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Closing of the Highstreet VIII fund with an investment volume of EUR 250 million

Closing of the Highstreet VIII fund with an investment volume of EUR 250 millionSubscription

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

• Last three properties purchased and equity raised in full • Ninth closing of the successful Highstreet series with a yield of around 6%  • Investment series includes 150 individual properties, with a total volume of c. EUR 2 billion

KGAL New Frontiers invests in SunErgy

KGAL New Frontiers invests in SunErgy - Solar power plants in Africa promote economic developmentSubscription

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

KGAL New Frontiers GmbH (KNF) has acquired a 22% share of SunErgy AS, a Norwegian company delivering innovative solar power infrastructure in emerging markets. This investment aims to test new business fields.

M7 acquires €45 million of office assets for new €120 million Polish fund

M7 acquires €45 million of office assets for new €120 million Polish fundSubscription

Mon, 8 Apr 2019Updated: Tue, 16 Apr 2019

M7 Real Estate (“M7”), the pan-European investor and asset manager, announces that, on behalf of M7 Polish Active Fund (“M7 POLAF” or the “Fund”), it has acquired three multi-let office assets in Poland in separate transactions for a total of €45 million which will form the first tranche of capital deployed for the Fund.

Deka Immobilien leases 8,300 m in AustraliaSubscription

Mon, 8 Apr 2019

Deka Immobilien GmbH has concluded a new lease agreement for nearly 8,300 m² of office space in Melbourne, Australia. The co-working provider JustCo, Singapore, secured its largest space in Australia under this agreement. The office and commercial building at 15 William Street, which offers around 42,000 m² of space, is now fully leased.

Silesia Outlet in Poland welcomes 100,000 visitors during its first week

Silesia Outlet in Poland welcomes 100,000 visitors during its first weekSubscription

Mon, 8 Apr 2019

Located in Gliwice, Silesia Outlet features 12,000 m2 of GLA and 60 shops

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KGAL New Frontiers invests in SunErgy

KGAL New Frontiers invests in SunErgy - Solar power plants in Africa promote economic developmentSubscription

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

KGAL New Frontiers GmbH (KNF) has acquired a 22% share of SunErgy AS, a Norwegian company delivering innovative solar power infrastructure in emerging markets. This investment aims to test new business fields.

UBS Asset Management launches its second infrastructure debt fund with EUR 448.4 million of seed commitments

UBS Asset Management launches its second infrastructure debt fund with EUR 448.4 million of seed commitmentsSubscription

Tue, 19 Mar 2019Updated: Tue, 26 Mar 2019

Fund’s predecessor, the Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform I, now 94% deployed

Amundi Real and Alternatives Assets Brochure

Amundi Real and Alternatives Assets Brochure

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

A specialist in private markets and real assets in Europe

KGAL ESPF 4: 500 million € investment volume

KGAL ESPF 4: 500 million € investment volumeSubscription

Thu, 14 Feb 2019

The KGAL ESPF 4 renewable energy fund has already committed a total investment volume of around 500 million euros to construction or portfolio projects, including wind power and photovoltaics projects in four European countries. The fund pursues a core plus strategy, with a total planned investment volume in excess of one billion euros.

UBS Asset Management acquires 100% interest in leading Portuguese gas distributer, Gascan

UBS Asset Management acquires 100% interest in leading Portuguese gas distributer, GascanSubscription

Mon, 11 Feb 2019Updated: Tue, 26 Mar 2019

UBS Asset Management’s (UBS-AM) Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) business announces that it has completed the acquisition of a 100% interest in Gascan, the second largest distributor and supplier of piped liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Portugal, from Arta Capital. The investment was made on behalf of REPM’s global infrastructure equity strategy, with the transaction completed on an exclusive basis after an unsolicited approach to the Spanish private equity fund Arta Capital.

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Aviva Investors Real Assets Acquires Office Building In Copenhagen

Aviva Investors Real Assets Acquires Office Building In CopenhagenSubscription

Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Aviva Investors Real Assets, on behalf of a regulated entity of Aviva France, has acquired a 7,650 square metre office building in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark, from Gefion Group for an undisclosed sum.

