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Jonathan Brasse

Jonathan Brasse is the Senior Editor, Real Estate for PEI Media’s real estate publications. He oversees the editorial output and leads the reporting team behind the sector-leading private real estate publication PERE as well as Real Estate Capital, the group’s real estate credit markets publication. Jonathan joined PEI in 2009 from UK commercial property magazine Property Week where he oversaw international news and analysis coverage.

Private real estate must get the point about gender discrimination

Fear of losing money, warnings to be on best behavior or considering skipping events are misguided reactions to the events at the President’s Club charity dinner.

CBRE: Protests to slow Hong Kong RE market

The property market in Hong Kong is likely to be impacted by the city’s ongoing protests between pro-democracy supporters and the government, says the world’s biggest property services firm.

Bain to expand Boston footprint

Bain Capital has taken out a 15-year lease in New England’s tallest tower, boosting its Boston office space by 154,000 square feet.

Morgan Stanley converts RE fund for Volcker

The investment bank has devised a plan to resolve the future of the one fund on its books that stands to contravene the looming Volcker Rule.

Relief for Dubai as Abu Dhabi comes to the rescue

Abu Dhabi has committed $10 billion to help neighbouring Dubai meet is debt obligations, including its $4.1 billion Islamic bond, which matured today.

Merrill Lynch shelves Asia platform sale

Merrill Lynch’s global real estate principle investments division has halted plans to offload its Asian real estate investment management business. The platform may be placed on the market again late second quarter 2010.

Merrill Lynch $5bn Asia platform down to two

LaSalle Investment Management and ING Real Estate Investment Management remain on a whittled-down shortlist to buy the management of the Wall Street Bank’s Asian Real Estate opportunity Fund and its other Asian real estate holdings.

Merrill Lynch signals end of Asia real estate platform

As well as selling the management of its Asian Real Estate Opportunity Fund, the bank is also offering for sale the management of all the remaining assets in the region on its balance sheet.

LaSalle secures $205m Texas mandate

The Chicago-based firm has been appointed by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to co-invest in opportunities in North America first and then on a global basis.

IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK: East side story

How a New York multifamily complex became a middle class utopia and a battlefield. PERE magazine December 2009-January 2010 issue