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Lisa Fu is a PERE reporter based in New York. She covers private real estate news and trends primarily in the Americas. Prior to joining PERE, she covered US equities as an intern at Business Insider’s Markets Insider vertical and at Bloomberg’s First Word desk. She also spent some time as an intern at Fortune. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She holds a degree in Journalism (AB) and New Media Certificate from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and a degree in Economics (AB) from the Terry College of Business.

Why Chicago Teachers has not invested in RE debt in 18 months

The pension fund, among others, is concerned about the additional risks managers in the strategy are taking in order to meet higher return targets.

The B-piece niche in CMBS

Tighter regulation of CMBS in the US has created opportunities for those willing to hold riskier bonds for long periods.

How family offices are thinking about real estate

Given a family office’s access to long-dated capital, real estate investments seem like a good fit. But management fees continue to be an area of contention.
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Currency devaluations subdue growth in global real estate market – MSCI

Growth in the global real estate market was muted across almost all countries in 2018 because of currencies depreciating against the US dollar, according to a July report by MSCI.

Institutions chasing risk at the peak of the cycle

A key concern for institutional investors in 2019 is abundant capital in real estate driving down returns and adding more risk, according to the global placement advisory firm Probitas Partners.

Is co-working having its ‘Emperor’s new clothes’ moment?

SoftBank’s interest in WeWork has waned, prompting questions about what the value is in co-working businesses.

Global RE debt fundraising sees 48% drop

Capital raised for real estate debt funds globally in 2018 fell precipitously after peaking at $39bn the previous year.

Global RE debt fundraising sees 48% drop

Capital raised for real estate debt funds globally in 2018 fell precipitously after peaking at $39bn the previous year.

UBS: 5 questions to ask of the real estate sector in 2019

Building a resilient portfolio with a focus on income is what will drive outperformance in the next stage of the cycle, the Swiss bank says.

LaSalle wants to replicate European credit plays in America following Latitude buy

The Chicago-based investment firm has had an active European real estate debt business since 2010.
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