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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.
Aligned with EQT Exeter’s global strategy, the combined platform is expected to start raising sector-specific vehicles upon the completion of the merger.
KKR's Asia real estate boss John Pattar says the acquisition of the manager allows the firm to tap into a new pool of public capital expected to complement its existing private funds.
Data centre
The firm will also be starting an ESG business to invest in biogas, solar farms, bioenergy and other sustainability-related opportunities.
The Dutch real estate investor previously teamed up with APG Asset Management to back the student accommodation specialist in 2016.
PERE awards 2022 pink
This year’s results show the impact of investors’ desire for data centers, multifamily and logistics, as well as market consolidation in the industry.
With investment in real estate technologies rising almost 40% in the last year to more than $30bn, capital allocations are becoming more formalized.
The Canadian insurer is aiming for double-digit percentage growth in its Asia-Pacific real estate AUM over the next few years.
Australia’s Taronga Ventures has received commitments from 13 institutional investors for its debut vehicle, which is expected to hit its hard-cap.
The Singapore-based firm has traditionally focused on a value-add strategy and has launched three value-add funds in Asia since 2012.
Led by Justin Wai, the firm plans to expand its real estate team in Shanghai this year to accommodate its growing business in Greater China.
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