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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.

Avignon confirms no changes in CLSA venture after Pattar leaves

Avignon intends to continue a partnership with Hong Kong firm CLSA aimed at introducing Asian capital to European investments despite the departure of its real estate boss John Pattar last month.

KKR Greater China real estate head departed – Exclusive

Rob Yang, who had joined the private equity powerhouse from Blackstone in 2016, has left the firm.

Apollo’s RE team remains intact after Azelby’s departure

The former JPMorgan executive joined the New York-based alternative investment manager a year ago to build out its real assets platform.

Wafra VP brings rare sexual harassment case to US federal agency

In a case that industry observers say is unusual for the sector, an executive filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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