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Germany roundtable: Handling the heat

On a Sunday morning, three days before PERE’s Germany roundtable was held in Frankfurt, 60,000 people were evacuated from the center of the city to allow a 1.8-ton British ‘blockbuster’ bomb left over from World War II to be defused. If it had detonated, the bomb could have caused widespread damage to the western part […]

EXPO Real: Back in the game

In the aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, Germany has become Europe’s top pick for property investment. But it remains to be seen how long its advantage will last.

Disaster preparedness: When extreme weather strikes

Storms, floods and wild fires are becoming more front-of-mind for real estate managers, but some believe that firms may not be doing enough to protect their properties from climate risk.

Q3 fundraising in five charts

Fundraising for private, closed-end real estate funds in the third quarter dropped to its lowest level since 2009. PERE examines the period’s capital raising activity through (all currencies are USD).

Summit launches first institutional fund – Exclusive

The St. Louis-based emerging manager raised $62m for its first two industrial-focused funds, and now has a $200m target for its third vehicle.

PERE Amsterdam: RE ‘playing catch-up’ on lack of data

One potential solution to the problem, delegates at PERE’s Investor Forum in Amsterdam heard, might come through greater sharing of real estate data in the industry, in line with rival asset classes.

Shelter Rock forms Japan JV – Exclusive

The New York-based real estate capital advisory firm has allied itself with a Tokyo-based partner to help connect Japanese investors with investment opportunities in Europe and North America.

‘Mega-trends’ turn APG on to retirement homes

The Dutch investor has acquired a 25% stake in Lendlease’s Retirement Living business which is valued at around A$450m.

SWIB buys 8 RE stakes in secondaries deal – Exclusive

The Wisconsin system also invested $200m in a pair of funds and $177m in two joint ventures.

AEW, Natixis near final close on second fund – Exclusive

The firm has already raised €519m? for the vehicle, from which it expects to generate a return target of above 200 basis points