About two years after TPG Capital expanded into real estate, the firm started by David Bonderman and James Coulter has invested more than $2 billion of equity in properties including California malls, a homebuilder, Florida apartments and office buildings in the U.S. and London.
Lill-Karin Skaret, a 67-year-old grandmother from Namsos, Norway, was traveling to a lakeside vacation villa near India’s port city of Kochi in March 2010 when her car collided with a truck. She was rushed to the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, her right leg broken and her artificial hip so damaged that replacing it required 12 hours of surgery.
Britt Harris arrived at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas in 2006 from the world’s biggest hedge fund with a mandate to improve the pension’s performance. He also brought a Wall Street attitude about pay.
TPG Real Estate, a unit of the TPG Capital private-equity firm founded by David Bonderman and James Coulter, received a pledge of $350 million from New Jersey’s pension to make investments in the U.S. and Western Europe.
New Jersey ’s $70.2 billion pension fund for teachers and government workers is negotiating reductions in fees and expenses for private managers after paying $125 million last year, said Timothy Walsh , director of the Division of Investment.