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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.
The firm will target family offices and investment advisors through the new investment program.
The alternatives-focused firm is working with a Morgan Stanley-owned operator on a 21-asset portfolio.
The $225bn pension is looking to increase collaboration, internally among investment teams and externally with third-party investors, as part of a wider initiative.
As interest in student housing and other alternative property types continues to grow, there is reason for concern, says Harrison Street co-founder Chris Merrill.
As new partners at AOL co-founder Steve Case’s firm, the pair will invest in real estate in non-gateway markets to support startup and growth firms.
By contrast, the $351bn pension fund saw property exceed its benchmark by 24 basis points during the previous fiscal year.
Chris Merrill, who just sold a 75% stake in Harrison Street, said many firms only consider leadership transitions when business is bad.
The Dallas-based firm is raising its latest fund in a series that focuses on private equity control investments, corporate and consumer debt, real estate and real estate debt.
In the wake of two major retail real estate investment trust take-overs, Meghan Morris and Lisa Fu examine how ripe the M&A environment is for more deals.
The Hong Kong-based firm’s new single-tenant retail manager seeks to increase its holdings from the current $350m to $2bn in five years.

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