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Blackstone’s Gray: ‘You need to buy things that will grow faster’

The New York-based alternative asset manager’s new president said its largest real estate holdings all share a similar trait.

Landmark draws second blood

But is the Connecticut-based firm’s Swiss secondaries rival paying as much attention these days?

Benson Elliot raises €600m in BEREP V first close – Exclusive

In collecting 75% of its targeted capital for the fund, the London-based private equity real estate firm has already almost matched the total haul for its predecessor vehicle.

Octopus corrals £230m for short-term loan strategy – Exclusive

The specialist lender is targeting double-digit returns in the UK bridge finance market.

Ivanhoé hires LaSalle exec to head Europe operations

The change comes weeks after the Canadian investor named a global president and a head of business units.

Blackstone’s UK bonuses 75% higher for men than for women

Blackstone, which said the discrepancy was due to three-quarters of its investment team in the country being male, pays men on average 30% more an hour.

Harrison Street hires Barings exec for Europe IR – Exclusive

In addition to the newly-created role, the firm held an interim closing for its second Europe-focused fund.

When it comes to talent, PERE firms could learn from tech

Most managers would benefit from rethinking their compensation structures and corporate cultures – or else risk losing their best young employees.

AccorInvest: Major investors check into €4.4bn deal

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund teams up with a variety of institutional investors to invest in what has been billed as ‘the last major opportunity to buy into a hospitality carve-out.’

MIPIM 2018: winners and losers in global capital flows

Europe and Asia continued to knit tighter relationships, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s annual report.

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