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Real estate remains a top-performing asset and in robust demand among institutional investors and high-net-worth investors. This best-in-class asset comprises nearly $300 trillion in global value and continues to climb as demographics fuel international demand. From REITs to capital flows, from private equity strategies and value creation to booming demand for luxury properties, the DailyAlts Real Estate channel covers the top news and insights in the space

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Venture Capital: Brazilian Real Estate Marketplace Loft Scores $425M

March 23, 2021

A booming housing market plus the digitization spurred by the pandemic have added up to land Sao-Paulo-based real estate marketplace Loft in a happy place. The three-year-old startup grew its business 28X in 2020 compared to the previous year, yet still has money left over from its last Series C raise of $175 million in January 2020. Nevertheless, Loft announced today its raise of $425 million at a whopping $2.2 billion valuation.

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Blackrock to raise $300 million in new realty fund targeting Asia

September 13, 2019

Blackrock Real Estate, an arm of BlackRock, the private equity giant, is raising money for its fifth Asia-focused real estate fund
According to sources, BlackRock already has commitments in the range of $300 million and $350 million for this fifth fund.
The previous fund in the series, the value-add Asia Property Fund IV, raised $500 million when it closed in November 2017.

What does Ken Griffin know about uber-luxe real estate that we don’t?

September 12, 2019

The billionaire, hedge fund manager, paid nearly $100 million for a Palm Beach property next to one he already owned
Ken Griffin is the US titleholder for owning the most expensive home in the country. He has a penchant for acquiring the most costly and luxurious properties in the priciest cities across the globe.

Naomi Heaton Optimistic Despite Brexit Concerns

September 11, 2019

Optimism for the year ahead, says London Central Portfolio chief Naomi Heaton, chief executive of the property investment firm London Central Portfolio, expressed optimism for London markets despite continuing Brexit issues. In an interview with Property Funds World, Heaton said it was a good time to buy real estate. She cited a drop in property…

IGIS

‘The One,’ an 85-story Toronto skyscraper, funded by Korean institutions

September 9, 2019

outh Korean institutions lend C$560 million ($423 million) to IGIS Asset Management
IGIS will onward lend the funds to Mizrahi Developments, which is developing the skyscraper in Toronto, Canada.
Dubbed ‘The One,’ the mixed-use building will cost an estimated $1 billion. Once completed, it will be the tallest building in Canada.

Office Properties Income Trust Announces Sales of Four Properties

September 4, 2019

The multistate deal allows the firm to pay off unsecured loans Office Properties Income Trust announced the sale of four buildings this week. The buildings are in San Antonio and Arlington Texas, as well as one in Hanover, PA. Gross proceeds for the sale reached $223.2 million before closing costs. The firm will use the…

iFunded to Accept Both Retail and Institutional… And Fiat and Crypto

September 3, 2019

iFunded is crowdfunding an apartment building in Berlin
iFunded, a German investment platform has listed for investment a debt-offering of €350,000. Investors have already funded €121,000, and others, including retail, may subscribe with amounts as low as €500. The interest rate is 6% for a 12-month loan term.

Why Goldman Sachs is Buying into Calgary Real Estate

August 22, 2019

The Petershill program, run by Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group, recently acquired a minority stake in Slate Asset Management L.P., a leading real-estate focused alternative investment platform with over $6.2 billion in assets under management.

Oaktree Capital Discusses WeWork

Industrious – a WeWork rival – Raises $80 in Latest Round

August 22, 2019

The coworking rival just raised money… but the bigger threat to WeWork is profitability in 2020 Industrious, a U.S. coworking firm, announced it has raised another $80 million in a recent Series D round.  Since inception, the firm has raised $222 million in capital. Even more important, the company claims it will be profitable during the…

Gen Z Home Buyers

Gen Z Homebuyers Up Sharply in Q2, Says TransUnion

August 20, 2019

Mortgages by Gen Z home buyers in North America more than doubled year-on-year amidst easy credit conditions
Undaunted by rising home prices and tight availability, Gen Z consumers (those born in 1995 or later) are now venturing into mortgage financing of their homes, says TransUnion’s Q2 Industry Insights Report.

M&A Deal News – August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

A merger in media, antitrust busts, a REIT sells two hotels… and more M&A deal news M&A deal news from around the globe. Each day, we focus on deals in the private equity, real estate, AI and tech, and others impacting the alternative investment space. Here’s our recap for Thursday morning. First, Summer Redstone’s entertainment…

Brookfield Business Partners Buys Big Stake in Genworth Financial’s Canadian

August 13, 2019

The deal clears the way for China Oceanwide to purchase Genworth. Brookfield Business Partners announced plans to purchase a 57% stake in Genworth Financial’s Canadian mortgage insurance unit. According to terms of the deal, the stake is worth roughly $1.81 billion. Brookfield purchased 4.9 million common shares of Genworth MI Canada stock for CAD$48.86 per…

Private real estate: How retail investors can reap the benefits

July 2, 2019

A cornerstone of investment theory is to improve the return on a portfolio by allocating it over a number of asset classes with varied correlations.
Institutions such as Harvard and Yale, which run massive endowments, have used this principle successfully over the long term to better their returns at lower volatility.

Canadian institutions: Real estate is the ‘alternative’ of choice

June 26, 2019

Even as their appetite for alternative investments is growing, Canadian institutional investors are increasingly partial to the real estate category, a CIBC Mellon study revealed.