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January 19, 2017

New Sale Reports Added

New sale reports have been published showing transactional details on the acquisition or disposal of investment grade commercial properties in Sub Saharan Africa. The transactions covered include: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra – Ghana (2016) Mall de Tete, Tete – Mozambique (2016) View the sale reports.
October 26, 2016

City of London’s Tallest Tower gets the Green Light

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets has announced that on behalf of a consortium of international investors, it will continue construction of 22 Bishopsgate (“22”) in the City of London. The planned 62-storey, 912ft building will be the tallest in […]
October 19, 2016

Dubai’s ‘The Tower’ will be the World’s Tallest Structure by 2020

Name: The Tower; Location: Dubai Creek Harbour; Developer: Dubai Holdings & Emaar Properties; Designer: Santiago Calatrava (Spanish/Swiss Architect); Height: Not released; Floors: Not released; Construction Started: Q4:2016; Expected Completion: 2020. Billed to be the tallest building by year 2020 rising above Dubai’s […]
June 21, 2016

KKR Closes First European Real Estate Fund at $739 Million

KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the final closing of KKR Real Estate Partners Europe L.P. (REPE), a $739 million fund focused on opportunistic investments in real estate and real estate-related transactions primarily in Western Europe. Speaking on […]
June 6, 2016

BlackRock Sells Singapore Office Tower to Qatar Investment Authority for $2.5bn

In a deal that is set to become the largest office transaction Singapore has ever seen, the Qatar Investment Authority has agreed to buy Asia Square Tower 1 for $2.5 billion (S$3.4 billion) from BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. Asia Square Tower 1 is located in […]
March 30, 2016

South African Retailers Have Spent Over £1.85bn Buying their European Counterparts

In the past 10 months, South African retailers and investors have spent over £1.85 billion on the acquisition of retail chains within Europe. Brait SE, a South African owned investment company started the trend when they acquired British fashion retailer New Look for £780 […]
March 15, 2016

China-based Investor Seeks to Dominate U.S. Hotel Industry

China-based Insurance Company, Anbang Insurance Group Co. has a contract in place to buy Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. for $6.5 billion from Blackstone. Strategic owns 16 U.S. hotels, with all but one competing in the luxury sector. Its hotel […]
February 23, 2016

Four Sovereign Wealth Funds Invest in the NSIA’s Real Estate Co-Investment Fund

Speaking to the House Committee on Banking and Currency on the 10th of February, Uche Orji, CEO of the Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund (NSIA) explained that four unnamed global Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) have committed $100 million each into the […]