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Cheyne hits hard cap with $800m for real estate debt

Cheyne’s latest vehicle is 80% invested with a greater focus on senior debt funds.

Alt asset managers find buyers ready to snatch up minority stakes

More private fund managers that oversee closed-end funds are selling portions of their firm to finance product growth, succession or larger GP commitments.

WATCH: How niche real estate investing is getting riskier

As interest in student housing and other alternative property types continues to grow, there is reason for concern, says Harrison Street co-founder Chris Merrill.

White Peak raises first capital for $450m China fund – Exclusive

The Beijing-headquartered real estate manager that primarily raises capital from Nordic investors is currently in the market with its fourth China opportunistic fund.

Madison Realty locks down more than $600m for real estate debt

The firm has received a commitment from the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

CHINA ROUNDTABLE: Hoping for distress

As President Xi Jinping steps up his deleveraging efforts in China, the real estate industry is expecting distressed investment opportunities to become more pronounced by the year end.

CEO O’Connor departs Savills Investment Management  – Exclusive

Having led the investment management unit of the London-listed property services company for 12 years, his duties have been handed to CIO Kiran Patel and deputy chairman Nick Cooper.

Longfellow closes $500m innovation RE fund – Exclusive

The Boston-based firm has adopted an unconventional structure that could allow it to raise additional capital and invest up and down the risk-return spectrum.

PERE Europe: THRE considers fully funding next WeWork tie-up

WeWork had retained 10 percent of the equity for its $750m reported Devonshire Square acquisition which it syndicated to a partnership including the $114bn asset manager and the Danish pension fund PFA.

Inter-strategy selling: a solution for some

Rolling assets from higher to lower risk and return vehicles in the name of retention makes sense to some managers, while others see conflict of interest.

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