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    June 2017 Issue

    EUROPE NEWS: Customizing cross-border investing

    Delancey chairman Jamie Ritblat says the firm’s new Asia-focused advisory business aligns with Asian investors’ growing interest in European exposure. 

    On the defensive

    Investors in UK real estate are looking to reduce risk in a market that appears expensive and continues to be overshadowed by the prospect of Brexit.

    In this issue
    EUROZONE: Going Dutch

    With the election of a new French president, expect the country’s real estate investment volumes to rebound – just ask the Netherlands. 

    EUROPE NEWS: Prelude to a list


    Europe GC: The fund manager's perspective

    Flexible tenancies and less credit means outright ownership can’t be the only way of making money from real estate, writes Russell Platt, chief executive of Forum Partners.

    BlackRock hits fundraising milestone

    The asset management giant held a final close for the latest offering in a fund series it inherited in its 2013 purchase of MGPA.

    Private equity’s IPSX appeal

    Property’s first dedicated trading exchange won backing from private equity real estate firm Moorfield Group, last month. Here are four takeaways.

    IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK: Born survivor

    After repeated bombings, a 120mph hurricane and a Jimi Hendrix concert, London Olympia has proved an enduring feat of engineering. 

    Everything in moderation

    Investors are broadly happy with the benefits that subscription lines can bring their funds, but the facilities may contain restrictions they need to be aware of. Andy Thomson reports

    Renting the American dream

    Opportunistic real estate players’ post-recession gamble on the single-family rental market has paid off, but not without investor concerns.

    Older and wiser

    After two successful senior housing investments, KKR’s US head of acquisitions explains why there is still runway left in the increasingly crowded space.

    Managing the cashflow

    Since Oaktree’s Howard Marks sounded the alarm on subscription line financing, criticism has rained down on an established product. Kalliope Gourntis spoke with investors and managers across the private asset classes about the facilities

    The millennial challenge

    Institutional investors can meet the US’s growing housing affordability crisis while hitting returns, says Clay Grubb, chief executive of Grubb Properties

    Beyond the white picket fence

    The state of the US housing market, and the opportunities it has created for private real estate investors, has become one of the most compelling stories of the PERE Investing in Residential report

    Answering the diversity question

    The problem of getting a wider range of voices in real estate can be tackled with a three-pronged approach, says Gemma Burgess, managing director at Ferguson Partners.

    Thinking globally

    One year after its spinout from its Canadian pension plan parent, QuadReal is pursuing an ambitious global expansion.

    Man of the moment: Lee Millstein

    Cerberus promotes cross-border and asset specialist to global head.

    Park Hill gets more direct

    Placement agency joins global peers with direct real estate business.

    Refuting a green myth

    Gerding Edlen is defying the commonly-held industry assumption that sustainable real estate investments require high upfront costs and a long-term payoff.

    Back at the races

    With the hire of Joe Azelby, New York private equity firm Apollo Global Management is better positioned to claw back ground from its peers.

    Property investment’s existential crisis

    Private real estate investment in its current format is facing an existential issue.

    Down at the coalface

    Chief executive Paul Weightman believes a bottom-up approach and an instinct for risk learned from his grandfather will help Cromwell crack the European market.


    Time for a shift

    With property markets peaking, Korean investors are showing it is a good time to be moving the focus from equity to debt.


    Going niche

    InfraRed NF is taking its first bet on an underinvested property type in Asia. Here are five key elements to the deal.


    The great Chinese workaround

    Faced with a regulatory crackdown on capital outflows, Chinese investors are finding ways to bypass controls on outbound investing, writes Arshiya Khullar


    Editors Letter


    Fund Finance Special Report