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Defensive investing in the current low interest rate environment was among the central themes at PERE’s annual two-day gathering of real estate professionals in New York this week.
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.
The firm’s launch of a new $1.6bn vehicle comes at a time when many logistics operators in China are diversifying beyond development to broaden their exposure in the country.
Only logistics assets that combine measures to enhance workplace health and wellbeing with environmentally responsible initiatives are future-proofed amid technological and social change, argues Jonathan Fenton-Jones, operations director at developer Baytree.
Autonomous trucking could be as little as five years away and when it comes the value impact for logistics property will be pro-found, writes Nathan Kane, director of re-search at Washington DC-based Realterm
Executives from investor Allianz Real Estate and advisor Macquarie Capital discuss how to navigate the obstacles facing European-focused investors and fund managers today.
Hudson Yards, New York’s newest business district was a de-risked proposition, The Related Companies’ billionaire founder Stephen Ross told the audience at PERE’s America Summit in the event’s opening interview
The New York-based real estate capital advisory firm has allied itself with a Tokyo-based partner to help connect Japanese investors with investment opportunities in Europe and North America.
The German investment manager’s acquisition of Sparinvest is in line with CEO Wolfgang Egger’s stated aim of turning the firm he founded into a global force. 
The New York-based firm raises capital from investors in the US and Europe.

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