The elimination of funds closed in 2007 from this year’s ranking has caused the biggest reshuffling of top firms in recent memory Changes abound in this year’s ranking of the largest private equity real estate in the world in terms of fundraising activity.
Two firms have put co-investment capital at the heart of their next funds as general partners respond to the wishes of investors. May 2013 issue
With a $500 million commitment, one US pension has set Blackstone well on its way to raising the largest real estate opportunity fund in Asia. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue.
Fund managers with noncore strategies can achieve high returns in a low-risk, stable environment by getting their hands dirty with development. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue
In a tricky fundraising environment, fee breaks are becoming a more prevalent and influential factor in drawing investors into a fund’s first close. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue
Technology hubs such as Cambridge and resource-related markets such as Aberdeen are catching the eye of UK fund managers as they look outside of London for fresh investments, but the bulk of the deals will remain in capital- constrained and distressed situations. May 2013 issue.
Last month, England’s Environment Agency Pension Fund selected The Townsend Group for a mandate to invest in real assets, possibly pointing the way for others to follow
Sweet news for global property funds as one of the largest pensions in Denmark decides to ditch domestic property in favour of an international strategy. May 2013 issue.
Jeff Schwartz’s career has long been defined by the growth he has generated, first with ProLogis and currently with Global Logistic Properties. PERE caught up with the man in Hong Kong to hear about where he sees growth coming from next. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue.
Phoenix Property Investors has a dedicated Japan team, but it is unlikely to see much of the firm’s latest equity haul given the heavy focus on greater China. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue.
Real estate takes a backseat to private equity investments in China and Southeast Asia for Eddie Wong’s next venture, TransAsia Private Capital. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue.
Allianz is plotting to invest up to €300 million in China over the coming 18 months, but the firm insists it is setting up in the country for the long haul. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue.
The Greenwich, Connecticut-based real estate investment firm received a steady stream of commitments for its largest fund ever—and now it is seeing a steady stream of investment opportunities. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue
PERE’s Global Investor Forum showed the full breadth and diversity of what investors are looking for in their managers. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue
The rise of the Mexican REIT market has captured the attention of private equity real estate firms interested in investing south of the border. PERE Magazine, May 2013 issue