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March 18, 2016

Real estate has had a strong run in recent years and has helped fuel buoyant returns among family offices, particularly those in Europe. Should a heavy weighting towards investing in property be sounding alarm bells moving forward?

Real estate is an emotional investment for many family office principals. Ask them to discuss their portfolios and they are more likely to tell you about their $10 million investment in a residential property than their ‘cash cow’ allocation to hedge funds. It’s the type of asset you’d expect to appeal to individuals who have built their businesses around family. But has the desire for real assets, particularly residential investments, caused an imbalance in portfolios?

January 18, 2016

The US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has announced it will be investigating the individuals behind secretive all-cash purchases of high-end luxury real-estate in a six-month trial programme intended to enhance the treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts. 

The US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has announced it will be investigating the individuals behind secretive all-cash purchases of high-end luxury real estate in a six-month trial programme intended to enhance the treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts.

October 24, 2014

Forget London’s prime real estate, an island getaway is now the ultimate trophy property for ultra-high net worth individuals, with new research revealing the Caribbean is one of the most desirables spot for such a purchase.

Forget London’s prime real estate, an island getaway is now the ultimate trophy property for ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals, with new research revealing the Caribbean is one of the most desirable spot for such a purchase.

High profile island owners include Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who owns Lanai in Hawaii, while Virgin founder Richard Branson is known to entertain the rich and famous at Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.

March 31, 2014

A San Francisco family office that invests on principles first and profit second has entered a joint equity partnership in a social impact property development in Las Vegas, as construction picks up in the US gambling and resort city.

A San Francisco family office that invests on principles first and profit second has entered a joint equity partnership in a social impact property development in Las Vegas, as construction picks up in the US gambling and resort city.

The anonymous family office, which manages $200 million (€145 million) for several families, has entered the agreement with Cambridge Companies – a Las Vegas-based developer, specialising in land use and zoning enhancements, as well as residential and commercial developments.

March 13, 2014

London residential funds that are sharia compliant are likely to become more prolific, according to a local asset manager whose firm has just released the second of its property funds under this structure.

London residential funds that are sharia compliant are likely to become more prolific, according to a local asset manager whose firm has just released the second of its property funds under this structure.

London Central Portfolio’s (LCP) £100 million (€119.6) fund aims to buy one to two bedroom rental properties in central London, in the most fashionable neighbourhoods immediately surrounding Hyde Park, such as Knightsbridge and Marylebone.

March 4, 2014

As investor confidence grows, international family offices are looking beyond London when buying into the UK property market, according to a local real estate company.

As investor confidence grows, international family offices are looking beyond London when buying into the UK property market, according to a local real estate company.

Trophy property prices in the British capital – those worth more than £10 million – have held up during the economic downturn, as families buy up in the central suburbs surrounding Hyde Park, to grow capital and preserve wealth.

September 20, 2013

New York’s family-controlled Empire State Building – the skyscraper immortalised in films such as King Kong and Sleepless and Seattle – is set to be publicly listed as part of a real estate investment trust priced upwards of $1 billion (€740 million).

New York’s family-controlled Empire State Building – the skyscraper immortalised in films such as King Kong and Sleepless and Seattle – is set to be publicly listed as part of a real estate investment trust priced upwards of $1 billion (€740 million).

According to a regulatory filing made on Thursday, the Empire State Realty Trust, controlled by Malkin Properties, plans to launch an initial public offering of 71.5 million shares at $13 to $15 apiece.

April 30, 2013

The value of prime real estate in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore is set to rise by 27% in the next five years, due to the growing number of ultra-high net worth individuals globally, according to recent research.

The value of prime real estate in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore is set to rise by 27% in the next five years, due to the growing number of ultra-high net worth individuals globally, according to recent research.

The Global Prime Sector Report – published by property developers Candy & Candy, Deutsche Bank and estate agent Savills – found that by 2017 the UHNW population was expected to increased by 20%, with their collective wealth increasing by 30% as international markets recover.

March 11, 2013

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” Is now the right time to invest in property?

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” The warm feeling people like Ug felt from having a roof over their heads gave birth to the 16th century phrase “an Englishman’s home is his castle”. In the 18th century, French philosopher Voltaire said: “The spirit of property doubles a man’s strength.”

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