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  1. Further growth expected in 2015 for real estate — survey

    trueClose to 80% of real estate investors and managers expect the volume of equity capital investment in real estate to increase in 2015, said a survey, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015, by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute, released Wednesday.

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  2. New Orleans mayor creates pension reform group to sustain firefighters plan

    trueNew Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an executive order establishing a pension reform working group to recommend changes to the New Orleans Fire Fighters Pension & Relief Fund.

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  3. Phoenix City Employees commits to real estate funds, stays with PIMCO

    truePhoenix City Employees' Retirement System committed $30 million each to Northwood Real Estate Partners Series V, a non-core real estate fund managed by Northwood Investors, and Real Estate Capital Asia Partners IV, an opportunistic non-core real estate fund managed by SC Capital Partners.

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  4. University of Michigan earmarks $102 million; returns 18.8% in FY

    trueUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $101.8 million to five alternative investment funds and one co-investment opportunity, and also reported its fiscal year returns.

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  5. Blackstone's AUM up 15% for the year

    trueBlackstone Group's assets under management totaled $284 billion as of Sept. 30, up 1.8% from $279 billion in the second quarter and up 15% from the previous year, the alternative investment firm reported Thursday.

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  6. PIMCO upheaval opens doors for real assets firms

    trueYears of low bond yields got real asset managers talking to asset owners looking for an alternative income source, but William H. Gross' departure from Pacific Management Investment Co. LLC has supercharged the conversations.

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  7. Caisse invests in Manulife's new home

    trueCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, and Manulife Financial reached agreement to build a new home for the combined staff of Manulife and Standard Life Investments' Canadian operations, which Manulife is acquiring.

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  8. Quebec's Caisse to invest up to $500 million in Mexican real estate

    trueCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, through its Ivanhoe Cambridge real estate subsidiary, will invest up to US$500 million in mixed-use real estate in Mexican cities.

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  9. Study shows returns of listed REITs beat other asset classes

    trueReal estate investment trusts offered the highest net return of all asset classes for 900 corporate and public defined benefit plans between 1998 and 2011, says a soon-to-be-released study by research firm CEM Benchmarking Inc.

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  10. PennPSERS allocates $900 million total to 3 managers

    truePennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System committed $500 million to BlackRock's Market Advantage II fund, hired Radcliffe Capital Management to run $300 million in a long-only defensive credit strategy and committed up to $100 million to Angelo Gordon's AG Core Plus Realty Fund IV.

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  11. Hartford Municipal sets $6 million for secondaries fund

    trueHartford Municipal Employees' Retirement Fund committed $6 million to Landmark Real Estate Fund VII.

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  12. Appetite for yield is driving demand for real estate, say panelists

    trueThe hunt for yield is driving global investors' interest in adding real estate to their portfolios and creating selling opportunities for holders of core property portfolios, said speakers at the Pension Real Estate Association's 24th Annual Institutional Investor Real Estate Conference at the ...

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  13. Preqin: Private equity fundraising slows in Q3

    trueAccording to preliminary figures released this week, Preqin said 185 private equity funds closed on $73 billion in capital during the third quarter. That amount was down 49% from the previous quarter and off 30.5% from the third quarter a year ago.

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  14. Illinois SURS launches non-core real estate search

    truellinois State Universities Retirement System issued an RFP for managers to run a total of $100 million in non-core real estate.

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