September 2017 Issue

    Month: September
    Year: 2017

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    EDITOR'S LETTER: Stick to your knitting

    Over breakfast one morning this summer, I sat with the regional head of one of the private real estate market’s larger asset managers. Coffee in hand, he reiterated the need for houses like his to manage investors’ deployment expectations.

    Spain’s NPL job is half done

    But sales at Banco Popular and BBVA are a substantial chapter in the country’s broken debt clean-up story, writes Juan Barba, managing director at Meridia Capital. 


    Retail specialist Redevco and American alternatives manager Ares are placing a €70m bet on one of Europe’s most popular food markets.

    John Lim: The Warren Buffett of Singapore

    John Lim is already on Forbes’ list of Singapore’s richest, but even after privatizing his S$35bn asset manager ARA, he’s determined to stay at its helm.  

    KKR Real Estate: The first six years

    KKR was one of the later entrants to the real estate space, but it is aggressively seeking to catch up with its competitors.

    Cadre: It’s who and what you know

    How one young man gave up a career at Blackstone on the belief his relationships, a novel fundraising strategy and big data would bring him better success.

    Blackstone's deal of a lifetime

    Ten years after Blackstone’s pre-recession purchase of Equity Office Properties, PERE examines who made big money, who lost it all and how the private equity real estate behemoth has changed its office investing strategy since the landmark deal.

    Odds-on favorites

    As Asia’s largest M&A deal heads towards completion few are surprised a Ming Mei-led consortium looks like it will win out and become GLP’s new owners.