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Jonathan Brasse

Jonathan Brasse is the Senior Editor, Real Estate for PEI Media’s real estate publications. He oversees the editorial output and leads the reporting team behind the sector-leading private real estate publication PERE as well as Real Estate Capital, the group’s real estate credit markets publication. Jonathan joined PEI in 2009 from UK commercial property magazine Property Week where he oversaw international news and analysis coverage.
In February, Blackstone’s Jon Gray explained why it is time to respond to private investment’s naysayers with a targeted campaign of facts about the sector’s non-financial efforts.
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The London-based private equity firm picked the New York giant as a minority shareholder also for the soft benefits that brings.
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In buying Oaktree and capturing its credit business, Brookfield now has capital to serve its clients at all times, says chief executive Bruce Flatt.
Europe’s biggest private real estate institutional investor plans to raise third-party capital from the second half of next year for a credit-focused vehicle.
The Chicago-based private equity real estate firm has raised the money from three investors, including a seed commitment by US pension plan Texas Municipal Retirement System.
Former Aareal, Hypo Real Estate and Deutsche Bank executive Christoph Donner is to assume the role more than six months after it was vacated by James Stolpestad.
The China-focused joint venture investment management platform formed two years ago is to switch focus to advising Chinese institutions on overseas investments.
Ellis Short, the former principal at Lone Star, has raised $1.5bn in just five months for his new firm’s distressed European real estate debt investment fund and is thought to have another $1bn of capital commitments competing for the remaining $500 million of units.
Institutional investors could be poised to make greater inroads into Europe’s non-performing commercial real estate loans market, according to a report published today by professional services giant Ernst & Young.
By providing real estate debt financing alongside its more typical equity investments, the London-based private equity real estate firm has generated impressive returns for its second opportunity fund.

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