mulls expanding RE partnerships

The $225bn pension is looking to increase collaboration, internally among investment teams and externally with third-party investors, as part of a wider initiative.

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