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Meghan Morris

Meghan Morris is the senior Americas reporter for PEI Media’s private markets real estate title PERE. Based in New York, Meghan covers news and trends in the private equity real estate industry and is responsible for PERE’s social media engagement. She has previously written for Bloomberg, Crain’s Chicago Business and various business-to-business publications. Meghan received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Lone Star seeks $500m more than predecessor for latest mega-fund

The Dallas-based firm is raising its latest fund in a series that focuses on private equity control investments, corporate and consumer debt, real estate and real estate debt.

CalPERS’ CIO exit is latest in executive departures

Ted Eliopoulos joined CalPERS in 2007 and will step away by the start of 2019.

DREAM closes debut US debt deal

The Japanese firm, owned by Mitsubishi Corporation, is also planning to launch its first fund dedicated to the strategy in the spring.

GreenOak secures €600m for first European debt fund

The firm’s Europe debt head Jim Blakemore says fundraising for the regional vehicle was ‘a lot easier’ than it was for its first UK debt product thanks to investors being more comfortable with the strategy nowadays.

Colony NorthStar to create second largest mortgage REIT

The publicly-traded vehicle, which would be seeded from the company’s balance sheet assets and two non-traded REITs, would have $5.5bn in assets.

South Carolina picks new alternatives consultant

Albourne America replaced Aon Hewitt to oversee the $29.7bn retirement system’s investments in real estate, private equity, credit and real assets.

TPG RE debt platform files for IPO

The IPO comes a month after KKR took its real estate financing arm public, raising $210m.

Allegiant, Greystone ink CRE debt partnership

The venture will initially focus on US multifamily and skilled nursing properties.

PIMCO hires former Blackstone exec

The new executive will oversee PIMCO’s private strategies.

PIMCO raises $1.5bn for BRAVO III

The Newport Beach, California-based investment manager is targeting $3bn-$4bn for its latest real estate fund.

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