Apollo’s Trophy Property work rewarded with re-ups

The turnaround carried out by the New York private equity giant’s Asia real estate team on a Chinese property fund has been vindicated with a trio of re-ups.

PERE Amsterdam: investors want ‘access at all times’

Delegates at PERE’s Investor Forum in Amsterdam heard how immediate access is a must for investors when it comes to their managers.

Is the QIA MIA?

With $42 billion-plus of assets, the Qatar Investment Authority is easily one of the private real estate world’s most important institutional investors. The sovereign wealth fund, third in this year’s PERE Investor 50 ranking to be published at the start of next month, has regularly made headlines for one marquee deal or another. Among them […]

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).

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.