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Real estate special focus

As the global real estate markets feel the pinch of the credit crunch Euromoney/Liquid real estate reports on the most important market developments.

Prupim’s Improver portfolio yields results


Prupim, the real estate investment arm of Prudential, has revealed some initial results of its experimental Improver portfolio. 

People news:

  Wilson Lee surfaces at ING Real Estate

 ProLogis European Properties appoints chief executive

 CB Richard Ellis hires head of European strategy

 Morgan Stanley brings in Goldman’s Stecher

 Citi taps global head of real estate


UK property derivatives: Buying opportunity

‘Exaggerated view’ in property index provides buying opportunity.

Deal architect - rights issues: Mortgage lenders hunt around for recapitalization cash

With UK lenders RBS, HBOS and Bradford & Bingley in the market with rights issues totalling more than £16 billion ($31.5 billion) as Liquid Real Estate went to press, and intense speculation that Barclays Bank and others might soon follow suit in order to shore up their capital adequacy, recapitalization looks set to become the financial trend of the season for UK mortgage lending banks.

Mexico gets green mortgages 

Mexico’s Hipotecaria Vertice, a mid-sized real estate lender, is set to offer green mortgages. The new product, aimed at lower-income borrowers, offers homebuyers incentives to opt for properties with eco-friendly features in return for interest-rate savings.

Aberdeen picks up Goodman

Aberdeen Asset Management has acquired UK-based Goodman Property Investors from the Goodman Group for approximately €114 million. 

Lehman, Goldman pair for Hong Kong option

Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs have executed what is thought to be the first long-dated Asian property derivative option.

Sal Oppenheim bets on property recovery

With headlines about real estate ever more gloomy, it might be reassuring for market participants to observe that Europe’s largest private bank, Sal Oppenheim, is positioning itself for a recovery. 

Morgan Stanley slims down property derivatives


Meinl restructuring sparks share dilution fears

Embattled Austrian property company Meinl European Land’s restructuring plans could bring an unwelcome dilutive effect on its shares. 

EuroHypo launches social networking site

First there was MySpace, then Facebook. Now EuroHypo has rolled out a social networking site for real estate professionals. 

Private equity players size up India

As the market for big initial public offerings dries up, Indian real estate increasingly is becoming the preserve of the private equity industry.

Euromoney's Liquid real estate examines the historic changes taking place in property, including the deals and deal-makers in structured real estate.  Liquid analyses deals; covers the industry sectors; looks at REITS; invites guest articles; profiles deal makers and their companies, including private equity firms and funds; publishes CMBS, RMBS, loan, derivative league tables; features new markets and regions; challenges the real estate industry and publishes guides. Issue 06 will be published in July.

As well as interviews with the biggest names in real estate finance, every edition of Liquid Real Estate includes:

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