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Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Scion, Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Longtime Friend Susan Berman

INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) –  New York real estate scion Robert Durst was convicted Friday of murdering a longtime friend and confidante in her Benedict Canyon

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INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – New York real estate scion Robert Durst was convicted Friday of murdering a longtime friend and confidante in her Benedict Canyon home just over two decades ago.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 22: Susan Berman attends The Help Group’s Annual Teddy Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 22, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

“We the jury…find the defendant, Robert Durst, guilt of the crime of first-degree murder of Susan Berman,” the jury foreman read aloud Friday in an Inglewood courtroom.

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Berman was shot in the back of the head just before Christmas Eve 2000, hours before she was to meet with detectives trying to solve the 1982 disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathie Durst.

“Bob Durst is finally being held accountable for what he’s done,” Deputy District Attorney John Lewin said. “We knew when there was a verdict, we knew what it was going to be. The issue was with this case, would it be a conviction or would it be, potentially, a hung jury, but the evidence was overwhelming.”

It was a starkly different scene from 2003 when prosecutors say Durst got away with murder after a jury cleared him for the killing of his neighbor, Morris Black, another person who allegedly had information about the disappearance of Kathie Durst.

The 78-year-old Durst was not in the courtroom to hear the verdict read Friday because he was being held in isolation after a COVID-19 exposure.

Six years ago, the HBO documentary series “The Jinx” dug into Durst’s life, unearthing new evidence in the case and capturing what sounded like Durst confessing to the killing on a hot mic.

Deputy DA Lewin felt like the evidence was on their side.

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“All of us worked very hard and we were very gratified by that, that the jury agreed with our presentation of the evidence and our view of what happened,” Lewin said.

In a statement after Friday’s verdict, the family of Kathie Durst released a statement, saying in part:

“Today, more than ever before, it is clear she was murdered by Robert Durst in Westchester County, New York, on January 31, 1982…Kathie is still waiting for justice.”

The jury convicted the once famed New York real estate heir of first-degree murder with special circumstances of lying in wait and for killing a witness.

Durst, who is in poor health, faces life in prison.

The sentencing phase of Durst’s trial has been set for Oct. 18.

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A partnership between “PGIM” and “Aventos” to acquire the industrial real estate in Germany|News

PGIM” Real Estate Company entered into a partnership with “Aventos” Real Estate Development Company to acquire the industrial real estate across Germany.

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According to “IPE Real Assets magazine”, “PGIM” Real Estate Company entered into a partnership with “Aventos” Real Estate Development Company to acquire the industrial real estate across Germany.

Under this partnership, “PGIM” announced that the cooperation will be by durable investments or basic development with about EUR 10-14 million investments, while the project targets the largest seven cities in Germany as well as Nuremberg, Hanover, Potsdam and Kassel.

In addition, “PGIM” expects to achieve a million euros financial portfolio over the next two years, noting that “Aventos” Company will be responsible for real estate management.

“Logistic services and light industrial real estates have retained their role and provided attractive investment opportunitiesduring “Covid-19” pandemic “, said Dominic Brambring, President of “PGIM” Company in the Netherlands and Germany, confirming that due to the increase in online demand on the retail sector, his company will continue to support the logistic services sector

He explained that “thanks to “Aventos” Company’s experience and knowledge in logistic services and light industries, the portfolio will provide investors with access to high-quality locations.”

In a related context, KarimRushdi, managing partner and founder of “Aventos” Company indicated that they are connected to the market and constantly realize the attractive properties, pointing out that,in the future, they will be able to work more effectively in the market, thanks to the capital strength of “PGIM” Real Estate Company.

He explained that “thanks to “Aventos” Company’s experience and knowledge in logistic services and light industries, the portfolio will provide investors with access to high-quality locations.”

Source: https://en-us.albursa.com/news/53-a-partnership-between-pgim-and-aventos-to-acquire-the-industrial-real-estate-in-germany

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Blue Owl Capital Announces Agreement to Acquire Oak Street Real Estate Capital

/PRNewswire/ — Blue Owl Capital Inc. (“Blue Owl”) (NYSE: OWL) announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Oak Street Real…

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NEW YORK and CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Owl Capital Inc. (“Blue Owl”) (NYSE: OWL) announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Oak Street Real Estate Capital, LLC (“Oak Street”) and its investment advisory business. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

The closing purchase price of $950 million will be funded through a combination of cash and Blue Owl common units (up to an aggregate of approximately 39 million Blue Owl common units issuable at closing). In addition, upon the achievement of certain performance thresholds, Oak Street equity holders will be entitled to earnouts up to a total of approximately $650 million, payable in cash at future dates or in Blue Owl common units (up to an aggregate of approximately 39 million Blue Owl common units subject to vesting). The transaction is anticipated to be approximately 5- 7% accretive to Distributable Earnings per Share starting in 2022.

Oak Street is a Chicago-based firm, founded in 2009 with over 35 employees and with $10.8 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2021. The firm focuses on two primary strategies: structuring sale-leasebacks, which includes triple net leases, as well as providing seed and strategic capital.

Oak Street has built the industry’s preeminent net lease platform with meaningful capital, scale and the expertise necessary to enter into large, complex sale-leaseback transactions with major, creditworthy corporations. The net lease funds provide corporate tenants with the ability to optimize their balance sheets, delivering immediate liquidity, tax benefits, and operational flexibility. Oak Street’s active net lease funds primarily focus on single tenant properties, net leased to investment grade and creditworthy tenants, under long duration leases, providing for predictable income. The firm is a market leader in providing unique and flexible real estate solutions to a variety of organizations including corporations, healthcare systems, universities, and government entities.

