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Justin O’Connor, chief executive and chief investment officer, Cordea Savills

Justin O’Connor, Cordea Savills: “Turbulent markets create opportunities to identify mispricing of risk”

Sun, 23/10/2011 - 18:27

Justin O’Connor (pictured), chief executive and chief investment officer of property fund manager Cordea Savills, says that new opportunities with the potential to deliver outperformance over the longer term exist in the Nordic region, where secure property market fundamentals have prompted the reopening of the Nordic Retail Fund, and London residential development, where a new fund aims to benefit from the current shortage in capital funding by negotiating favourable terms with developers. »

Charles Hallett, managing partner, Cignet Capital Management

Charles Hallett, Cignet Capital Management: “Only buy when you know you are locking in profits from day one”

Sun, 09/10/2011 - 12:05

Charles Hallett, managing partner of Cignet Capital Management, says the London Actively Managed Property Fund, which aims to achieve an annual return of more than 15 per cent from buying and selling discounted residential property, aims to make its margin at the point of purchase, creating an inherent profit without relying on capital growth. »

The interview – Marc Thiel, Euro Ejendomme: “We see growing demand for two- and three-star business hotels in central locations”

The interview – Marc Thiel, Euro Ejendomme: “We see growing demand for two- and three-star business hotels in central locations”

Wed, 25/11/2009 - 19:23

Marc Thiel, chief executive of real estate investor and manager Euro Ejendomme, says the firm’s new hotel fund, which is aiming to close with EUR500m in capital by next June, aims to capitalise upon the relative lack in Germany of the middle-range business hotels common in the UK and France. »

The Interview – Andrew St. Pierre, Merestone Partners: “Real estate is in for a long recovery at a subdued pace”

The Interview – Andrew St. Pierre, Merestone Partners: “Real estate is in for a long recovery at a subdued pace”

Mon, 16/11/2009 - 06:00

Andrew St. Pierre, president of multistrategy real estate investor Merestone Partners (pictured), argues that the huge overhang of US commercial real estate debt coming due over the next two to three years will place enormous pressures on banks –especially the regional banking system. »

The Interview: Jakes Ferguson, Sarasin & Partners: "With one of the greatest responsibilities for CO2 emissions, real estate faces moral, financial and legislative pressures to adapt quickly"

The Interview: Jakes Ferguson, Sarasin & Partners: "With one of the greatest responsibilities for CO2 emissions, real estate faces moral, financial and legislative pressures to adapt quickly"

Mon, 07/09/2009 - 07:00

Jakes Ferguson, a partner and head of real estate at Sarasin & Partners, believes that the Sarasin Sustainable Equity - Real Estate Global EUR »

The Interview - Stephen Johnston, Agcapita Partners: "Farmland combines strong inflation hedging qualities with stable income streams"

The Interview - Stephen Johnston, Agcapita Partners: "Farmland combines strong inflation hedging qualities with stable income streams"

Tue, 11/08/2009 - 08:52

Direct investment in farmland has outperformed stock and bond returns over various timescales with substantially lower volatility than the US equit »

The Interview - Randy Black, LandBaron Investments: "Our track record shows we have transitioned well from opportunistic to distressed and vice versa"

The Interview - Randy Black, LandBaron Investments: "Our track record shows we have transitioned well from opportunistic to distressed and vice versa"

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 07:00

Randy Black, a principal with LandBaron Investments, says the firm's newly-launched Western States Distressed Land Fund aims to capitalise on an un »

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