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Allied Capital has made a $28.5 million capital infusion in DVS Intelestream, a services and software provider to television and movie studios.
Selling gangland and Guinness in the East End 2006-03-01 Staff Writer The first thing a visitor might notice about The Blind Beggar pub, located on Whitechapel Road in London's East End, is the color red. Everything in the interior is shaded a deep blood red: the ceiling, the walls, even the lightbulbs emit
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All eyes are on Barry Sternlicht as he hopes to recreate his past successes with a high-end chain based on Paris' Hotel de Crillon. Can the hotel's storied past lead to an even brighter future? By Aaron Lovell
Private equity real estate firms add value—and earn their carry—by transforming property assets. PERE looks at three real-world examples. By Paul Fruchbom
Although aligning interests is the most critical element in a joint venture, other issues require careful consideration—and a bit of negotiation. By Paul Fruchbom
Headquartered in Bermuda with offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, London and Luxembourg, MGPA is a private equity group focused on real estate investment in Asia and Europe. Owned by its principals and Australia's Macquarie Bank, MGPA was formed in February 2004 following a management buyout from Lend Lease Corporation. Last September, the private equity real estate fund manager raised approximately $1.3 billion for its latest vehicle, MGP Fund II. Here, CEO James Quille, a 30-year veteran of the real estate business, shares his firm's strategy, his thoughts on the Asian market and what distinguishes China from the rest of the region.
Distressed real estate investors in China have continually been disappointed by the government's stilted progress in selling off non-performing loans. Yet with China's entrance to the WTO looming, a concerted push to reform the country's banking system is underway—opportunities for NPL investors may soon follow. By Jack Rodman*
As the largest human migration in history takes place in China, the world's most populous country is becoming increasingly urbanized—and its second-tier residential market is developing along the way. By Aaron Lovell
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