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March 8, 2019

More family offices are looking to get involved in co-investments with other families and the best advisers in emerging property sectors could be the next generation, says a new report on wealth.

More family offices are looking to get involved in co-investments with other families and the best advisers in emerging property sectors could be the next generation, says a new report on wealth.

More ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) and their families were choosing to cut out the middleman when it came to their investment portfolios by setting up a dedicated family office and property was no exception, Knight Frank said in its Wealth Report this week.

July 6, 2017

Britain’s wealthiest land owning family want to make “sensational again” a prime piece of London real estate larger than Trafalgar Square.

Britain’s wealthiest land owning family want to make “sensational again” a prime piece of London real estate larger than Trafalgar Square.

The principle of the day-to-day management of the Grosvenor square has been confirmed, with the handover expected in early 2018. This will see management of the square go back to the Grosvenor family who originally constructed the square in the 1720s, from the Royal Parks of London.

May 31, 2017

A new generation of tech-savvy investment officers are providing family offices with access to buoyant global property markets via new innovative online real estate portals, says Emmanuel Lumineau, chief executive at BrickVest, the London-based online real estate investment platform.

A new generation of tech-savvy investment officers are providing family offices with access to buoyant global property markets via new innovative online real estate portals, says Emmanuel Lumineau, chief executive at BrickVest, the London-based online real estate investment platform.

March 18, 2016

Real estate has had a strong run in recent years and has helped fuel buoyant returns among family offices, particularly those in Europe. Should a heavy weighting towards investing in property be sounding alarm bells moving forward?

Real estate is an emotional investment for many family office principals. Ask them to discuss their portfolios and they are more likely to tell you about their $10 million investment in a residential property than their ‘cash cow’ allocation to hedge funds. It’s the type of asset you’d expect to appeal to individuals who have built their businesses around family. But has the desire for real assets, particularly residential investments, caused an imbalance in portfolios?

January 18, 2016

The US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has announced it will be investigating the individuals behind secretive all-cash purchases of high-end luxury real-estate in a six-month trial programme intended to enhance the treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts. 

The US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has announced it will be investigating the individuals behind secretive all-cash purchases of high-end luxury real estate in a six-month trial programme intended to enhance the treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts.

October 24, 2014

Forget London’s prime real estate, an island getaway is now the ultimate trophy property for ultra-high net worth individuals, with new research revealing the Caribbean is one of the most desirables spot for such a purchase.

Forget London’s prime real estate, an island getaway is now the ultimate trophy property for ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals, with new research revealing the Caribbean is one of the most desirable spot for such a purchase.

High profile island owners include Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who owns Lanai in Hawaii, while Virgin founder Richard Branson is known to entertain the rich and famous at Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.

March 31, 2014

A San Francisco family office that invests on principles first and profit second has entered a joint equity partnership in a social impact property development in Las Vegas, as construction picks up in the US gambling and resort city.

A San Francisco family office that invests on principles first and profit second has entered a joint equity partnership in a social impact property development in Las Vegas, as construction picks up in the US gambling and resort city.

The anonymous family office, which manages $200 million (€145 million) for several families, has entered the agreement with Cambridge Companies – a Las Vegas-based developer, specialising in land use and zoning enhancements, as well as residential and commercial developments.

March 13, 2014

London residential funds that are sharia compliant are likely to become more prolific, according to a local asset manager whose firm has just released the second of its property funds under this structure.

London residential funds that are sharia compliant are likely to become more prolific, according to a local asset manager whose firm has just released the second of its property funds under this structure.

London Central Portfolio’s (LCP) £100 million (€119.6) fund aims to buy one to two bedroom rental properties in central London, in the most fashionable neighbourhoods immediately surrounding Hyde Park, such as Knightsbridge and Marylebone.

March 4, 2014

As investor confidence grows, international family offices are looking beyond London when buying into the UK property market, according to a local real estate company.

As investor confidence grows, international family offices are looking beyond London when buying into the UK property market, according to a local real estate company.

Trophy property prices in the British capital – those worth more than £10 million – have held up during the economic downturn, as families buy up in the central suburbs surrounding Hyde Park, to grow capital and preserve wealth.

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