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May News in Brief

Published on May 11th, 2015

Japanese resi portfolio to fetch ¥58.5bn for Kennedy Wilson Kennedy Wilson has agreed to sell a 50-asset Japanese multi-family housing portfolio for ¥58.5bn ($489.4m), retaining a 5% stake. It did not name…

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