The Seeding and Strategic Capital business focuses on investing in early-stage real estate managers across various industry sectors. The platform provides strategic institutional capital to managers typically enhanced by attractive general partnership economics and an active governance role. The platform seeks to work with strongly aligned management teams with leading investment capabilities, oftentimes led and controlled by women and minorities.

Doug Ostrover, Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Owl, said: “We are very excited about this strategic transaction and believe that Oak Street’s experienced team and strong franchise will both contribute to and benefit from the scale and positive network effects of the Blue Owl platform.”

Marc Lipschultz, Co-Founder and Co-President of Blue Owl, said: “Oak Street has created a market-leading platform in the net lease sector, leveraging the expertise and disciplined underwriting of its investment team to generate very strong returns for its investors. We believe their focus on flexible real estate related financing solutions will be very complementary to our existing Direct Lending and GP solutions capabilities.”

Michael Rees, Co-Founder and Co-President of Blue Owl, added: “One of the many key synergies with Oak Street is that the firm provides leading products to the high-net-worth and retail channels, a critical part of Blue Owl’s business strategy.”

Marc Zahr, Co-Founder and CEO of Oak Street, said: “There is a strong fit between Blue Owl and Oak Street, highlighted by our mutual drive to be market leaders in what we do, our shared deep appreciation for the value of long-duration capital, and our focus on downside protection and robust income generation for our investors. My team and I look forward to partnering with the Blue Owl team to bring Oak Street’s differentiated product offerings to a new base of investors and to collaborate to bring additional investment opportunities to investors in Oak Street’s funds down the line.”

Upon closing of the transaction, key members of the Oak Street leadership team will remain in place leading the Oak Street business, and Oak Street’s Chicago office will become an additional office for Blue Owl. In addition, Marc Zahr will join Blue Owl’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

A supplemental investor presentation on the transaction is available on the Investor Resources section of Blue Owl’s website at www.blueowl.com.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel to Blue Owl. Berkshire Global Advisors served as financial advisor and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as legal counsel to Oak Street.

About Blue Owl
Blue Owl is an alternative asset manager that provides investors access to Direct Lending and GP Capital Solutions strategies through a variety of products. The firm’s breadth of offerings and permanent capital base enables it to offer a differentiated, holistic platform of capital solutions to participants throughout the private market ecosystem, including alternative asset managers and private middle market corporations. The firm had approximately $62.4 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2021. Blue Owl’s management team is comprised of seasoned investment professionals with more than 25 years of experience building alternative investment businesses. Blue Owl has approximately 250 employees across its Direct Lending and GP Capital Solutions divisions and has six offices globally. For more information, please visit us at www.blueowl.com.

About Oak Street

Oak Street Real Estate Capital is a diversified real estate investment firm. The firm was founded in 2009 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Oak Street offers a unique platform combining direct and indirect real estate strategies across two lines of business, its Net Lease platform and its Seeding and Strategic Capital platform. The Net Lease platform is focused on acquiring properties net-leased to investment grade and creditworthy tenants. Oak Street specializes in providing flexible capital solutions to a variety of organizations including corporations, healthcare systems, universities and government entities.

The Seeding and Strategic Capital platform was founded with the focus of investing in early-stage real estate managers. The firm provides strategic institutional capital to managers enhanced by attractive general partnership economics and an active governance role. The platform seeks to work with strongly aligned management teams with leading investment capabilities, oftentimes led and controlled by women and minorities.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this release are “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “future,” “propose,” “target,” “goal,” “objective,” “outlook” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Blue Owl’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions available under applicable securities laws and speak only as of the date of this presentation. Blue Owl assumes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements except as required by law.

Important factors that may cause actual results or outcomes to differ from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the inability to complete and recognize the anticipated benefits of the Oak Street acquisition on the anticipated timeline or at all; costs related to the transaction and the integration of the Oak Street business and operations; Blue Owl’s ability to manage growth and execute its business plan; potential litigation involving Blue Owl; changes in applicable laws or regulations; the impact of other general economic, business, and competitive factors; the impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic on Blue Owl’s business and additional factors described in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures, including Distributable Earnings per Share, that are not prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) and that may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. For definitions of our non-GAAP measures, please see Blue Owl’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and related earnings presentation.

Investor Contact
Ann Dai
Head of Investor Relations
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Black family and real estate broker file lawsuit after police handcuffed them during house tour

Officials say officers acted ‘appropriately’ after previous break-in at property

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A Black family and their Black real estate agent have sued a Michigan city after police handcuffed them during a house tour.

Realtor Eric Brown was showing the home in the city of Wyoming to Rod Thorne and his 15-year-old son Samuel in August.

Police responded to a 911 call from a neighbour and demanded that the three men leave the property with their hands in the air, before handcuffing them.

All three were released shortly after being detained.

The federal lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of Michigan, seeks unspecified damages on five counts.

It alleges that six police officers violated the plaintiffs’ civil rights, including unlawful detainment and excessive force, as well as violations of equal protection.

Other counts include assault and battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The city of Wyoming, the six officers involved, and the police chief are all named as defendants.

“The City of Wyoming does not comment on pending litigation,” the city said in response to the lawsuit.

The police department says it responded because the neighbour reported that a suspect arrested at the property a week earlier for unlawful entry had returned.

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety said that after an August internal review of the incident it concluded that “race played no role in our officers’ treatment of the individuals, and our officers responded appropriately”.

Officers are heard in dash cam video footage explaining that the house had been broken into the week before, and acknowledge that there had been an “misunderstanding”.

The lawsuit claims that the plaintiffs were treated in a specific way because of their race.

“Had the Plaintiffs not been African American men, they would not have been held at gun point, would not have been detained, and would not have been handcuffed,” the lawsuit states.

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The federal lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of Michigan, seeks unspecified damages on five counts.

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/black-family-real-estate-broker-172954576.html

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