Meng’s short tenure saw the $390bn institution announce a controversial leverage strategy to meet its long-term returns target.
The acquisition, done in partnership with AEW and SDP, marks the sovereign wealth fund's third office deal in the Chinese capital in less than a year.
Kevin Colket, founder and CEO of the Global Hospitality Investment Group, says a second or third wave of covid-19 should be a risk that is underwritten when pricing for hotel acquisitions in the current market.
London-based Verdion Properties raised €137m for European Property Fund I, its debut commingled fund, to make value-add/core-plus investments.
There are only ‘a handful’ of other real estate funds currently targeting the property sector in the region.
The pension fund made $3bn of non-fund commitments to the asset class last year as it continues to see outperformance in its principal investment portfolio.
Investing in operating companies is one of the ‘collaborative model’ strategies that the US pension giant hopes will help to cut costs, especially during the current disruption.
The US pension plans to 'invest meaningful amounts with fewer best-in-class managers' by deploying capital in multiple strategies with each firm.
The Munich-based insurer is closer to its aim of having 10% of its private real estate assets managed on behalf of external investors within the next five years.
Investor interest in alternative real estate sectors in particular is expected to increase in the aftermath of the crisis.

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