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    March 2017 Issue

    Regulars
    A slimmer future for CRE

    The pressure on private real estate investment managers to prepare for less but better property is greater than many realize, says Alex Price, chief executive of London-based Palmer Capital Partners 

    Woman of the moment: Isabelle Scemama

    One of AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets’ veterans is stepping up to the top job following the departure of Pierre Vaquier. By Jamie Henderson 

    In this issue
    On the radar

    Global institutional investors are making moves into Vietnam as property markets benefit from the country’s economic growth story, according to David Blackhall, managing director for real estate at Vina Capital

    Returning to its former glory

    Once the world’s tallest building, Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower is getting a hefty capital injection with $500m in renovations.

    Batting for doubles

    Private equity entrepreneur Jean Salata has forged a glowing reputation in Asia after forming a $10bn business from the embers of Barings bank. With sector veteran Mark Fogle by his side, he wants a repeat in real estate. Thomas Duffell hears the story so far

    A whopper of a deal

    Hong Kong’s first commercial land sale in its prime business district in two decades is slated to happen this month.

    Gearing up in Asia

    Greystar has appointed its first executive for a new rental housing platform in the region.

    Signal of intent

    GPIF’s hiring of real estate veteran Hideto Yamada is the latest sign that the world’s largest pension fund is about to make its move into property investing.

    Forget the politics, follow the demographics

    Last month, PERE convened five senior private real estate executives in London for our yearly Europe roundtable. We geared our questions around the political agenda of the region that is dominating mainstream media at present. The funny thing was, we didn’t spend much time on the topic. 

    Two birds with one deal

    Henderson Corestate Capital, the Swiss-based real estate firm, has acquired Liverpool’s most iconic property, The Royal Liver Building, for £48 million ($60 million; €57 million) – the first time the office property has been bought since its constructio

    The Swiss are coming

    With a public pension pot of more than €800bn and one of the most keenly priced real estate markets in Europe, Swiss institutional capital needs to make moves in international property investment. By Jamie Henderson 

    Cross-border traffic

    A host of US firms are entering new European markets despite political uncertainty hanging over the continent. By Jamie Henderson 


    People and tech over politics

    Understanding occupier and demographic trends over the coming years will be just as important as understanding the geopolitical context that surrounds the private equity real estate industry, the participants at PERE’s annual Europe roundtable tell Jamie Henderson 

    People and tech over politics

    Understanding occupier and demographic trends over the coming years will be just as important as understanding the geopolitical context that surrounds the private equity real estate industry, the participants at PERE’s annual Europe roundtable tell Jamie Henderson 

    Guarding against volatility

    Investors should add to their property holdings but heed certain factors as they do so, says Meagan Nichols, head of the real assets investment group at Cambridge Associates.

    Meeting points

    Many private equity real estate firms should focus on improving their annual investor meetings – and potentially raise more capital in the process.

    Men of the moment: Michael Humphrey and Kevin Lynch

    The private real estate sector mourns two pioneers of the real asset advisory world who died within months of each other.

    The big spin

    Harvard’s direct real estate team, one of its most profitable investments groups, will become an external manager by year-end.

    A small matter of money

    How does your pay packet compare with your peers? PERE presents exclusive research to let you find out.

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