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As firms seek outsized returns, capital keeps finding its way to new, more interesting and sometimes more obscure markets. By Aaron Lovell
Though opportunity fund managers continue to bemoan the competitive state of the US market, their actions on the ground seem to contradict their words. By Paul Fruchbom
THE 4 FOOD GROUPS 2006-07-01 Staff Writer <strong>RETAIL<br /> The kids aren't alright</strong><br /> In June, Six Flags announced it was mulling the sale of six amusement parks in Buffalo; Denver; Seattle; Houston; and Concord, California; as well as Magic Mountain, north of Los An
Zou Tao, housing crusader 2006-07-01 Staff Writer Zou Tao, a resident of the city of Shenzhen in Southern China, may not have known what he was stepping into when he first called on Chinese citizens to stop buying real estate. The 32-year-old golf equipment dealer first published an open letter on his intern
Founded in 1974, Harvard Management Company (HMC) is a subsidiary of Harvard University responsible for managing the University's endowment, pension assets, working capital and deferred giving accounts. Generally regarded as one of the most astute investors in the alternative asset sector, HMC currently oversees approximately $26 billion in assets, $2.2 billion of which is invested in real estate. David Ferrero, who originally joined HMC in 1997, co-manages HMC's opportunistic real estate portfolio. Here, Ferrero talks about the current state of the real estate fundraising market, Harvard's “clarity of mission” and the importance of listening to your LPs.
Ernst & Young has withdrawn its recent NPL report because of concerns about the numbers, but that does not mean China's bad debt woes are gone.
Foreign direct investment can mean many things to a country. For some reason, private equity and real estate funds conjure up especially intense feelings—and metaphors. By Aaron Lovell
Los Angeles-based firm CB Richard Ellis Investors is hoping Mark Karlan has what it takes for Asian real estate.
Philadelphia-based Rubenstein Partners has closed its first real estate fund with a little help from its sister firm Lubert-Adler.
Infrastructure has become the “hot” new alternative asset class. But are real estate LPs the right investors to take advantage? By Paul Fruchbom

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