Alameda County Pension Board Puts $25MM in Urban Real Estate

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Jon Peterson The Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association has approved a $25 million commitment for the CIM VI Urban REIT Fund, a new commingled investment vehicle aimed at acquiring operating properties...

Pension Fund Blesses Millions in Real Estate Investments

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Jon Peterson The California State Teachers’ Retirement System has approved $665 million worth of real property purchases, the vast majority—all but $140 million—aimed at the least risky segment of the...

Market Change Led Investor to Sell 500 Terry Francois Well Before Plan

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By Jon Peterson When Houston-based Lionstone Group bought the note secured by San Francisco's 500 Terry Francois Blvd. in April 2010, it had no intention of flipping the empty Mission...

Bristol Attracts $120 Million of New Capital for Commingled Funds

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Jon Peterson San Francisco-based Bristol Group has received $120 million in new capital commitments from pension funds for two of its commingled investment vehicles. The Wisconsin State Investment Board has made...

Barker Pacific, Partners Buy A.F. Evans Affordable Apartments

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Sharon Simonson A venture that includes San Francisco’s Barker Pacific Group Inc. has acquired the general partner interests in 20 multifamily properties—half in the San Francisco Bay Area—from the bankruptcy...

California Teachers Looks for New Fund Managers

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Jon Peterson The California State Teachers' Retirement System is seeking proposals from real estate fund managers to oversee up to $1 billion or more in assets as part of a...

More Pile Into Bay Area Apartments

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By Jon Peterson Chicago-based multifamily-property owner Waterton Residential plans to grow its San Francisco Bay Area footprint with the recent closing of its $500 million Waterton Residential Property Venture XI. The...

CalSTRS Allocates $400M to Senior Housing and Industrial

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By Jon Peterson The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is going long on the old. The second-largest public employee retirement plan in the country expects to invest an additional $100 million...

CalPERS Recommits to Real Estate

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By Jon Peterson CalPERS could invest as much as $1.5 billion in commercial real estate next year, up from a fraction of that sum in the previous 12 months as...

BRE Apartments Building, Buying

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By Sharon Simonson San Francisco-based apartment owner BRE Properties Inc. told analysts it did not expect to buy nearly as much in 2011 as it did last year because prices...