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June 2, 2014

Malcolm Glazer’s long established estate succession plan for the two sports teams he owned will ensure they remain with the Glazer family for generations to come, the family has said in a statement.

Malcolm Glazer’s long established estate succession plan for the two sports teams he owned will ensure they remain with the Glazer family for generations to come, the family has said in a statement.

Malcolm Glazer, the US real estate mogul and owner of Manchester United and NFL team the Buccaneers, has died aged 85.

The Buccaneers made a statement on their website about the future of the team.

January 23, 2014

The second-gen managing director of Singapore property developer City Developments Limited has announced he will step down next month to take up the role of deputy chairman.

The second-gen managing director of Singapore property developer City Developments Limited has announced he will step down next month to take up the role of deputy chairman.

Kwek Leng Joo, 60, has held the post since 1995, but now Grant L Kelley, the first non-family member to head the executive management team, will become the company’s first chief executive.

City Developments Limited (CDL) is one of the largest private developers in Singapore, and saw revenues of $3.4 billion (€2.5 billion) in 2012.

January 8, 2014

Classic cars have topped a new passion investment index released this week, while when it comes to fine art, traditional Chinese works have provided the most lucrative returns.

Classic cars have topped a new passion investment index released this week, while when it comes to fine art, traditional Chinese works have provided the most lucrative returns.

According to The Coutts Index: Objects of Desire classic cars saw a 257% return on investment over a seven-and-a-half year period, starting in 2005, well ahead of the next most profitable passion investment, classic watches, which saw returns of 176%.

December 5, 2013

Australian family retail empire Westfield Group has announced it will retake full control of the retail space at New York’s World Trade Center – 10 years after it sold the retail concourse of the original site, in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Australian family retail empire Westfield Group has announced it will retake full control of the retail space at New York’s World Trade Center – 10 years after it sold the retail concourse of the original site, in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Westfield, controlled by the Lowy family of Australia, repurchased a 50% stake in the retail part of the lower Manhattan site in July 2011, and announced in a statement this week that it would pay $800 million (€587 million) to buy the remaining stake.

November 6, 2013

A Swiss-domiciled single family office has appointed a London property investment manager to manage and acquire a portfolio of up to £100 million of residential real estate in the city.

A Swiss-domiciled single family office has appointed a London property investment manager to manage and acquire a portfolio of up to £100 million of residential real estate in the city.

Newcore Capital has been mandated to buy properties classified as houses in multiple occupation (HMO), which have typically been divided up into flats.

The real estate investment firm says it is their third single family office client, with the other two headquartered in the UK.

April 16, 2013

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine. 

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine.   

HIGHLAND FLING
Stuckgowan House
Loch Lomond, UK

March 11, 2013

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” Is now the right time to invest in property?

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” The warm feeling people like Ug felt from having a roof over their heads gave birth to the 16th century phrase “an Englishman’s home is his castle”. In the 18th century, French philosopher Voltaire said: “The spirit of property doubles a man’s strength.”

October 19, 2011

If you’re a wine connoisseur who's looking for a real estate investment, you could be in luck, as the house where Robert Mondavi, founder of California’s most famous winery, lived will be auctioned off on 16 November.

If you’re a wine connoisseur who's looking for a real estate investment, you could be in luck, as the house where Robert Mondavi, founder of California’s most famous winery, lived will be auctioned off on 16 November.

The house, immersed in Napa Valley, north of San Francisco, spans over 11,500 sq ft and is surrounded by 57 acres of vineyards and hills. It features a 50ft-long indoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art kitchen and two lighted tennis courts.

June 8, 2011

Inflation is a hot topic right now, and the dilemma that family offices face is how to measure inflation rates, and how to assess the positive and negative impact of inflation on future wealth.

The majority of family offices use inflation-adjusted performance measures to assess their investment returns. Inflation is a hot topic right now, and the dilemma that offices face is how to measure inflation rates, and how to assess the positive and negative impact of inflation on future wealth.

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