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Christie Ou is the Asia-Pacific reporter for PERE covering the private equity real estate markets in the region. Prior to joining PERE, she covered Asia’s business market for Bloomberg Business Week Chinese and the credit market for UK-based Private Debt Investor. She is a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin, with solid command of writing and speaking in English. Christie holds her bachelor degree at London School of Economics and a master degree in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.
As sellers' expectations become more realistic, the asking price for retail assets has come down as much as 30% in the country since June 2020.
Foreign capital accounted for 74% of total transactions in Q1 of the year, the highest first quarter percentage since 2017, according to deal data house Real Capital Analytics.
Established last month, the regional investment business will be led by former executives from ADIA and global hospitality group IHG.
With over 20 years of relationship, the Canadian investor has anchored the manager’s first open-ended pan-Asia fund to invest across different sectors.
Arboretum
PERE hears from an investor in each major region about what real estate debt means to their respective organization.
Sandcrawler SG
The Sandcrawler building is one of the private equity firm’s first two investments in Asia targeting tenants in the fast-growing industry.
A logistics center
The manager has history when it comes to dual-track processes for logistics portfolios.
Data centre
The Dutch pension fund manager has committed close to $700m in the region’s data center platforms since the second quarter of 2020.
Majority-owner Sun Life has decided the manager will focus on its bigger Infrastructure business. To that end, InfraRed’s European real estate platform is expected to be sold, while its Asia platform will be merged with Sun Life’s main private real estate business, Bentall GreenOak.
PERE Proptech 20
Proptech investing started largely as a balance sheet cost for managers to drive efficiencies in their real estate portfolios. Today, it is the focus of a whole new wave of capital raising, highlighted by PERE’s inaugural Proptech 20 ranking.
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