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VIDEO: Is this London’s healthiest office building?

In developing the second-tallest tower in the city, AXA IM – Real Assets talks about the risks and rewards of investing in an emerging area of office amenitization.
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AXA IM tackles ‘the essence of a successful office building’

With its latest development project in London, the investment management arm of French insurer AXA is focusing on the correlation between staff well-being and productivity.

Why family offices are increasing their real estate allocations

Following positive return performances in 2018, family office allocations to the strategy increased by 2.1 percentage points – more than any other asset class.

PCCP raises largest equity fund to date – Exclusive

The eighth offering in the opportunistic real estate series, which included commitments from Asian investors for the first time, raised a total of $1.3bn in equity.
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Blackstone takes another Europe REIT private amid $12bn fundraise

As the New York-based firm looks to deploy its most recent European funds in the region, office REITs will be an attractive target given the pricing split between public and private markets.

Landlords should envisage a time that WeWork stops working

As the co-working giant delays its IPO to regroup, institutional landlords should do likewise by in their re-underwriting and planning for a worst-case scenario.

Angelo Gordon raises $1.3bn for its biggest ever Asia RE fund – Exclusive

The New York-based real estate firm has exceeded the original target for its latest opportunistic real estate fund by $300m.

Australia defies regionwide property slump

Australia recorded $8.4bn worth of property transaction volumes in Q2 2019 amid an overall slowdown across Asia-Pacific, according to data published by Real Capital Analytics.

A WeWork IPO would be a boon for private real estate

Dissenting voices abound, but institutional real estate investors and landlords can learn a lot from the listed co-working giant.

LaSalle hires CBRE GI exec to head US custom accounts- Exclusive

Stuart Sziklas will join the firm as head of US custom accounts on September 3, and will lead the portfolio managers overseeing $10 billion across the firm’s separately managed accounts.
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