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Arch’s independence day

The Hong Kong-based private equity real estate firm has undergone an MBO as it readies its fourth opportunity fund.

Former ADIA exec Kim joins QuadReal’s APAC leadership team

Peter Kim’s hire as managing director for Asia reflects QuadReal’s growing ambitions for investing in the region.

Allianz eyeing €775m in China AUM by year-end

In its latest China deal, Allianz Real Estate has invested $225m in the TH Real Estate China outlet mall vehicle.

APG continues India retail drive with $175m re-up – Exclusive

With its re-up, APG Asset Management has now committed $450m to Virtuous Retail South Asia, the India retail platform set up in partnership with The Xander Group.

Chinese duo to create $4.5bn logistics powerhouse

Chinese pair Suning Commerce Group and Shenzhen Capital Group are aiming to create a RMB 30 billion ($4.5 billion; €3.8 billion) logistics platform after pairing up to acquire retail giant Suning’s mature warehouse facilities and other high-standard logistics properties. The pair announced that they have set up a vehicle which will initially raise RMB 5 […]

Brookfield closes BREF V at hard-cap – Exclusive

The Toronto-based alternative asset manager’s vehicle is on track to be the largest real estate debt fund to close this year.

M&G promotes Jeffrey to newly-created APAC leadership role

M&G has appointed Alex Jeffrey as head of its entire Asia Pacific business in what is a new leadership position created for the region. Jeffrey will be overseeing the firm’s regional real estate fund management business ($4.8 billion in assets under management as of end-June, 2017) as well as distribution business. All local offices will […]

Chinese institutional investors and HNWIs to up alternatives exposure

Chinese pensions are expected to make a push into alternatives with a 6% allocation by 2030, according to a report by Casey Quirk, a Deloitte-owned consultancy.

BlackRock calls time on fundraising for Asia Fund IV at $500m – Exclusive

The US asset manager has closed its first Asia higher-returning real estate fund since it took over MGPA in late 2013 at a just over $500m.

Tresham departs Ivanhoé Cambridge – Exclusive

The president of the real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will act as a strategic advisor to focus on new initiatives for the Canadian pension plan.