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The two firms have created a dedicated platform focused on US real estate debt and have hired Jeffrey Fastov to lead the initiative.
Oaktree’s NPL securitisation points to a new financing option for private equity real estate firms, as well as the potential resurgence of US real estate finance in general.
Most of the legacy real estate fund businesses sponsored by financial institutions have disappeared from this year’s PERE 30 ranking, while strategic shifts and large older vintage funds do not bode well for the remaining bank-sponsored platforms.
The Yanks are coming to Europe to invest in real estate as opportunities begin to emerge and new research supports the move. PERE Magazine, March 2012 issue
A number of private equity real estate firms are nearing the end of their investment period for large funds they raised during or immediately after the global financial crisis. With a decent amount of capital left in each, the decision on how to proceed may be telling as to the firm’s confidence moving forward. PERE Magazine, December 2011/January 2012 issue
The chief executive officer of Starwood Capital Group provided his views on the global economy and where he sees investment opportunities in today’s markets. PERE Magazine, December 2011/January 2012 issue
Apollo's real estate arm, led by Joe Azrack, charts a new course in the wake of the global financial crisis and its acquisition of Citi Property Investors.
Despite a pretty good first half of the year in terms of transaction and fundraising activity, global real estate markets face stiff headwinds this fall due to uncertainty in Europe. PERE Magazine, September 2011 issue
The Dallas private equity firm was the biggest riser in the 2011 PERE 30 ranking, thanks to successful capital-raising for its second real estate fund. Meanwhile, consolidation, business exits and strategic shifts among bank-sponsored platforms began to manifest themselves in this year’s ranking.
Security Properties seeks to raise $50 million for investments in the Western US.

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