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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.
Some institutional real estate managers believe China’s domestic consumption insulates its real estate from Trump’s tariff hikes.
There has been a surge in foreign investments in Chinese real estate in recent months, despite macro headwinds like the trade war.
The Singapore-headquartered firm has raised a total of $947m for two real estate vehicles, since it first started discretionary fundraising in July.
The manager has held a first close of $400m for its third pan-Asia fund entirely from re-ups, demonstrating investors’ continued support following the sale of co-founder Fred Schmidt’s stake in the business.
The Toronto-based private markets giant intends to drive returns through active operational management.
More than half of the $185bn raised in 2018 has already been deployed, a recent report by ANREV, INREV and NCREIF showed.
JLL Japan
JLL's latest appointments come at a time when the firm expects Japanese inbound and outbound real estate investments to grow in volume.
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