REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
businesswire | January 11, 2021
Benefactor Capital, the container European institutional speculator zeroed in on property-upheld ventures, has shut its latest asset, raising €844 million ($1.038 billion), including roughly €128 million ($157 million) of co-venture capital for Patron Capital, L.P. VI ('Fund VI').
Of the all out €844 million raised for Fund VI, 83% came from Patron's current speculator base and existing connections, with most of responsibilities coming from North America, trailed by Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. Financial specialists included benefits reserves, sovereign abundance reserves, enrichments, establishments and resource supervisors. Evercore went about as the essential position specialist.
Asset VI will proceed with a similar speculation system as Patron's past assets, shrewdly focusing on upset and underestimated ventures, straightforwardly or by implication identified with property, across Western Europe. The asset will put resources into singular properties across a scope of areas, just as in property-upheld corporate speculations and credit openings. Lately, the Fund has just finished a few speculations and is in the last phases of shutting on a few others, utilizing around 25% of the Fund's venture limit.
Keith Breslauer, Patron Capital’s founder and Managing Director, said:
“This is the seventh fund that we have closed in our 21-year history. In this time, we have established a proven track record in identifying opportunities and maximising value, built exceedingly strong relationships and, ultimately, demonstrated that we can deliver attractive returns in any economic environment. This is why we have been able to close this latest fund with such a high proportion of our existing investors and relationships, as well as bring in the final tranche of capital against a backdrop of extreme uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic has accelerated a number of existing trends across different real estate sectors in Europe, as well as created opportunities to acquire fundamentally sound but mismanaged assets at attractive prices. Our experienced team, granular approach and in excess of €3 billion of firepower means we are well positioned to make the most of these opportunities and we are actively looking to deploy capital.”
About Patron Capital
Patron represents approximately €4.3 billion of capital across several funds and related co-investments, investing in property, corporate operating entities whose value is primarily supported by property assets and distressed debt and credit related businesses.
Since it was established in 1999, Patron has undertaken more than 170 transactions across 84 investments and programs involving over 65 million square feet (6 million square metres) in 16 countries, with many of these investments realised.
Investors represent a variety of sovereign wealth funds, prominent universities, major institutions, private foundations, and high net worth individuals located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The main investment adviser to the Funds is Patron Capital Advisers LLP, which is based in London, and Patron has other offices across Europe including Barcelona and Luxembourg; the group is comprised of 71 people, including a 40-person investment team.
prnewswire | October 14, 2020
Global workforce transformation solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation reported today it has entered into an amendment to the lease for its headquarters facility in Columbia, Maryland that, effective January 1, 2021, will reduce its space by approximately 22,000 square feet and reduce its rental expense for this office by approximately $750,000 per year. This amendment is part of a global reevaluation of real estate needs, which has resulted in strategic decisions on lease consolidations and office closures over the past year. These actions are expected to result in approximately $2.0M of annual savings in facility expenses for the Company in 2021 compared to 2020.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
prnewswire | November 02, 2020
Dar Al Arkan, the main land improvement organization in KSA, has reported the dispatch of its first European private task. The 500,000 sqm extravagance advancement will be situated in Bosnia and Herzegovina inside a staggering woods only a short ways from the nation's capital, Sarajevo. The venture is scheduled to kick things off in the early piece of 2021.
The organization has made sure about the metropolitan and government endorsement on this task which will be the biggest single land venture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Announcing the launch, Mr. Yusuf bin Abdullah Al-Shalash, Chairman of Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development, said: "Today, Dar Al Arkan has placed a golden opportunity into the hands of investors. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a cultural destination with an authentic history, traditions and a wonderful natural environment. The country is growing in popularity, so this is a perfect investment for those wishing to be part of the country's developing luxury tourism and hospitality sector."
He also added: "This will be a wonderful haven for those wishing to relax within a private, second-home gated community surrounded by luxury facilities and services. We believe the development will attract both Bosnian and international investors."
The task will consolidate contemporary estates motivated by neighborhood engineering and highlight up-to-date insides that amicably mix with the fabulous perspectives. Offices will incorporate a clubhouse, an inn and spa, an exercise center, food and refreshment outlets and a youngsters' play area.
About Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company
Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company is a Saudi joint stock company, active in real estate development and headquartered in Riyadh, KSA. The company was founded in 1994 by six prominent business families who have, between them all, vast experience in real estate development. Its activity is to purchase and own real estate and land, general contracting, construction of commercial and residential complexes. Throughout its long history, the company has executed a number of successful real estate projects and contributed to the development of efficient real estate solutions for the regional market, through more than 30 commercial, residential, and real estate projects.
Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company is a major contributor playing an important role to help achieve the goals of Vision 2030 in regard to real estate development.