WATCH: Allianz highlights five mega trends in China

China is a key market for the German insurer's Asia-Pacific investment strategy, but Rushabh Desai tells PERE it will try to avoid speculating on infrastructure growth in the country.

WATCH: India lacks enough exit channels for investors like Allianz

Rushabh Desai, head of Asia Pacific at Allianz Real Estate, tells PERE that unlike other markets, institutional investors have entered India before the opportunistic and value-add managers, creating questions on how investments will be exited in five to ten years.

Ivanhoé hires LaSalle exec to head Europe operations

The change comes weeks after the Canadian investor named a global president and a head of business units.

Manulife plans debut Asia fund investments – Exclusive

In a departure from its existing strategy, the real estate arm of the Canadian life insurer is looking to deploy capital via pan-Asia core funds.

AccorInvest: Major investors check into €4.4bn deal

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund teams up with a variety of institutional investors to invest in what has been billed as ‘the last major opportunity to buy into a hospitality carve-out.’

BVK to slow down US real estate investing in 2018 – Exclusive

Germany’s largest public pension fund is still hoping to invest up to €500 million in the world’s biggest property market this year via four new managers.

MIPIM 2018: winners and losers in global capital flows

Europe and Asia continued to knit tighter relationships, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s annual report.

MIPIM 2018: Zurich to acquire $1.5bn in global real estate in 2018 – Exclusive...

The Swiss insurer’s investing plans include a return to one particular western European market after a 14-year absence.

MIPIM 2018: brokers point to logistics boom

Research from two of the world’s biggest property services firms released at the week-long property jamboree in the south of France shows industrial real estate has overtaken offices as European investors’ preferred property type.

Oklahoma Police pension head fired after embezzlement accusations

The $2.5bn pension system’s executive director allegedly arranged ‘for impromptu meetings with investment firms to justify travel expenses.'

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