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BlackRock – New hire

The New York-based asset management firm, BlackRock, has appointed Simon Durkin as head of European real assets research, Bruce Wan as head of Asian real assets research and Cynthia Parpa as Europe director. Previously Simon worked as head of research in BNP Paribas Real Estate...

Carlyle – Acquisition of office building in London

The Washington DC-based private equity firm, Carlyle, has acquired The Crosspoint building on Liverpool Street in London from the London-based real estate investment firm, Amsprop. The building will be added to the Uncommon co-working platform. Liverpool Street will be Uncommon’s fourth and largest flexible workplace...

Starwood Capital – Sale of hotel portfolio in UK

The Miami-based private equity real estate firm, Starwood Capital, has sold a 14-hotel portfolio in UK to the Paris-based REIT, Foncière des Régions, for £830 million ($1,1 billion; €948 million). The 2,638-room portfolio which is part of the Principal Hotel Company, is located across the...

Greenoak – Final Close

The New York-based real estate investment manager GreenOak has held a final close of its second European Fund, GreenOak Europe Fund II, totaling €656m of equity commitments and exceeding its target of €500m. The Fund comprises institutional investors from North America, Europe, Asia and the...

H.I.G. Capital – Acquisition of Office Asset in Italy

The Florida-based global private equity investment firm, H.I.G. Capital, has acquired an 8,600 m² trophy office building in the historical centre of Milan. The flagship building will undergo an extensive renovation, benefiting from the strong occupier market which is attracting the interest of major international...

Kennedy Wilson – Acquisition of Mixed-Use Asset in Ireland

The US-based real estate investment firm, Kennedy Wilson, has acquired a mixed-use building, “The Elysian”, in Cork, Ireland for €87.5m from real estate funds managed by Blackstone. The asset comprises 206 multifamily/PRS units, 67,600 sqf of retail and office space and 550 car parking spaces....

Europa Capital – Sale of Shopping Centre in Bulgaria

The London-based real estate fund manager has contracted the sale of its Mall of Sofia in Bulgaria to Globe Trade Centre S.A. for an undisclosed price. Mall of Sofia comprises a 23,700 m² shopping centre and a 10,300 m² office tower located in the city...

Meyer Bergman – Sale of Shopping Arcade in London

The London-based real estate investment management firm, Meyer Bergman, together with its JV partner, the American real estate company Thor Equities, have sold London’s iconic Burlington Arcade to a private investor for €340m (£300m). Since acquiring the luxury retail destination, the owners have performed several...

Greenoak – Final Close

The New York-based real estate investment manager GreenOak has held a final close of its second European Fund, GreenOak Europe Fund II, totaling €656m of equity commitments and exceeding its target of €500m. The Fund comprises institutional investors from North America, Europe, Asia and the...

Benson Elliot – First Close

The London-based private equity real estate firm, Benson Elliot, has raised €600 million in a first closing for its latest pan-European value-added real estate fund, Benson Elliot Real Estate Partners V. The investor base comprised public pension funds, high-net-worth investors, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies,...