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  1. MainePERS earmarks $50 million to Blackstone Real Estate Advisors

    trueMaine Public Employees' Retirement System committed up to $50 million to Blackstone Real Estate Partners Fund VIII, a real estate fund managed by Blackstone Real Estate Advisors.

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  2. Carlyle Group's carried interest fund valuations have tepid end to 2014

    trueCarlyle Group’s preliminary valuations of the funds from which it earns carried interest increased 1% in the quarter and rose 15% in the year ended Dec. 31, down from an increase of 3% in the third quarter of 2014 and an increase of 19% for the 12 months ended Sept. 30.

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  3. Top-performing REITs in 2014

    trueREIT returns far exceeded their historical averages in 2014 -- returning more than 27% -- as measured by the FTSE NAREIT All REITS index. Over the last 10 and 20 years, the average annual return for the index was 8.6% and 8.9%, respectively.

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  4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport commits to real estate fund

    trueDallas/Fort Worth International Airport committed up to $5 million in pension assets to the Ethika Diversified Opportunity Real Estate Fund.

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  5. Texas County & District putting $80 million with 2 funds

    trueTexas County & District Retirement System committed $40 million to Rockpoint Real Estate Fund V.

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  6. KKR, backed by GIC, launches real estate-focused financial company in India

    trueKKR announced it had launched a non-banking financial company in Mumbai to provide financing for property developers, backed by an investment from Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.

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  7. Ares Management closes 2 real estate funds with $2.1 billion in commitments

    trueAres Management closed two oversubscribed real estate funds with total capital commitments of $2.1 billion.

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  8. Largest closed-end, private real estate funds raised in 2014

    trueClosed-end private real estate funds raised $90 billion in 2014 -- just shy of the $92 billion raised in 2013, according to data released Tuesday by Preqin.

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  9. El Paso City Employees makes $35 million commitment to Heitman fund

    trueEl Paso (Texas) City Employees’ Pension Fund committed about $35 million to Heitman America Real Estate Trust, a core open-end real estate fund.

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  10. Ohio School Employees enrolls BlackRock for REITs, makes 3 real estate commitments

    trueOhio School Employees Retirement System hired BlackRock to manage a $100 million passive REIT portfolio and made three new real estate commitments totaling $350 million.

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  11. Lancashire County Council Pension Fund taps Knight Frank for real estate

    trueLancashire County Council Pension Fund hired Knight Frank Investment to manage national and county real estate portfolios.

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  12. Moving beyond 'buy-hold-lease' farmland strategies

    trueFalling prices for row crops, like corn and soybeans, which often account for more than 60% of the typical institutional portfolio, suggest farmland investors will need to consider other strategies for generating attractive returns in the future.

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  13. New Zealand Superannuation purchases RetireAustralia

    trueNew Zealand Superannuation Fund, Auckland, and infrastructure company Infratil announced a joint purchase of RetireAustralia, an owner of senior housing units in Australia.

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  14. University of Kentucky makes $130 million in commitments

    trueUniversity of Kentucky approved $130 million in commitments for its $1.2 billion endowment.

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