Real estate

May 14, 2019

Real estateAllianz Real Estate has earmarked $600 million to GLP funds that will develop and invest in logistics assets with integrated technologies in China and Japan, the firm recently said.

Apr 30, 2019

Singapore_MerlionSavills Investment Management (Savills IM) has hired Alex Jeffrey as its new chief executive. Jeffrey will join the global real estate investment manager later this year and be based in Singapore.

Apr 16, 2019

Commercial_real_estate_riseThe amount of money raised globally for investment in real estate last year was closing on US$200 billion and described as a “new high”.

Apr 02, 2019

AcquisitionThe Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC, has purchased a 25% stake in citizenM, a Dutch hotel real estate operator and developer with an enterprise value of $2.24 billion (€2 billion).

Mar 12, 2019

Commercial_real_estate_riseGlobal commercial real estate transactions enjoyed reached record levels in 2018, totalling $1.75 trillion (€155.2 trillion) – but not for long, according to real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.

Mar 11, 2019

David_LiPrivate equity is a core part of the business for Caceis’ Hong Kong office, which looks after clients in China and Europe. David Li, chief executive officer, explains why private equity enjoys strong client demand and how it is being used to fund China’s international infrastructure ambitions.

Feb 19, 2019

Real_estateAberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has built out its real estate offerings in the Asia Pacific region following its purchase of of Orion Partners, a regional real estate investment management firm, for an undisclosed fee.

Jan 11, 2019

London_real_estateIndia’s first real estate investment trust has captured investor interest, but its success will take time, writes Indrajit Basu.

Dec 18, 2018

Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners has led a consortium of investors in a $1.54 billion retail property investment and says local life in the communities will be “refreshed and renewed”.

Dec 11, 2018

Artificial_intelligencePing An of China Asset Management has launched two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that it says are unique to the Hong Kong market.

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Executive Interviews

Interview: Money needs a place to go

Mar 11, 2019

Peng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

INTERVIEW: Giving peace a chance

Jan 11, 2019

As US-China tensions escalated in 2018, the leaders of the two economies met in Buenos Aires to agree a truce. Aidan Yao, senior emerging Asia economist at Axa Investment Managers, talks to Romil...

Roundtables

Singapore roundtable: A money magnet

Mar 11, 2019

Our panel discussed why the Singapore Variable Capital Company makes them bullish, what gives the onshore jurisdiction an offshore feel and “blood on the streets” from China’s slowdown. Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: A sunny picture

Jan 11, 2019

Changes to regulation, US-Sino trade tensions and further steps by China to open its capital markets were some of the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.