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A decidedly different sovereign wealth fund

Australia’s Future Fund has a mission to stand aside from the herd when investing in the global real estate market.

Warning bells sounded over GFC-style leverage use

In a presentation at PERE Asia, the head of real estate at BPE Asia questioned the use of leverage by his competitors, suggesting similarities with pre-crisis behaviors.

BlackRock creates $11bn-plus real assets debt group

Robert Karnes, who previously led the real estate debt group, has taken over management of the new real assets group.

Logistics ‘hoteling’ embodies wider tech disruption in real estate

So-called ‘disruptive technologies’ is impacting the way landlords and investors approach real estate investing and determine things like the ideal size, usage, layout and general amenities of their buildings. At PERE’s annual real estate conference in Hong Kong today, Mark Gabbay, chief investment officer and chief executive for Asia at the Chicago-based investment manager LaSalle […]

CapitaLand pivots to discretionary fundraising with $750m debt fund

The firm has already raised bulk of the capital raising target for its first real estate debt vehicle.

2018 PERE Awards: a shakeup in the old order

While some familiar faces still featured, this year’s biggest winners notably included names that are rising in industry dominance.

Asia’s core investors face more headwinds

Declining investing volumes in Japan demonstrate a further challenge for those with aspirations to build a lower risk and return portfolio in Asia.

Blackstone’s Asian mall deal stands apart

Why Blackstone’s latest Asian retail investments are not to be considered among its high-conviction thematic bets.

Blackstone’s Asian retail bet bucks the data

The New York-headquartered firm’s $480m transaction with Taubman Asia to buy half-stakes in three malls in the region comes as volumes in the asset class continue to wane.

Ex-Starwood exec bets on hospitality’s growing appeal – Exclusive

Kevin Colket has launched a ‘pure-play hospitality-focused firm’ to raise institutional capital for global investment strategies in the sector.

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