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- October 1, 2013: Vol. 25, Number 9

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Super-size me: Investment managers grow larger as they expand their reach and ride a wave of asset appreciation

by Larry Gray

 

In recent years, several investment managers have deployed their own versions of the “special sauce” to super-size their assets under management and jump to the top of the global real estate investment manager rankings. Through aggressive growth and M&A strategies Brookfield Asset Management, CBRE Global Investors and The Blackstone Group have distanced themselves from the rest of the pack, based on a global survey of real estate investment managers conducted by Property Funds Research (PFR) and Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI).

The industry’s Big Three maintained a sizable lead over their peers. Brookfield Asset Manage

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