Canyon set to take over $193m CalPERS’ portfolio

04 Apr 2011 13:06 GMT
The Los Angeles-based firm is in final negotiations to take over the value-added CalSmart fund previously managed by RREEF after the partnership suffered heavy losses during the past three years. More >>

Qatari Diar back Hines/Archstone DC development

04 Apr 2011 17:55 GMT
The real estate arm of the Qatari Investment Authority is the anchor investor in the $700m CityCenterDC project, a 10-acre, mixed-use development in Washington DC. More >>

Walton Street makes Brazilian debut with R$192.5m mall deal

01 Apr 2011 11:16 GMT
The Chicago-based private equity real estate firm has opened the door to a series of Brazilian investments by participating in an initial R$192.5m investment into a shopping centre in Sao Paulo alongside Brazilian bank BTG Pactual and London-based Squarestone Brasil. More >>


01 Apr 2011 00:00 GMT
KKR’s appointment of former Whitehall Street Real Estate veteran Ralph Rosenberg is an indication of a second generation of private equity interest in real estate. Will private equity’s ambitions overwhelm institutional investors? PERE magazine April 2011 issue More >>

AMERICAS NEWS: Continuous Clarion

01 Apr 2011 00:00 GMT
As the MBO of ING Clarion goes before investors for approval, the firm looks to build on its platform with moves into retail distribution and more in LatAm. PERE magazine April 2011 issue More >>

AMERICAS NEWS: Mass(ive) deployment

01 Apr 2011 00:00 GMT
Blackstone’s $10.9 billion mega fund is roughly 90 percent invested in the wake of its $9.4bn acquisition of Centro Properties’ US assets. Was the mega deal evidence of a rush to close the fund or Blackstone simply exerting its unrivalled equity muscle yet again? PERE magazine April 2011 issue More >>

FEATURE: Capital considerations

01 Apr 2011 00:00 GMT
US capital markets have improved dramatically over the past year as lenders once again start hunting for deals. The question is whether the recovery is being driven by capital flows rather than fundamentals. PERE magazine April 2011 issue More >>

TPG, Oaktree buy North America arm of British homebuilder

31 Mar 2011 12:07 GMT
The $955m deal sees TPG and Oaktree partner with former Intrawest founder Joe Houssain to acquire the US and Canadian operations of Taylor Wimpey for a 3.4% premium over its net assets. More >>

Cerberus: ‘European real estate is a key focus for us’

31 Mar 2011 16:19 GMT
New York-based Cerberus Capital Management says it sees opportunity in the region as it strikes its third significant Euro deal in the past five months. More >>

Colony in talks with Grubb & Ellis over ‘strategic’ deal

31 Mar 2011 16:06 GMT
Tom Barrack’s firm is locked in exclusive 60-day talks with global property broker Grubb & Ellis over a tie-up, having already extended $18m of financing to the company. More >>