ALTO Real Estate Funds is Expanding Its Acquisitions Team to Support Its Efforts to Venture Into Industrial Real Estate

Appoints industrial Real Estate professional Andre Ciani as Director of Acquisitions.

ALTO Real Estate Funds is welcoming Andre Ciani, to ALTO’s team as Director of Acquisitions. Prior to ALTO, Mr. Ciani worked for 8 years at Berkeley Partners, a San Francisco-based Real Estate private equity firm that focuses on acquiring and managing industrial assets across the United States. While at Berkeley, Mr. Ciani helped the company increase its AUM from $50M to $1B, developing extensive experience in acquisitions, financing, asset management, leasing, and dispositions. Mr. Ciani holds a BA in Economics Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University. Andre’s strong track record coupled with an extensive understanding of the US Real Estate industrial market and deep industry relationships will help steer ALTO’s Acquisition portfolio towards acquiring industrial properties in addition to open-air shopping centers. Mr. Ciani will be based in Miami, FL.

Andre Ciani will join the team together

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Hightower White Paper Reveals Four Personality Factors Driving Successful RIA Acquisitions

The report, developed with behavioral scientists, shows that certain personality traits can help RIAs understand how to succeed with an acquisition

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — National wealth management firm Hightower today published an in-depth study on the human aspects of acquisition strategy and execution in the RIA industry, called Finding the Right “Fit:” The Four Personality Factors that Drive Successful RIA Acquisitions.

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The report was created with market research firm Riedel Strategy and a team of social scientists, who developed a scientific approach to help advisory businesses considering a transaction find the right cultural fit.

“While the industry has many avenues to help advisors think through the business considerations of an M&A transaction – from valuation and deal structure to operations – interpersonal compatibility often falls by the wayside,” said Bob Oros, CEO of Hightower. “We hope this study can be an informative resource

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Space Force, DoD agencies, NRO try to get on the same page on future acquisitions

A “program integration council” run by the Space and Missile Systems Center will include representatives from DoD space-buying agencies and the National Reconnaissance Office.

WASHINGTON — The Space Force announced in June that one of its major field organizations will be an acquisition command that will unify the current mishmash of agencies that handle space programs.

The new organization, the Space Systems Command, has not yet been stood up. In the meantime, representatives from several space buying agencies will be meeting regularly in an informal “program integration council” led by the Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center.

“We want to make sure that there’s alignment across programs,” Col. Dennis Bythewood, the Space and Missile Systems Center’s director of special programs, told SpaceNews in an interview.

The integration council is run by the Space and Missile Systems Center. It includes representatives from agencies that operate independently from the Space Force

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Microsoft’s CEO, Xbox head talk acquisitions, Games Pass and TikTok

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Microsoft’s purchase of ZeniMax comes mere weeks before the company’s next big launch of its next Xbox consoles.


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Microsoft may be known as a business software giant, powering most of the world’s PCs and building backroom technology and tools. But it’s also spent more than $10 billion buying development studios behind some of the most popular video games in the world. To Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, it’s all about the future of software.

Though not known as a gamer himself, Nadella’s made big bets on the video game industry, buying Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion shortly after he was named CEO in 2014. Then he bought five more studios in 2018, including role-playing game maker Obsidian, known for the space adventure The Outer Worlds and the well-received South Park: The Stick of Truth. In 2019, it bought Double Fine, maker of adventure game Psychonauts.

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