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European investors most bullish on real estate in 2019

The region’s investors contemplate to increase allocations more than their counterparts elsewhere, a survey from INREV, ANREV, and PREA shows.

Patrizia continues M&A spree with Japanese acquisition – Exclusive

The Augsburg, Germany-based real estate investment manager, which bought three European platforms in 2017, has now purchased its first firm in Asia.

Carlyle closes RE secondaries fund on $1.2bn

Metropolitan Real Estate’s previous vehicle in the strategy raised $550m.

Palmer Capital’s Price: ‘ultimately our grow-sell decision came’

Palmer’s CEO tells PERE the decision to sell an 80% stake in the £1bn firm to Canadian manager Fiera Capital was the upshot of an inflection point for the business.  

Lone Star’s senior housing offload latest in European exit spree

The Dallas-based firm has unloaded hundreds of properties accumulated in the years following the global financial crisis as European investors embrace riskier investments.

Corestate boss leaves

The termination of Michael Bütter as CEO at one of Germany’s biggest real estate investment managers was down to ‘personal misconduct' the firm said.  

PERE Predictions 2019: European real estate: general or specific?

Institutional investors must figure out whether their Europe strategies should be broad or differentiated in 2019, argues Will Rowson, head of Europe at advisory firm Hodes Weill. 

PERE Predictions 2019: Zurich expects slower growth in European office sector

While overall European office vacancy rates have dropped significantly in the region, the Swiss insurer anticipates the pace of contraction to moderate next year.

Sun Life rounds out real estate offering with merged firm purchase

The Canadian insurer’s 56% stake purchase in the merger between its real estate investment business Bentall Kennedy and GreenOak Real Estate will allow it to offer its investors strategies from core to opportunistic.

Henderson Park’s maiden fund reaches $1.6bn on consultant support– Exclusive

Nick Weber’s sector newcomer, whose final close is slated for early next year, got buy ratings from six different firms.  

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