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Hong Kong real estate investment manager Gaw, formerly Gateway Capital, is planning to raise a third fund for China. The firm is planning to develop middle-class and mass market residential property in secondary cities in the country.
The Canadian pension suffered a negative 8.5% return in the second quarter owing largely to a decline in its public equities portfolio, which has in turn increased its exposure to real estate, private equity and infrastructure.
The Indian private equity firm Sun Group has joined forces with listed Qatari real estate firm Barwa to target Indian real estate. The JV will acquire and develop land banks in high growth corridors in the country and comes two years after the $630m Sun-Apollo India Real Estate Fund.
The US private equity firm invested an undisclosed amount from its $2.25bn Trident IV fund in Real Estate Disposition Corporation, which auctions foreclosed properties. The company has auctioned off more than 16,000 US homes since November.
A US private equity firm has invested in a lender foreclosed property auctioneer hoping to benefit from the turmoil in the mortgage sector.
Ticon, a Bangkok-listed property fund, is raising capital in the public markets in order to invest in factory and warehouse buildings throughout the country.
Private equity, real estate and infrastructure are the asset classes most likely to see increased allocations from LPs, according to a trio of recent studies.

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