Investors - APRIL 10, 2013

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Texas Teachers commits $465 million to real estate

by Sara Kassabian

The $116.09 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) has made commitments of $465 million to multiple real estate funds. TRS Texas confirmed that these commitments all closed in March.

TRS invested $200 million in Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX. The vehicle managed by Starwood Capital Group closed with $4.2 billion in equity commitments earlier this month.

The second commitment was $150 million to the Oaktree Real Estate Opportunities Fund VI, a $1.5 billion opportunistic real estate fund. TRS also invested $100 million in a co-investment with Oaktree Capital Management, the details of which were not disclosed.

The final investment was approximately $15 million to Berkeley Capital Partners III, managed by

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