Carlyle Injects Additional US$21m into Urbplan Desenvolvimento Urbano

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(Bloomberg) Senior Carlyle professionals have injected an additional US$21m into Urbplan Desenvolvimento Urbano, a real-estate developer in Brazil. Read more

Avenida Capital Raises US$140m from Global Investors

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(Press Release) Avenida Capital, the Latin American real estate investment firm with offices in Bogota and New York, announced today that it successfully completed its inaugural fundraising effort of US$140m for its Avenida Colombia Real Estate Fund I. Read more

Canada Pension Board Opens Brazil Office, Eyes Real Estate, Infrastructure

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said on Wednesday it will open an office in São Paulo in April, intent on boosting real estate and infrastructure investments in the region even as money is flowing out of emerging markets. Read more

Equity International Announces New Investment in Advance Real Estate

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(El Advance) Equity International (EI), the privately held investor and builder of leading real estate companies outside of the United States, announced today the closing of a new investment in Advance Real Estate, an industrial developer in Central Mexico. Read more

Salamanca and Grindrod to Invest US$250m for Brazil (em português)

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(Valor) The British firm Salamanca Group, specializing in risk management and investments, closed an association with the South African logistics company Grindrod to invest in logistics and real estate projects in Brazil. Each partner will have 50% of the business, which will involve investments of U$ 250 million over a period of up to two years. Read more at Valor.

Gávea is Launching a US$200m Real Estate Fund

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(Exame) Gávea Investimentos will launch a US$200 million fund to invest in real estate projects, declared Rossano Nonino, partner and real estate director, within the strategy of the area to reach BR$5 billion in assets under management within five years. Read more

Private Equity Real Estate Funds Focusing on Latin America

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(REIT.com) The private real estate fund market in Latin America has been picking up steam over the past several years with growing numbers of Latin America-focused funds in the market looking to raise capital and fund managers headquartered in the region, according to an Aug. 8 report from alternative assets research firm Preqin. Read more

Carlyle obtains 100% of Scopel (em português)

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(Valor Economico) The Carlyle Group now owns 100% of Real Estate Developer, Scopel- its first investment in Brazilian real estate. After the crisis with the Scopel family, the private equity fund will command sole operation and has already begun restructuring, according to Valor Economico. Read more

Vertex Real Estate Fondo I y Gerbera Capital formalizaron un programa de inversión inmobiliaria

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(Nota de Prensa) (Mexico D.F. a 15 de abril de 2013) El Fondo de  inversión inmobiliario Vertex  Real Estate Fondo I  y Gerbera Capital formalizaron un programa de inversión inmobiliaria para proyectos residenciales,  mixtos y  de oficinas para Guadalajara  en el  Estado de Jalisco. Los proyectos serán desarrollados por Gerbera Capital  quien cuenta con  amplia experiencia desarrollando este   tipo de proyectos y con una oficina  en Guadalajara.

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Real Estate Platform Properati Closes Seed Round to Expand in Latin America (en español)

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(Pulso Social) Argentine company Properati closed a seed funding deal for its regional expansion. The amount of the investment hasn’t been officially revealed, but we’ve heard it’s around US$200,000 (AR$1 million). Interestingly, the funds are from angel investors who have already invested in Sumavisos.com as well as entities such as U.S.-based GroupArgent and NXTP Labs (where the startup is currently being accelerated). Read more