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Blackstone’s investment in BC Partners is about more than hard capital

The London-based private equity firm picked the New York giant as a minority shareholder also for the soft benefits that brings.

Currency costs sour international investors on the US

The risk of currency volatility adds to already low yields, outweighing the rewards that some investors seek from the country.

Imagine a world where core is the riskier investing profile

To successfully navigate the reefs of high core valuations, an opportunistic anchor is the best fit, argues Cyril Demaria, head of private markets, Wellershoff & Partners
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Barings is buying … but who’s selling?

The Connecticut-based manager signaled its intent to make corporate outlays in Asia’s private real estate market this week. But well-performing sellers will likely trade at a premium.

Henderson Park proves execution speed can drive a record fundraise

Nick Weber’s first-time fund manager has been propelled by its $2.7bn a year run-rate at a time of deployment worries.

Today’s investment equation starts with the occupier

Speakers at PERE’s Europe Summit focused on how investors and lenders will benefit most from providing the sorts of real estate their tenants really want.

Five things to know about PERE’s first 100-strong manager ranking

 Beyond the top managers raising record equity, other takeaways include the greater investing power, the relevance of non-North American managers and the distance Blackstone is gaining on the chasing pack.  

Blackstone’s Brazilian spin-out reflects a strategy on ice

Private real estate’s champion has figured out a way to operate in a country facing an economic malaise with few scalable deals.

Private real estate goes domestic as a trade war workaround

Some institutional real estate managers believe China’s domestic consumption insulates its real estate from Trump’s tariff hikes.

To be a better investor, look more closely at your benchmarks

Assessing and improving performance calls for added scrutiny – both of the indices being used and the data they yield.
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