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Four executives have been promoted in the firm’s investment management business.
Tony James’ Jefferson River is part of an uptick in family offices seeking to invest in the asset class for the first time.
The newly-created position is part of JLL’s ambitions to be the largest capital advisory firm by team members next year.
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.
Heavyweight Australian investors back a new workplace diversity initiative as LPs admit the issue is a factor in their investment decision-making.
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.
Chris Merrill, who just sold a 75% stake in Harrison Street, said many firms only consider leadership transitions when business is bad.
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.
UC Regents’ Scott Chan will be second-in-command to Christopher Ailman, who has led investment at the pension for almost two decades.
CLSA boasted one of the top pick private real estate fund series in Asia before KKR turned up and poached its boss.

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