April 2016 Issue

    MIPIM FEATURE: Weather warning

    Amid mounting signs of economic and geopolitical uncertainty in Europe, delegates at this year’s MIPIM conference in France have become more wary about their next real estate moves in the region.

    IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK: Time for an upgrade

    A pre-war apartment building in New York's Midtown is due for renovations after its first ownership change in 64 years.

    EUROZONE: The draw of core

    Volatility, currency pressures, and geopolitical tensions elsewhere are pushing investors into European core real estate. Real estate fund managers are taking advantage.

    ASIA COMMENTARY: The currency decision

    With the decline of the Australian dollar, real estate investors in the market need to re-examine their currency management strategies, says Nick Evans, executive director and head of Australia, at TH Real Estate.  

    AMERICAS NEWS: Shakeup at the top

    The Los Angeles-based real estate investment manager will have a new executive in charge in 2016 after six years with the same leader.

    AMERICAS GC: Scaling the maternal wall

    Firms in the industry need to offer greater flexibility to address the perpetual work-life balance conundrum, says Susan Swanezy, partner at Hodes Weill & Associates.

    STATESIDE: Room for growth

    Anbang Insurance made two multibillion-dollar plays for Western hotel platforms last month, revealing its ambitions as a formidable real estate contender in the US.

    EUROPE NEWS: Retail in the post

    A French retail fund platform will join AEW Europe as the Paris-based investment manager seeks to bolster its retail investor funds business.

    EUROPE NEWS: Payment in kind

    QIA will contribute 96 properties to COIMA SGR's listed real estate investment company in exchange for shares in the company.

    ASIA NEWS: Moving targets

    China and Japan’s economic vicissitudes and their impact on the region’s private real estate markets were front-of-mind for many delegates at PERE’s annual Asia conference  

    MIPIM FEATURE: Negative reinforcement

    In the face of Japan’s new negative interest rate policy, Diamond Realty expects more business from rising inbound and outbound capital flows.

    EUROPE NEWS: Man of the moment: Neil Hasson

    The former Macquarie executive is charged with leading the European real estate push for Bahrain money manager Investcorp.

    AMERICAS NEWS: Man of the moment: William Scully

    The industry veteran will lead Asia Pacific Land’s first foray into US real estate.

    ASIA NEWS: Mainland assault

    China Everbright is part of a raging trend off mainland Chinese corporations buying Hong Kong assets.  

    AMERICAS NEWS: KKR’s western front

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is expanding its real estate reach in western US with a newly-relocated team.


    Allianz's new logistics joint venture with VGP is the latest example of an investor heading to Central and Eastern Europe in search of yield.

    AMERICAS NEWS: Heading for the mountains

    Partners is revamping its Americas operations with a new central hub in Denver.

    BLUEPRINT: From supplementary to crucial

    In recent years, CBRE Global Investment Partners has grown into an important contributor to its parent company’s real estate investment management revenue. But its growth has brought with it questions about how it relates to the wider firm. PERE senior editor Jonathan Brasse caught up with CEO Jeremy Plummer at its London HQ for an account of its growth and a response to its scrutiny.

    MIPIM FEATURE: Caution amid positive findings

    Survey findings presented by INREV at their annual seminar at the MIPIM conference were tempered by the views of the session’s panellists.

    ASIA NEWS: Breaking the mold

    Mumbai-based Godrej Properties has made the unusual move of setting up a fund management business.

    Barrack plays Trump card

    Colony Capital founder Tom Barrack explains to PERE why he broke ranks with the private equity real estate industry to endorse Donald Trump, a longtime business partner and friend, in the US presidential campaign.  

    ASIA NEWS: Ascendas makes $1.4bn Asia play

    The Singapore-based firm is imminently going to launch its first pan Asia open-ended vehicle.