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State investors are looking to make a comeback in private real estate, according to a new Invesco report. But when they were away, others made hay.
The Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund is left with no permanent global head of real estate or regional heads of real estate.
StepStone Real Estate Partners IV, which has been in market since April last year, raised twice as much as its predecessor to invest in complex secondaries deals.
As retail and office sectors trend toward volatility, the steady returns of sale-and-leaseback strategies are becoming attractive fixed-income substitutes.
The world’s third-largest sovereign wealth fund is now searching for a new global head of real estate after Arnold ended his two-year tenure in the role.
China has seen a one-third increase in real estate investments from the $828bn sovereign fund over the past two years.
We don’t often see managers buying placement agents, but in this instance the rationale is clear.
The transaction is part of the Bahrain-listed firm’s expansion and global growth plan to boost its AUM to $50bn.
chasing risk peak
A key concern for institutional investors in 2019 is abundant capital in real estate driving down returns and adding more risk, according to the global placement advisory firm Probitas Partners.
The troubles at the Middle East’s biggest private equity firm are relevant to investors in any private asset class, including ours.

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