Managers

TA Realty returns to fundraising trail – Exclusive

The Boston-based firm is seeking $400m more for its latest value-add fund than the predecessor vehicle.

FAP Invest seeks €250m for German real estate debt

The Luxembourg-based vehicle hopes to surpass the efforts of pan-European funds with a strong focus on German assets.

Five ways the CRE debt landscape is changing

Speakers at the annual CREFC forum highlighted how regulation could change lenders’ risk appetite and how technology impacts real estate debt, among other issues.

Avignon confirms no changes in CLSA venture after Pattar leaves

Avignon intends to continue a partnership with Hong Kong firm CLSA aimed at introducing Asian capital to European investments despite the departure of its real estate boss John Pattar last month.

AEW and Ostrum debt vehicle set for €549m final close – Exclusive

The pair’s Senior European Loan Fund II is 80% invested, with full deployment targeted for September.

Apollo’s RE team remains intact after Azelby’s departure

The former JPMorgan executive joined the New York-based alternative investment manager a year ago to build out its real assets platform.

Wafra VP brings rare sexual harassment case to US federal agency

In a case that industry observers say is unusual for the sector, an executive filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Housing the young guns of South America

Managers are tailoring more residential projects to Latin America’s millennials and Generation Z. But with that comes the risks of investing in emerging strategies.

Aviva’s Skinner: ‘We’re very much in growth mode’

The London-based asset management firm expects to see its newly formed real assets business expand by £3bn-£5bn in AUM a year over the next several years.

LaSalle’s multi-manager takeover ‘makes all the sense in the world’

The acquisition would add $7bn in AUM to the Chicago-based firm’s already sizable platform, but industry observers are divided as to whether similar M&A transactions would follow.

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