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Slow, steady is GPIF’s mantra

Government Pension Investment Fund’s disclosure of its alternative investment portfolio is yet another sign that the Japanese pension giant will be taking a measured approach to portfolio diversification.

Real estate credit strategies face change of capital support

Some institutional investors appear to have had their fill of real estate debt funds, but others might just be getting started.

Five ways to make private real estate CFOs’ and COOs’ lives easier

Private real estate’s finance and operating officers face myriad challenges, but many have a common solution, heard PERE’s audience at this week’s CFO/COO Forum.

Alternative real estate firms offer the right entry into management today

Firms like Harrison Street, which was acquired by Colliers this week, pursue strategies with arguably stronger growth trajectories than those of most other M&A targets in private equity real estate right now.

What’s going on with Carlyle’s Asia real estate business?

A stalled $500 million commitment is just one reason why the firm’s longer-term real estate plans in the region appear unclear.

Performance is in the eye of the beholder

Question: What do two of the following three funds have in common: Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners III, Starwood Global Opportunity Fund XI and Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia II? Answer: Two of the three funds – the largest vehicles to have closed or are expected to close in 2018, according to PERE data – […]

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.

Penalty time for overstepping Chinese insurers

Local regulators have taken harsh action against Chinese investors that have failed to toe the line on cross-border investments. There could be repercussions for their real estate holdings

For Blackstone, two heads are better than one

Sharing roles can sometimes be a temporary arrangement, but the New York-based firm has good reasons for wanting to continue the dual leadership structure within its real estate business.

PERE Global Awards: Who shone the brightest in 2017?

The waiting is over. PERE has compiled the shortlists of nominations for our annual Global Awards and the voting has begun. Don’t miss the chance to tell us which firms and individuals you think deserve to win.

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