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Partners targets real assets, PE with debut impact fund

The fund, which has a $1bn hard-cap, will focus on education, healthcare, energy access, clean energy and social inclusion.

MIPIM 2018: Zurich to acquire $1.5bn in global real estate in 2018 – Exclusive...

The Swiss insurer’s investing plans include a return to one particular western European market after a 14-year absence.

Property-loving Kanters bags PERE Lifetime Achievement award

Patrick Kanters, APG’s global head of real assets and the latest winner of PERE’s lifetime achievement award, sits down with Stuart Watson and Jonathan Brasse to reflect on his enduring passion for real estate

CalSTRS finalizes investment beliefs

The pension system adopted the last of its eight-point framework for investment policies across asset classes, using similar language to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

REEM Summit: What makes a successful emerging manager program

The structure of the program is a major factor in its effectiveness and longevity, according to three institutional investors at the event.

Storm surge calls for greater risk assessment

How prepared is the real estate sector to cope with extreme weather events, asks Roxana Isaiu, director, ESG and real estate at GRESB

GRESB’s new ESG performance indicator gets investor backing

GRESB, the global benchmark for real assets, has launched an ESG evaluation for real estate funds and companies that are beginning to incorporate sustainability practices into their operations. The GRESB Real Estate Pre-Assessment is a standalone test for firms with new mandates that are immediately seeking strong ESG performance and those with existing real estate […]

Seeing the forest and the trees

In a world that often seeks instant results, the pathway to sustainable investing requires a longer-term outlook with careful analysis and a keen, well-trained eye to future demographic, social, technological and environmental trends. As the context in which all buildings exist inevitably evolves with time, a thorough analysis of future trends must inform our understanding […]

Properties made for precision

The day-to-day nature of hotel management gives the asset class greater potential for measuring sustainability initiatives than its peers, writes Ronald Stephen Barrott, chief executive and chairman of Pro-invest Group

Let’s talk about the (extreme) weather

In the face of massive property damages caused by not one, but two recent hurricanes, real estate owners need to make disaster preparedness a bigger part of the sustainability conversation.

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