Société Générale Asset Management’s alternative investment division has raised €127 million ($186 million) of equity for a French property fund.
The bank says it aims to raise €250-300 million in total for the vehicle in 2008.
The Luxembourg-registered registered fund is investing in three categories: income producing buildings, investments in forward-funded projects, and opportunistic deals.
The €125 million of equity gives the vehicle an investment capacity of €450 million with debt. According to the bank, half of that sum is already committed.