New York Teachers commits $535m to real estate
The $95.4 billion New York State Teachers’ Retirement System committed $534.8 million to real estate funds in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to board documents released yesterday. All four of the investments were follow-on investments with existing fund managers.
The majority of the investments went to noncore strategies, including $200 million to Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia, a $4 billion opportunistic fund managed by The Blackstone Group. The fund opened in January 2013 and has a target close date of December 2014. It will invest primarily in China, India, Australia and Japan and will invest across property types. Other institutional investors in the fund include