Real estate

Oct 22, 2019

AllianzAllianz has looked to expand its real estate business in China by forming a joint venture (JV) with a fund managed by a subsidiary of Singapore-based alternative asset manager Keppel Capital.

Oct 08, 2019

Tokyo_Kabuki-choAllianz Real Estate has marked its foray into the Japanese residential market with an agreement to purchase a €1.1 billion ($1.2 billion) portfolio of multi-family residential assets from Blackstone.

Oct 01, 2019

Real_estatePGIM Real Estate has raised US$447 million in equity capital from Japanese, US, Canadian, German and Swiss investors in the initial closing of its Asia Core fund.

Sep 24, 2019

SapporoAxa Investment Managers – Real Assets has agreed the acquisition of a site for the development of offices and a hotel in Sapporo, Japan for ¥25 billion (US$231 million).

Sep 17, 2019

Ken_YajimaAberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has hired Ken Yajima as its chief executive for Japan. He will also serve as the representative director for ASI’s Japan business.

Aug 27, 2019

London-based M&G Investments has opened two offices in Australia in a bid to meet growing client demand in the country.

Aug 13, 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has expanded its Japan capabilities after receiving Type I and Type II Financial Instruments business licenses. The firm also bolstered its ranks with the appointment of Hidetoshi Ono as its first head of direct real estate in Japan.

Aug 13, 2019

Allianz Real Estate has committed $150 million (€134 million) to an office development platform as part of its strategy to allocate between 50% and 60% of its Asia Pacific real estate exposure to fast-growing markets such as China and in this case, India.

Aug 13, 2019

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, will invest $621.5 million in the road and highway assets of India’s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited.

Jul 30, 2019

SingaporeAllianz Real Estate and Gaw Capital have joined forces to acquire the office and retail units of the DUO developments in Singapore for $1.15 billion.

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