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Jonathan Brasse

Jonathan Brasse is the Senior Editor, Real Estate for PEI Media’s real estate publications. He oversees the editorial output and leads the reporting team behind the sector-leading private real estate publication PERE as well as Real Estate Capital, the group’s real estate credit markets publication. Jonathan joined PEI in 2009 from UK commercial property magazine Property Week where he oversaw international news and analysis coverage.

‘Brook-tree’ is an outcome of what the money wants

Both institutional investors and equities shareholders have been pushing for consolidation in private markets in a bid to stabilise profits.

Abraaj’s unravelling tells us due diligence must change

The troubles at the Middle East’s biggest private equity firm are relevant to investors in any private asset class.

GLP breaks into infra with $2bn China solar JV

The global real estate firm has teamed up with Brookfield Asset Management for a 50:50 venture expected to be China’s biggest provider of rooftop solar renewable energy.

UBS forms $90bn alternatives business

The Swiss bank has laid out ambitious AUM targets for infrastructure and private equity after combining the asset classes with its bigger real estate business to form the Real Estate and Private Markets platform.

ADIA opens office in Hong Kong for research purposes

The sovereign fund has launched a satellite outpost in Hong Kong 'to identify new opportunities in China and other key Asian markets'.

Short’s comeback fund has investors competing for final places

Ellis Short, the former principal at Lone Star, has raised $1.5bn in just five months for his new firm’s European real estate debt investment fund and is thought to have another $1bn of capital commitments competing for the remaining $500 million of units.

Brookfield hires ex-RREEF Asia head Thassim

The global alternative asset manager has appointed Niel Thassim as head of Asia for its Private Funds Group to drive fundraising for private investment vehicles across its asset classes.

GIC hoards cash as alternatives allocation nudges up

The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation has stockpiled cash during the year to March 31 as it awaits better investing conditions. Adopting a cautious outlook, the sovereign wealth fund nonetheless increased its allocation to alternative assets by 1 percent.

CIC combats market volatility with alternatives expansion

China Investment Corporation saw its total assets grow to $482bn in 2011 but registered a loss of -4.3 percent for the year. To mitigate current volatile market conditions, the state fund has continued to increase its exposure to alternative assets.

ADIA merges RE and Infra divisions

The $627bn sovereign wealth fund has merged its Real Estate Department and Infrastructure Department as it seeks to streamline functions.

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