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Schroders Capital appoints Head of Global Solutions for Real Estate

Schroders Capital has appointed Kieran Farrelly as Head of Global Solutions for Real Estate, focused on delivering specialist investment solutions to meet the evolving and tailored needs of institutional investors in private markets. In this newly-created role, Farrelly will become part of the Solutions team reporting to Global Head of Real Estate, Sophie van Oosterom. Solutions encompasses Schroders Real Estate Capital Partners which invests in real estate strategies, managed in-house or by third party niche specialists, either on behalf of...

Commerz Real appoints Global Head of Institutional Sales and Group Treasury

Barkha Mehmedagic (43), to Head of Asset Financing and Group Treasury at Commerz Real, has also assumed responsibility for marketing to institutional investors as of 1 October 2021. As Global Head of Institutional Sales and Group Treasury she reports directly to board member Siegfried Eschen. In addition, she is a member of the management of Commerz Real Capital-Management Company, which has managed the issuance, marketing and administration of alternative investment funds (AIF) for institutional investors since 2013. “With her many...

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CBRE Investment Management closes second green Eurobond

CBRE Investment Management, on behalf of a fund it sponsors, has issued its second green bond in the euro market. The new EUR500 million senior unsecured green bond has a tenor of eight years, at an all-in coupon of 0.9 per cent and is rated BBB+ by S&P. This bond follows CBRE Investment Management’s inaugural issuance in January 2021, which raised EUR500 million and marked the first ever issuance directly from a SICAV Structure in the investment grade corporate bond...

Hines launches new European management services and operations offering with acquisition of Helix

Hines, an international real estate firm, is to acquire Helix, a UK specialist commercial property management company, signalling the launch of its new customer-centric and experience focused management services and operations platform in Europe. The completion of the acquisition is subject to FCA approval. Based in London, Helix has a dedicated team of 60 professionals providing the full spectrum of property management services, managing a UK-wide commercial real estate portfolio, spanning all asset classes, which is valued at over GBP3.5...

UBS Asset Management acquires premium office asset in Amsterdam from abrdn

UBS Asset Management (UBS-AM) Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) has acquired a prime freehold office asset in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on behalf of one of its client mandates. The Aurora building, named after the life insurance company that originally commissioned its design in the 1960s, offers a premium investment asset, comprising retail, ancillary and office space across 9,678 sq m. The building was acquired from a mandate of abrdn. Originally designed by renowned Dutch ‘functionalist’ architect Piet Zanstra, the...

Heitman expands Space Station self-storage platform

Heitman, a global real estate investment management firm, has acquired bof Squab Daventry, a self-storage asset located in the Midlands. The investment marks the second acquisition expanding Space Station, a UK self-storage platform that a Heitman affiliate acquired in late 2020 and adds further density into a key target region of the country. The asset continues the strategy to grow the Space Station platform as Heitman builds an institutional portfolio of self-storage assets in the UK. In the near-term, Heitman...