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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

As fundraising in the third quarter dropped to its lowest level since 2009, PERE examines capital raising through several lenses. 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 

Japan’s DBJ: Targeting Europe and direct property

The Japanese financial institution has started internal discussions about shifting its overseas real estate focus from the US to Europe.  

Berkshire captures $1bn for first debt fund – Exclusive

The Boston-based real estate investment manager, which just held the first and second closes for the new vehicle, is now nearing the fund’s hard-cap.