April 2017 Issue

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    Year: 2017

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    BLUEPRINT: In close pursuit of pioneers

    In a rare interview, Marc Gilbard and his CIO Charles Ferguson-Davie tell Jonathan Brasse why Moorfield Group has positioned itself as an early mover in the UK’s private real estate investment market - and not a first mover.


    The tax regulation remains one reason why foreign investors like Canada’s HOOPP continue to invest in US real estate through the fund structure.

    ASIA NEWS: The ‘net zero’ target

    Sydney-based global investment manager AMP Capital has been given A$100m to deliver a property portfolio of net zero carbon emission buildings

    Shop Ahoy

    To investors keen to engage in retail real estate investing: whatever you do, look beyond the tip of this iceberg asset class.  

    AMERICAS NEWS: Related climbs the Ladder

    The New York-based firm raised its exposure to the real estate debt space through the purchase of a stake in Ladder Capital.

    EUROPE NEWS: MIPIM plays politics

    It was no surprise that the political events of the past 12 months were front and center in delegates’ discussions at this year’s MIPIM conference. 

    ROUNDTABLE: Laying down the law

    Just as the European real estate market was growing accustomed to a basket of new rules, the Brexit factor brings fresh disruption to the regulatory environment, Stuart Watson discovers

    EUROZONE: Inquest follows ‘Staberdeen’ merger

    The Standard Life-Aberdeen Asset Management merger was initially welcomed, but that optimism has turned to concern. 


    This year’s MIPIM saw as much sweat as it did glamor, writes Will Rowson, partner at capital advisory firm Hodes Weill & Associates and seasoned campaigner at the event.

    SPECIAL REPORT: Harvard’s case of déjà vu

    The latest real estate spinout at Harvard Management Company shows history repeating itself 20 years on.

    ASIA NEWS: Getting into debt

    The list of Korean institutional investors seeking opportunities in the global real estate debt market is growing.

    AMERICAS GC: Evaluating CFIUS risk in RE deals

    Foreign investors looking to buy US real estate should keep three key questions in mind with regard to potential scrutiny by the US government, says Mario Mancuso, head of the international trade and national security practice at Kirkland & Ellis.

    STATESIDE: CIM’s head start with Japanese investors

    With its partial sale, the Los Angeles-based real assets manager is positioning itself to capture a significant new source of institutional capital at an early stage.

    ASIA NEWS: Circling Indian logistics

    e-Shang Redwood is the latest in a small but growing list of international investors seeking opportunities in the country’s warehouse sector.

    ASIA GUEST COMMENTARY: China’s investors unfazed by scrutiny

    Regulations may be tightening, but Chinese investors are still hungry for more real estate both at home and overseas, says David Green-Morgan, global capital markets research director at JLL

    EUROPE NEWS: Brexit countdown begins

    With the clock ticking on Britain’s time in the EU, private real estate firms are looking to take advantage of volatility. 

    AMERICAS NEWS: ‘A’ for complexity

    CPPIB and GIC continue to expand their US student housing footprint in a $1.6bn purchase

    IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK: A barometer for the City of London

    In buying the ‘The Cheesegrater’ for the highest sum ever for a City of London property, Chinese firm CC Land Holdings will be setting a benchmark.