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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 thinks using digital platforms for capital raising can 'only become more important as travel will be difficult for a while.'
A logistics center
The firm offered virtual site visits to investors via video for the first time after travel was restricted in China due to the covid-19 outbreak.
China, Hong Kong and Singapore were the property markets most affected by the pandemic, with investment volumes plummeting by more than 60%.
The country’s super funds are reporting reduced valuations as they seek to understand the potential impact of the coronavirus crisis on their portfolios.
Due diligence was conducted remotely through video conferences for investors who came in after the outbreak of the pandemic.
The pension is still open to investing in real estate funds but expects the execution to be slower due to covid-19.
Olympia London-if these walls
To keep pace with changing living and consumption patterns, local managers and joint owners Deutsche Finance International and Yoo Capital decided to renovate the site in 2017.
The firm believes a coronavirus-driven increase in online shopping will help to accelerate e-commerce penetration in the country over the next few years.
The sovereign wealth fund finalized a $150m commitment to the sector after entering into discussions at the end of last year.
The firm expects its industry peers to be stretched from a liquidity perspective, and plans to take advantage of the market dislocation.

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