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PAG raises $1bn for its biggest ever Asia RE fundraising effort – Exclusive

The Hong Kong-based private equity real estate firm is back in the market with a $2bn core-plus/value-add vehicle.

Angelo Gordon corrals $1.9bn in first close for tenth fund – Exclusive

One limited partner considers Fund X to be value-add, although it classified the vehicle’s predecessor as opportunistic.

WATCH: Big data is watching you

Among property types, retail is the most advanced in its usage of data, with landlords embracing consumer tracking to shape investment strategy, says CBRE Global Investors’ co-head of research.

GTIS launches infrastructure business

The real estate firm plans to makes its first investment in the asset class within nine months, targeting assets in Brazil as the country emerges from recession.

ESR hires former Mesirow exec for senior role in Asia – Exclusive

Joshua Daitch is relocating to Singapore to join the pan-Asia logistics specialist.

Virtus inks debut early-education RE deal – Exclusive

The alternatives-focused firm is working with a Morgan Stanley-owned operator on a 21-asset portfolio.

Is student housing showing signs of distress?

The alternative real estate sector has seen a flood of new entrants and increased supply.

German banks capitalize on foreign logistics demand

DekaBank and pbb provide a €117.3m loan for three prime industrial facilities in Germany as local banks continue to benefit from burgeoning institutional investment.

Pretium bucks single-family consolidation trend

The alternative asset manager, which recently raised $1bn for the strategy, has opted to stay private even as more firms have moved to consolidate or go public.

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.

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