April 2013 Issue

    Month: April
    Year: 2013

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    TRIBUTE: Remembering Peter Lewis

    When the head of Americas real estate investment research for global consulting firm Towers Watson died unexpectedly last month, numerous industry executives paid tribute to a friend and colleague known as much for his quick wit as his expertise. PERE Magazine, April 2013 issue

    STATESIDE: Do as I say, not as I do

    A new bill purports to help make California public pension plans more competitive, but it also appears to contradict the pro-transparency stance that many investors have adopted as of late. PERE Magazine, April 2013 issue

    SPECIAL REPORT: It’s a wrap

    The pavilions at this year’s MIPIM property show in Cannes have been taken down, but the plot could have been very different had Cyprus blown up earlier. April 2013 issue.

    EUROZONE: Profit in the tail

    Doubts that buyers of nonperforming loans can make 20 percent returns in low-growth Europe have surfaced with regularity over recent weeks. April 2013 issue.

    FEATURE: The logistics of e-commerce

    As e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay grow at a staggering rate, so are their needs for global warehouse space. James Comtois looks at what private equity real estate firms are doing to capitalize on this growing trend and what value they can provide to the Amazons of the world. PERE Magazine, April 2013 issue.

    EUROPE ROUNDTABLE: Come for core, stay for opportunistic

    International capital continues to be drawn to Europe for core properties in safe haven markets, but more investors are beginning to come for the region’s potential opportunistic plays. PERE Magazine, April 2013 issue.

    EUROPE NEWS: Starman’s next turn

    The former European chief operating officer at Starwood has set up Mildmay Capital to raise a hotel fund focused on northern Europe. April 2013 issue.

    EUROPE NEWS: Zloty ambition

    The partners behind some of the biggest privatizations in Poland are now sharing a future in real estate with Oaktree. April 2013 issue.

    EUROPE NEWS: Cyprus scare

    A near banking ‘collapse’ in Cyprus sparked huge concern among fund managers. April 2013 issue.

    BLUEPRINT: Breaking new ground

    Brookfield Asset Management is ushering in a new era for its real estate business as it strives to build a global opportunistic platform. PERE Magazine, April 2013 issue.

    ASIAVIEW: Substance in Dubai’s mirage

    Whether or not Dubai’s real estate market is experiencing a mini-recovery, there are indicators of a positive future. PERE Magazine April 2013 issue.

    ASIA NEWS: On the block

    Nine years after forming the firm, MGPA is close to being sold by its management and bank owner. PERE Magazine April 2013 issue.

    ASIA NEWS: Idyllic Hong Kong

    Goodman’s Hong Kong logistics fund has given investors an ideal blend of low risk and high return. PERE Magazime April 2013 issue.

    ASIA NEWS: A widening choice

    Investors seeking lower-risk real estate vehicles in Asia are finding more options. PERE Magazine April 2013 issue.

    AMERICAS NEWS: LPs to the rescue

    With the help of two local fund managers, five New York City pension plans are looking to invest in and rebuild areas hit by Superstorm Sandy. PERE Magazine, April 2013 issue

    AMERICAS NEWS: Blackstone’s Brazil challenge

    The New York-based private equity and real estate giant has its sights set on Latin America as its next area of expansion, but industry observers say success in the region’s largest property market is no home run. PERE Magazine, April 2013 issue

    AMERICAS NEWS: Cantor’s debt evolution

    Cantor Commercial Real Estate is taking the next step in its evolution with the hiring of Chris Milner to build and head a new investment management capability. PERE Magazine, April 2013 issue