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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.
winding down
The alternatives giant never reached the heights it hoped with its regional property platform and faced challenges from the get-go.
Hong Kong skyline at night
Several real estate professionals have left the firm since last year, bringing down the curtain on a platform that has been in operation since 2010.
The former Apollo senior executive has left the Swiss investment group less than a year after he joined in April last year.
bundles of yen
The country's investors have deployed $7.46bn into overseas real estate year to date, more than triple the outbound volume in 2021.
Bastian Wolff, founding partner at Aquilius Investment Partners, expects more European and North American investors to pivot back to their home markets.
While Saunders was the only key man in its Asia funds, MacDonald and Ju will become the co-managers for its existing and upcoming funds.
The acquisition marks the entry of the asset manager’s alternatives unit into real estate following its launch in 2021.
The firm has endorsed three executives in North America and one in Asia-Pacific as its real estate business continues to grow.
The investor accelerated its investment pace in FY 2022 to capture the post-covid-19 opportunities before price recovery.
The Australian firm is planning to launch a value-add fund and bespoke strategies with its capital partners in the region.

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