GLOBAL - Rockpoint Group says it has closed its third discretionary real estate fund with $1.7bn (€1.4bn) in commitments.

The Rockpoint Real Estate Fund II’ investors include large US public and corporate pension funds and endowments, it said.

Rockpoint Fund II is the outfit’s third discretionary real estate investment fund and the seventh fund involving its five managing members. The prior six funds have acquired $22bn of real estate assets.

Rockpoint Fund II will target all real estate product types in the US – but in Japan and Europe it will focus on distressed, restructuring and “deep value creation”.

Rockpoint Fund II expects to acquire some $7bn of real estate and may invest up to 45% of its commitments outside the US.

“We believe we are well positioned to capitalize on the current investment environment that, while challenging, continues to offer attractive investment opportunities in the US, Japan and Europe,” said co-founder Bill Walton.