April 2014 Issue

    Month: April
    Year: 2014

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    STATESIDE: Not-so-simple math

    While the impact of rising interest rates on real estate is far from an easy equation, what investors ought to do about the situation is much clearer. PERE Magazine, April 2014 issue    


    This year’s MIPIM property show was notable for global investors’ hunger for European real estate.

    EUROZONE: Cash boxes

    Listed property vehicles – or cash boxes – are all the rage in Europe. Rather than posing a threat to private equity funds, in some cases, they are borrowing structures from them.


    Real estate investors regard Europe as the next big destination now that the region’s economies once again seem stable. The resulting surge of capital, though, is causing some to consider secondary assets, southern European markets and more risk. PERE Magazine, April 2014 issue. Sponsors: CBRE Capital Markets Heitman  Macquarie Capital

    MAGAZINE: Editor's Letter

    PERE Magazine April 2014 issue

    BLUEPRINT: Hong Kong's big fish

    For a dozen years, Phoenix Property Investors has exceeded performance targets, largely thanks to home runs on its home turf. Now, with Hong Kong values declining, founders Samuel Chu and Benjamin Lee explain how they intend to continue their success. PERE Magazine April 2014 issue.

    ASIAVIEW: Give and take

    Private real estate firms offering core strategies in Asia must embrace benchmarking if they are to enjoy greater institutional support. PERE Magazine April 2014 issue.

    ASIA NEWS: Surplus to requirements

    The Asia real estate business of Aviva Investors is in play as its UK parent streamlines its operations. PERE Magazine April 2014 issue.

    ASIA NEWS: The little giant

    CLSA has made big waves by raising almost half of its third fund in just two months, joining the ranks of the few lucky managers in Asia to which investors are flocking. PERE Magazine April 2014 issue.

    ASIA NEWS: Response by innovation

    This year’s Asia Summit was all about innovation, including a predictions panel, a Q&A focused on a single event and a video. PERE Magazine April 2014 issue.

    ASIA NEWS: Global Logistic Properties 2.0

    Following a $2.5 billion injection from domestic investors, the logistics developer and fund manager has built out its platform in China with partnership after partnership. PERE Magazine April 2014 issue.

    ASIA NEWS: No baby steps

    TIAA-CREF’s second foray into Australia is nothing to scoff at, as its co-investment venture with Mirvac brings with it an A$3.1 billion pipeline. PERE Magazine April 2014 issue. 

    AMERICAS NEWS: Through Catford’s eyes

    Michael Catford, vice president of real estate at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan for the past 17 years, will retire at the end of this month. PERE caught up with the veteran investor to discuss the pension’s past, present and future. PERE Magazine, April 2014 issue

    AMERICAS NEWS: Hanging tough

    As it prepares to re-invest in Mexico, Hines faces headwinds in both raising and deploying capital south of the border. PERE Magazine, April 2014 issue

    AMERICAS NEWS: A bright future

    Sun Life has launched a new third-party asset management business, which will offer a core real estate fund and a commercial mortgage fund to Canadian investors. PERE Magazine, April 2014 issue