Hong Kong’s houses on a hill

HNA’s once-glamorous Hong Kong mansion survived much, but couldn’t hold its value.

PERE 100: Entity deals drive the ranking’s US-heavy activity

Large-cap privatizations stateside contributed to the ranking being a net buying force last year, explains Real Capital Analytics managing director Simon Mallinson

Asian capital is pulling out of the West: JLL

The region’s real estate investors are curtailing cross-border investments as currency hedging costs rise and yields fall for trophy assets in mature overseas markets, according to the property services firm.

Investcorp acquires placement firm Mercury

The transaction is part of the Bahrain-listed firm’s expansion and global growth plan to boost its AUM to $50bn.

ARA taps onshore RMB capital to invest up to $700m in China

The Singapore-headquartered firm is partnering with China’s CICC for its first RMB-denominated real estate investment vehicle.

CalSTRS buys majority stake in Fairfield Residential

The $233.9bn pension plan reportedly lost money on its initial entity-level investment in the multifamily real estate operator back in 2005.

5 lessons learned from Bentall GreenOak merger

GreenOak founder Sonny Kalsi and COO Andrew Yoon gave the PERE CFO/COO audience key advice on the M&A process.

Cashing in on China’s limited real estate buying window

There has been a surge in foreign investments in Chinese real estate in recent months, despite macro headwinds like the trade war.

Seoul’s dazzling building with a dark past

Seoul Square is a hit in terms of popular culture, but it has a knack for trading hands just as the market turns.

Howard Marks: ‘deals like this don’t grow on trees’

Oaktree Capital Management wasn’t looking for a partner when Brookfield Asset Management approached it about a deal. Founder Howard Marks talks Isobel Markham and Andrew Hedlund through the transaction, and what lies ahead for private markets
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