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BlackRock aims to double real estate AUM in five years

Despite static asset value and senior departures, the world’s biggest asset manager is eyeing aggressive expansion, with US value-add commingled funds one strategic target area.

PGIM eyes global expansion of RE defined contribution business

The New Jersey-based manager intends to launch new products in the strategy on the back of two senior personnel moves.

BlackRock global RE head to depart – Exclusive

Marcus Sperber is the fourth senior executive to leave the New York-based asset management giant’s property business in the past two years.

Why Allianz is opening its debt strategy to external investors

The creation of a central debt platform has paved the way for the German insurer to raise capital from third-parties.

Why Singaporean investors are on a global real estate buying spree

A growing number of Singapore-based investors are diversifying into Europe and US markets to balance their heavy reliance on Asia markets.

Peakside Capital launches its first tokenized RE fund

The European real estate investment manager is one of the first institutional names to seek to raise capital on the blockchain.

Asia leads the way for $1.8trn global CRE market

Asian buyers accounted for 45% of all cross-border real estate investment in the 12 months ending June 2018, according to data published by Cushman & Wakefield.

Barings makes new RE debt hire in European push

The London-based real estate lending team is targeting debt investments in continental European markets.

Meyer Bergman makes logistics debut as part of diversification push

The retail-focused asset manager has continued to expand into new sectors by acquiring a nine-property portfolio in Italy.

Aermont raises €1.6bn for latest real estate fund

The firm is seeking €100m more than it raised in its previous fund.

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