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Fundraising hit record high in 2017

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds raised more than a combined $38bn last year, driven by Strategic Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management vehicles.

Shifting gears in the RE secondaries market

Managers of real estate secondaries funds are creating their own niches to put to work the huge sums of dry powder they collected in recent years.

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.

Landmark surpasses target for RE secondaries fund

The real estate and private equity secondaries firm has raised at least $2.4bn for Landmark Real Estate Partners VIII.

CDPQ secondaries exec joins Canadian private equity firm

Former CDPQ private equity head Patrick Lynch is to join Fiera Comox, a Montreal-headquartered joint venture founded in 2016.

Colony NorthStar on why it entered RE secondaries

Colony NorthStar's Bill Bowman and Robert Gatenio assert that having an information advantage is crucial to analysing and underwriting real estate secondaries.

Ardian offloads €1.1bn Fund II assets to APG and AXA

The investment firm will retain either an asset management or advisory role at each of the companies and projects in the eight-strong European portfolio.

Navigating conflicts in non-traditional real estate deals

Desi Co, co-founder of advisory business Accord Group, explains why some secondaries investors are offering real estate managers a chance to keep their properties through non-traditional deals.

Pantheon buys in Marguerite GP-led

The deal involves five European renewable and concession-based assets from the infrastructure manager's first fund.

New Jersey commits $135m to real assets FoF

Aether Real Assets SONJ Fund will seek to outperform the Bloomberg Commodity Index by at least 12% through primary funds, secondaries and co-investments.