Excerpt: Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund Said Likely to Win New Deadline Morgan Stanley’s $4.7 billion real-estate fund, known as MSREF VII, will probably win approval to extend the deadline for finding new investments into 2013, a person familiar with the discussions said. Investors in Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund VII have indicated they will […]
Karamjit Singh Kalsi
Excerpts: Morgan Stanley Property Fund Faces $5.4 Billion Loss Morgan Stanley has told investors in its $8.8 billion real-estate fund that it may lose nearly two-thirds of its money from bum property investments, according to fund documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. That would likely make it the biggest dollar loss–$5.4 billion–in the history
Selected Excerpts: More and more investors have discovered the appeal of REITs. Creatures of tax law, REITs provide transparency, liquidity, more permanent management and corporate structures, easier access to all forms of capital including unsecured debt, and greater overall property market efficiency. Consolidation in the Japanese REIT sector seems more than likely when valuations fall.
Excerpts: Morgan Stanley: Investing in Distressed Real Estate Certainly, if you take Japan and China as a total and look at the rest, it is inconsequential. That is a dramatic statement, and I cannot tell you that we have completely shied away from everything else, but this is how we spend our time. This is