MSREI snaps up $196m US loan portfolio

31 Mar 2011 10:45 GMT
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing has acquired a US real estate loan book with a ‘principal balance’ of $196m with operating partner Kearny. The deal aligns with the firm’s strategy articulated to PERE in an interview last year. More >>

Madison International buys into $851.5m Forest City portfolio

30 Mar 2011 12:51 GMT
The New York-based private equity real estate firm has invested $172.3m of its equity into a portfolio of 15 retail and entertainment assets in and around New York. The deal comes just one month after it closed its fourth real estate fund on $510m. More >>

AP1 and AP2 form JV to invest in Euro offices

30 Mar 2011 04:32 GMT
The two Swedish pension funds have committed €500m to the venture, which will be advised by Catella More >>

Brookfield club fund has $3.1bn of dry powder

29 Mar 2011 13:02 GMT
The Toronto-based manager has invested just 30% of its $5.5bn Real Estate Turnaround Consortium, committing $1.6bn into the GGP recapitalisation. Brookfield, which has another $3.1bn of infrastructure dry powder, is planning to launch seven funds in the next 18 months eyeing $4bn of public and private equity. More >>

Legal & General in lending push

29 Mar 2011 13:35 GMT
UK insurer L&G has appointed Ashley Goldblatt to reportedly push into real estate lending. More >>

Invesco in €170m hotel sale and leaseback

16 Mar 2011 11:14 GMT
The US firm has made its debut investment for its latest hotel fund, with the acquisition of five properties in Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Vienna and Salzburg from operator, NH Hotels. More >>

Japan’s RE sector not panicked after 9 magnitude earthquake

14 Mar 2011 15:44 GMT
Despite Japan’s J-REIT sector crashing by almost 7 percent, real estate firms active in the country are not panicking after the country's worst ever earthquake. Some say damage to the investment market should be short term. More >>

GI Partners acquires €214m of European mortgages

14 Mar 2011 16:22 GMT
The California and London-based private equity and real estate firm is expected to say tomorrow it has bought €214m face value of residential mortgages backed by assets in the Netherlands. More >>

LaSalle opens derivatives shop

14 Mar 2011 12:12 GMT
The Chicago-based real estate investment management business has partnered with New York-based financial brokerage firm BGC Partners to form a property derivatives business. More >>

Ashford, PREI JV acquires JER hotel portfolio

11 Mar 2011 16:51 GMT
The 28-property Highland Hospitality portfolio was purchased for $1.28bn by US REIT Ashford Hospitality Trust and Prudential Real Estate Investors. Around $200m of equity from JER was wiped out in the deal. More >>
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