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November 6, 2013

A Swiss-domiciled single family office has appointed a London property investment manager to manage and acquire a portfolio of up to £100 million of residential real estate in the city.

A Swiss-domiciled single family office has appointed a London property investment manager to manage and acquire a portfolio of up to £100 million of residential real estate in the city.

Newcore Capital has been mandated to buy properties classified as houses in multiple occupation (HMO), which have typically been divided up into flats.

The real estate investment firm says it is their third single family office client, with the other two headquartered in the UK.

October 11, 2013

The family office of Hyatt heiress Karen Pritzker, and her husband Michael Vlock – in conjunction with real estate firm Colony Capital – has invested $50 million (€36.8 million) in an initiative to transform Southern Californian residential housing.

The family office of Hyatt heiress Karen Pritzker, and her husband Michael Vlock – in conjunction with real estate firm Colony Capital – has invested $50 million (€36.8 million) in an initiative to transform Southern Californian residential housing.

In partnership with American Coastal Properties the scheme will take dated homes in up-and-coming neighbourhoods in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles and spend 50 to 100% of the purchase price on renovations.

March 18, 2013

Family offices are rotating out of cash and bonds, and are instead upping their investments in equities and real estate, according to research. 

Family offices are rotating out of cash and bonds, and are instead upping their investments in equities and real estate, according to research.

The study by fund management firm Somerset Capital, which surveyed 51 family offices – predominantly from Europe – earlier this year, found 48% planned to increase their allocation to equities in 2013. Half of respondents said they wanted to boost their investments in real estate, while 46% were looking to bolster their private equity allocations.

March 11, 2013

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” Is now the right time to invest in property?

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” The warm feeling people like Ug felt from having a roof over their heads gave birth to the 16th century phrase “an Englishman’s home is his castle”. In the 18th century, French philosopher Voltaire said: “The spirit of property doubles a man’s strength.”

March 6, 2013

The number of high net worth individuals worldwide is set to swell by 50% over the next 10 years, with Latin America and Asia seeing the fastest growth, according to the Wealth Report 2013.

The number of high net worth individuals worldwide is set to swell by 50% over the next 10 years, with Latin America and Asia seeing the fastest growth, according to the Wealth Report 2013. However, it is the cities of New York, London and Paris that will continue to remain most popular with the ultra-rich.

January 9, 2013

A London property is more than bricks and mortar – it is also beauty and history.

Cottesmore Gardens is a quiet, tree-lined street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. At one end stands a Victorian mansion that used to be the London residence of the deputy US ambassador to the Court of St James’s. Most of the other houses on the street are smaller, but of the same vintage. All are impressive. Five or six bedrooms are standard, plus a few reception rooms and a large garden.

July 4, 2012

The economic growth rates in India may be slowing, but if recent research is to be believed, there is no downturn for the very wealthy in the country.

The economic growth rates in India may be slowing, but if recent research is to be believed, there is no downturn for the very wealthy in the country.

A report released this week by the wealth management division of Kotak Group, a financial services company, and Crisil, a research agency, suggested the overall fortunes of ultra-high net worth households in India would increase five-fold by 2016/2017 – from the current 65 trillion Indian rupees (€950 billion) to 318 trillion Indian rupees.

April 7, 2012

Verbier is fast becoming the winter playground of Europe's elite. It's a firm favourite of the British royals, while numerous family business owners, bankers and celebrities are known to own chalets in the area. CampdenFB takes a look at some of the best properties on offer. 

Verbier is fast becoming the winter playground of Europe's elite. It's a firm favourite of the British royals, while numerous family business owners, bankers and celebrities are known to own chalets in the area.

March 28, 2012

The family office of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll is to invest €25 million in equity in a property club. 

The family office of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll is to invest €25 million in equity in a recently launched property club.

At a press conference on 28 March, Stephen George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Capricorn Investment Group, said the firm has decided to join the Family Office Real Estate Partnership in a bid to “get back to basics”.

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