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Christie Ou

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.
The firm will shift to being a local manager given the difficulties of being global without vast scale, according to Cromwell’s CEO.
But aggregate repricing in the region has been more limited than that of North America and Europe, according to a new report.
The potential combination of two top 10 PERE 100 firms is unlike other private real estate M&A deals for multiple reasons.
Included in the firm's arsenal of capital is $2.5bn raised for two Asia real estate funds following its acquisition of Angelo Gordon.
The historic five-star hotel on the Grand Canal has been closed since 2022 for renovation, and now has a new owner.
Q1 fundraising report 2024
With only $19.8bn raised, the first quarter of 2024 recorded the lowest Q1 fundraising amount since 2011 when $15.2bn was corralled.
The vehicle represents the firm's only real estate fund launch in the near term as it sits on $12bn of dry powder for the asset class.
Industry practitioners anticipate embodied carbon will become a greater focus for prospective buyers in the future.
Proprium has exited its 35% stake in the European hotel business to its co-owner, 17 years after making its original investment.
arc place BX
The firm started its sale process in August 2023 and received interest from five domestic investors and a foreign investor.

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