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AEW beats €400m target for European retail fund

14 March 2017

AEW has raised more than €415m of equity from several international institutional investors for its Europe City Retail Fund – exceeding the fund’s initial target of €400m. 

Flags from across Europe

European funds record uptick in returns in final quarter of 2016

14 March 2017

Pan-European property funds delivered a net fund return of 2.3% in the last quarter of 2016, according to the IPD Pan-Europe Quarterly Property Fund Index.

Sir Gerry Grimstone Simon Troughton Aberdeen Standard

Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management agree £11bn merger

6 March 2017

Fund managers Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life have agreed terms to create the UK’s largest fund manager.

Assembly Bristol AXA

AXA IM raises €8bn in 2016

2 March 2017

AXA Investment Managers said it has raised €8bn (£6.86bn) of capital in 2016.

David Kirkby chief executive officer of Cromwell Property Group

Cromwell completes integration of Valad Europe

27 February 2017

Cromwell Property Group, the ASX listed Australian REIT, has completed the integration of Valad Europe into the wider group.

Wardour Street Thor

Hermes real estate debt strategy completes £29m loan

17 February 2017

Hermes Investment Management has provided a £29m loan to the joint venture of Thor Equities and Chenavari Investment Managers to fund the acquisition of 147-155 Wardour Street in London.


Funding partner wanted for £325m student accommodation development pipeline

24 March 2017

Crosslane Property Group (CPG) is hunting for a partner to put up £325m to forward-fund its entire student accommodation pipeline.

Banks and Lending


PHP makes second Irish deal and agrees major refinancing

23 March 2017

Primary Health Properties (PHP) has made its second investment in Ireland as the company embarks on its first private placement issuing £100m in 10-year senior secured notes.

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Property companies

Stephen Inglis Regional REIT

Regional REIT delivers solid maiden annual results

23 March 2017

Regional REIT has reported a 2.25% increase in the like-for-like value of its portfolio in 2016 in its maiden full year results.

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Mergers and acquisitions

Eastern Europe

GVA Worldwide gain two new CEE affiliates

13 March 2017

GVA Worldwide has established two new affiliated partners covering Croatia, Slovenia and Bulgaria to further expand its position in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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