This week, PERE Research and Analytics looked at the fundraising market for Asian Properties from Q1 2013 to Q1 2014. The chart above reveals that most of the capital raised is pursuing an opportunistic strategy. Due to the riskier nature of properties in emerging markets, this is an expected result.
In four of the five past quarters, opportunistic vehicles were the most popular fund types. In Q3 2013 and Q4 2013, opportunistic capital encompassed over 75%% of the capital raised. Part of the strong presence in Q3 2013 can be attributed to the $1.4 billion raised by Mapletree Investments for Mapletree China Opportunity Fund II. Also in Q4 2013, Secured Capital Japan raised $1.45 billion for its Secured Capital Real Estate Partners V. With such fund closings and consistent clear market share, it is safe to assume that opportunistic funds will continue to lead the Asian real estate for a long time.