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£250m Real Estate Fund Committed by Amazon Property

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Amazon property has announced a £250m commitment to fund joint venture opportunities in alternatives sectors.

Committed by the group's private equity division, Amazon Capital, the fund aims to invest in logistics, managed office solutions, purpose-built student accommodation, life sciences, and the retirement sectors.

COO of Amazon Property and founder of Amazon Capital, Chris Lanitis commented: "Amazon Capital is a bespoke private equity operator who understands the real estate market and as a JV partner we offer long-term support, flexibility, innovation together with streamlined and fast decision making.

"We have committed £250 million of fresh funding and are seeking new joint venture opportunities across London and the UK with other talented entrepreneurs and sector leaders.

"We are able to make fast investment decisions, as opposed to prolonged board committees, and are committed to forming equity platforms and repeat deal flow in line with our partners' long term business endeavours."

Within the student accommodation sector, Amazon Capital is aiming to provide funding for the acquisition of PBSA sites without planning across the UK in key university cities and towns. The fund plans to provide between 300-500 student beds with its investment.