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Blackstone bosses on the broad concept of disruption

When you are the world’s biggest manager and raiser of institutional capital for private real estate, your prognostications on the asset class tend to be heard. And so it proved at PERE’s Asia Summit in Hong Kong last week where Blackstone’s real estate co-heads Ken Caplan and Kathleen McCarthy joined PEI’s Real Estate Group senior […]

When a fund manager like Lone Star aims lower

Targeting a smaller vehicle goes against the trend of firms able to raise successively larger funds. There are benefits – and risks – in doing so.

PCCP to close on $1bn for oppo fund – Exclusive

The real estate equity and debt firm’s PCCP Equity Fund VIII is expected to be nearly 70% larger than its predecessor.
VRS strategy allocation by region

VRS approves $125m commitment

The US public pension has backed a multi-regional opportunistic real estate fund.

The Bentall GreenOak merger was ‘like two puzzle pieces coming together’

The leaders of real estate managers Bentall Kennedy and GreenOak Real Estate believe their lack of overlap on both strategy and investor fronts makes their $47bn merged business the perfect fit. 

If these walls could talk: As relevant as ever

Boston’s Exchange Place has maintained its role as part of the city’s fabric despite its multiple institutional ownerships.
NYSTRS investment strategies by region

NYSTRS approves $400m in commitments

The US public pension has backed three multi-regional private real estate funds.

RE secondaries volumes drop 12% amid fewer big portfolio sales

The lower-risk nature of real estate exposure means sellers are less likely to opportunistically bring $1bn-plus portfolios to market.

Andie Kang: Out of the public glare

Andie Kang established Korea’s National Pension Service as one of the world’s pre-eminent private real estate investors, before swapping from public to private three years ago. Arshiya Khullar caught up with him at the country’s biggest investment manager IGIS Asset Management to hear all about it.

Blackstone raises $17.3bn

The New York-based asset manager holds institutional close for latest global opportunistic real estate fund.

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