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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.
Fundraising by recognized real estate managers and proptech specialists alike is increasing and the proliferation of SPACS should aid their cause.
The firm will expand its capital solutions offerings with a plan to make up to 40 new hires in the next 12 to 36 months across regions.
The firm aims to increase its allocation to the region to 40 percent of its overall property portfolio, level with its US exposure.
The firm attracted 30% of Fund IV’s capital during the pandemic because of the vehicle’s untapped dry powder and focus on the region.
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If the walls of the David Jones building could talk, they might boast of the competition to buy them, a rarity in the world of physical retail these days
The firm paused making new investments in the first half of 2020 but restarted in H2, including setting up a dedicated vehicle in a new market.
The private equity giant has been given a vote of confidence in its controversial appointment of John Pattar in 2018 after it raised 40% of the capital for its first Asia real estate fund from investors also invested in his former Fudo Capital fund series.
The Singaporean investment firm remains confident in the future of offices and has 22% of its AUM deployed into the asset class.
With vaccine success expected and a US government keen to rebuild international bridges, the sector has every chance of reversing this current trend.
The sector has only been institutionalized in recent years but is bolstered by long-term e-commerce growth in the country.
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