The ignis fatuus of monetary easing in Asia Pacific

The ignis fatuus of monetary easing in Asia PacificSubscription

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

As monetary policy in most of Asia Pacific remains or turns more accommodative, real estate pricing and volumes are expected to dance sideways this year. In late cycle markets, the ignis fatuus of continued capital growth may prove to be misguided.

The ignis fatuus of monetary easing in Asia Pacific

The ignis fatuus of monetary easing in Asia PacificSubscription

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

As monetary policy in most of Asia Pacific remains or turns more accommodative, real estate pricing and volumes are expected to dance sideways this year. In late cycle markets, the ignis fatuus of continued capital growth may prove to be misguided.

Building a meaningful city at Wellington Place, Leeds

Building a meaningful city at Wellington Place, LeedsSubscription

Wed, 10 Apr 2019Updated: Fri, 12 Apr 2019

As stewards of the assets we manage, it is incumbent on us to ensure we manage them in a way that is both ethical and likely to lead to long-term success for our investors. To those ends we continue to deepen our Responsible Property Investment (RPI) practice. Today, a new report documents the outcomes of our RPI approach in Wellington Place, Leeds.

Adding ESG Transparency to Real Estate

Adding ESG Transparency to Real Estate

Wed, 3 Apr 2019

More and more investors are integrating ESG risks into their investment process. Given the large size and specialized nature of real estate assets, the investment community has demanded sophisticated tools to more accurately identify real estate companies that own more sustainable properties and integrate this information seamlessly into their investment process.

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Real Assets Sustainable Investing Report 2019

Real Assets Sustainable Investing Report 2019Subscription

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

As the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock has a responsibility and the privilege to lead the way on sustainable investing and to drive environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) best practice across the investing sector.

Spotlight on addressing climate change

Spotlight on addressing climate changeSubscription

Wed, 13 Mar 2019Updated: Tue, 2 Apr 2019

In 2018, a group of leading climate scientists warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5°C in a report published by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It states that even half a degree beyond this temperature will have significant environmental consequences, such as increased risk of heatwaves, droughts, floods and food shortages.

financing the european energy transition

Financing the European energy transitionSubscription

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

The global and European energy transition is steadily advancing, opening up attractive new avenues to institutional investors in various regions and asset classes. In order to fully partake in the investment opportunities that come with this fundamental shift in how the global energy grids work, it takes holistic strategies that address the entire value chain. Investors should take a closer look at new technologies, such as energy storage and transmission assets.

Europe Real Estate Market Outlook - March 2019

Europe Real Estate Market Outlook - March 2019Subscription

Mon, 4 Feb 2019Updated: Tue, 2 Apr 2019

Economic growth softens, while macro tailwinds remain strong  Emerging submarkets driven by new infrastructure offer bottom-up opportunities  Defensive qualities of the residential sector creates attractive long-term potential

social infrastructure a dual return asset class

Social Infrastructure: A dual return asset class

Tue, 15 Jan 2019Updated: Fri, 15 Feb 2019

Social infrastructure projects, such as hospitals, schools and community centres, may be attractive assets for institutional investors seeking to make both a market rate of return and an impact return, which is the measurable improvement on environmental and community related aspects. However, this dual return focus requires managing the social and environmental impact of an in- vestment while also managing for market-rate financial returns.

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  • Asia-Pacific: At the epicentre of logistics transformation

    Tue, 5 Mar 2019 00:00 GMT

    The greatest pace of change and growth in logistics markets is happening in Asia-Pacific. Florence Chong explores a region being transformed

  • Aberdeen accelerates ambitions in Asia-Pacific

    Tue, 5 Mar 2019 00:00 GMT

    The real estate arm of Aberdeen Standard Investments has been clear since the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life Investments two years ago that it has ambitions to become a global direct real estate investment manager. It has a global multi-manager arm, but to date its direct capabilities are concentrated in Europe.

  • UK pension fund consolidation given renewed focus

    Tue, 5 Mar 2019 00:00 GMT

    The pooling of UK local authority pension schemes is taking shape and it has implications for real estate fund management. Richard Lowe reports

  • Rita-Rose Gagné & Mario Morroni: A shift in the sands

    Tue, 5 Mar 2019 00:00 GMT

    Ivanhoé Cambridge has recognised a change in global real estate markets and is adapting itself to new markets and new technology