Gold Gate Launches $100 Million Luxury Real Estate Investment Fund

Gold Gate real estate investment management just announces Fund I of $100 million taking aim at the luxury segment and investors seeking second homes.

Blackstone Set to Close Record Private Equity Fund

In a move to boost purchasing power, the Blackstone Group is all set to close a $20 billion dollar private-equity real estate fund, the firm’s largest to date. The fund will essentially triple investor buying power, according to the news. Factoring the debt to equity ratio of three to one, the new Blackstone fund will

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6 Real Estate Stocks You Should Be Watching

Looking at The Dividend Channel this morning, cherry picking stocks with noted insider buying activity is one way investors can boost dividend yields. We took a look at the most active and profitable of real estate (REIT) stocks to preview some investment potential deserving of note. A big question for many trusts will be whether or not each can stay competitive with the FED at buying up mortgage instruments.

Real Estate Funds Underperform Due to Excessive Leverage

Real estate funds that favor a riskier approach are more likely to have leverage determine their underperformance, as shown by a recent study published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). To reach its conclusions, the study employed a model which measured leverage impact on underperformance for 169 core, value-added and opportunistic funds.

Argo Real Estate Opportunities Fund Adds Two Properties

In market news from Eastern Europe, commercial property investment company Argo Real Estate Opportunities Fund will acquire two shopping parks in Romania. According to a report from StockMarketWire.com, the ERA Shopping Park in Oradea, and the ERA Shopping Park in Iasi, will come under the Argo umbrella.

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