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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 sector has only been institutionalized in recent years but is bolstered by long-term e-commerce growth in the country.
Buying opportunities will come from both expiring closed-end funds and developers motivated to sell to either repay debt or recycle capital.
The new capital for the vehicle, which has now reached $5.4bn in AUM, will be used to acquire three new assets from GLP Japan Development Venture II.
Corporations in three of the region's countries are expected to face more liquidity issues as government support programs come to an end in 2021.
Former global head of Brookfield’s private funds group Leo Van den Thillart has been brought on board as CEO to lead the business.
Five Asia-based senior executives identify the logistics markets of Asia as the key stomping ground for institutional capital.
A logistics center
The seller R&F group will use part of the $1.1bn in proceeds to pay its debt under the ‘three red lines’ policy introduced by the Chinese government.
Venturous Smart City
This is the second senior resignation in Blackstone’s real estate team in China in the past month, following country head Tim Wang.
The firm will be the only industrial park developer participating in the country’s REIT program, where it plans to launch a 2 billion yuan vehicle.
As North American pensions fade out of the top of the ranking, insurers are emerging as the new powerhouses for real estate investments globally.

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