Managers

The US manager has backed the launch of a new lending business by former Man Group and Octopus Real Estate executives to capitalize on the UK’s residential financing gap.
The sector has only been institutionalized in recent years but is bolstered by long-term e-commerce growth in the country.
More than half of the capital for the California firm’s latest vehicle came from the region, much of it from first-time investors.
The new capital for the vehicle, which has now reached $5.4bn in AUM, will be used to acquire three new assets from GLP Japan Development Venture II.
Market disruption caused by the pandemic will create value-add and opportunistic investment opportunities in the two sectors, according to the Swiss investment bank.
The pandemic has brought increased focus on the social aspects of ESG strategies in particular, according to the real estate investment manager.
The advisory expects a surge in manager-led recaps to avoid forced sales or hang onto promising assets for a longer duration.
A $25bn fund in the latest relief package will bring needed aid to apartment owners and renters, but pandemic losses continue to mount.
Cristina García-Peri, head of corporate development and strategy at Azora Group, discusses how proptech is changing the industry.
The next generation of leaders needs tech expertise, says the firm's head of real estate for Europe and Africa, Chantal Clavier.
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