July/August 2013 Issue


    Month: July
    Year: 2013

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    Indirect investment market: Jones Lang LaSalle market commentary

    UK market overview The Jones Lang LaSalle Balanced Fund Index continued its unremarkable progress in June, writes Ashley Marks, rising 0.17%, compared to a 0.11% rise in May and taking the 12- month return to -2.73%. This improves to -2.41% including secondary market pricing. Balanced funds There were modest pricing improvements in June, driven by […]

    Investor pricing survey: Bullish sentiment on capital growth boosts return expectations

    Respondents to the latest four-monthly Colliers International and Real Estate Capital Investor Pricing Survey were more optimistic about capital growth and total returns than in the last survey, in March. Total return expectations for 2013 jumped from 5.3% to 6.25% and investors expected capital growth in all sub-sectors apart from shops. Further improvement is expected […]

    DC pension scheme hands L&G task of building NEST

    L&G beats rivals to mandate to run scheme’s 20% property allocation

    Banks provide NPL feast for hungry private equity players

    DISTRESSED DEBT INVESTING US investors are circling as banks prepare next round of distressed loan sales, writes Lauren Parr

    Irish 2013 deal boom soon to top €1bn

    Foreign buyers of distressed assets help push 2013 first-half turnover to above full-year 2012 total

    Cordea Savills joins the hunt for long-lease assets

    Cordea Savills is the latest fund manager to respond to the continued demand from pension funds for long-leased, inflation-linked assets.

    Internos grows via German buy and LSR liquidation deal

    Manager buys German firm and wins mandate to wind up UK retail REIT

    Deutsche Annington rejigs debt for a GRAND pay-off

    German residential giant uses unsecured debt to help pay off CMBS

    Size and street cred count in landing loan-on-loan finance

    DISTRESSED DEBT INVESTING Banks favour big, established clients when funding distressed debt deals, reports Alex Catalano

    Hunting down bargains is no big deal for Albulus

    DISTRESSED DEBT INVESTING The German manager avoids scramble for big-ticket deals to hunt out lower-profile distressed loans, reports Jane Roberts

    Cardano sifts capital stack for distressed investment gems

    DISTRESSED DEBT INVESTING Pension fund consultant targets range of non-performing loans and CMBS, reports Jane Roberts

    Pressure to deleverage keeps loan pipeline flowing in 2013

    DISTRESSED DEBT INVESTING Loan sales in 2013 are set to top 2012’s €21.9bn, writes Cushman & Wakefield’s Federico Montero

    LaSalle’s debt strategy starts to develop via APG team-up

    Dutch investor backs LIM's £238m student and London housing debt fund, writes Jane Roberts

    Regions are back on the map as lenders look beyond M25

    RESI FUNDING Conference reports lender interest in funding regional resi development, writes Doug Morrison

    CarVal arrives via Pittsburgh in Europe’s big NPL league

    DISTRESSED DEBT INVESTING Lloyds portfolio deal accelerates US investor’s European debt buying strategy, writes Lauren Parr

    Fourth Resolution fund picks East End store for first buy

    Former department store is first investment for fund with £650m target

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