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At the 2006 INREV conference in Rome, real estate practitioners gathered to discuss the state of the European property markets and the need for corporate governance. PERE sat in on the proceedings.
Apollo Real Estate has turned a 1993 investment in property-backed bonds into a $1.3 billion New York City deal.
Philadelphia-based Rubenstein Partners has closed its first real estate fund with a little help from its sister firm Lubert-Adler.
Infrastructure has become the “hot” new alternative asset class. But are real estate LPs the right investors to take advantage? By Paul Fruchbom
THE 4 FOOD GROUPS 2006-06-01 Staff Writer <strong>RESIDENTIAL<br /> Where the grass is greener</strong><br /> In the movie <italic>Caddyshack</italic>, Rodney Dangerfield's character proclaims that the two biggest wastes of real estate are golf courses and cemeteries. Th
Always the dollars 2006-06-01 Staff Writer At the end of the movie <italic>Casino</italic>, Nicky Santoro, the Las Vegas mob enforcer played by Joe Pesci, is lured to a cornfield outside Chicago where he and his younger brother are buried alive. In a voiceover sequence just prior to that ill-fate
Private equity firms around the world have become active investors in the theme park industry—will they be able to handle the G-forces? By Paul Fruchbom
Private Equity Real Estate recently conducted its first survey of general partners' opinions on the limited partner community—the results were illuminating. By Dave Keating


Founded in 1999, EPRA's mission is to promote, develop and represent the listed real estate sector in Europe—it is, in essence, the region's counterpart to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) in the US. EPRA currently has approximately 170 members, including many of Europe's largest real estate companies and investment institutions. Serge Fautré, the chief executive officer of Cofinimmo, serves as the organization's chairman. A native Belgian, he recently talked with PERE about EPRA's goals, the future of European REITs and why the Social Democrats are wrong.
Due to both political and economic issues, the introduction of German REITs is progressing slower than expected. To compete with the rest of Europe's publicly listed real estate market, however, the country cannot afford to lose any more time. By Dr. Michael Kreft

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