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Distressed debt’s appeal surges amid market uncertainty

Bain Capital is the latest manager to target non-performing real estate loans, a strategy that has been attractive to institutional investors.
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How damaging is the US-China trade war for real estate?

There has been a drop in Asian inbound and outbound capital flows, as well as noticeable tenant retrenchment in southern China cities, according to Colliers International’s latest research.
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Summer reads of the investor community

Looking for an icebreaker at your next investor meeting? Ask about one of these books.

How Brookfield is handling retail tenant bankruptcies

The global real estate manager said while tenant bankruptcies have resulted in a $150m loss since 2018, it has a plan to reposition its retail portfolio with more resilient tenants.

Castleforge gathers £200m for Brexit-related opportunities – Exclusive

The London-based firm's first close on Castleforge Partners Fund III already makes the vehicle more than 85% the size of its predecessor.
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Niam raises largest-ever Nordics-focused fund – Exclusive

The Stockholm-based private equity real estate firm is the first manager to raise more than €1bn for a vehicle targeting the region.

Blackstone’s investment in BC Partners is about more than hard capital

The London-based private equity firm picked the New York giant as a minority shareholder also for the soft benefits that brings.
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Fund of firms: Who owns what?

With Blackstone’s stake in BC Partners the latest deal in an expanding market of GP stakes, PERE sister publication PEI looks at which firms have been on the acquisition trail.
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AEW and Ostrum hit €200m first close on third fund

The joint venture partners expect to hold a second close for their third senior property credit vehicle by December, targeting €400m.
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VIDEO: Hotelizing real estate through co-working

As corporate tenants demand flexible office space and amenities, the traditional office industry scrambles to adapt while also continuing to evaluate the risk of taking on a new business model.
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