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Landlords should envisage a time that WeWork stops working

As the co-working giant delays its IPO to regroup, institutional landlords should do likewise by in their re-underwriting and planning for a worst-case scenario.

€4.4bn of retail assets to hit European market by 2021 – INREV

The majority of the retail funds terminating before 2019 have failed to liquidate due to the poor performance of the retail sector, an INREV survey has found.

Real estate secondaries volumes dip in H1 2019 – Setter

Real estate secondaries transaction volumes fell 39.2% during the first half of 2019 but the dip is expected to be temporary, according to private equity secondary advisory firm Setter Capital.

Allianz Real Estate is putting other people’s money where its mouth is

Europe’s biggest institutional real estate investor has kick-started its third-party equity management business on home turf and with familiar partners.

Blackstone’s record-setting $20bn BREP IX close was well expected

As private real estate fund market consolidates, the New York manager continues to be the destination of choice for institutional capital
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Why Generali wants to be one of Europe’s leading property lenders

The Italian insurance giant has launched its first property credit vehicle and is aiming to build a €3bn loan book within three years. Nunzio Laurenziello, who is leading the strategy, tells us why.

Swedish manager Profi turns to international investors for fifth fund – Exclusive

The private equity real estate firm, focused on value-add investing in Sweden’s major cities, is extending its fundraising reach beyond domestic investors as it targets a $300 million haul.

BC Partners: The 11th hour competitor

Private equity heavyweight BC Partners is throwing its hat into the real estate ring at a frothy time for the sector, but division boss Stéphane Theuriau believes timing is irrelevant when you offer multiple risk and return strategies.
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Europa holds its largest-ever first close – Exclusive

The London-based manager launched its latest value-add fund, which has a €1bn hard-cap, only four months ago.
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Why Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital divides investors

The private equity real estate firm led by Tom Barrack recently closed on its largest-ever fund – despite a protracted period of corporate challenges, negative headlines and a mixed performance record.

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