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Distressed debt’s appeal surges amid market uncertainty

Bain Capital is the latest manager to target non-performing real estate loans, a strategy that has been attractive to institutional investors.

Castleforge gathers £200m for Brexit-related opportunities – Exclusive

The London-based firm's first close on Castleforge Partners Fund III already makes the vehicle more than 85% the size of its predecessor.
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Niam raises largest-ever Nordics-focused fund – Exclusive

The Stockholm-based private equity real estate firm is the first manager to raise more than €1bn for a vehicle targeting the region.
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Fund of firms: Who owns what?

With Blackstone’s stake in BC Partners the latest deal in an expanding market of GP stakes, PERE sister publication PEI looks at which firms have been on the acquisition trail.
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AEW and Ostrum hit €200m first close on third fund

The joint venture partners expect to hold a second close for their third senior property credit vehicle by December, targeting €400m.
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VIDEO: Hotelizing real estate through co-working

As corporate tenants demand flexible office space and amenities, the traditional office industry scrambles to adapt while also continuing to evaluate the risk of taking on a new business model.
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Amundi raises more than €1bn for debut real estate debt strategy – exclusive

The asset management firm has raised €250m for its maiden property debt fund and has deployed €180m across six loans in France, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

Ex-CBRE GI execs join Accord amid global expansion – Exclusive

The investment and advisory firm expects Asia to account for a third of its global business in the next 12 to 24 months.
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Currency devaluations subdue growth in global real estate market – MSCI

Growth in the global real estate market was muted across almost all countries in 2018 because of currencies depreciating against the US dollar, according to a July report by MSCI.
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Kennedy Wilson hires head of European fundraising

Audrey Klein is the latest executive to leave Corestate Capital, where she has worked as managing director of international institutional clients for the past 18 months.
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