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Funds are looking to buy deeply discounted bonds in hope of gaining control of underlying assets
Thames River proves long/short strategy can work, despite the casualties, reports Jane Roberts
CBRE calculates that £80bn of debt is backed by seriously flawed assets, reports Jane Roberts
Total outstanding property debt has fallen for the first time in the 10-year-old report’s history
Adapting to survive in a post-recession era was main theme of IPF/IPD event, writes Jane Roberts At last year’s IPD/IPF Property Investment Conference in Brighton, property fund managers admitted they were taking as big a battering at work as they were from the rain on the seafront. Terrible performance, run-away gearing and liquidity problems were […]
The scale of RBS’s problem loans is mind-boggling: £69bn already in default or at risk were transferred to the Asset Protection Scheme; 56,650 loans; more than £10bn due to mature this year. The 100-page Treasury report is full of numbers just too large for anyone to get their head around – and this is just […]
European funds of funds made almost no investments in 2009 but hope to make more next year, according to an INREV survey. The survey’s 16 fund-of-fund manager respondents, which run 30 funds with target equity of €10bn, made only five equity investments, totalling €75m, by the time of the survey at the end of September. […]
Orion Capital Managers has bought a position in the restructuring of Spanish property company Colonial, in its first deal since closing its third opportunity fund. Funds managed by Orion, and US opportunity fund Colony Capital, have agreed to acquire Goldman Sach’s €1.5bn portion of the €4.2bn syndicated loan in Immobiliaria Colonial at a discount. A […]
Investor starts a restructuring to turn around loss-making fund manager Internos Real Investors last week embarked on a 90-day plan to start turning round loss-making European property fund manager GPT Halverton. In its first deal since Jos Short and Andrew Thornton launched the firm in early 2008, Internos  acquired GPT Halverton debt-free for a nominal €2 […]
Five banks club together to refinance shopping village’s CMBS loan Barclays has provided a £66.5m, five-year investment loan for Tritax’s £101m acquisition of part of Brindleyplace in Birmingham. Tritax spent five months putting together the purchasing syndicate and negotiating the deal with the Brindleyplace Limited Partnership. It was also on the other side of the […]

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