- October 1, 2014: Vol. 8, Number 9

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First-half fundraising dominated by 12 mega-funds

by Larry Gray

Institutional capital continues to favour large real estate funds sponsored by proven investment managers. Funds that closed during the first half of 2014 totalled $39.4 billion (€30.0 billion), according to the Institutional Real Estate FundTracker database. Of that first-half total, 12 mega-funds ($1 billion or more) accounted for 67 percent — $26.6 billion — of the equity raised.

The largest fund to close during the first half of the year was The Blackstone Group’s Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV, which topped $7 billion (€5.3 billion). Runners-up included PIMCO

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