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Meghan Morris

Meghan Morris is the senior Americas reporter for PEI Media’s private markets real estate title PERE. Based in New York, Meghan covers news and trends in the private equity real estate industry and is responsible for PERE’s social media engagement. She has previously written for Bloomberg, Crain’s Chicago Business and various business-to-business publications. Meghan received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Willis Towers Watson names real assets head

The firm’s previous real assets leader Karen Dolenec has resigned and is handing the reins to the real estate head Paul Jayasingha.

CalPERS consolidates real assets as infra outperforms

However, infrastructure is still just 1% of the pension's portfolio, compared to 9% for real estate and 0.6% for forestland.

CPPIB, GIC in $1.6bn US student housing deal

Harrison Street Real Estate Capital was one of the portfolio sellers in the joint venture’s latest deal.

Connecticut CIO leaves for Commonfund

Deborah Spalding, who was at the Connecticut system of pension funds since 2013, vacated her post last week.

CalSTRS spends $11.5m on infra fees

The pension system, which had $1.1bn in externally managed infrastructure as of 31 December, has disclosed its carried interest and expense for the first time.

Singapore's Temasek bets big on US student housing

Kayne Anderson sold a 6,000-bed portfolio to the real estate platform of the sovereign wealth fund.

UTIMCO’s CEO steps down

Bruce Zimmerman has announced his resignation with no immediate successor to the top role at the $35.9bn endowment, which has a 13.8% allocation to infrastructure.

Willis Towers Watson appoints head of real assets

Karen Dolenec is taking responsibility for the group after Damien Loveday, previously the head of diversifying strategies, left the firm in August.

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