Tag: carlyle group

Tim Hortons vs. Dunkin’ Donuts: A Clash of the Titans

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Today we’re talking about doughnuts and coffee and their impact on commercial real estate. As you are no doubt aware, doughnuts and coffee are the two greatest things in the entire world. As such, this segment of the quick-service restaurant…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for September 12-18: Global Economy Worries Prompt Fed to Hold Rates Steady: The Dow plummets 200 points as investors react to the Fed’s bearishness. Carlyle Fills $4.2 Billion War Chest for Seventh U.S. CRE Fund: the opportunistic…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review for December 6-12: In Another Huge Deal, Blackstone Trades Northern CA Office Portfolio to Hudson Pacific for $3.5B: Alternative asset investor Blackstone (NYSE: BX) originally acquired the office portfolio through its acquisition of Equity Office Properties. Analyst:…

In Blackstone’s Shadow

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Today we’re talking private equity. Specifically, we’re talking about two of the heavy hitters from the PE world: former number-one alternative asset investor Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and current number-one alternative investor Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX). On the surface, these…

Top 10 Private Equity Firms by Capital Raised

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Today we’re looking at a ranking that relates to CRE investment a great deal: the private equity sector. There are a lot of ways we can rank and re-rank the major players in this industry (most assets under management, highest…

Generation Gap

It’s an inevitable part of any real estate cycle: as one asset class loses strength, another grows to accommodate the shift in market demand and capital flow. Even though the downturn of 2008-09 had a devastating effect on every industry…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

Mensch: Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel: Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. Mensch of the Week: Douglas Kinney, Carlyle Group Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG)’s newest hire…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for September 1 – 7: – A recent CoStar Group report shows strong growth in office and other commercial real estate demand among markets in the western U.S., particularly San Francisco, Seattle, and parts of Texas. The…

Top 10 CRE Fundraisers

From the PERE 30, here is a list of the Top 10 Fundraisers in the Past 5 years: 10. LaSalle Investment Management 9. Westbrook Partners 8. Beacon Capital Partners 7. Lone Star Funds 6. The Carlyle Group 5. Colony Capital