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Meghan Morris

Meghan Morris is the senior Americas reporter for PEI Media’s private markets real estate title PERE. Based in New York, Meghan covers news and trends in the private equity real estate industry and is responsible for PERE’s social media engagement. She has previously written for Bloomberg, Crain’s Chicago Business and various business-to-business publications. Meghan received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Bain picks up Harvard real estate team

The move, prefaced by Harvard offloading $2bn of real estate assets, marks Bain's entry into the bricks and mortar business.

Sacramento County swaps separate accounts for fund stake

In an unusual real estate secondaries deal that one executive called a ‘no-brainer,’ the $8.6bn pension system is trading six assets for a $250m interest in an open-ended fund.

Wisconsin buys $231m RE portfolio

The $104bn US pension has acquired interests in eight funds, having previously been an active seller on the secondaries market.

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin sells Dune RE stakes

The Dune Capital Management co-founder exited his interests for at least $4m to comply with conflict of interest rules.

Tough time for take-off

The real estate secondaries space is challenging for established players, let alone for new entrant Neuberger Berman.

Neuberger Berman launches RE secondaries platform

The firm hired an executive from Deutsche Bank’s secondaries business to lead the venture.

Terms of Landmark’s RE Fund VIII revealed

The secondaries firm expects to wrap up fundraising by the end of the year for its latest real estate secondaries vehicle, according to Connecticut's pension plan.

CalPERS buys RE fund interest for $75m

The pension system also detailed its real estate fee changes from 2014-15.

Dartmouth names new CIO

The endowment, which allocated $405m to venture capital and private equity last fiscal year, tapped the CIO of Michael Bloomberg’s family office for the role.

Real estate’s greater tax burden

Tax ramifications should be a foremost consideration when approaching secondaries in an asset class that has extra layers to consider compared with private equity.