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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.

Pradera completes fund recapitalisation – exclusive

The London-based retail real estate manager’s sale of a six-property portfolio will allow investors in its Pradera European Retail Fund 2 to fully exit the vehicle.

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.

Looking back: Top five deals of 2017

Secondaries Investor examines the transactions that caught the eye over the last 12 months.

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.

Real assets: real promise

Large GP-led infrastructure deals and an encouraging year ahead for real estate mean the picture for real assets looks bright.

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.

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.

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.