Why Early 2017's Struggles For PE Real Estate Won't Last

Law360, New York (April 26, 2017, 1:46 PM EDT) -- Private equity real estate dealmaking and fundraising dipped significantly in the first quarter as intense competition that drove asset prices sky-high caused many fund managers to hit the pause button, but with a record $247 billion in dry powder, activity will pick up as we wade deeper into 2017.

There were 568 private equity real estate deals worth a combined $38 billion in the first quarter, down from the previous quarter's totals of 853 deals worth a combined $57 billion, according to data provided by research firm Preqin. PE real estate fundraising was also subpar in the first few months of...

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