Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) will merge its Aberdeen UK Property and Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate open-end funds, as well as their feeder funds, after obtaining shareholder approval. The consolidation of the two licensed real estate investment funds (Paifs) follows the merger of Standard Life with Aberdeen Asset ManagementRead More →

The pandemic has prompted fund managers to renegotiate rents in some cases and accelerated divestment from subsectors already facing longer-term problems. An estimated £ 6.4bn in rent has gone unpaid following Covid-related business closures, according to the FT, with the ban on evictions of commercial property to remain in effectRead More →

So much has changed since the coronavirus pandemic emerged early last year. Remote working, once considered impractical, has become the norm. As economies start to open up and lockdown restrictions relax, companies are still figuring out what their hybrid working models might be. Legal & General Investment Management’s real estateRead More →

Managers of listed real estate vehicles have been spying on the opportunity to signal the benefits of the closed-end structure as two open-ended real estate funds remain frozen and the industry awaits the outcome of the Financial Conduct Authority’s liquidity consultation. Earlier this week, the authorized managing director of theRead More →

LONDON (Reuters) – UK property funds which resumed operations after a six-month freeze recorded net outflows of £ 336million in October, the third worst monthly performance on record for the sector, the network said on Tuesday. Calastone fund. Much of Britain’s £ 70 billion real estate fund industry was putRead More →