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Four reasons why more family offices are entering the RE space

Tony James’ Jefferson River is part of an uptick in family offices seeking to invest in the asset class for the first time.

JLL taps Lazard exec for Americas fund advisory – Exclusive

The newly-created position is part of JLL’s ambitions to be the largest capital advisory firm by team members next year.

GTIS launches infrastructure business

The real estate firm plans to makes its first investment in the asset class within nine months, targeting assets in Brazil as the country emerges from recession.

Majority of investment industry remains ‘Anglo-Celtic and male dominated’

Heavyweight Australian investors back a new workplace diversity initiative as LPs admit the issue is a factor in their investment decision-making.

Hines execs join VC firm to launch direct RE investing platform

As new partners at AOL co-founder Steve Case’s firm, the pair will invest in real estate in non-gateway markets to support startup and growth firms.

WATCH: The best time for succession planning

Chris Merrill, who just sold a 75% stake in Harrison Street, said many firms only consider leadership transitions when business is bad.

CEO O’Connor departs Savills Investment Management  – Exclusive

Having led the investment management unit of the London-listed property services company for 12 years, his duties have been handed to CIO Kiran Patel and deputy chairman Nick Cooper.

CalSTRS lands next-generation ‘superstar’

UC Regents’ Scott Chan will be second-in-command to Christopher Ailman, who has led investment at the pension for almost two decades.

Along came KKR

CLSA boasted one of the top pick private real estate fund series in Asia before KKR turned up and poached its boss.

Katsunori Sago, the man who revamped Japan Post Bank

Japan Post Bank chief investment officer Katsunori Sago, the man behind the $1.9trn investor’s push into alternatives, is stepping down this month after three years at the helm.

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