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What we know (and don’t know) about HNA’s $1.5bn PE fund

The embattled Chinese conglomerate is said to be launching a fund to target real estate and other overseas investments, raising questions about potential investors and strategy.

We’re gonna need a bigger ranking

Among the takeaways from this year’s PERE 50 ranking is a consideration to double its size now more than 100 private equity real estate firms have raised more than $1 billion in the last five years.

How to think about GreenOak’s record European fundraising

This week, GreenOak Real Estate announced it closed on €911m for its second European property fund, almost 200% more than its 2015 first effort. But this is no fund series on steroids.

Welcome to Canada, land of minority stakes

For foreign investment managers that want a piece of the Canadian real estate market, there’s every chance they’ll have to accept non-control positions.

Assessing the digital threats to hospitality

Todd Soloway, the chair of law firm Pryor Cashman’s hotel and hospitality group, considers what should be on the minds of private equity real estate investors

When it comes to talent, PERE firms could learn from tech

Most managers would benefit from rethinking their compensation structures and corporate cultures – or else risk losing their best young employees.

Ignore CFIUS at your peril

The US government’s influence over deals relating to national security is not something to ignore when transacting with international counterparties.

Crossing the infrastructure line for good, if different, reasons

GLP and ARA have different primary purposes for expanding the brief to include infrastructure but there’s plenty of sense in doing so.

Vive la France

MIPIM’s host country was driving much of the optimism around European real estate at this year’s conference

Big data could lead to automation in real estate investment

Speakers at PERE’s annual Asia Summit in Hong Kong still believe gut instinct cannot generally be automated when it comes to underwriting deals. But the market’s biggest risk-return strategy may be the exception to the rule.

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