CalSTRS Puts $400MM in Real Estate

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Jon Peterson The California State Teachers' Retirement System has approved investments totaling $400 million to three real estate investment funds as part of a larger strategy to allocate more money...

CalPERS to Allocate $200 Million to Emerging Managers

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Jon Peterson Real estate investment managers new to the world of institutional capital will get a crack at landing funds from the largest U.S. public pension fund under a proposed...

Union Pension Money Funds San Francisco Housing

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Jon Peterson The Washington, D.C.-based AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust is betting long on San Francisco: With the completion of a $70 million loan to Emerald Fund Inc., the union pension-fund...

CalSTRS Eyeballs Public Securities, Core Assets

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Jon Peterson The board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System is expanding the pension fund’s permissible real estate investment options in a bid to reduce risk to its $18.8...

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...

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