President Donald Trump took a step back into the world of real estate when giving his reason for canceling a planned trip to London. Trump said that he was refusing to open the new U.S. embassy in the city because it represented a bad real estate deal. The decision to sell the U.S. embassy in Grosvenor Square and the neighbouring European headquarters of the U.S. Navy was made in October 2008, in the last days of the presidency of George W. Bush.
Blackstone has reshuffled the senior management of its European real estate business. Anthony Myers, who had led the European business for the past three years, steps into a new role as European real estate chairman. James Seppala has been appointed head of real estate for Europe. He was previously head of European acquisitions and has spearheaded Blackstone’s forays into markets such as Spain, Italy, Germany and the Nordics.
In spite of concerns the sector is late in the cycle, 2017 was a good year for real estate fundraising in Europe. Private funds raised €26.4B last year, according to data from Preqin, the third-highest amount on record, slightly down on the €27.8B raised in 2016. One of the biggest funds raised this year lent money to Pinewood, where Star Wars is filmed. Here is a rundown of the biggest European funds raised.
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